[Roundtable] Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies, XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (Aug. 21, 2017)

Co-hosted by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto, this roundtable discussion refers to the fact that the field of Buddhist Studies, like the traditions it investigates, has shown a tendency to subdivide. Speakers will reflect on the degree to which their own specialties have become barriers to bridging divides. Have the boundaries of language, nation, period, and discipline lent the field a hermetic character?

Date: August 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto

The Speakers

James Benn

James Benn

McMaster University
“The Divide between Textual and Historical Studies”

Amanda Goodman

Amanda Goodman

University of Toronto
“Translation from Sanskrit to Chinese”

Juhyung Rhi

Juhyung Rhi

Seoul National University
“Bridging Buddhist Studies and Art History”


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