Cluster Leader: James Robson, Harvard University

The main goals of the “Texts in Statues” cluster are to identify, catalogue, and study all statues from China, Korea, and Japan with manuscripts and texts that have been interred inside of them.  Included in the scope of this project will be statues in situ in Asia as well as those in museums in Asia or abroad.  Researchers in each area will be charged with compiling an annotated bibliography of: 1.)  Primary sources (canonical and extra-canonical) that describe the interment of material inside of statues; 2.) Academic studies of known statues containing manuscripts and texts; and 3.) Mentions of the interment of texts in other historical or literary sources. Fieldwork in China, Korea and Japan will be aimed at identifying unpublished and/or unattested statues with materials inside of them and establish contacts with local scholars working on this area of research.  The final stage of the project will entail the study of the materials found inside the statues, the convening of a conference on the topic, and the publication of volume of essays that provides an authoritative study of statues with texts inside of them throughout East Asia.

The first year of the project will involve a trip to South Korea to work with Korean colleagues on developing a comprehensive database of all images in Korea with texts interred inside of them.  It is also hoped that during this visit we will be able to photograph the contents of some statues and photograph or digitally scan the texts inside of those images.



Affiliated Researchers Associated Researchers
Borengasser, Daniel (Harvard University) – 2017 Arrault, Alain (École française d’Extrême-Orient) – 2017
Kim, Jongmyung (Academy of Korean Studies) – 2017 Cho, Eun-su (Seoul National University) – 2017
Kim, Youn-mi (Ewha Womans University) – 2017, 2018 Jung, Eunwoo (Donga University) – 2017
McBride, Richard (Brigham Young University-Hawaii) – 2017 Faure, Bernard (Columbia University) – 2017
Popa, Mihaela (Academy of Korean Studies) – 2017 Glassman, Hank (Haverford College) – 2017
Robson, James (Harvard University) – 2017, 2018 Kang, Heejung (Sogang University) – 2017
Bingenheimer, Marcus (Temple University) – 2018 Kim, Sinae   (Princeton University ) – 2017
Bond, Kyle (Princeton University) – 2018 Kucera, Karil (St Olaf College) – 2017
Burdorf, Suzanne (Ghent University) – 2018 Lewine, Mary (University of California Berkeley) – 2017
Cross, Julia (Harvard University) – 2018 Miller, Tracy (Vanderbilt University) – 2017
Drian, Jesse (University of Southern California) – 2018 Sawhney, Navneet (Nalanda University) – 2017
Keller, Matthew (University of Southern California) – 2018 Lee, Seonyong (Sudeoksa Monastery Museum) – 2017
Laffin, Christina (University of British Columbia) – 2018 Lee, Seunghye (Leeum Samsung Museum of Art) – 2017
Lefebvre, Jesse (Harvard University) – 2018 Stiller, Maya (University of Kansas) – 2017
Sokolova, Anna (Ghent University) – 2018 Walley, Akiko (University of Oregon) – 2017
Andrews, Susan (Mount Allison University) – 2018 Walraven, Boudewijn  (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul) – 2017
Swanson, Eric (Harvard University) – 2018 Xiao, Xiao (Columbia University) – 2017
Thumas, Jonathan (Harvard University) – 2018 Sim, Yeonok (Korea National University of Cultural Heritage) – 2017
Wang, Michelle (Georgetown University) – 2018 Yongyoon, Yi  (Catholic Kwandong University) – 2017
Abe, Mika (Nagoya University) – 2018
Abé, Ryuichi (Harvard University) – 2018
Abe, Yasuro (Nagoya University) – 2018
Akiyama, Akira (Tokyo University) – 2018
Arrault, Alain (École française d’Extrême-Orient) – 2018
Chikamoto, Kensuke (Nagoya University) – 2018
Choi, Sun-ah (Myongji University) – 2018
Glassman, Hank (Haverford College) – 2018
Groner, Paul (University of Virginia) – 2018
Guo, Jianing (Nagoya University) – 2018
Kawase, Yoshiteru (Waseda University) – 2018
Kim, Tami (Nagoya University) – 2018
Kojima, Daisuke (Osaka City Museum) – 2018
Lee, Seunghye (Samsung Museum of Art Seoul) – 2018
Lee, Seuongyong (Sudeoksa Temple Museum) – 2018
Lewine, Mary (University of California Berkeley) – 2018
Nagaoka, Ryūsaku (Tohoko University) – 2018
Oku, Takeo (Japanese Government Department of Important Cultural Properties) – 2018
Ota, Florence (Tokyo University) – 2018
Seya, Takayuki (Kanazawa-Bunko) – 2018
Shirane, Haruo (Columbia University) – 2018
Takagishi, Akira (Tokyo University) – 2018
Walter, Mariko (Association for Central Asian Civilizations and Silk Road Studies) – 2018
Yang, Heejung (National Museum of Korea) – 2018
Cluster 3.3

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Korea - Sudeoksa Temple: 36.657831, 126.620164
Japan - Kanazawa-Bunko: 35.343910, 139.628750
Korea - Songgwangsa Monastery: 35.002220, 127.276110
Japan - Nagoya University: 35.255000, 136.862000
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Korea - Sudeoksa Temple
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Japan - Nagoya University
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