Pacific Rim Lecture Series: Bohemian Buddha: A Colossal Buddha in the Bay Area, 1892

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Lone Mountain Main 100 - Handlery Room
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Center for Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim Lecture Series: Bohemian Buddha: A Colossal Buddha in the Bay Area, 1892

Wednesday, Feb. 20 | 5:45 - 8:00 p.m. | LM 100


A talk by Dr. Gregory Levine, Associate Professor, Art and Architecture of Japan, and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

In 1892, the San Francisco Bohemian Club held its Midsummer Encampment in what is now Muir Woods. The Club's revels included a "Pageant of the Myriad Leaves" held before a colossal Buddha statue. Gregory Levine will reflect on the statue in relation to white American perceptions of Asia and Buddhism and anti-Chinese xenophobia in late nineteenth-century California.

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