Buddhas, Emperors, and Worldly Saviors: Political Legitimation in Medieval China

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April 2, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 317
170 St George St


University of Toronto/McMaster University


APRIL HUGHES (Boston University)

LECTURE: Buddhas, Emperors, and Worldly Saviors: Political Legitimation in Medieval China.

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020, 3-5pm, University of Toronto, JHB 317

READING GROUP: “Envisioning Paradise: Maitreya Buddha’s Terrestrial Utopia in the Dunhuang Mural Paintings”

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020, 4-6pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

April D. Hughes received her Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University in 2014. She completed M.A. degrees in East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research situates medieval Chinese religion within broader cultural and social contexts. She is especially interested in medieval Chinese Buddhist manuscripts and mural paintings discovered at Dunhuang (northwest China). Her current book project is entitled “Personifying the Buddha: Politics, Gender, and Religion in Medieval China.”

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