2016 Summer Program

Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: An Intensive Program of Lectures Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork

Lecture Series Lecturers Student Participants
Conference Young Scholars Forum Gallery
July 15-25, 2016, Mount Wutai 五臺山 & Datong 大同, China

The Wutai International Institute of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures (WII), Institute for Ethics and Religions Studies (IERS) at Tsinghua University, Buddhist Studies Forum at Fudan University (FU-BSF), and the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada cordially invite applications for a 10-day program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures (July 15-25, 2016) at Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove (Dasheng Zhulin si 大聖竹林寺), Mount Wutai 五臺山, and Datong, Shanxi, China.

I. Venue:Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove (Dasheng Zhulin si 大聖竹林寺), Mount Wutai 五臺山, Shanxi, China

II. Schedule——July 15-25, 2016

  • July 15, 2016:Registration
  • July 16-19, 2016:Main Programs (lectures and Students’ Forum)
  • July 20, 2016:Tour on Mount Wutai
  • July 21-22, 2016: Wutai Cult Conference;
  • July 23-24, 2016: Tour in Datong;
  • July 25, 2016:Home-going

III. Four-part Lecture Series: The program organizers have invited three international scholars to conduct, all bilingually (English and Chinese), a three-part lecture series related to Buddhism and East Asian Culture, with each part composed of three consecutive 120-minute lectures with a general theme (over three days). These three bilingual speakers and their lecture themes are:

  • Professor Jinhua Chen (Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada): International Characteristics of Buddhism: East Asian Perspectives 佛教之國際性格:東亞背景;
  • Professor James Robson (Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization, Harvard University): “Sacred Geography” in East Asia 東亞“神聖地理學”;
  • Professor Barend ter Haar (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford): Enlisting the Divine Realm: Witches, Mediums, Shamans and Buddhist Critique 驅神役鬼:巫覡、薩滿、以及來自佛教的批判.

This three-part lecture series will be accompanied by five lectures delivered by five China-based scholars on Buddhism and East Asian cultures.

IV. Four Additional Projects: In addition to this four-part intensive lecture series, this program also sponsors the following four projects:

  • An international conference on the Wutai-Mañjuśrī cult, titled “Mañjuśrī in Motion: The Cross-cultural Characteristics and ‘International’ Impact of the Wutai Cult,” to be held at the Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove at Mount Wutai, July 19, 21-22, 2016 (conference information announced at http://blogs.ubc.ca/dewei/call-for-papers-the-second-international-conference-on-the-wutai-cult/).
  • An International Young Scholars Forum on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures (July 16 at the Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove). Excellent articles may be recommended to academic journals for publication. They include the Fojiao wenxian yanjiu 佛教文獻研究 (Studies on Buddhist Texts), Foxue yanjiu 佛學研究 (Buddhist Studies), Fojiao shi yanjiu 佛教史研究 (Historical Studies of Buddhism), Studies in Chinese Religions, edited by Prof. Fang Guangchang, Prof. Shengkai, Prof. Sun Yinggang, and Prof. Jinhua Chen, respectively.
  • Taste of the Dharma: a series of 1-2 hour sessions providing monastic experiences, including seated meditation, tea-ceremony and other temple rituals.
  • Occasional visits to renowned local historical sites (especially Buddhist and other religious temples and shines) on the Wutai range. Students with relevant research interests may also apply to participate in an additional two-day (July 23-24) tour in Datong.

V. Applications: Participants are required to take part in all of the activities supported by this program, including the four-part lecture series, the regular conference and the Young Scholar Forum (paper presentations are optional, but attendance is required), field trips on the Wutai range (that in Datong is optional), monastic experience session, etc. Graduate students specializing in any Buddhist tradition(s) or East Asian religions, and postdoctoral fellows working on relevant fields, are encouraged to apply. Please direct applications and inquiries to buddhistseminarandfieldwork@gmail.com. Please submit applications before April 1, 2016. Each application should include (1) an application form (to be provided upon request via the above email), (2) an updated curriculum vitae, (3) one writing sample, and (4) a reference letter (to be emailed by the referee directly to the above email address).

VI. Program Expenses: Successful candidates will be exempted from all tuition fees. Program organizers will also provide free boarding (lodging and meals) in China during the program period, although participants are expected to cover

  • the costs for the transportation between their home cities and Mount Wutai; and
  • an administration fee of 1,000RMB≈US$150.

2016年度   佛教與東亞文化國際研修班

(7月15-25日, 山西五臺山、大同)

佛教與東亞文化五臺山國際研究院、清華大學倫理與宗教研究院、復旦大學佛學論壇 、加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學佛學論壇於2015年7月15-25日,假五臺山大聖竹林寺聯合舉辦「佛教與東亞宗教國際研修班」,誠邀海內外青年學子參與!

I. 地點:五臺山大聖竹林寺

II. 時間:2016年7月15-25日

  1. 2016年7月15日: 報到;
  2. 2016年7月16-19日:研修班主要密集型課程;
  3. 2016年7月20日:集中參訪;
  4. 2016年7月21-22日:五台山文殊信仰國際 研討會
  5. 2016年7月23-24日:大同參訪(雲崗石窟及周邊名寺)
  6. 2016年7月25日:賦歸

III. 四個演講系列: 研修班課程邀請以下三位國際學者(以姓氏羅馬字順序為序),中英文雙語提供三個演講系列(每個系列圍繞一主題,每個主題涵蓋3個各120分鐘的講演,分別在三天進行):

  1. Professor Jinhua Chen 陳金華 教授 (Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada 加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學亞洲系): International Characteristics of Buddhism: East Asian Perspectives 佛教之國際性格:東亞背景;
  2. Professor James Robson 羅柏松 教授 (Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University 美國哈佛大學東亞語言與文明系): “Sacred Geography” in East Asia 東亞“神聖地理學”;
  3. Professor Barend ter Haar 田海教授 (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford 英國牛津大學東方研究系): Enlisting the Divine Realm: Witches, Mediums, Shamans and Buddhist Critique 驅神役鬼:巫覡、薩滿、以及來自佛教的批判.

除此三個雙語演講系列外,還將由五位資深學者接力演講(演講者另行宣佈),蟬連而成另一關於佛教與東亞文化的演講系列。

IV. 其他四項活動: 除四個密集型的演講系列外,還將組織以下四項活動:

  1. 一個關於五臺山文殊信仰的國際研討會:「 五臺山-文殊信仰的跨文化性格與國際性影響 」,2016年7月21-22 日假五臺山大聖竹林寺舉行 (研討會信息見 http://blogs.ubc.ca/dewei/call-for-papers-the-second-international-conference-on-the-wutai-cult/)。
  2. 計劃於 2016年7月19日假五臺山大聖竹林寺舉行青年學者論壇(研討會)。部分優秀論文可推薦至國內外質優雜誌發表,包括方廣錩教授主編的《佛教文獻研究》、聖凱教授主編的《佛學研究》、孫英剛教授主編的《佛教史研究》、以及陳金華教授編輯的Studies in Chinese Religions (社科院與英國出版社Routledge合作) 。
  3. 一系列(共三次,為時1-2小時)旨在體驗寺院生活的禪悅活動,包括坐禪、品茶、儀軌觀摩等;
  4. 數次宗教名勝與參訪活動(主要是五臺山佛寺與文化古蹟) 。研究內容相關的學員還可以申請參加另一為期兩天(7月23-24日)的在大同的參訪活動 (巡禮雲崗石窟及周邊名寺)

V.申請手續: 每位學員應參加本項目所支持的所有活動(包括演講系列、研討會和論壇[可選擇發表或不發表論文,但需列席] 、五臺山參訪[大同部分参访則可随意]、以及禪悅體驗等)。歡迎佛教與東亞宗教或相關專業的研究生以及博士後報名參與 。入學申請務必於2016 年4月1日前提交至buddhistseminarandfieldwork@gmail.com。申請需包括:

  1. 申請表 (可經由上述郵箱索取)
  2. 申請者的個人簡歷
  3. 寫作樣本(發表或未發表的)
  4. 一封推薦信(需由推薦人直接电邮至以上電子郵箱)

VI. 課程費用

  1. 學費以及研修期間的食宿──免費
  2. 往返學員所在地與研修地點的機票或車票費用──學員自理
  3. 管理費(1000元人民幣)──學員負擔