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The development and principles of composition on the Buddhist Temple having two pagodas in the Eastern Asia in 7For more information, please contact:8th centuries.

By Sang Tae Kim, Ph.D / CKS Post Doc and Visiting Scholars Colloquium Series

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This colloquium works on the generation and development process of the Buddhist Temple with two pagodas in the Eastern Asia in 7-8th centuries. This study was motivated from the question of why Buddhist temples around the late 7th century to roughly around 670 A.D. had only two pagodas. This period corresponds to the Silla Dynasty of Korea and Hakuho Period of Japan among the Eastern Asia while the composition of the temple being changed as Buddhism spread out from China.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Sang Tae Kim was educated at Hongik University (M.E.,1998 and Ph.D., 2004) in Seoul. In 2000, He obtained the License of the Specialist on the Reconstruction and the Renovation of the National Cultural Treasures in Korea. He worked at Mi-Reuk-Sa-Ji Stone pagoda (Korean National treasure no.11, 7C, 2001) as Research Team Head on the Renovation. His main field of study is the history of architecture in ancient period, with particular attention paid to the Buddhist temple of Eastern Asia.

Lecture will be given in Korean.


Lecture will be given in Korean. Bring own lunch.

Cost : Free

Sejung Kim

Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Korean Studies

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