Cluster Leader: George Keyworth, University of Saskatchewan

This cluster is tasked with investigating two questions: what roles did editors, scribes, translators, and readers play in canon-making of Buddhist literature in Chinese, and how did non-religious factors shape this process? The goals of cluster 2.2 are to identify, catalog, and examine where “secondary” production took place and which individuals, groups, or institutions played prominent roles in re-shaping the canon(s). During the summer of 2017, researchers and students will take field trips to several sites in Kyoto where the Matsuo shrine canon is currently held (Myōrenji 妙蓮寺 and Furitsu sōgō shiryōkan 京都府立総合資料館) and where it was produced (Matsuo shrine 松尾大社). We will also visit Tendaishū 天台宗 sites in Shiga prefecture 滋賀県 where the Matsuo scriptures were copied from (Miidera 三井寺, Eizan bunko 叡山文庫), and one (or two) other temples with twelfth-century manuscript canons of their own (Shingonshū 真言宗: Ishiyama-dera 石山寺 and Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺 or Daigoji 醍醐寺).

The report from the 2018 field visit can be found here.

Photo of 2018 group

Affiliated Researchers Associated Researchers
 James Benn, McMaster University  Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University
 Steffan Doell, University of Hamburg  Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge
 Amanda Goodman, University of Toronto  Eric  Greene, Yale University
 Bruce Rusk, University of British Columbia  Bhikshu Huimin, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA)
 Sylvie Hureau, École pratique des hautes études
 Jinhua Jia, University of Macau
 Jongmyung Kim, The Academy of Korean Studies
 Ross King, University of British Columbia
 Lori Meeks, University of Southern California
 Jiang Wu, University of Arizona
 Zhaohua Yang, Columbia University


Cluster 2.2

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Myōrenji Temple: 35.017532, 135.763359
Matsuo Taisha: 35.000560, 135.688060
Miidera: 35.013400, 135.852900
Ishiyamadera: 34.960900, 135.907400
Haeinsa 海印寺: 35.801100, 128.098000
Tongdosa 通度寺: 35.487945, 129.065106
Pulguksa 佛國寺: 35.789871, 129.331942
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Myōrenji Temple
Myōrenji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
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Matsuo Taisha
Matsuo Taisha, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Miidera, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
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Ishiyamadera, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
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Haeinsa 海印寺
Haeinsa 경상남도, South Korea
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Tongdosa 通度寺
Tongdosa 通度寺, Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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Pulguksa 佛國寺
Pulguksa 佛國寺, Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea