The art of Buddhism : an introduction to its history & meaning / Denise Patry Leidy.

"As its teachings spread from the Indian subcontinent in all directions across Asia, Buddhism influenced every culture it touched--from Afghanistan to Korea, from Mongolia to Java. Buddhist art is a radiant reflection of the encounter of the Buddha's teachings with the diverse civilization...

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Main Author: Leidy, Denise Patry.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2008.
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Pillars and stupas : second century B.C.E. to third century C.E.
  • The Buddha image : second to seventh century
  • Caves and caravans : India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and China
  • China : a new dimension, sixth to ninth century
  • Korea and Japan : sixth to ninth century
  • South Asia : regional styles and changes in religious thought, eighth to twelfth century
  • The Himalayan region : Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh, and Tibet, eighth to twelfth century
  • Southeast Asia : diffusion and divergence
  • China under foreign rule : tenth to fourteenth century
  • Aristocrats and warriors in Korea and Japan : tenth to fourteenth century
  • Early Sino-Tibetan traditions : twelfth to fifteenth century
  • The Dalai Lamas in Tibet : sixteenth to nineteenth century
  • Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand : fifteenth to nineteenth century
  • Ming, Manchu, and Mongol in China : fifteenth to eighteenth century
  • Revivals in Korea and Japan : sixteenth to nineteenth century.