Buddhist Young Adult Fiction_ In Search of a Linguistic Connection

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

By Ngoc Le I was drawn to The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan due to its intriguing premise. The novel revolves around Leigh Chen Sanders, a teenager searching for her deceased mother who has turned into a bird. It follows her to Taiwan where she attempts to reconnect with her maternal … Continue reading Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

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A Reflection on Dr. Robert Sharf_s lecture “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness_ What is at Stake_”on March 6, 2018 at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University

A Reflection on Dr. Robert Sharf’s lecture “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness: What is at Stake?”on March 6, 2018 at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto

On March 6, 2018, Professor Dr. Cuilan Liu welcomed Dr. Robert Sharf, D. H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley, to present his lecture, “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness: What is at Stake?” to students and faculty members at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University … Continue reading A Reflection on Dr. Robert Sharf’s lecture “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness: What is at Stake?”on March 6, 2018 at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto

A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

The International and Intensive Program on Buddhism was held at University of British Columbia from July 27 to August 15, 2018. This program consisted of six seminars delivered by six international scholars. Each seminar combined a close reading of primary sources with lectures on the implications of the study of these sources. I was very … Continue reading A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

A Reflection on Professor Barend J. ter Haar_s Lecture Series at the UBC International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

A Reflection on Professor Barend J. ter Haar’s Lecture Series at the UBC International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

By Jing Le and Jisi Fu From July 30th to August 3rd, 2018, Dr. Barend J. ter Haar, the Run Run Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford's Faculty of Oriental Studies, delivered a lecture series about re-reading sources on Lord Guan (Guan Yu, a famous god in China). Professor ter Haar’s lectures … Continue reading A Reflection on Professor Barend J. ter Haar’s Lecture Series at the UBC International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

By Zhang Anqi My name is Zhang Anqi, a third-year undergraduate at Shanghai International Studies University 上海外國語大學 and Globalink Mitacs Intern at the University of Saskatchewan. Thanks to Prof. George Keyworth’s suggestion and encouragement, I’m very glad to have the chance to participate in the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at the University of … Continue reading A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

Under the organization of Professor Chen Jinhua, the University of British Columbia (UBC) hosted an international and intensive program on Buddhism from July 28 to August 12, 2018. The program has provided a platform for young scholars from across the world to engage in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogues on Buddhism, further undertaking the mission of … Continue reading Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

“Diverse Textual Sources in the Study of Buddhism,” at Congress 2018(1)

“Diverse Textual Sources in the Study of Buddhism,” at Congress 2018

In an age when, according to Buddhist tradition, the Dharma is in decline, and it often seems as if the Social Sciences and Humanities are too, it was a relief to attend the 2018 meeting of the Congress for Canadian Learned Societies in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The University of Regina hosted over 5200 attendees from 70 … Continue reading “Diverse Textual Sources in the Study of Buddhism,” at Congress 2018

Places to Go, Things to Do_ A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

Places to Go, Things to Do: A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

By Emmett Chan, Rutika Gandhi, and Maggie Mitchell On May 5 and 6, 2018, the University of Lethbridge hosted the Research in Religious Studies Conference, which allowed undergraduate and graduate students to present their work in the broad field of Religious Studies. Of the two panels, Places to Go, Things to Do featured three graduate … Continue reading Places to Go, Things to Do: A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

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Crowdfunding the Hospital: Why Tzu-Chi’s Hospital Project Succeeded but Other Grassroots Hospital Projects Failed? – A Report on Dr. Cheng-pang Lee’s Talk at SFU David Lam Centre

On 9th February 2018, Dr. Cheng-pang Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology at National University of Singapore and Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, gave a talk on an interpretation of the success of Tzu-Chi’s hospital project through a sociological perspective. Before getting into the main discussion, … Continue reading Crowdfunding the Hospital: Why Tzu-Chi’s Hospital Project Succeeded but Other Grassroots Hospital Projects Failed? – A Report on Dr. Cheng-pang Lee’s Talk at SFU David Lam Centre

Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University

Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University

On May 26th and 27th, 2018, the McMaster University Centre for Buddhist Studies held a graduate student workshop entitled “Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions.” This workshop was sponsored by the Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies. More than twenty graduate students from nearly twenty universities in North America gathered for this event, … Continue reading Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University