YEOL lecture to explain Buddhist sculpture

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Sept 30, 2015 - 18:53
  • Updated : Sept 30, 2015 - 18:53

The YEOL Society for Korean Cultural Heritage will host a talk on Korean Buddhist sculpture in Seoul on Monday.

The talk will be given by Kim Lena, a professor emerita of Hongik University specializing in Buddhist imagery.

Making comparisons to Buddhist depictions from India, China and Japan, Kim will talk about how Korean sculpture was influenced by Tang China and later Liao and Sung China, before Tibetan influences made their mark in the late Goryeo period.

She will then talk about how, after the revival of Buddhism following the 16th-century invasions by Japan, Korean sculpture developed its own characteristic features.

The lecture runs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seoul Museum of History. Admission is free, with an optional charge for sandwiches and drinks of 10,000 won.

Reservation is required for those wanting refreshments. For more information contact or (02) 736-5868.