Through innovative practices of research and training this project fosters the next generation of scholars working on Buddhism and East Asian religions. Project members conduct onsite contextual investigation and training in texts, images, artifacts, and practices. New digital materials are gathered for a publicly accessible repository hosted at UBC. We employ interdisciplinary scholarship to enhance public and scholarly understanding of Buddhism and East Asian religions.

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Database of Religious Sites in East Asia

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Related Networks

We are fortunate to have the support of three international academic networks to help advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures. Each network is a global collaboration of top-tier universities and provides generous support for scholarly engagements. Visit the links below to learn more.

Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures
Founded with a donation from the Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism in Guangdong, China, this network aims to provide a platform for Buddhist devotees and researchers around the world to share their understanding and exchange ideas.

Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies
Founded by non-profit organization Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited, this network aims to promote cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural exchanges on Buddhism and Buddhist studies.

Yin-Cheng Network for Buddhist Studies
Founded by non-profit organization Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, this network aim to address topics in Buddhism and contemporary society, exploring how contemporary Buddhism can contribute to modern life beyond academics.