Andrew Quintman is a scholar of Buddhism in Tibet and the Himalaya, and associate professor and chair of the Department of Religion at Wesleyan University, where is he also core faculty in the College of East Asian Studies and the Program in Global South Asian Studies. He writes, teaches, and lectures about Buddhist literature and history, sacred geography and pilgrimage, and visual cultures of the Himalayan region. His work addresses the intersections of Buddhist literary production, circulation, and reception; the reciprocal influences of textual and visual narratives; and the formation of religious subjectivities and institutional identities. He is also engaged in developing new digital tools for the study and teaching of religion.
Buddhism on the Border
Frontiers are often thought of as the margins of things. This book reconsiders the Himalayan frontier as its own center, examining the development of a “borderland Buddhism” on the frontier of Tibet and Nepal by focusing on the acclaimed monastic and retreat center known as White Rock Horse Tooth (Brag dkar rta so) in the premodern and early modern periods.
The Life of the Buddha
The Life of the Buddha presents and analyzes in a synthetic fashion the first complete photographic documentation of the monumental murals depicting the Buddha narrative at Takden Puntsokling (Rtag brtan Phun tshogs gling) Monastery in the Tsang region of Central Tibet, their related literature, and their architectural and historical contexts.
Department of Religion | Wesleyan University
aquintman (at) wesleyan.edu | @AndrewQuintman