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Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 19:30

The Spread of Buddhism from India to China

H.E. Shankar Menon, Indian Ambassador to Beijing

Swiss Embassy

H.E. Shankar Menon, the Indian Ambassador to Beijing will speak on how Buddhism came to China, its transformation in Central Asia and China, and how this is reflected in Buddhist cave art and temples before the 12th Century. He will discuss both, Buddhism's effect on China and how China changed Buddhism.

Ambassador Menon read history in university and specialized in Ancient Indian and Chinese History. He has served thrice in the Indian Embassy in Beijing.