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Thu, Oct 17, 2019
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Asian Studies Colloquium: "Buddhist Scriptures and American Hip Hop"
(Educational Opportunity)

While Buddhism usually suggests meditating monks and a humble peacefulness, the largely young urban male rap artist specifically evokes images of violence and sexual prowess and promotes both as laudable. What can these two possibly have in common? In this presentation, Dr. Chris Haskett of Centre College will compare the self-presentation and self-promotion of rap music and Mahayana Buddhist sutras, to show how each claims legitimacy, authority, and power. His conclusions suggest a new way of thinking about what Buddhism was in ancient India, as well as challenges to how we think about religion.

Location: Science Building, Room 101
Price: free and open to the public
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program
Contact: Jeff Richey
E-Mail richeyj@berea.edu
859-985-3186
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