Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

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 the mission of … Continue reading Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

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Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species_ A Panel from Buddhist Beasts_ Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

From April 20-22, the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum hosted an international conference titled "Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures.” The conference was sponsored primarily by the Glorisun Charitable Foundation, Tzu-Chi Canada, and the From the Ground Up Project. Twenty presenters on six panels shared their work on the role of animals in … Continue reading Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

Tweeting the Law_ Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse

Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

Re-post with permission from the From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at the University of British Columbia. See original post here. For accompanied pictures, see here. By Dr. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University One night many years ago when my husband and I were living in Meguro, next to the Ōtori Shrine … Continue reading Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

Reconstructing Ananda_s Grief in the Mahaparinirvana Sutra_ A Lecture by Dr. Charles Li at UBC, March 14, 2018

Reconstructing Ānanda’s Grief in the Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra: A Lecture by Dr. Charles Li at UBC, March 14, 2018 

On March 14th, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia hosted Dr. Charles Li to present his research on translations of the Mahāparinirvāṇa sutra. Dr. Li recently received his doctorate from Cambridge University and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, with an expertise in Sanskrit studies and … Continue reading Reconstructing Ānanda’s Grief in the Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra: A Lecture by Dr. Charles Li at UBC, March 14, 2018 

Chinese Buddhist Canon_ The Yongle Northern Canon Editions_ A Talk by Dr. Darui Long at UBC, March 8, 2018

Chinese Buddhist Canon: The Yongle Northern Canon Editions: A Talk by Dr. Darui Long at UBC, March 8, 2018

On March 8, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia hosted Dr. Darui Long, University of the West, to share some of his discoveries and challenges of researching the Yongle Northern Canon (Yongle beizang 永樂北藏). Dr. Long’s findings will be published in a book. He began his presentation by sharing some … Continue reading Chinese Buddhist Canon: The Yongle Northern Canon Editions: A Talk by Dr. Darui Long at UBC, March 8, 2018

Ten Thousand Rooms_ A Report of Dr. Hunter's Talk at the University of British Columbia (January 8, 2018)

Ten Thousand Rooms: A Report of Dr. Hunter’s Talk at the University of British Columbia (January 8, 2018)

On January 8th, 2018 the University of British Columbia hosted Dr. Mick Hunter, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures at Yale University, to share his work on the Ten Thousand Rooms Project. Dr. Hunter is a co-principal investor of the project, a collaborative online workspace for scholars of pre-modern texts, which is funded … Continue reading Ten Thousand Rooms: A Report of Dr. Hunter’s Talk at the University of British Columbia (January 8, 2018)

A Report on the Buddhist Studies in Canada Round Table Discussion at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

The Buddhist Studies in Canada round table discussion was one of many exciting evening events that took place at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. It took place on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, at the University of Toronto's Bahen Centre for Information Technology. Invited participants travelled from all over Canada, and … Continue reading A Report on the Buddhist Studies in Canada Round Table Discussion at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism

On January 18th, 2018, Dr. Yi’nan Zhang 張軼男, invited by The Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at UBC, delivered the talk “Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism” in Asian Center at UBC. Dr. Yi’nan Zhang is a literary and cultural scholar whose research focuses on Chinese … Continue reading Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism

Buddhism and Economics: Individual, City, and State: A Reflection of the “Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit” Conference at UBC

From June 16th to 18th, 2017, an international conference titled “Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present” was held at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It was sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded SSHRC partnership project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions. The … Continue reading Buddhism and Economics: Individual, City, and State: A Reflection of the “Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit” Conference at UBC

The Invisible Hand of Altruism: A Reflection on Dr. Clair Brown’s Lecture “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics”

On June 16th, 2017, the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, to present her talk, “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics.” Dr. Brown’s presentation was featured as a part of … Continue reading The Invisible Hand of Altruism: A Reflection on Dr. Clair Brown’s Lecture “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics”