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History Department

Faculty & Staff

Shimada, Akira

Ph. D. The University of London (Awarded 2006)

Associate Professor

Department: History
Office: JFT 418
Phone: (845) 257-3538
E-mail: shimadaa@newpaltz.edu

Career History

2013-on Associate Professor, State University of New York at New Paltz
2007-2013 Assistant Professor, State University of New York at New Paltz


* Early Buddhist Architecture in Context: The Great Stupa at Amaravati (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE) (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

[Edited Volumes]
* Buddhist Stupas in South Asia: Recent Archaeological, Art-Historical and Historical Perspectives (co-edited with Jason Hawkes, University of Cambridge) (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009)

* “The Great Railing at Amaravati: An Architectural and Archaeological Reconstruction,” Artibus Asiae, 66-1 (2006), 89-141.
* “The Political Setting of the Amaravati Stupa: Recent Studies,” Deccan Studies, 3.1 (2005), 33-46
* “Amaravati and Dhanyakataka: Social Roles of Buddhist Monasteries in Ancient Indian Cities”, Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies, 49 (2004), 59-70

[Book Chapters]
* “Guntupalle: The Oldest Rock-cut Buddhist Monastery in the East Deccan” in Pia Brancaccio ed. Living Rock: Buddhist, Hindu and Jain Cave Temples in Western Deccan (Mumbai: Marg Publication, 2013), pp. 60-75.
* “The Formation of Andhran Buddhist Narrative: A Preliminary Survey”, in Peter Skilling and Justin McDaniel eds. Buddhist Narrative in Asia and Beyond, Volume One (Bangkok: Institute of Thai Studies, 2012), pp. 17-34
* “The Use of Garden Imagery in Early Indian Buddhism” in Daud Ali ed., Adorning the Earth and Perfuming the Heart: Gardens and Landscapes in the Deccan, Delhi: Routledge, 2011), pp. 18-38.