Nov 22 at UBC Asian Center by Dr. Jimmy Yu, FSU
April 20-22, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.
October 26 at UBC Asian Center by Dr. Kai Sheng, Tsinghua University
January 13-15, 2018 at DILA, Taiwan.
October 23 at UBC Asian Center by Dr. Paul Groner, University of Virginia
Funding from Harvard Global Institute provided for work in the Dunhuang caves.
Click here to return to the main conference page. Barbara Ambros (UNC Chapel Hill): “Buddhism and Meat-Eating in Contemporary Japan.” Over the past decade, an increasing number of publications and public events in Japan have been emphasizing that humans must rely on animal lives for food. The moral principle Continue reading
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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.
September 28 at UBC Vancouver by Dr. Wendi Adamek, University of Calgary