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Opponent: F. D. Klemens Karlsson (Chiang Mai University).

Betygsledamöter: prof. Olle Qvarnström (Lund), docent Anna-Pya Sjödin (Mittuniversitetet), docent Ferdinando Sardella (SU).

Suppleant i betygsnämnden: docent Simon Sorgenfrei.

Ordförande: prof. Egil Asprem.

Johan af Klint. Foto: privat.
Johan af Klint. Foto: privat.

Johan af Klint exponerades för första gången ordentligt för buddhismen 1967 då han åkte hem från University of California, Berkeley, San Fransisco (där han tog sin Master of Finance samma år) via Fjärran Östern under dryga nio månader. Alltsedan dess har han varit influerad av världsreligionen och har en speciell relation till de lankesiska munkarna i viharan i Jakobsberg.

Utdrag ur avhandlingens abstract:

The aim of this PhD-dissertation is – on the one hand – to present in a critical and comprehensive manner an update of recent findings among Western scholars regarding the Barabuḍur monument and its illustrations of various Buddhist traditions, and – on the other hand – to throw some light on some of the outstanding issues regarding this monument. Focus has been laid on the religious aspects with a view of ascertaining which forms of Buddhism are most prominently represented on the monument.

The Barabuḍur is one of the largest Buddhist monument in the world – being built on Central Java during the late eighth century CE.

Information in English

Academic dissertation for Johan af Klint for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History of Religions at the Stockholm University, to be publicly defended on 28 September, 2021 at 13.00 hours in the Lecture hall 11, Södra Husen, Universitetsvägen 10.