SACRED SITES OF ASIA TAASA Monday Night Zoom Lectures 5.30 – 6.30pm Cost: Members $12; Non-members $20 Special price for 5 lectures: Members $50; Non-Members $70 Payment in advance essential. No refunds. Booking confirmation: Chris Manning. Email: Payment by EFT: The Asian Arts Society of Australia BSB: 012-003, Account No. 2185-28414. Please provide name. Pay by credit card via TAASA website – TAASA Review March 2023


This article was originally found in the March 2023 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 28).

The full article is available for free to TAASA Members.


or Login

Monday 6 March 2023 The Origins of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion: The Kitayama Temple-Palace Complex in 14th-century Kyoto Matthew Stavros The Kinkaku ‘Golden Pavilion’ is Kyoto’s most celebrated UNESCO World Heritage property, originally built within a much larger complex, Kitayama Villa.

This presentation will demonstrate that the villa was a vast temple-palace complex built to resemble a Chinese-style imperial capital.

Matthew Stavros is an historian of Japan at the University of Sydney and former director of the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies. Monday 3 April 2023 Borobudur: Texts and Images The Javanese temple of Borobudur, constructed between c...