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Buddhism in Afghanistan and Central Asia

by Simone Gaulier

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Published by Brill in Leiden .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Afghanistan,
  • Asia, Central,
  • Afghanistan.,
  • Asia, Central.
    • Subjects:
    • Art, Buddhist -- Afghanistan,
    • Art -- Afghanistan,
    • Art, Buddhist -- Asia, Central,
    • Art, Central Asian,
    • Afghanistan -- Antiquities,
    • Asia, Central -- Antiquities

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xi]-xii.

      Statementby Simone Gaulier, Robert Jera-Bezard and Monique Maillard.
      SeriesIconography of religions., fasc. 14
      ContributionsJera-Bezard, Robert, joint author., Maillard, Monique, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsN8193.A7 G38
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4638817M
      ISBN 109004047441
      LC Control Number77470670

      During the early period of Chinese Buddhism, the Indian early Buddhist schools recognized as important, and whose texts were studied, were the Dharmaguptakas, Mahīśāsakas, Kāśyapīyas, Sarvāstivādins, and the Mahāsāṃghikas.. The Dharmaguptakas made more efforts than any other sect to spread Buddhism outside India, to areas such as Afghanistan, Central Asia, . This book is a study of various aspects of Buddhism in its evolution and decimation in India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Japan and SE Asia, besides the general threat to cultural sovereignty and values in their erosion by globalism and sweeping technocratism.;Constant development and qualitative changes in iconography leading to the rise.

      Under Ashoka’s rule, Buddhism was established in Gandhara (the ancient name for the region of the Peshawar and Swat valleys of today’s Pakistan) and spread west from there into central Asia. The artists of Gandhara and central Asia produced exquisite Buddhist art, including what may be the earliest depictions of the historical Buddha. The Hindu Kush known in Ancient Greek as the Caucasus Indicus or Paropamisadae, is an kilometre-long mountain range that stretches through Afghanistan, from its centre to northern Pakistan and into Tajikistan and assumed meaning refers to the frontier which divided the Hindu Aryans from Central Asia, it forms the western section of the Hindu Kush .

        Religious intolerance may be a problem in Afghanistan today, but not as much in the past, Amri says. The country has a history of religious tolerance. Its mixed religious heritage could be seen in two soaring statues of Buddha that were carved into a cliff in central Afghanistan. Buddhist monks lived in the caves behind the cliff, she says. Greek Buddha shows how their Early Buddhism shaped the philosophy of Pyrrho, the famous founder of Pyrrhonian scepticism in ancient Greece. Christopher I. Beckwith traces the origins of a major tradition in Western philosophy to Gandhara, a country in Central Asia Missing: Afghanistan.


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Buddhism in Afghanistan and Central Asia by Simone Gaulier Download PDF EPUB FB2

Buddhism in Afghanistan and Central Asia: Introduction to Religions Section 13 - Indian Religions, No 1 (Iconography of Religions) (v. 1) Paperback – June 1, Find all the books, read about the author, and : Simone Gaulier, Robert Jera-Bezard, M.

Maillard. Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha.

This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants.4/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gaulier, Simone. Buddhism in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Leiden: Brill, (OCoLC) Document Type.

About the Book: Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of Peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha.

This vast region between. Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha.

This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants/5(2). Various schools of Hinayana Buddhism were present in Afghanistan from the earliest times, along the kingdoms that Buddhism in Afghanistan and Central Asia book on the trade route to Central Asia.

The main kingdoms were Gandhara and Bactria. Gandhara included the areas on both the Pakistani Punjab and Afghani sides of the Khyber Pass. In Afghanistan and Central Asia, it came into contact with other religions of the Iranians: Zoroastrianism, Manicheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism borrowed from India.

This gave rise to various syncretistic beliefs, a process reflected in such religious centers as Tepe Sardār and in Zoroastrian and Sasanian influence on Buddhist iconography (Rowland. At that, Afghanistan represents a melting pot of Central Asian, East Iranian, Persian, and Turkic traditions that go back to Muslim Shi’ism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and : Mariko Namba Walter.

From the jacket Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha. This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants.

Here people of different races and professions, speaking many languages, were finally blended into. General Overviews. Few general histories of Central Asia take Buddhism as their primary focus. Puri is a widely available exception. Unfortunately, its promise as a comprehensive overview is significantly reduced for relying upon outdated and unreliable secondary sources, inconsistencies in transliterating source languages, and errors in basic descriptions of.

Most of the attention paid to the spread of Buddhism across Central Asia concentrates on its progress north out of the Bamiyan valley, through mountain passes, then eastward, along either the northern or southern borders of the Taklamakan desert, through the oasis towns there, to the north through Kashgar, Kucha, and Turfan, to the south.

Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha.

This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants. Probably the most popular book on Central Asia, and rightly so, this is the ultimate Great Game book. Reads like a spy novel, only that it actually all happened.

A similar, equally gripping book by the same author is Setting the East Ablaze, about the Bolsheviks plot to bring communism to India through Central Asia. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Puri, Baij Nath.

Buddhism in Central Asia. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, (OCoLC) Your next book, Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid, is also looking at Afghanistan’s international relationships, but this time in the modern day.

Ahmed Rashid is a well-known writer on Afghanistan. His book about the Taliban came to prominence after 9/ Afghanistan.

However, these trading routes were not only used by merchants. Buddhist monks tra­ velled Lhrough Pakistan and Afghanistan and then on the Silk Road, firstly lo Centrat Asia and final­ ly Lo China, spreading their religion wherever they wen!. Buddhism obviously flourished under the Ku­ chanas.

Introduction. The territories of present-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and further countries of Transoxiana, belonging to the Iranian world, have seen the expansion of Buddhism from India into Central Asia, Chinese Turkestan (21st-century Xinjiang), and finally China.

Buddhism in Central Asia book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a saga of a peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Ka 5/5(1). BUDDHISM: BUDDHISM IN CENTRAL ASIA Central Asia is not a clearly defined term.

In a narrower sense, it refers to the region previously known as Eastern or Chinese Turkestan, as the Tarim Basin, or as Sinkiang (Xinjiang), lying between the towns of Kashgar in the west and Dunhuang in the east.

Greco-Buddhist art is the artistic manifestation of Greco-Buddhism, a cultural syncretism between the Classical Greek culture and Buddhism, which developed over a period of close to years in Central Asia, between the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE, and the Islamic conquests of the 7th century CE pins.

The Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia, with the assistance of the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts (RCBTA) at Peking University and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies at Cambridge, cordially invites proposals for an international conference on “Production and Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia.This chapter examines the history and character of Buddhism in each of the six main regions of Central Asia: Kusania, Kroraina (Shan‐shan), Sogdiana, Khotan, Kucha, and the areas populated by the Uighur (a Turkic people).Author: Mariko Namba Walter.time when Mahayana Buddhism and Indian Art and culture reached to China, Japan and Korea via Central Asia.

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