The Buddha's Footprint: An Environmental History of Asia

Talk

WHEN November 3, 2014
6-7:30pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Contrary to popular imaginings, early Buddhism has not historically been an inherently environmental religion. Rather, it was a prosperity theology that succeeded largely on account of its willingness to exploit both people and natural resources on the commodity frontier. As such, by investigating the links between Buddhism and agricultural expansion this talk will explore how Buddhists radically transformed Asia’s environment.

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