Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by University Distinguished Professor Hao Chunwen 郝春文 (Capital Normal University 首都師範大學資深教授) When: 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018 Venue: UBC Asian Studies Auditorium Abstract 提要:  This … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

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The Visual Culture of Buddhist Maṇḍalas at Dunhuang

[Guest Lecture] UBC: The Visual Culture of Buddhist Maṇḍalas at Dunhuang by Michelle C. Wang (Georgetown University)

Between the eighth to tenth centuries, profound developments in Buddhist practice and Buddhist art were underway in the Silk Road oasis city of Dunhuang, located in northwestern China.  These were precipitated by the interaction between the Chinese and Tibetan populations of Dunhuang, the traces of which can be seen in Buddhist paintings and manuscripts from … Continue reading [Guest Lecture] UBC: The Visual Culture of Buddhist Maṇḍalas at Dunhuang by Michelle C. Wang (Georgetown University)

A Report on Dr. James A. Benn's Talk_ _Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China_ (November 4, 2017)

[Blog] A Report on Dr. James A. Benn’s Talk: “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” (November 4, 2017)

By Mitchell Weishar On November 4, 2017, McMaster University’s Dr. James A. Benn gave a talk entitled “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” for a lecture series on Tea and Buddhism hosted by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto. This talk was … Continue reading [Blog] A Report on Dr. James A. Benn’s Talk: “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” (November 4, 2017)

[Blog] A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

By Crystal Beaudoin The International Association of Buddhist Studies 18th Congress began in earnest on Monday, August 21st 2017. After a day full of engaging panels, participants had the opportunity to attend an evening round table at the Royal Ontario Museum. This event, entitled "Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies," featured a group of talented Buddhist … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

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

[Blog] 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)

By Crystal Beaudoin 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 … Continue reading [Blog] 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)

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

By Crystal Beaudoin 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 … Continue reading [Blog] Hyecho’s Journey: A Reflection on the 2017 Inaugural Public Lecture by Professor Donald Lopez at the University of Toronto

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

By Crystal Beaudoin 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 … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on Dr. Cuilan Liu’s Visit to McMaster’s Religious Studies Department on December 15, 2016

[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.

[Blog] 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

By Shanshan Zhao 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 … Continue reading [Blog] 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