Dr Peter Sharrock

Dr Peter Sharrock

Dr Peter D. Sharrock is an art historian specializing in the spread of Buddhism across Southeast Asia. He is Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London University, where he works on integrating studies of inscriptions with analysis of temple decoration and architecture in Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Peter is particularly interested in the region’s position as a place where ideas from both India and China took root and were transformed in the art and architecture in the Khmer, Cham and Javanese kingdoms. His passion for Indochina began when he was stationed in Vietnam as a war correspondent for Reuters.

Peter’s publications include:

Sharrock, P. 2013. The yoginīs of the Bayon. In Keul, I. (ed.) 'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches. London: Routledge.

Sharrock, P. 2013. The Tantric Roots of the Buddhist Pantheon of Jayavarman VII. In Klokke, M. and Degroot, V. Materialising Southeast Asia’s Past. University of Hawai’i Press, Hawai’i.

And his new book, “Banteay Chhmar: forest citadel of the Khmer Empire” will be published in 2014 by River Books, Bangkok.