11.března v 17:00 se v budově AV ČR na Národní uskuteční přednáška prof. Simona Kanera (Sainsbury Inst. a University of East Anglia) s názvem "Early Japanese Buddhist archaeology and its continental connections". Přednáška je pořádána společně s Japan Foundation Budapest. Více zde.
Some of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in recent years in Japan date from the time during which elements of Chinese and Korean culture were absorbed and adapted by the early Japanese state, from the 5th to the 8th century AD. During this time, what subsequently became known as the Yamato lineage (the latest head of which has just ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne as Emperor Naruhito ) expanded its control over much of Japan from its base in west-central Honshu, eventually adopting Buddhism as the official state religion, a move symbolised by the construction of the great temple of Todaiji, housing an immense statue of Buddha, at the heart of the Nara capital in the middle 8th century and a network of national temples around the country. In this talk, I will introduce some of the remarkable archaeological discoveries from this period, including the remains of some of the earliest temples and palaces, and the spectacular tombs in which the cosmopolitan elites were buried. I will discuss some of the issues involved in trying to reconcile excavated materials with contemporary historical and mythological accounts. We will also examine the idea that Nara came to be seen as the eastern terminus of the extensive network of routes across East Asia known as the Silk Roads.
11. 2. 2020