“Buddhism and the Arts” Lecture Series: The Tocharians of Kucha: Tracing Their Local Culture through Buddhist Paintings

Speaker: Monika Zin (Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leipzig)

Date and time: Friday, June 14, 2024, 3 PM (Paris)

Location: Salle de Sacy, Maison de la Recherche, Inalco, 2 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris

Funding: Glorisun Charitable Foundation


About the Speaker: Monika Zin studied dramatics, literature and art history at Jagiellonian University, Krakow Indology and Indian art history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. She taught Indian and Central Asian art history in Munich, at the Universität Leipzig and the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2016 she is heads the research team “Buddhist Murals of Kucha Region on the Northern Silk Road” hosted by the Saxon Academy of Science and Humanities in Leipzig. Monika Zin has published widely on numerous aspects of Buddhist art on the techniques of South and Central Asian Buddhist narrative paintings.


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