Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Monastery, Monument, MuseumSites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Maurizio Peleggi

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824866068

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824866068.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 22 May 2022

The Place of the Other in Temple Art

The Place of the Other in Temple Art

(p.50) Chapter 3 The Place of the Other in Temple Art
Monastery, Monument, Museum

Maurizio Peleggi

University of Hawai'i Press

Chapter 3 examines the “Othering” of Europeans (farang) and Indian/Middle Easterners (khaek) in temple murals and illuminated manuscripts as a reflection of two divergent sources of knowledge: the premodern geography rooted in Indo-Buddhist cosmogony, and the commercial and diplomatic exchanges of the early modern age. The chapter examines several specific depictions of foreigners in pictorial illustrations of the Buddhist cosmology of the Three World and in mural cycles of the Buddha’s legendary previous lives (jatakas).

Keywords:   Other/alterity, Buddhism, Cosmology, Jataka, Europeans, Muslims

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.