3-5 pm March 16, 2018. Dr Charles Li – UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
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4-6 pm March 14, 2018. Dr Charles Li – UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Dr. Darui Long (University of the West). March 8, 2018 at UBC.
By Xiao’an Shi, University of British Columbia
January 18, 4-6pm at Asian Centre Room 604 by Dr. Yi’nan Zhang
January 8, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Asian Centre Room 604
January 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, CK Choi Building Room 120
Nov 22 at UBC Asian Center by Dr. Jimmy Yu, FSU
October 26 at UBC Asian Center by Dr. Kai Sheng, Tsinghua University
October 23 at UBC Asian Center by Dr. Paul Groner, University of Virginia
September 28 at UBC Vancouver by Dr. Wendi Adamek, University of Calgary
June 17, 2017. Vancouver, Canada, by Ven. Dayuan, Liuzu Temple
February 9, 2017. Vancouver, Canada. By Charles D. Orzech, University of Glasgow.
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.
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.