Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century
April 14–July 27, 2014
This is the first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious expression to their identities. Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, first witnessed by Sanskrit inscriptions, and shortly thereafter by a proliferation of large-scale religious imagery.
Comments: I’m sure there will plenty of images of the the Buddha with curly hair.
Collective resources from Fordham University, upon request. Please note this post is edited to be Asia-Centric, though the original source does contain global LGBTQ information. All commentary is original to the source, and not Asian History’s. NOTE: Asianhistory cannot vouch for any of the following websites still being updated, in existence, or 100% helpful.
Via Fordham University’s People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History, last updated 2007.
seanathon23 asked: Could you write about famous LGBT people in Asia and their contributions?
I can give everyone a post that has some Asia-based LGBTQ history links.
Unfortunately Tumblr no longer informs me on this blog when I’ve received new messages. This means I’m a fair bit behind on some of the more recent asks, so I’ll be taking a brief break from studies later today to hopefully tackle some of them.
Two Gallinules and Lotus Leaves in Shallow Water in the Rain. Woodblock print, 20th century, Japan, by artist Soseki.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of C. Adrian Rübel
An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)
The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly. Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph.
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.
Wonderful to get further sources.