Trade and Religion The age of disruption:  3rd century to 7th century
Indian Ocean Trading Routes in the Classical Period
Silk Road Trading Routes
Main Routes of Afro-Eurasian Trade, c. 1250
Spread of Buddhism, c. 600  C.E. <ul><li>Bad Graphic </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism moves slowly, enters China 1st c. C.E. </l...
Syncretic Storytelling 7th c. Chinese Buddhist Shrine and  6th c. Daoist Stele in Buddhist style
Monumental Glorification 8th c. Japanese Thousand Hand Kannon and Kamakura Daibutsu
Cultural Transmission Buddhist Statuary: Korea, Japan
14th c. Thai Buddha, Todaiji Daibutsu
Early Medieval Sculpture:  Paul, Andrew, and John
Sources <ul><li>Maps from Stearns, et al.,  World Civilizations: the Global Experience, 6e </li></ul><ul><li>Silk Road Tra...
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Trade and religion in the post-classical age

  1. 1. Trade and Religion The age of disruption: 3rd century to 7th century
  2. 2. Indian Ocean Trading Routes in the Classical Period
  3. 3. Silk Road Trading Routes
  4. 4. Main Routes of Afro-Eurasian Trade, c. 1250
  5. 5. Spread of Buddhism, c. 600 C.E. <ul><li>Bad Graphic </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism moves slowly, enters China 1st c. C.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism in China is spread by Chinese pilgrims, including Faxian, so flows are both ways </li></ul><ul><li>Neither Harsha nor Sui dynasties are major actors in the spread of Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Spread of Buddhism into Korea hinted at, Japan ignored </li></ul>
  6. 6. Syncretic Storytelling 7th c. Chinese Buddhist Shrine and 6th c. Daoist Stele in Buddhist style
  7. 7. Monumental Glorification 8th c. Japanese Thousand Hand Kannon and Kamakura Daibutsu
  8. 8. Cultural Transmission Buddhist Statuary: Korea, Japan
  9. 9. 14th c. Thai Buddha, Todaiji Daibutsu
  10. 10. Early Medieval Sculpture: Paul, Andrew, and John
  11. 11. Sources <ul><li>Maps from Stearns, et al., World Civilizations: the Global Experience, 6e </li></ul><ul><li>Silk Road Trading Routes map from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://silkroadproject.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Background image from Nelson-Atkins Museum: 6c Northern Wei (Xian) Shakyamuni Bodhisattvas Donors Monument Casing Stone. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures by Jonathan Dresner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/pictures/jondresner </li></ul></ul>

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