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Through innovative practices of research and training this project fosters the next generation of scholars working on Buddhism and East Asian religions. Project members conduct onsite contextual investigation and training in texts, images, artifacts, and practices. New digital materials are gathered for a publicly accessible repository hosted at UBC. We employ interdisciplinary scholarship to enhance public and scholarly understanding of Buddhism and East Asian religions.

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Profile of Tianzhu-SSHRC Scholars

We are pleased to announce that the following scholars have received Tianzhu-SSHRC funding to come to UBC. Competitive fellowships were awarded to Maggie Mitchell, an incoming MA, and Xian 'ao Wang, an incoming PhD. The Tianzhu Foundation postdoctoral fellowship was awarded to Dr. Heawon Choi in 2016-17, and she will continue in 2017-18 teaching "Introduction to Buddhism". Maggie Mitchell: Maggie completed her BA in Religious Studies at Mount Allison University in 2016. Her undergraduate research examined a contemporary account of rebuilding of a Chinese Buddhist temple on Wutaishan, looking at the role of both lineage and academia in this practice. She is interested in how Buddhist noncanonical sources from medieval China are used in reconstructing sites in China today. She is also interested more generally in sacred space, East Asian death practices, and using digital sources in the study of religion.   Xian' ao Wang: Xian’ao received her BEc in Finance from Renmin University of China, and MA in Anthropology from Minzu University of China and

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First volume of Brill Book Series

First volume of Brill Book Series

We are pleased to announce the release of the first volume in a new series published by Brill. The series editors include Meir Sharar, James Benn, and Jinhua Chen.

Winter Program 2016

Winter Program 2016

A video of the 2016 Winter Program. December 10-19, 2016 at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.