Professor Max Moerman's new book The Japanese Buddhist World Map: Religious Vision and the Cartographic Imagination
The Japanese Buddhist World Map: Religious Vision and the Cartographic Imagination, JASA
Tuesday, January 11, 5pm
The Japanese Art Society of America (JASA) hosts Professor Max Moerman in an online consideration of the specialized subject of maps in Japanese Buddhism, which are the subject of his newly published book from the University of Hawaii Press. From at least the fourteenth through the late nineteenth century, Japanese monks have created and used maps to construct, represent, and find their place in a Buddhist world. Such maps provide a spatial history of religious thought, inform intellectual orientation and cultural identity, and reveal the centrality of India in the Japanese Buddhist imagination.
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