[Event Announcement] UBC Conference: Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West (August 10-12, 2016)

Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West
University of British Columbia • August 10–12, 2016

Co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (Jessica L. Main, director) and The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective Project (SSHRC Insight Grant: John S. Harding, Victor Sōgen Hori, Alexander Soucy, co-investigators)

Venue: St. John’s College
2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4


Important Information:

The Conference Webpage

To Register:

Please visit https://tlkyannualconference.sites.olt.ubc.ca to register for this conference. The registration fee is $140 (payable by credit card, single day and half day rates also available). Registrants will receive a delegate package, as well as meals and refreshments during the event.


Abbreviated Schedule:

Wednesday, August 10:
12:00 PM onwards REGISTRATION

1:30 – 3:00 PM PANEL 1 East/West–West/East
Victor Sōgen Hori (McGill University)
Jeffrey Schoeder (University of Oregon)
Sebastian Musch (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelber, Germany)
Jingjing Li (McGill University)

3:30 – 5:00 PM PANEL 2 Asian Agency
Paride Stortini (University of Chicago)
Mick Deneckere (Ghent University, Belgium)
Rev. Soorakkulame Pemaratana (University of Pittsburg)
Lina Verchery (Harvard University)

7:30 – 9:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS “Japanese Buddhism’s ‘Western’ Turn: South/Southeast Asia” [Open to the public]
Richard Jaffe (Duke University)
Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall, V6T 1Z2

Thursday, August 11:
9:00 – 10:30 PM PANEL 3 Tradition and Authenticity
Shou Jen Kuo (University of California, Riverside)
Christopher Emory-Moore (University of Waterloo)
Christopher Hiebert (University of Virginia)
Casey Collins (University of British Columbia)

11:00 – 12:30 PM PANEL 4 Local Histories and Global Forms
Victoria Montrose (University of Southern California)
Jessica L. Main (University of British Columbia)
John Harding (University of Lethbridge)
Kai Sheng (Tsing-Hua University)

2:30 – 4:00 PM PANEL 5 Gender, Race, and Power
Isabel Essebag (McGill University)
Ryan Anningson Wilfrid (Laurier University-University of Waterloo)
Marybeth White (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Alexander Soucy (Saint Mary’s University)

*4:30 – 5:40 PM PANEL 6 Monastics and Modernity
Jack Chia (Cornell University)
Ven. Sirinanda Bandagiriye (Saint Mary’s University)
Silong Li (Peking University)

*4:30 – 5:40 PM PANEL 7 Interpretations and Translations
Jessica Zu (Princeton University)
Haema Sivanesan (Art Gallery of Victoria)
Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg (University of Copenhagen)

7:30 – 9:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS “Buddhism and Global Secularisms” [Open to the public]
Professor David McMahan (Franklin & Marshall College)
Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall, V6T 1Z2

Friday, August 12:
*8:50 – 10:00 PM PANEL 8 Transnational Networks
Yulianti (University of Leiden / Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Ven. Jue Qian & Janet McLellan (University of Waterloo)
Jason Ellsworth (Dalhousie University)

*8:50 –10:00 PM PANEL 9 Intra-Asian Communications
Lei Ying (Harvard University)
Elsa Ngar-sze Lau (Lancaster University)
Erik Hammerstrom (Pacific Lutheran University)

10:30 –12:00 PM PANEL 10 Nationalism and Politics
Barb Clayton (Mount Allison University)
Douglas Ober (University of British Columbia)
Justin Stein (University of Toronto)
John Nelson (University of San Francisco)

12:00 PM CLOSING

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