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Buddhism, Hinduism, and Multilinguism

I would like to concentrate on three topics, which are quite closely interrelated. Buddhism and Buddhist art in Sogdiana: the Sogdians as transmitters of Buddhism from India to the East. On several occasions we hear and read that there were numerous traces of Buddhist influence in Sogdiana. Numerous iconographic borrowings can be observed in Sogdian [...]

By | 2016-03-22T15:03:45-05:00 March 2nd, 2016|Maria, Theme Proposals|0 Comments

Aleena’s Theme Proposal

Themes: Religion People Language/Text In choosing my themes I ended up looking at the three themes under one umbrella theme and how they connect to and provide information about each other. I would consider my main theme to be religion. Most of our readings have shown that Sogdian religion has neither been singular or constant. [...]

By | 2016-03-13T22:10:40-05:00 March 1st, 2016|Aleena, Theme Proposals|0 Comments

Sarah’s Theme Proposal

The People -Who are they? -Physical aspects (at home and abroad) -Self-image -Biographies/stories I am interested in humanizing the Sogdian’s history and I can do so through focusing on biographies and stories. This was inspired by the story of Xuanzang and how we know of his travels through his detailed writings to Huili (Hansen). In order to [...]

By | 2018-01-07T14:25:21-05:00 February 29th, 2016|Sarah, Theme Proposals|0 Comments
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