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"Buddhist-inflected Sovereignties Across the Indian Ocean: A Pali Arena, 1200–1550," a talk by Anne M. Blackburn

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Please join Cornell's Society for Buddhist Studies for a virtual talk by Prof. Anne M. Blackburn, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities here at Cornell.

In her research, Prof. Blackburn works at the intersection of Buddhist institutional history, political economy, intellectual history, and literature. She focuses on intellectual-political centers in what is now Sri Lanka (formerly Lanka) during the 2nd millennium A.D., locations in what are now Burma, Thailand, and India, and the circulatory processes that shaped these connections. Prof. Blackburn’s latest book, Buddhist-inflected Sovereignties Across the Indian Ocean: A Pali Arena, 1200-1550 (supported by an ACLS fellowship), will be published by the University of Hawai’i Press in Fall 2023.

The talk is sponsored by the GPSA-FC and the Department of Asian Studies, and is open to all interested.

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