George Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan). April 14, 2023, 4:00 pm PDT. In person at C.K. Choi Building, Room 120, and online
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Richard John Lynn (University of Toronto). October 9, 2022, 7:30 PM PDT. In-person at UBC Asian Centre Auditorium and online
T. H. Barrett (SOAS). October 7, 2022, 6:30 pm PDT. In-person at The Place of Many Trees, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and online
Paris, France. January 5-8, 2023.
August 1, 2022, with James Robson (Harvard). Online, via Zoom
May 23–August 5, 2022
You Ziyong (Capital Normal University, China). 6:00 PM PDT, March 31, 2022. Online
Deng Qinping (University of Political Science and Law, China). 6:00 PM PDT, April 6, 2022. Online
December 8, 2021, with Stefania Travagnin (SOAS, University of London). Online, via Zoom
April 22, 2021, with Wendi L. Adamek (Calgary). Online, via Zoom.
Applications due March 30, 2021.
October 9, 2020, with John Kieschnick (Stanford). Online, via Zoom.
Ester Bianchi (Perugia University). Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5:30 pm–7 pm. UBC, C. K. Choi Building, Room 120.
Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University). Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30–8 pm. University of British Columbia, St John’s College.
Li Ling (Sichuan University). 4 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Stephanie Balkwill (The University of Winnipeg). 2:30pm Thursday, January 30 2020. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Matthew Orsborn (Taiwan National University). January 30, 2020. 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley.
Report on the CRTA workshop, December 15-19, 2019 Aussois, France.
December 15-19, 2019 Aussois, France.
Cuilan Liu (University of Pittsburgh). 5 pm, Friday, November 15, 2019. UBC C.K. Choi Building, Room 120.
George Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan). 2:30 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Rey-Sheng Her (Tzu Chi University). 2:30 pm Thursday, November 7, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604
Michael Zimmermann (Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg University/University of Tsukuba). 4:30 pm, Monday, October 7, 2019. UBC Geography Building, Room 229.
Peng Lu (Wuhan University). 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Sam van Schaik (British Library). 7 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019. UBC St. John’s College.
Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
9am – 4:30pm, Sept 21, 2019 at Dharma Drum Vancouver. Advance registration required.
Robert E. Buswell Jr. (University of California, Los Angeles). 5 pm. Thursday, September 12, 2019. UBC Ponderosa Commons Ballroom.
Huqun Li (China University of Political Science and Law). 2:30pm. Thursday, March 14, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). 1:30pm. Thursday January 31, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
Long Chen (Xinzhou Teachers University). 4:30pm. Thursday, January 24, 2019. UBC Buchanan Building B Room 302
Tang Zhongmao. 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Asian Library RM 506.
Hao Chunwen. 4pm November 15, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium.
Tang Jia. 4pm November 1, 2018. Asian Centre Room 604.
Paul Groner. Thursday October 25, 2018, 5 pm. 180 Doe Memorial Library, UC Berkeley.
Youn-mi Kim. 4 pm Monday, October 22, 2018. Asian Centre Auditorium
Michelle C. Wang. 1:30pm October 18, 2018. UBC Asian Centre Room 604.
Susan Andrews. 4pm Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Auditorium Annex A room 157
GONG Jun. Thursday 4pm, Oct 11 2018. Asian Center Room 604.
Xuan Fang. 4pm October 4th, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium.
Albert Welter. 3:30 pm September 20, 2018. UBC CK Choi Room 120.
Dr. Wen Haiming. September 4, 2018. 4pm UBC Asian Library Room 616.
Dr. Jiang Wu lecture August 12, 2018 at UBC.
May 26 – 27, 2018 at McMaster University. Apply for funding by April 30, register by May 10.
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.
Dr. Darui Long (University of the West). March 8, 2018 at UBC.
Please send the electronic version (WORD or PDF) of application materials by email or WeChat by April 20, 2018.
Dr. Yi’nan Zhang. January 18, 4-6pm. Asian Centre Room 604.
Michael Hunter . January 8, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Asian Centre Room 604.
Michael Hunter. January 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. CK Choi Building Room 120.
Dr. Jimmy Yu. November 22, 4pm. UBC Asian Center room 604.
Dr. Kai Sheng. October 26, 2:15pm. UBC Asian Center room 604.
Dr. Paul Groner. October 23 5pm. UBC Asian Center room 604.
Dr. Wendi Adamek. 4pm September 28, 2017. Asian Center Room 604, UBC.
September 1-2, 2017. UBC Vancouver, Canada.
Ven. Dayuan. 7pm Saturday June 17, 2017. Jack Poole Hall, Alumni Centre, UBC
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.
Prof. Michael Como. April 5, 2016. C.K. Choi building room 231.
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.
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.