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Dr. Joel Brereton, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Asoka: In History and Historical Memory

Sat, February 4, 2006 • 9:00 AM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Participants: Professor Richard Salomon from the University of Washington-Seattle will present "Asoka and the Epigraphic Habit in India." Professor Janice Leoshko from the University of Texas at Austin will present "Asoka: Assessing the Visual Evidence." Professor Klaus Karttunen from the University of Helsinki, Finland, will present "Asoka and the Mauryas: A Greco-Roman Perspective." Professor Max Deeg from the University of Vienna, Austria, will present "From the Iron Wheel to Bodhisattvahood: Asoka in Buddhist Culture and Memory." Professor Madhav Deshpande from the University of Washington-Seattle, will present "Devanam priyah and sramana-brahmana in the Brahmanical Tradition." Professor John Strong from Bates College will present "Asoka and the Lotus Sutra."

Sponsored by: College of Liberal Arts, Department of Asian Studies, South Asia Institute, and the Department of Classics


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