A Reflection on the Buddhism and Economics in Medieval and Early Modern China at the Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference at the University of British Columbia (June 16th to 18th, 2017)

From June 16th to June 18th 2017, I had the good fortune to attend a conference at the University of British Columbia (UBC), entitled "Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present." Sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded multi-year, international and interdisciplinary SSHRC partnership project [...]


[Opportunity] University of California, Berkeley: Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Scholar – Chinese Buddhism – Center for Buddhist Studies (Deadline: Mar31, 2017)

With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s [...]

[Event Announcement] Mutual Influence of Huayen School and Yijing 《華嚴思想與易經交涉》 by Professor Qiugao Xing (Jul.30, 2016)

佛教在東漢初年傳入中國後,早期的譯經多採用格義方式,被稱為“格義佛教”.而被用來作為格義資源的,除了最常見的老莊思想外,易學也是其中一種重 要的資源.三國時康僧會即用《易》中“積善之家,必有餘慶”的觀念來解說佛教的善惡報應觀念.此後的支遁、慧遠等善說易,以易說佛,成為中國佛教僧人解說 佛經的一種方式.唐代華嚴思想家和實踐者李通玄(635-730)和華嚴四祖澄觀(738-839),都嘗試結合《易》來理解《華嚴經》,將易學應用於對 華嚴思想的理解中.李通玄的易與華嚴的結合,有“方山易”之說.澄觀則有比較清醒的華嚴宗立塲,强調“借語用之”. Date: 1:30 - 3:30pm, Saturday, 30 July 2016 Venue: Universal Buddhist Temple 世界佛教會, 525 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC It's a free event, please call UBT at 604-325-6912 to register. About the Speaker: Visiting Scholar of SFU David Lam Centre, Qiugao Xing is Professor and Dean of  College of Humanities and Social [...]

Buddhist Violence: East Asian Perspectives – A Public Lecture by Dr. Jinhua Chen (UBC, February 3, 2016)

On February 3rd 2016, Professor Jinhua Chen, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC), held a talk on East Asian Buddhism’s involvement in warfare and other forms of violence. It was part of the Wall Wednesday Afternoon Public Lecture Series of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWAIS), UBC where he is [...]

[Event Announcement] Exhibition Preview: “Cave Temples of Dunhuang”, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Feb.16, 2016

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and China Global: The Vancouver Society for Promotion of Chinese Art and Culture will host a special luncheon preview of “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road” - a major exhibition opening at the Getty Centre in Los Angeles on 7 May 2016. The Preview [...]

[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: Nebulous Visions: Visualizing Ritual in Song-Dynasty (960-1279) China by Phillip E. Bloom

A public lecture by Assistant Professor of East Asian Art Phillip E. Bloom (Department of Art History, Indiana University) at UBC on January 21, 2016 (5:30 p.m.). Click the picture for more details.

The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program Lecture Series, 2015-2016 Schedule

The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program in Buddhist Studies hosts an annual lecture series that invites Buddhist Studies scholars from around the globe to Southern Ontario for public lectures and reading groups at both University of Toronto and McMaster University. A uniquely collaborative Buddhist Studies program between the two universities, this program offers [...]