May 11 – October 9, 2017 at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.Continue reading
March 25-27, 2017. Shanxi, China.
**New dates** July 12-20, 2017. Mount Wutai, China. Deadline to apply May 1.Continue reading
Information on launch of the Centre and the activities for the Centre’s inaugural week 22-25 March 2017 in Paris.Continue reading
January 20-22, 2017. Princeton University.Continue reading
A video of the 2016 Winter Program. December 10-19, 2016 at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.Continue reading
By Charles D. Orzech . 4pm, February 9, 2017. UBC Department of Asian Studies, Room 604.Continue reading
Professor Paul Groner. May 30, 2016. Asian Centre Room 604.
Prof. Michael Como. April 5, 2016. C.K. Choi building room 231.Continue reading
August 27, 28, 2016. Madrid, Spain.
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.Continue reading
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. Continue reading