Books

2022

Kasai, Yukiyo and Henrik H. Sørensen, ed. 2022. Buddhism in Central Asia II—Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer. Leiden: Brill. (coming soon)

The present volume is based on the proceedings of the mid-project conference “Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th C. Part II: Practice and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer” of the ERC project BuddhistRoad. The conference was organised by Henrik H. Sørensen on September 16th to 18th at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany). 

We hope that the book contributes to the understanding of how material culture functions in religious contexts in the form of practices and rituals such as maṇḍalas and talismans, as well as visual and material transfer, including shared iconographies and spread of 'Khotanese' themes, in religious and cultural exchange and transfer of religious knowledge in pre-modern eastern Central Asia. 

Further expected outcomes of the BuddhistRoad project in the Brill series are:

— Buddhism in Central Asia III—Doctrine, Exchanges with Non-Buddhist Traditions, edited by Lewis Doney, Carmen Meinert, Yukiyo Kasai, and Henrik H. Sørensen, forthcoming 2022/23.

Donwload the Volume or Selected Chapters (coming soon)

Kasai, Yukiyo and Henrik H. Sørensen, ed. 2022. Buddhism in Central Asia II—Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer. Leiden: Brill.


2020

Meinert, Carmen and Henrik H. Sørensen, ed., 2020. Buddhism in Central Asia I—Patronage, Legitimation, Sacred Space, and Pilgrimage. Leiden: Brill.

The present volume is based on the proceedings of the start-up conference “Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c. Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies” of the ERC project BuddhistRoad. The conference was organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen on May 23rd to 25th, 2018 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).

We hope that this book contributes to the understanding of how Buddhist patronage takes place between the three societal fields of politics, economics, and religion and thereby enables the emergence of a network of sacred sites and pilgrimage routes contributing to thoroughly transforming the multi-cultural region of Eastern Central Asia into a religious-cultural entity.

Download the Volume or Selected Chapters

Meinert, Carmen and Henrik H. Sørensen, ed.,  2020. Buddhism in Central Asia I—Patronage, Legitimation, Sacred Space, and Pilgrimage. Leiden: Brill