John Huntington

Professor Emeritus
Faculty-Emeritus

Professor Huntington's interest is Buddhist art and iconography throughout Asia and Indonesia. He is primarily interested in Buddhist soteriological methodologies and how they are communicated through the arts. By comparing canonical textual sources, commentarial literature and modern exegetical works an attempt is made to discover the historical development of iconographic systems of communication throughout the Buddhist world. Recently special emphasis has been placed on Himalayan and trans Himalayan Tantric methodologies and the social and cultural context of Buddhism in those regions. Recent field-work has taken place in Bangladesh and Nepal.

John Huntington CV

Areas of Expertise
  • Inner and East Asian Art, Asian Buddhist Iconography
Education
  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles