Carmen Meinert, Dr. phil. (2001), Bonn University, is Professor of Central Asian Religions at Bochum University. She has published on Buddhism in Central Asia, on Tibetan-Chinese relations, and monographs including Buddha in the Yurt — Buddhist Art from Mongolia (Hirmer, 2011).
Contributors are: Kazuo Kano, Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Rob Linrothe, Linda Lojda, Carmen Meinert, Henrik H. Sørensen, Monica Strinu, Gertraud Taenzer, Sam van Schaik, Jens Wilkens.
All interested in an interdisciplinary approach towards understanding religious transfer processes across a Central Asian Buddhist network, best known as the Silk Road(s).
Table of contents
Notes on contributors
- Introduction: Dynamics of Buddhist Transfer in Central Asia
- Changing political and Religious Contexts in Central Asia on a Micoro-Historical Level
Chapter 1: Changing Relations between Administration, Clergy and Lay People in Eastern Central Asia: A Case Study According to the Dunhuang Manuscripts Referring to the Transition from Tibetan to Local Rule in Dunhuang, 8th–11th Centuries
- Textual Transfer
Chapter 2: Tibetan Buddhism in Central Asia: Geopolitics and Group Dynamics
SAM VAN SCHAIK
Chapter 3: The Transmission of Sanskrit Manuscripts from India to Tibet: The Case of a Manuscript Collection in the Possession of Atiśa Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna (980–1054)
- Visual Transfer
Chapter 4: The Tibetan Himalayan Style: Considering the Central Asian Connection
LINDA LOJDA/DEBORAH KLIMBURG-SALTER/ MONICA STRINU
Chapter 5: Origins of the Kashmiri Style in the Western Himalayas: Sculpture of the 7th–11th Centuries
- Transfer Agents
Chapter 6: Buddhism in the West Uyghur Kingdom and Beyond
Chapter 7: Esoteric Buddhism at the Crossroads: Religious Dynamics at Dunhuang, 9th–10th Centuries
HENRIK H. SØRENSEN