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Trade and religion in the post-classical age Trade and religion in the post-classical age Presentation Transcript

  • 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.
    • Bad Graphic
    • Buddhism moves slowly, enters China 1st c. C.E.
    • Buddhism in China is spread by Chinese pilgrims, including Faxian, so flows are both ways
    • Neither Harsha nor Sui dynasties are major actors in the spread of Buddhism
    • Spread of Buddhism into Korea hinted at, Japan ignored
  • 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
    • Maps from Stearns, et al., World Civilizations: the Global Experience, 6e
    • Silk Road Trading Routes map from
      • http://silkroadproject.org
    • Background image from Nelson-Atkins Museum: 6c Northern Wei (Xian) Shakyamuni Bodhisattvas Donors Monument Casing Stone.
    • Pictures by Jonathan Dresner
      • http://flickr.com/pictures/jondresner