The significance of the visual culture of three foreign temples at Bodhgaya (India)

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The significance of the visual culture of three foreign temples at Bodhgaya (India)

Type: Master thesis
Title: The significance of the visual culture of three foreign temples at Bodhgaya (India)
Author: Bakker, Shita
Issue Date: 2016-08-31
Keywords: visual culture, Bodhgaya, Burmese, Thai, Sri Lankan
Abstract: Bodhgaya is situated in the state of Bihar in India and is known as the place where the Buddha became awakened while sitting under a Bodhi tree, which is marked by the diamond seat (Sanskrit: vajrasana). The holy site developed in recent times from a small village to one of the most important places of Buddhist pilgrimage on an international scale. For this research I focus on how Bodhgaya, as a lieu de mémoire, became a global village, and show how the visual culture of three foreign temples from Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand visually express on the one hand their relationship with the site as a place of memory, and on the other hand their relationship with their home country.
Supervisor: Klokke, Marijke
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Asian Studies (60 EC) (Master)
Specialisation: Asian Studies: History, Arts and Culture of Asia
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42573
 

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