[Call for Application] UBC: Tianzhu-SSHRC Fellowship in East Asian Buddhist Studies 2018-19 (Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017)

The Tianzhu Foundation, with support from SSHRC, will offer two fellowships through the Department of Asian Studies to begin in the 2018/19 academic year. Recipients of these fellowships will have the opportunity to participate in a multi-year international and interdisciplinary project, newly sponsored by SSHRC and led by Jinhua Chen (titled: From the Ground Up: East Asian [...]

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] Tianzhu-SSHRC Fellowship in East Asian Buddhist Studies

The Tianzhu Foundation, with support from SSHRC, will offer two fellowships through the Department of Asian Studies to begin in the 2017/18 academic year. Recipients of these fellowships will have the opportunity to participate in a multi-year international and interdisciplinary project, newly sponsored by SSHRC and led by Jinhua Chen (titled: From the Ground Up: East Asian [...]

[Updated Schedule] Research Roundtable: East Asian Manuscript and Print as Harbingers of the Digital Future (May 26-28th, 2016)

Sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies together with the Peking University Institute for the Study of Buddhist Texts and Arts, the UBC Department of Asian Studies, Centre for Japanese Research, St. John’s College, Library, and Asian Library. Objectives This roundtable examines ways in which the transition from manuscript to print and the [...]