Buddhist Transformations and Interactions

Buddhist Transformations and Interactions

The volume Buddhist Transformations and Interactions originated from a conference organized by Jinhua Chen in Beijing in the winter of 2006 in memory of Antonino Forte, who passed away that summer. It is edited by Victor Mair, one of our project’s advisors; contributors to the volume include two more advisors (T. H. Barrett and P. Granoff), and several key team members including Michael Radich, James Robson, Koichi Shinohara and Jinhua Chen, the project’s Director. Here is the full list of contributors:

Introduction (Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania)

Chapter 1  On the Origins of the Great Fuxian Monastery in Luoyang (Antonino Forte)
Chapter 2  Buddhist Nirvana and Its Chinese Interpreters: A Note (Timothy Barrett, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Chapter 3  The Borderland Complex and the Construction of Sacred Sites and Lineages in East Asian Buddhism (Jinhua Chen, University of British Columbia)
Chapter 4  Maya in Buddhist Art and in the Buddhist Legend (Hubert Durt, formerly of the International College for Advanced Buddhist Studies Tokyo)
Chapter 5  A Modern Border Crossing: Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Life of the Buddha (Phyllis Granoff, Yale University)
Chapter 6  The Correspondence Between Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai Monks in the Mid-Heian Period (Paul Groner, University of Virginia)
Chapter 7  Glimmerings of India: Nukariya Kaiten and the Transmission of Zen from India to China (John R. McRae [(1947–2011], formerly of Indiana and Cornell Universities)
Chapter 8  Problems of Attribution, Style, and Dating Relating to the “Great Cloud Sutras” in the Chinese Buddhist Canon (T 387, T 388/S. 6916) (Michael Radich, Victoria University of Wellington)
Chapter 9  Pre-Mortem Rites in East Asian Buddhism (James Robson, Harvard University)
Chapter 10  Borders and Border Crossing in East Asian Buddhist Historiography (Koichi Shinohara, Yale University)
Chapter 11  Chan Yulu as a Means of Integration across Culture: Reflections on the Fictional Background to Chan’s “Encounter Dialogues” (Yulu) (Albert Welter, University of Arizona)
Chapter 12  A Pavilion for Amitabha: Yorimichi’s Phoenix Hall in Transcultural Perspective (Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University)

The honoree of the volume, Antonino Forte, was a worldwide esteemed scholar and beloved mentor and friend to many scholars of Sinology and East Asian Buddhism active all over the world (many of whom are associated with this SSHRC project). Forte delivered the inaugural lecture for the UBC Buddhist Studies Lecture Series in the fall of 2002. The lecture was later edited by Jinhua Chen and several other colleagues, and was published in the inaugural issue of the Studies in Chinese Religions, edited by Jinhua Chen, who also included a memorial note for Forte in the article:

On the origins of the Great Fuxian Monastery 大福先寺 in Luoyang
(available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23729988.2015.1028202)

This article is now republished in this volume.
The Italian School of East Asian Studies (ISEAS) founded by Forte in Kyoto has acted as a haven for different generations of young scholars doing research in Kyoto. In particular, it has been a principle source of inspiration for the conception of this international and interdisciplinary SSHRC project. We are proud to present this volume in memory of Prof. Forte.