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Au travers de pratiques innovatrices de recherche et de formation, notre projet s’engage dans la formation de la prochaine génération des chercheurs qui travaillent dans le domaine du bouddhisme et des religions de l’Asie orientale. Les membres du projet mènent des enquêtes contextuelles sur le terrain et donnent des formations sur l’étude des textes, des images, des objets et des pratiques. De nouveaux matériaux digitaux sont rassemblés pour établir une archive hébergée par fondée à l’UBC et accessible au public. Nous adoptons une méthode interdisciplinaire afin d’approfondir la connaissance du bouddhisme et des religions de l’Asie orientale avec une visée à la fois savante et publique.

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An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC: Lecture Series

Click here to return to the main intensive program page. The occasional lecture series will be presented by highly recognized scholars. 1. A Tale of Buddhist Philosophical Text: The Critical Reception of the Ming Commentaries on Dignāga’s Ālamabanaparīkṣā in Tokugawa Japan Abstract: Inspired by Chinese Buddhist scholar-monks’ interest in Dignāga’s Investigation of the

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2014 Summer Program – Gallery

Click here to return to the main page of the 2014 Summer Program. Check out this video of the 2014 summer program!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsksCRoh3ks You can also click here to watch this video on

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International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Production and Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia – Schedule

Click here return to the main page. An International Conference Buddhist Manuscript Culture: Production & Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia Dates: August 30-31, 2018; Venue: Vivien Stewart room, Murray Edwards College,  the University of Cambridge, UK Sponsoring 主辦: Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts

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International Conference: From the Silk to the Book Road(s): Panelists

Please click here to return to the main conference page. Bian Dongbo 卞東波 (University of Nanjing 南京大學): 漢籍東傳與異域闡釋——論中國詩僧文集的日本注本 (dongbobian@sina.com) Bian Dongbo(卞東波)is a Full Professor of Classical Chinese Literature at Nanjing University. He earned his PhD in 2006 from Nanjing University. From 2006 to present, he has served as a

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International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Abstracts

Click here to return to the main conference page. T. H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London 英國倫敦大學亞非學院): Liu Yan’s 劉宴 (716-780) Essay on “Three religions”: Its Manuscripts Found in Dunhuang and Japan The eminent financial expert Liu Yan 劉宴 (716-780) is better known for his fiscal innovations than for

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Identity and Networks in Buddhism and East Asian Religions – Panelists

Click here to return to the main conference page.   1. Judit BAGI 芭九迪: Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences  匈牙利科學院 (dongjinghuiliufang@gmail.com) Ms Judit Bagi is a PhD student at the European Ethnology – Cultural Anthropology Program, Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, the University of Pécs, and

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International Conference: From the Silk to the Book Road(s): Abstracts

Please click here to return to the main conference page. Bian Dongbo 卞東波 (University of Nanjing 南京大學): 漢籍東傳與異域闡釋——論中國詩僧文集的日本注本 中國晚唐以降,形成了“詩禪合一”的觀念,唐代詩僧尚顏《讀齊己上人集》云:“詩為儒者禪,此格的惟仙。”(《全唐詩》卷八四八)徐寅《雅道機要》亦云:“夫詩者,儒中之禪也。一言契道,萬古咸知。”宋人吳可《學詩三首》第一首则云:“學詩渾似學參禪。”所以從中晚唐開始就出現了大量的“詩僧”,也产生了中國文學史上的“禅文学”或“文字禅”,中國歷代詩僧的文集很多流傳至今。不過,也有不少詩僧文集在中國本土失傳,但東傳到日本,並在日本被翻刻,如南宋詩僧釋善珍的《藏叟摘稿》、釋行肇的《淮海拏音》、釋行海的《雪岑和尚續集》,元代詩僧釋道惠的《廬山外集》、釋至仁的《澹居稿》等。除此之外,日本江戶時代還出現了不少注釋中國詩僧文集的注釋書,如有唐代詩僧貫休《山居詩》的注本《禪月大師山居詩略注》,宋代詩僧雪竇重顯的《祖英集》的注本《冠注祖英集》,宋代詩僧釋惠洪的《石門文字禪》的注本《注石門文字禪》,元代詩僧釋英的《白雲集》的注本《鼇頭白雲詩集》。當然最多的注本是唐代《寒山集》的注本,光漢文注就有四種,已經全部收入筆者所編的《寒山詩日本古注本叢刊》(鳳凰出版社,2017年)中。本文對這些注本的書志特色、文獻價值,以及學術內涵和文化意義進行了研究。筆者發現,日本江戶時代這些注本的作者基本上都是日本的禪師,能夠“以釋注釋”,故能對集中的佛教詞彙與義理有所把所致。同時,禪宗是伴隨著宋學傳入日本的,朱子學對日本禪宗也產生一定的影響,朱子學對格物致知,對“道問學”的講求,都影響到日本的中世與近世禪林,所以日本禪林普遍注重對知識的學習,不但刊刻了大量的外典,而且對禪文學的發展也做出了很大的貢獻。這些注本有很強的學術性,當然這些注本的出現與日本禪宗在日本重興密切相。本文將從東籍東傳與異域之眼的角度透視來中國詩僧文集的日本注本。 Chen Jinhua 陳金華 (UBC): The An Lushan Rebellion and East Asian Buddhism: With a Focus on Tang-Zhou China’s Commercial and Religious Ties with Central Asia “ 安史之亂”與東亞佛教:聚焦唐周帝國(655-705)與中亞的商貿與宗教聯繫 This paper provides

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An International Conference: From Chang’an to Nālandā: Abstracts

Click here to return to the main conference page. 1.AHN Sung-Doo 安性斗 (韓國首爾大學):Paramārtha’s Concept of Amala-vijñāna and Its Criticism by Xuanzang School 真諦的阿賴耶識,以及玄奘學派對其所作的批評 The purpose of this research is to examine the meanings of the concepts *amala-vijñāna (amaluoshi 阿摩羅識) in the works of Paramārtha (Zhendi 眞諦, C.E. 499-569), and

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When the Himalaya Meets with Alps: Abstracts

Click here to return to the main conference page. 1. Susan Andrews 安素桑 (University of Mount Alison 加拿大聖阿裏森大學): “Material Culture and the Making of the Transnational Mount Wutai Cult: An exploration of the roles architecture, calligraphy, and statuary are playing in the contemporary Mount Wutai cults of Canada and China”

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Writing “The Book of Rivers and Lakes”

September 1-2, 2017. Vancouver, Canada.
“Writing The Book of Rivers and Lakes (Jianghu)” was a planning workshop for a co-authored encyclopedic book-length study entitled The Book of River and Lake. The Book will focus on an enduring and influential Chinese concept, known as jianghu. Jianghu (literally, “rivers and lakes”) is an imaginary realm away from home and hearth. Jianghu, a fluid type of cultural imaginary, is also intimately connected to the notion of a solid and stable “Middle Kingdom”; over the centuries, notions of unruly and uncivilized border regions have helped to shape ideas of empire and nation. This workshop brought together specialists in a variety of fields to design a learning, teaching, and research resource related to this influential cultural idea.

From the Caoxi Creek to Mogao Cave – Abstracts

Please click here to return to the main conference page. Juhn Ahn 安俊泳 (University of Michigan): “The Chigong hwasang sŏnyorok 指空和尚禪要錄 and the Question of Authenticity in Fourteenth-Century Sŏn Buddhism” Naong Hyegŭn 懶翁慧勤 (1320-1376), a renowned Sŏn master who was active in Koryŏ Korea during the Yuan-Ming transition, has

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From the Caoxi Creek to Mogao Cave – Panelists

Please click here to return to the main conference page. Lists of Scholars & Biographies︱與會學者名單與簡介 Panelists與會學者名單 Name 學者姓名 Photo 照片 Institution 服務單位 Title 職稱 1.       Ahn Juhn 安俊泳 Panel 1.2   University of Michigan Assistant Professor 2.       Bai Zhaojie 白照傑 Panel 2.3   上海社科院哲學所 助理研究員 3.      Barrett, T. H.

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Publication:Rules of Engagement

Publication:Rules of Engagement

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the book Rules of Engagement, edited by Susan Andrews, Jinhua Chen, and Cuilan Liu.

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.

Medieval Japan’s Unique Interpretation of Monastic Discipline and the Precepts

May 30, 2016. By Professor Paul Groner, University of Virginia.
Medieval Japanese Buddhism was dominated by the Tendai School, but Tendai monks often were not celibate, drank alcohol, and ate meat, behaviors that were strikingly different from their Chinese and Korean counterparts. In this lecture, Professor Paul Groner, a world authority on Japanese Tendai Buddhism and East Asian vinaya (Buddhist precepts) traditions, will look at some of the doctrinal defenses Japanese monks used for these striking differences.

Como: Angry Spirits and Urban Soundscapes in Ancient Japan

April 5, 2016. By Prof. Michael Como of Columbia University
From the late seventh to the late eighth centuries, Japanese rulers built no fewer than six capitals, with the largest housing as many as 70,000 to 100,000 residents. In this paper, I will suggest that the buildings, roads and tools of these capitals functioned not simply as inert matter, but also as active forces that reshaped the ritual means by which urban residents mediated their relationship with their physical environment and with the superhuman world.

When the Himalaya Meets with Alps: International Forum on Buddhist Art & Buddhism’s Transmission to Europe

August 27, 28, 2016. Madrid, Spain.
As one of the world’s three major religions, during the long process of its transmission, Buddhism continuously disseminated Indian art across vast regions outside of South Asia. At the same time, Buddhism fused with local native cultural and artistic traditions, unceasingly creating new from the old and bringing about the development of numerous new dazzling artistic traditions. The history of the far-reaching transmission of Buddhism is an extremely important, inseparable part of the overall process of development of the arts of mankind.

Lines and Enlightenment: Chan Buddhism and Literature in Medieval China

August 9, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
The relationship between literary and religious activities has been a lasting theme for any society of any time all over the world. One lens to see through the patterns of interactions between the religious and literary practitioners is provided by the relationship between Chan Buddhism and literature in medieval China. This one-day workshop, co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum, invites several top scholars based in China and Canada to jointly shed new light on this intriguing issue.

The Second International Conference on the Wutai Cult

July 19-24, 2016. Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove, Mount Wutai, China.
Located in central China, the mountain range known as Wutai 五臺 was perceived as the new Chinese abode for the famous Indian bodhisattva, Mañjuśrī. As such, it came to be widely venerated by Buddhist believers from all over East Asia. This conference explores a plethora of trans-cultural, multi-ethnic, and cross-regional factors that contributed to the formation and transformation of the cult centered on Wutai and its dwelling bodhisattva (Mañjuśrī), as well as the “international” roles (religious, political, economic, commercial, diplomatic and even military) that the Wutai-centered cult has played in Asia and beyond.

“Compassionate Killing”: Violence in East Asian Buddhism

May 29, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
This workshop aims to throw light on East Asian Buddhism’s involvement in warfare and other violent and semi-violent activities (e.g., military chaplains and counsellors, warriors, practitioners and promoters of the martial arts, and spices). In addition to bringing to light an important (and severely understudied) front in which the samgha (i.e., Buddhist community) intervened in the secular world, this workshop will also underscore the necessity to move beyond studying the “real situation of Buddhism” through the prism of the Buddhist precepts, which prescribed, rather than described, the circumstances under which the samgha grew and was transformed. Another aim is to study new features and patterns of state-samgha relations in East Asia.

East Asian Manuscript and Print as Harbingers of the Digital Future

May 26-28, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
While considering reading, writing, and media today alongside Asian traditions of the past, this event will also look ahead toward ways of preserving and transmitting the past, including demonstrations of digitization in the fields of education, library studies, journalism, history, literature, and religion. The roundtable will bring scholars, curators, librarians, community leaders, and policymakers into conversation to examine an array of approaches and technologies.