[Updated Agenda][Event Announcement] Lines and Enlightenment: Chan Buddhism and Literature in Medieval China 語與悟:中古中國的禪學與文學 (Aug. 9, 2016)

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.

Date and Time: August 9, 2016

Venue: Asian Center 604, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC

Co-sponsors:  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum

Agenda:

1.     13:00-14:00 (Keynote Speech): 1. GE Zhaoguang 葛兆光(復旦大學文史研究院及歷史系): 仍在胡適的延長線上——有關中國學界中古禪史研究之反思(Chaired: Michael Duke)

2.    14:00-14:40: DAI Yan 戴燕 (復旦大學): 中古文學與佛教關系之一例——王國維的五聲說和陳寅恪的四聲說 (Chaired: Michael Duke)

14:40-15:00: Tea/coffee break

3.     15:00-15:40. SHENG Kai 聖凱:山門與宗門——論禪宗祖師信仰的形成 (Chaired: Silong LI 李四龍)

4.    15:40-16:20. Josephine CHIU-DUKE: “Yu Yingshi 余英時 and His Interpretation of Chan Buddhism’s role in Tang-Song Intellectual Breakthrough”(Chaired: Silong LI 李四龍)

5.     16:20-17:00. YANG Ying 楊英 (中國社會科學院歷史所,UBC: Superpower  and the original Chan in early medieval China (Chaired: Silong LI 李四龍)

17:30-19:00: Dinner 晚宴


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