[Blog] The Oriental Nun and Representation of Buddhist Female Monastics or Monasticism

By Ngoc Le On June 3, 2019 I had a chance to sit down with Elizabeth Guthrie, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, to chat about her conference paper at Congress at the University of British Columbia. Titled “Jane Iwamura’s Virtual Orientalism and the Oriental “Nun,”” the paper is presented at the Canadian Society … Continue reading [Blog] The Oriental Nun and Representation of Buddhist Female Monastics or Monasticism

[Blog] Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

By Ngoc Le Dr. Schwerk’s working paper “Drawing Lines in a Maṇḍala: A Sketch of Boundaries Between Religion and Politics in Bhutan” was published in August 2019. I had an opportunity to chat with her about the research, the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” project, her upcoming monograph and more. Can … Continue reading [Blog] Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

[Blog] Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

By Shuyue He 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 … Continue reading [Blog] Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

An Interview with Crystal Beaudoin (McMaster University)

[Blogger Highlight] An Interview with Crystal Beaudoin (McMaster University)

Crystal Beaudoin is one of the most prolific bloggers at CJBS News. Joining the team in 2015, she has covered numerous workshops, public lectures, conference panels at McMaster University, University of Toronto and other institutions. She recently successfully defended her Master's thesis on female religious practices, agency, and freedom in the novel Jin ping mei … Continue reading [Blogger Highlight] An Interview with Crystal Beaudoin (McMaster University)