Buddhism and East Asian Cultures Winter Lecture Series & The 4th Modern Chinese Buddhism Forum

Buddhism and East Asian Cultures Winter Lecture Series & The 4th Modern Chinese Buddhism Forum

This CFP has resulted in the selection of the following ten scholars. Congratulations! 

1. Adamek, Wendi Leigh 韋聞迪

2. Huang, Weilong 黃偉龍

3. Kwak, Roe  郭磊

4. Lau, Ngar-Sze 劉雅詩

5. Liu, Yifeng 刘懿凤

6. Qiu, Yifei  邱奕菲

7. Tsomo, Karma Lekshe

8. Wang, Jia 王佳

9. Yang, Gang 楊剛

10. Zhao, Dong  趙冬

Conference Title:

Unfolding of Modern Chan & Meditation and their Challenges in the Global Modernity

A copy of the program can be downloaded HERE


Modern Development of East Asian Chan Buddhism and its Transmission, Revival or Transformation
Cross-cultural Exchanges of Modern East Asian Chan Buddhism and their Socio-political Implications
Modern East Asian Chan Buddhism and Buddhist Modernism and Buddhist Modernism
Psycho-physical Healing and East Asian Buddhist Meditation Movement in Modern Medicine and Healing: Meanings and Challenges


 Chan is an essential part of Chinese Buddhism, whose modern evolution is significant for both religious field and academic studies. The Conference aims at exploring issues such as transmission, reviving, modernization, and transformation of Chan Buddhism unfolded in Modern East Asia, as well as the meditation practice emerged therein. 

We welcome multi/inter-disciplinary approaches to these issues so to explore the religious, historical, social, and psychological implications of Chan Buddhism and meditation movement in the cross-cultural settings of Modern East Asia.

Paper Submissions: Application form, CVs and paper abstracts should be sent electronically >>> (download the application: https://bit.ly/2uSGg78)

Submission deadline of paper abstract: 2018/8/30
 Word limit of paper abstract: 500-1,000 words
Notification of paper accepted: 2018/9/30
Submission deadline of completed paper: 2018/11/30
Paper abstracts and completed papers should be sent electronically to the UBC: FrogBear.Project@ubc.ca
 For conference presenters, SYEF will provide full board (housing plus meals) during the conference, in addition to partial international travel allowance.

Conference Date: January 7-9, 2019

Conference Location:
Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Conference Organizer:
Sheng Yen Education Foundation, Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies

Conference Sponsors:
Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada, Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Buddhism (CEIB) in Paris, France

The Winter Program is supported by an international and interdisciplinary project on Buddhism and East Asian religions (From the Ground Up) sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (www.frogbear.org).