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    Material evidence for the arrival of Buddhism in Southeast Asia, the merger of pre-existing traditions with waves of cultural influx from South Asia, the resulting unique forms of visual culture.

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    Paper title Buddhist Visual Culture in Southeast Asia
    Subject Religious Studies
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
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    Dr Elizabeth Guthrie-Higbee:

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    Dr Elizabeth Guthrie-Higbee


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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Buddhist visual culture in mainland Southeast Asia
    • Place the material evidence of Buddhism's arrival and development in Southeast Asia in the religious, social and cultural environments in which it was created
    • Give an account of Buddhist visual culture from an art historical perspective
    • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in weighing evidence and scholarly arguments to decide what can be determined about the history of Buddhism in Southeast Asia from the extant material remains
    • Develop and defend, in writing, an account of an aspect of the development of Buddhism and Buddhist visual culture in Southeast Asia


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