Pre-Angkor Traditions: The Mekong Delta and Peninsular Thailand [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"International trade brought South Asian Hindu and Buddhist traditions to mainland Southeast Asia." An excellent overview, with images of seven sculptures from the museum's collection.
Buddhism [Asia Society]
"A short essay that explores how Buddhism grew out of Hinduism and spread from India to the rest of Asia. How does Buddhism vary from place to place, sect to sect? Learn about how the spread of ideas combine of new beliefs with existing thoughts and practices."
Foundations and Transformations of Buddhism: An Overview [PDF] [ExEAS, Columbia
These materials are designed to serve as background materials on what Buddhism is, how it developed and spread, and how Buddhist traditions differ.
Interactive Map The Spread of Buddhism [Pacific Asia Museum]
To access the map from the main page of this Flash website, select any of the four topics, then select 'Timeline & Map' from the menubar at the bottom of the page. A timeline-map of the Buddha's life will appear first. Select 'Spread of Buddhism' at the bottom-right to get to the interactive timeline-map showing the spread of Buddhism. There is also a PDF version of the map available on the HTML version of the website.
AFE Special Topic Guide Buddhism [OMuRAA, Asia for Educators]
AFE's compilation of recommended resources about Buddhism on OMuRAA, Online Museum Resources on Asian Art.
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