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Indian Studies through Comprehensive Structural Studies

[Notice] Special Lecture: Professor Geo-Ryong Lee(The Department of Integrative Medicine The Graduated school of Sunmoon University)

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Institute of Indian Studies, Humanities Korea Plus Project Team (HK+) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) will host a special lecture by Professor Ge-ryong Lee, The Department of Integrative Medicine The Graduated school of Sunmoon University on May 3th (Tue.).

 

The research on the chance of cultural contact between ancient India and Korea was centered on Samgugyusa(三國遺事; The Heritage of the Three States). And what is known as the link between these two ancient states was the kingdom of Ayutha, recorded as the origin of Heo Hwang-ok, and the Twin Fish Symbol found in the Royal Tomb of King Suro. For today’s special lecture we will be looking further into the possibile cultural contact between ancient India and Garak kingdom, centered on the following five topics; 1. Worshiping of Divine Dish in ancient Garak and Tamil kingdom, 2. Heo Hwang-ok and Pasa Stone Pagoda, 3. The Twin Fish Symbol of Ayodhya and the Divine Fish Emblem of Nableung Gate at the Royal Tomb of King Suro, 4. The chance of maritime spread of Korean Buddhism and Gaya(Garak) Buddhism, 5. The possibilities of the Indian origin of the Nāga-rāja Stone of Myeongwolsa Temple Site.

 

The speaker, Geo Lyong Lee, acquired a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Delhi And he has written a total of eight research papers including “A Critical Study on the Hypothesis that the Divine Fish Emblem of Nableung Gate Originated in Ayodhya” (2019, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.25 No.3), “A Study on the Missing Members of the Pasa Stone Pagoda(2020, Journal of Eastern-Asia Buddhism and Culture, Vol.0 No.41), “A Study on the Indian Origin of the Nāga Rāja Stone of Myeongwolsa Temple Site” (2020, Journal of Eastern-Asia Buddhism and Culture, Vol.0 No.43). He has served as the vice-president of Seoul University of Buddhism and the president of The Korean Society for Indian Studies and is in service as a professor in integrative medicine at the graduate school of Sun Moon University. He was also awarded with ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award 2019, selected by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, affiliated to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

 

 

Anyone interested ancient cultural exchange between Korea and India and Gaya Buddhism, is welcome to attend.

 

Topic: The Cultural Contact between Ancient India and Garak-guk(Garak Country)

 

Speaker: Professor Geo-Ryong Lee(The Department of Integrative Medicine The Graduated school of Sunmoon University)

 

Date: 3th May, 2022 (Tue.) 15:00 16:30

 

Venue: Online (Webex) https://hufs.webex.com/meet/hkindia

 

The lecture will be provided online via Webex following social distancing guidelines.