[Call for Applicants] Hou Family Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

The Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies sponsors one North America-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of three to twelve months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. Applications are welcome from candidates with [...]

McGill University: Spring Reading Group: Facets of Secularism

[Call for Applications] CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies (2017-2018)

Fellowship location: York University, Toronto, Canada Deadline: Friday, 28 April 2017 Discipline: Social Sciences and Humanities Eligibility Emerging scholars who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, who have received a PhD degree within the last five years, and who do not hold full-time salaried positions may apply for this CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Current doctoral [...]

2017 Inaugural Public Lecture by Professor Donald Lopez: Hyecho’s Journey: The World of Buddhism (Apr.17, 2017)

In the year 721, a young Buddhist monk named Hyecho set out from the kingdom of Silla, on the Korean peninsula, on what would become one of the most extraordinary journeys in the history of Buddhism. Sailing first to China, Hyecho continued to what is today Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, before [...]

Drokpa Screening at the Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto

Filmmaker Yan Chun Su visited the University of Toronto’s Centre for Buddhist Studies on 28 February 2017 to introduce her film Drokpa, a moving visual account of her extended stay with a nomadic family on the Eastern Tibetan Plateau. With minimal stylistic interventions from the filmmaker—names on the screen for the main subjects, music only [...]

[Event Announcement] Presentation: The Emergence of Another Sanskrit Manuscript of the Bhaiṣajyavastu (Mar.9, 2017)

You're cordially invited to a presentation by Dr. Fumi Yao on March 9, 3:30pm, UH 122, McMaster University.

[Event Announcement] Numata Lectures at the University of Calgary (Mar.9 &10, 2017)

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to present Two Talks by Professor Chen-kuo Lin (National Chengchi University)   The Annual Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture  "Emptiness and Violence: An Unexpected Encounter of Nāgārjuna with Derrida and Levinas" Thursday March 9, 7-9pm | Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, [...]

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The Birth of Insight and “Crossing the Dharmascape”: Professor Erik Braun’s Visit to Toronto and Hamilton

On January 26th and 27th, Professor Erik Braun visited the University of Toronto and McMaster University as a warmly welcomed Numata speaker, meeting with students, leading a reading group, and delivering a public lecture. In Toronto first, the Associate Professor from the University of Virginia led a reading group on the fifth and sixth chapters [...]

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[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: A Crazy History of Buddhism: On Buddhist Monasteries, Mental Institutions and Meditation/Mindfulness (Mar.16, 2017)

A public lecture by Professor James Robson (James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations) at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. This lecture will be delivered in a way to accommodate both English and Chinese speakers. There has been increasing attention paid to the relationship between Buddhism [...]

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[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: Bikers, Widows, and Bodhisattvas – Female Priests in Japanese Buddhism by Mark Rowe (Mar.15, 2017)

This talk introduces three female Buddhist priests from different schools of Buddhism in different areas of Japan: A Shingon priest from Mt. Koya, a Pure Land priest from Tokyo, and a Nichiren priest from Sapporo. In response to the general trend in Buddhist studies to focus on exemplars of the tradition, I am concerned with [...]