Dr. Sofia Sundström

Sofia Sundström is fascinated by how a culture absorbs and develops an outside religious artistic influence. Her interest in the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara started during her MA studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She continued her studies at the University of Leiden and her PhD thesis examines images of Avalokiteśvara from the Buddhist period in Java.

Books by Sofia Sundström

The Compassionate Bodhisattva

Unique Southeast Asian images of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara

Sofia Sundström | 2020

Southeast Asia has a long history with Buddhism that continues to the present day. Centuries ago, Buddhism spread to various areas of Southeast Asia, where some of the greatest Buddhist images and monuments were produced…

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