[Call for Application] 2017-18 Winter Program: Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: An Intensive Program of Lectures Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork

The Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Sheng-yen Education Foundation, the Buddhist Studies Center in the Humanities College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou 廣州, China, and the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada cordially invite applications for a 9-day program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on [...]


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 [...]

Hyecho’s Journey: A Reflection on the 2017 Inaugural Public Lecture by Professor Donald Lopez at the University of Toronto

On the 17th of April, 2017, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto hosted its inaugural public lecture. The speaker was Professor Donald S. Lopez Jr., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at [...]

A Reflection on Dr. Cuilan Liu’s Visit to McMaster’s Religious Studies Department on December 15, 2016

On December 15th of 2016, Religious Studies faculty and students welcomed Dr. Cuilan Liu to our department as a guest lecturer. Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on relationships between Buddhism and the State during the middle period [...]

[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: Buddhism in Court: A Case Study of Puguang Nunnery in Dunhuang (Dec.15, 2016)

You're invited to Dr. Cuilan Liu's lecture "Buddhism in Court: A Case Study of Puguang Nunnery in Dunhuang" on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Room UH 122, McMaster University.

Writing on the Wall: Manuscripts & Caves – A Talk by Professor Eugene Wang at Research Roundtable: East Asian Manuscript and Print as Harbingers of the Digital Future

The significance of manuscript and print culture in the historical transmission of religion, art, and literature in East Asia can be paralleled with today’s digital media. The transition from manuscript to print and the historical development of reading and printing techniques in pre-modern Asia may inform our understanding of the modern transition from print to [...]

Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance – A Reflection on The Film Screening at UBC (February 17, 2016)

From Bhutan and Ladakh in the Himalayas to the Dunhuang Grottoes on the Silk Road in China, the spread of Buddhism has left numerous historical artistic treasures. Many of them, however, have already disappeared or been damaged. The sumptuous film “Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance” by award-winning filmmakers Mark Stewart Productions tells the story of [...]

Bringing Buddhist Art to Vancouver: A Luncheon Preview of “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Arts on China’s Silk Road” Exhibition (May 7th-September 4th, 2016)

Buddhist arts enthusiasts, scholars and local press gathered on February 16th for a special presentation of the upcoming exhibition “Cave of Temples Dunhuang: Buddhist Arts of the Silk Road” at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Notable attendants were Tim Whalen, Director of the Getty Conservation Institute; Marcia Reed, Chief Curator of the Getty [...]

[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 [...]