Online, UBC, April 2024. CFP deadline November 30, 2023
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May 19, 2023. In person, Ewha Womans University Museum.
This conference has been relocated and re-themed. See updated announcement.
Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery 蓮山雙林禪寺, Singapore, August 12–13, 2023
University of British Columbia, December 7-9, 2022
October 7–9, 2022, The xʷθəθiqətəm or Place of Many Trees, Liu Institute for Global Issues
August 12–14, 2022, ONLINE with University of British Columbia
July 29–31, 2022, ONLINE with Yale University
May 23 – 25, 2022, multiple speakers, ONLINE
November 7–9, ONLINE with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Yale University.
October 14–16, 2021, ONLINE with Yale University.
August 14–16, 2021, ONLINE with Harvard FAS CAMLab.
ONLINE July 4-6, 2020 in collaboration with Princeton University
July 4–6, 2020 ONLINE with Princeton University. CFP deadline May 15, 2020 | POSTPONED – Geumgang University | POSTPONED – Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”.
March 7-8, 2020. University of British Columbia.
Details TBA. Shentong Monastery in Shandong, Ji’nan Province.
December 6-8, 2019, Peking University.
Details TBA. University of Hong Kong and Great Bamboo Grove Monastery 大聖竹林 on Mount Wutai 五臺山.
September 20–22, 2019 at UBC, St. John’s College.
August 24–25, 2019. School of Foreign Languages, Peking University.
August 20-21, 2019; Oxford, UK.
June 3-5, 2019. Mount Wutai.
Conference January 7-9, 2019 at DILA.
Sept 21-23, 2018 Berkeley, California
August 29-31, 2018; Cambridge, UK.
August 17-19, 2018; Xi’an, China.
Mount Wutai, Shanxi province, China; July 3-5, 2018.
June 23-24, 2018. Nagoya University, Japan
April 20-22, 2018. Vancouver, Canada.
January 13-15, 2018 at DILA, Taiwan.
August 11-12, 2017 at Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea
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
June 16-18, 2017. Vancouver Canada.
March 25-27, 2017. Shanxi, China.
August 27, 28, 2016. Madrid, Spain.
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 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.