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Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). Thursday, September 19, 2019. UBC.
Articles from inaugural issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) of Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies (HIJBS) now available.
Click here to return to the Original Thoughts conference page. Session 1: Positioning Japanese Buddhism Jolyon Thomas (University of Pennsylvania): Buddhism and the Politics of Public Education in Postwar Japan This chapter uses contemporary Japanese Buddhist debates about public education policy and pedagogy to show how secularist legal arrangements placeContinue reading
March 15 to June 15, 2019 at Diefenbaker Canada Centre.
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Click here to return to main conference page. March 15, 2016 -- Book Art Installation by Naomi Kasumi, "MEM: memory ∙ memorial no. 7 scriptorium” Asian Centre, 4:30 PM 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Join us for the opening reception on March 15 at the AsianContinue reading
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Click here to return to main conference page. February 5, 2016 -- Japanese Rare Books Workshop Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet and Dodson Rooms, 10:00 AM 1961 East Mall, Vancouver Led by Sasaki Takahiro, this workshop is aimed at graduate students, curators, librarians, and faculty. For more information, please see JapaneseContinue reading
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Natasha Heller (University of Virginia). 7:00 PM. Thursday, June 6, 2019. Ghent University, Auditorium P (Zaal Jozef Plateau), Campus Boekentoren.
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October 3, 2019. Peng Lu. University of British Columbia
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Talismans and Talisman Cultures in Contemporary Vietnam, Korea, and Japan: Meaning, Making, Medium
Introduction of the Database of Chinese Medieval Texts (DMCT)
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Robert E. Buswell Jr. (University of California, Los Angeles). 5pm. Thursday, September 12, 2019. UBC Ponderosa Commons Ballroom.
September 20–22, 2019 at UBC, St. John’s College.
December 6-8, 2019, Peking University.
Click here to return to the main conference page. AN Xiang 安詳 (Chinese Buddhist Institute Putuoshan College 普陀山佛學院)： 宋代天台教院的講授典籍與教學方式 伴隨宋代社會中書院教學模式的形成與發展，在佛教中固有「教觀雙運」之名的天台宗也繼承與發揚著台宗教團的學修模式，形成了一定規模的教院組織，與社會中的書院文化齊頭並進，形成了獨具特色的佛教宗派教學體系和教職人員隊伍。宋代天台教院的教職人員大都延續了佛教叢林制度中的人事運作模式，設立東西二序，其中住持、首座、維那的職能因為宗風、學風、課程設置等方面的差異而與禪宗叢林體現出極大的不同。本文擬就宋代教院中維那一職的進行考辨，宋代教院中的維那一職肩負教習天台宗入門典籍的文字點讀，以及監督、帶領教院生活中宗教實踐的執行，不同於中國古代佛教僧官體系中的維那和都維那，更是有異於禪宗叢林中的維那一職。宋代天台教院中維那的職能屬性是對天台教團學風的繼承還是創新？宋代天台教院整體運作中維那的職能屬性確立於何時，是值得考察與辨析的問題。通過對宋代教院中維那職能的考辨可以以小窺大，對宋代天台教院的教學模式、課程設置、人員關係等有所釐清。 BAI Bing 白冰 (Northwest University 西北大學)： 近代世界教育視角下太虛武昌佛學院僧伽教育探究 太虛認為僧伽教育的宗旨是“造成住持佛教的僧寶”。先培養學僧，再到職僧，最後實現由職僧到德僧的轉變。對於學僧的培養涉及佛學常識、歷史、研究佛學的基礎知識、哲學等，尤其注重外語的學習。這些課程即使現在看來，設置也是非常合理的。在法務館、圖書館的設立上，太虛認為須將世界各地的佛教，所有種種制度，寺院、佛像、經書等等，都能搜集整治到精確完美，以為人類研究佛教的共遵共信基礎。實際上，僧伽教育的落腳點是培養德僧，造就能修學及能宣揚佛法的現代住持僧寶。能弘法利生，改造社會，方可成為最完全的僧格。 CHANG Meiya 張梅雅 (University of Taiwan 台灣大學) : 從傳統禪宗寺院教育到高等學院教育的思想轉型: 以台灣法鼓山為例 自魏晉以來，來自域外的佛教思想逐漸轉化為中國社會文化的重要底蘊之一，此一現象與佛教在中國廣建寺院，逐步整理與確立各種佛教僧尼、信徒的生活制度，如經藏內涵、僧尼戒律與社會互動準則等方面有關。傳統的中國佛寺重視師長教誨，僧尼不僅隨侍各自寺院僧尼大德聆聽教導，也重視訪遊各大名山、寺院，在朝禮名山的同時也可以訪師求道；因此，傳統中國寺院之中，尤其是在禪宗寺院，形成一套重視禮敬師長、培育僧才的教育思想。寺院生活在於能夠分別宗教與世俗，寺院教育的目的在於追求生命的解脫之道，而非知識的累積。然而，在創辦人聖嚴法師（Sheng-Yan, 1931-2009）帶領下的台灣法鼓山僧團在其「以大學院教育為佛教、為社會，培育宗教、人文、社會等各層次人才」的教育思想敦促下，從1985年創辦「中華佛學研究所」，一直到2014年成立隸屬於台灣高等教育一環的「法鼓文理學院」，成為一培育專業智能、回應現代教育需求的高等學院教育，其中聖嚴法師的教育思想扮演極其重要的角色。本文試從聖嚴法師的教育理念與實踐內容著手，與明清以來中國傳統禪宗叢林教育理念對照，從中梳理由傳統寺院教育轉化為現代、西化、高等學院教育的思想轉型契機與特徵。 CHEN Jinhua 陳金華 (UBC): 寺學與私學: 中古中國以佛寺為中心的知識孵育與傳播網絡 寺學指依託於寺院之學，相對於俗世間之學。俗世間之學大致有官學與私學兩分。官學乃官府所支持之學，旨在培養服務於官府之人才。而私學乃是根植民間之學，可造就官方人才，然更多的是培育關乎世俗生活的種種技藝於技巧。顧名思義，寺學與私學乃是指寺院之學與私學之關係。 寺學的公開性與包容性：除內明（佛教知識）外，寺學還包括語言文字學、邏輯學、醫學與藥學、各種工巧制作技藝等各種世間學問。而處處寺院，也就自然成為各種知識之儲備場所與各類神聖與世俗知識交融與傳遞之絕佳地點。 寺學的流動性：寺學不拘一格，強調遊學的重要性。 寺學的國際性：伴隨佛教在亞洲的傳播，亞洲各地的神聖與世俗知識也得以在亞洲各地傳播。像唐代的一些大寺，如西明寺、青龍寺、大興善寺等，便是這種中外文化交流的重要中心與知識的中繼站。Continue reading
Click here to return to the main conference page. AN Xiang 安詳 (Chinese Buddhist Institute Putuoshan College 普陀山佛學院) 安详：中国佛学院普陀山学院研究生毕业，现任中国佛学院普陀山学院讲师。主要研究方向为僧俗伦理、唐末五代宋元时期佛教信仰。发表论文有《六朝时期僧人辟谷、服食行为初探》，美国《觉有情》杂志第52期；《民国天台教苑的转型与发展》；谛闲大师与民国佛教研讨会（2015年）：《禅宗僧俗伦理的基本模式》，《普陀学刊》2017年第5辑；《试论禅宗制度与僧俗伦理》，少林寺与隋唐佛教国际学术研讨会（2018年）；《物质的归宿：从亡僧物看僧团对物质的再利用》，第五届世界佛教论坛·佛教与环境保护分论坛（2018年）。 BAI Bing 白冰 (Northwest University 西北大學) 白冰，中國人民大學宗教學博士，復旦大學哲學博士後。現在西北大學歷史學院主要從事佛教思想與歷史的教學及科研工作。2014年獲得教育部人文社科青年基金項目“南北朝禪學研究”，2016年獲得國家社科基金一般項目“隋唐以前禪法研究”。在《宗教學研究》、《江淮論壇》、《中國社會科學報•理論版》、《禪與人類文明研究》（香港中文大學出版社）等刊物發表論文多篇，2017年出版專著《禪宗及其祖庭》。 CHANG Meiya 張梅雅 (University of Taiwan 台灣大學) 就讀北京大學期間，研究唐代佛教比丘尼的社會關係，運用史書、小說、佛教史傳、墓志與敦煌文書等各式材料，探討在佛教興盛發展的唐朝社會之中，佛教比丘尼與國家、家庭、僧團等不同社會團體的密切互動關係。之後，因緣際會接觸韓國與日本佛教的材料，對於中古時期日韓佛教與社會的互動有所研究。目前以近代中國佛教文獻，特別是明清禪宗語錄進行文獻解讀與討論為主要的研究核心，並關注當代台灣佛教教團的發展與研究，主要關心法鼓山創辦人聖嚴法師的教育理念等問題。 CHEN Jinhua 陳金華 (UBC；firstname.lastname@example.org) Jinhua Chen is Professor of East Asian intellectual historyContinue reading
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Click here to return to the main INALCO Intensive Program page. Schedule for the Intensive Program on Buddhism July 6-24, 2019 INALCO. Paris, France Segment 1 (July 6-17) July 6 (Saturday): arrival July 7 (Sunday): free July 8-12: seminars (location: Séminaire polonais de Paris) Segment 1 (Heirman, Chen) DateContinue reading
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December 15-19, 2019 Aussois, France.
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Huqun Li (China University of Political Science and Law). 2:30pm. Thursday, March 14, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Long Chen (Xinzhou Teachers University). 4:30pm. Thursday, January 24, 2019. UBC Buchanan Building B Room 302
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Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). 1:30pm. Thursday January 31, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
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A REFLECTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL AND INTENSIVE PROGRAM ON BUDDHIST AT UBC Posted on October 5, 2018 by Meng Zhang The International and Intensive Program on Buddhism was held at University of British Columbia from July 27 to August 15, 2018. This program consisted of six seminars delivered by six international scholars. EachContinue reading
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Tang Jia. 4pm November 1, 2018. Asian Centre Room 604.
Susan Andrews. 4pm Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Auditorium Annex A room 157
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Hao Chunwen. 4pm November 15, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium.
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News Report from Chinese Daily about the. 2018 Cambridge Intensive Program on Buddhism
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Zhang, Anqi is an undergraduate student in the Department of Asian and African Studies in Shanghai International Studies University.
Xuan Fang. 4pm October 4th, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium.
Albert Welter. 3:30 pm September 20, 2018. UBC CK Choi Room 120.
Interview with Zhe Ji (CEIB) by Shuyue He. Originally posted to CJBS.
Cluster 1.2: Religion and Technology — Workshop held at NUS, August 2018
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Click here return to the 2018 Cambridge Intensive Program. Last name 姓 First name 名 Gender 性別 From 來自 Affiliation 所屬 Status 資歷 1. Bian 边 Huiyuan 慧媛 F China Peking University PhD Student 2. Chen 陳 Ruifeng 瑞峰 M Canada/China McMaster PhD Student 3. Feng 馮 JingContinue reading
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Program January 7-16, 2019 at DILA, Taiwan. Deadline to apply: October 15, 2018
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Conference January 7-9, 2019 at DILA.
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Click here to return to the main conference page. 1. T.H. Barrett, SOAS, University of London 英國倫敦大學亞非學院 T.H. Barrett is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS University of London. His research interests focus on the history of Chinese religion, notably Taoism andContinue reading
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Please click here to return to the main conference page. Bian Dongbo 卞東波 (University of Nanjing 南京大學): 漢籍東傳與異域闡釋——論中國詩僧文集的日本注本 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Bian Dongbo（卞東波）is a Full Professor of Classical Chinese Literature at Nanjing University. He earned his PhD in 2006 from Nanjing University. From 2006 to present, he has served as aContinue reading
Click here to return to the main conference page. T. H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London 英國倫敦大學亞非學院): Liu Yan’s 劉宴 (716-780) Essay on “Three religions”: Its Manuscripts Found in Dunhuang and Japan The eminent financial expert Liu Yan 劉宴 (716-780) is better known for his fiscal innovations than forContinue reading
Click here to return to the main conference page. 1. Judit BAGI 芭九迪: Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 匈牙利科學院 (email@example.com) Ms Judit Bagi is a PhD student at the European Ethnology – Cultural Anthropology Program, Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, the University of Pécs, andContinue reading
Click here to return to the main conference page. 1.Judit BAGI 巴九迪 (Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 匈牙利科學院): In the Shadow of the Lotus Sutra: A Buddho-Confucian Sutra on the Pilgrimage Routes to the Holy Places of Wutaishan-Dunhuang-Jizushan An excellent proof for the connectionContinue reading
Please click here to return to the main conference page. Bian Dongbo 卞東波 (University of Nanjing 南京大學): 漢籍東傳與異域闡釋——論中國詩僧文集的日本注本 中國晚唐以降，形成了“詩禪合一”的觀念，唐代詩僧尚顏《讀齊己上人集》云：“詩為儒者禪，此格的惟仙。”（《全唐詩》卷八四八）徐寅《雅道機要》亦云：“夫詩者，儒中之禪也。一言契道，萬古咸知。”宋人吳可《學詩三首》第一首则云:“學詩渾似學參禪。”所以從中晚唐開始就出現了大量的“詩僧”，也产生了中國文學史上的“禅文学”或“文字禅”，中國歷代詩僧的文集很多流傳至今。不過，也有不少詩僧文集在中國本土失傳，但東傳到日本，並在日本被翻刻，如南宋詩僧釋善珍的《藏叟摘稿》、釋行肇的《淮海拏音》、釋行海的《雪岑和尚續集》，元代詩僧釋道惠的《廬山外集》、釋至仁的《澹居稿》等。除此之外，日本江戶時代還出現了不少注釋中國詩僧文集的注釋書，如有唐代詩僧貫休《山居詩》的注本《禪月大師山居詩略注》，宋代詩僧雪竇重顯的《祖英集》的注本《冠注祖英集》，宋代詩僧釋惠洪的《石門文字禪》的注本《注石門文字禪》，元代詩僧釋英的《白雲集》的注本《鼇頭白雲詩集》。當然最多的注本是唐代《寒山集》的注本，光漢文注就有四種，已經全部收入筆者所編的《寒山詩日本古注本叢刊》（鳳凰出版社，2017年）中。本文對這些注本的書志特色、文獻價值，以及學術內涵和文化意義進行了研究。筆者發現，日本江戶時代這些注本的作者基本上都是日本的禪師，能夠“以釋注釋”，故能對集中的佛教詞彙與義理有所把所致。同時，禪宗是伴隨著宋學傳入日本的，朱子學對日本禪宗也產生一定的影響，朱子學對格物致知，對“道問學”的講求，都影響到日本的中世與近世禪林，所以日本禪林普遍注重對知識的學習，不但刊刻了大量的外典，而且對禪文學的發展也做出了很大的貢獻。這些注本有很強的學術性，當然這些注本的出現與日本禪宗在日本重興密切相。本文將從東籍東傳與異域之眼的角度透視來中國詩僧文集的日本注本。 Chen Jinhua (UBC): The An Lushan Rebellion and East Asian Buddhism: With a Focus on Tang-Zhou China’s Commercial and Religious Ties with Central Asia “ 安史之亂”與東亞佛教：聚焦唐周帝國(655-705)與中亞的商貿與宗教聯繫 This paper provides aContinue reading
Natasha Heller & Jiang Wu. Friday May 11, 2:30pm at McMaster University
September 18 to October 15, 2017; Wutai, Shanxi, China.
August 29-31, 2018; Cambridge, UK.
May 26 – 27, 2018 at McMaster University. Apply for funding by April 30, register by May 10.
Program: July 27-August 13, 2018; Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Program: August 21–September 10, 2018; Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Click here to return to the main conference page. 1.AHN Sung-Doo 安性斗 (韓國首爾大學)：Paramārtha’s Concept of Amala-vijñāna and Its Criticism by Xuanzang School 真諦的阿賴耶識，以及玄奘學派對其所作的批評 The purpose of this research is to examine the meanings of the concepts *amala-vijñāna (amaluoshi 阿摩羅識) in the works of Paramārtha (Zhendi 眞諦, C.E. 499-569), andContinue reading
August 17-19, 2018; Xi’an, China.
Program: July 3-12, 2018.
Sept 21-23, 2018 Berkeley, California
We are glad to announce the recent publication of the first book from our participant, Michelle C. Wang.
Mount Wutai, Shanxi province, China; July 3-5, 2018.
Dr. Charles Li. 3-5 pm March 16, 2018. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
4-6 pm March 14, 2018. Dr Charles Li – UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Deadline: April 30, 2018.
Applications are due March 30, 2018.
Dr. Darui Long (University of the West). March 8, 2018 at UBC.
August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019 at National Chengchi University. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.
Please send the electronic version (WORD or PDF) of application materials by email or WeChat by April 20, 2018.
By Crystal Beaudoin, McMaster University
By Xiao’an Shi, University of British Columbia
Congratulations to Professor Chen on this award!
Applications for the 2018 Summer HBMLP are now open. Deadline: April 30, 2018.
Check out this amazing video to review the Winter Program in action.
Interested scholars are invited to email more detailed proposals and cvs to firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 15, 2018.
Dr. Yi’nan Zhang. January 18, 4-6pm. Asian Centre Room 604.
Press release on the creation of the Tianzhu Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures.
Michael Hunter . January 8, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Asian Centre Room 604.
To get involved, or for more information, please contact Willis Monroe (email@example.com).
Michael Hunter. January 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. CK Choi Building Room 120.
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Published by Cambria Press and Hosted at Peking University, the journal welcomes submissions on a range of topics related to Buddhism.
Now accepting resumes for several translation projects!
A Major Project led by FROGBEAR cluster leader, Kai SHENG, has been newly awarded by the Chinese National Social Sciences Fund
Deadline January 15, 2018
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Click here to return to the main conference page. 1. Susan Andrews 安素桑 (University of Mount Alison 加拿大聖阿裏森大學): “Material Culture and the Making of the Transnational Mount Wutai Cult: An exploration of the roles architecture, calligraphy, and statuary are playing in the contemporary Mount Wutai cults of Canada andContinue reading
Dr. Jimmy Yu. November 22, 4pm. UBC Asian Center room 604.
April 20-22, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Kai Sheng. October 26, 2:15pm. UBC Asian Center room 604.
January 13-15, 2018 at DILA, Taiwan.
Dr. Paul Groner. October 23 5pm. UBC Asian Center room 604.
Funding from Harvard Global Institute provided for work in the Dunhuang caves.
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Click here to return to the main conference page. Barbara Ambros (UNC Chapel Hill) Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh) T.H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London) Geoff Barstow (Oregon State) Daniela Berti (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)) Ben Brose (University of Michigan) Huaiyu Chen (Arizona State University) PhyllisContinue reading
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 principleContinue reading
We are excited to partner with this newly launched Center for Buddhist Studies!
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. This workshop brought together specialists in a variety of fields to design a learning, teaching, and research resource related to this influential cultural idea.
Dr. Wendi Adamek. 4pm September 28, 2017. Asian Center Room 604, UBC.
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Please click here to return to the main conference page. Juhn Ahn 安俊泳 (University of Michigan): “The Chigong hwasang sŏnyorok 指空和尚禪要錄 and the Question of Authenticity in Fourteenth-Century Sŏn Buddhism” Naong Hyegŭn 懶翁慧勤 (1320-1376), a renowned Sŏn master who was active in Koryŏ Korea during the Yuan-Ming transition, hasContinue reading
Please click here to return to the main conference page. Lists of Scholars & Biographies︱與會學者名單與簡介 Panelists與會學者名單 Name 學者姓名 Photo 照片 Institution 服務單位 Title 職稱 1. Ahn Juhn 安俊泳 Panel 1.2 University of Michigan Assistant Professor 2. Bai Zhaojie 白照傑 Panel 2.3 上海社科院哲學所 助理研究員 3. Barrett, T. H.Continue reading
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We are very pleased to announce the publication of the book Rules of Engagement, edited by Susan Andrews, Jinhua Chen, and Cuilan Liu.
Join us in welcoming fellowship recipients and learning more about our Tianzhu post-doctoral fellow!
Report by Hassan Pirbhai, University of Calgary
August 11-12, 2017 at Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea
Deadline: September 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Deadline to submit: September 30 2017
Ven. Dayuan. 7pm Saturday June 17, 2017. Jack Poole Hall, Alumni Centre, UBC
In memory of Antonino Forte, who passed away in 2006.
May 11 – October 9, 2017 at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
We are pleased to announce the release of the first volume in a new series published by Brill. The series editors include Meir Sharar, James Benn, and Jinhua Chen.
**New dates** July 12-20, 2017. Mount Wutai, China. Deadline to apply May 1.
Information on launch of the Centre and the activities for the Centre’s inaugural week 22-25 March 2017 in Paris.
July 31 – August 2, 2017. The Shaolin Monastery 少林寺, Mount Song 嵩山, Henan 河南
July 12-15, 2017. Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove, Mount Wutai
August 8-11, 2017. Mount Wutai, Xinzhou, Shanxi. CFP Deadline March 1, 2017
The submissions deadline for the twelfth edition (2017) is March 1, 2017.
A video of the 2016 Winter Program. December 10-19, 2016 at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.
By Charles D. Orzech . 4pm, February 9, 2017. UBC Department of Asian Studies, Room 604.
Professor Paul Groner. May 30, 2016. Asian Centre Room 604.
January 20-22, 2017. Princeton University.
Prof. Michael Como. April 5, 2016. C.K. Choi building room 231.
Deadline: November 30, 2016
March 25-27, 2017. Shanxi, China.
June 16-18, 2017. Vancouver Canada.
August 27, 28, 2016. Madrid, Spain.
As one of the world’s three major religions, during the long process of its transmission, Buddhism continuously disseminated Indian art across vast regions outside of South Asia. At the same time, Buddhism fused with local native cultural and artistic traditions, unceasingly creating new from the old and bringing about the development of numerous new dazzling artistic traditions. The history of the far-reaching transmission of Buddhism is an extremely important, inseparable part of the overall process of development of the arts of mankind.
August 9, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
The relationship between literary and religious activities has been a lasting theme for any society of any time all over the world. One lens to see through the patterns of interactions between the religious and literary practitioners is provided by the relationship between Chan Buddhism and literature in medieval China. This one-day workshop, co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum, invites several top scholars based in China and Canada to jointly shed new light on this intriguing issue.
July 19-24, 2016. Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove, Mount Wutai, China.
Located in central China, the mountain range known as Wutai 五臺 was perceived as the new Chinese abode for the famous Indian bodhisattva, Mañjuśrī. As such, it came to be widely venerated by Buddhist believers from all over East Asia. This conference explores a plethora of trans-cultural, multi-ethnic, and cross-regional factors that contributed to the formation and transformation of the cult centered on Wutai and its dwelling bodhisattva (Mañjuśrī), as well as the “international” roles (religious, political, economic, commercial, diplomatic and even military) that the Wutai-centered cult has played in Asia and beyond.
May 29, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
This workshop aims to throw light on East Asian Buddhism’s involvement in warfare and other violent and semi-violent activities (e.g., military chaplains and counsellors, warriors, practitioners and promoters of the martial arts, and spices). In addition to bringing to light an important (and severely understudied) front in which the samgha (i.e., Buddhist community) intervened in the secular world, this workshop will also underscore the necessity to move beyond studying the “real situation of Buddhism” through the prism of the Buddhist precepts, which prescribed, rather than described, the circumstances under which the samgha grew and was transformed. Another aim is to study new features and patterns of state-samgha relations in East Asia.
May 26-28, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
While considering reading, writing, and media today alongside Asian traditions of the past, this event will also look ahead toward ways of preserving and transmitting the past, including demonstrations of digitization in the fields of education, library studies, journalism, history, literature, and religion. The roundtable will bring scholars, curators, librarians, community leaders, and policymakers into conversation to examine an array of approaches and technologies.