Buddhist Young Adult Fiction_ In Search of a Linguistic Connection

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

By Ngoc Le I was drawn to The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan due to its intriguing premise. The novel revolves around Leigh Chen Sanders, a teenager searching for her deceased mother who has turned into a bird. It follows her to Taiwan where she attempts to reconnect with her maternal … Continue reading Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

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A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

The International and Intensive Program on Buddhism was held at University of British Columbia from July 27 to August 15, 2018. This program consisted of six seminars delivered by six international scholars. Each seminar combined a close reading of primary sources with lectures on the implications of the study of these sources. I was very … Continue reading A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

A Reflection on Professor Barend J. ter Haar_s Lecture Series at the UBC International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

A Reflection on Professor Barend J. ter Haar’s Lecture Series at the UBC International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

By Jing Le and Jisi Fu From July 30th to August 3rd, 2018, Dr. Barend J. ter Haar, the Run Run Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford's Faculty of Oriental Studies, delivered a lecture series about re-reading sources on Lord Guan (Guan Yu, a famous god in China). Professor ter Haar’s lectures … Continue reading A Reflection on Professor Barend J. ter Haar’s Lecture Series at the UBC International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

By Zhang Anqi My name is Zhang Anqi, a third-year undergraduate at Shanghai International Studies University 上海外國語大學 and Globalink Mitacs Intern at the University of Saskatchewan. Thanks to Prof. George Keyworth’s suggestion and encouragement, I’m very glad to have the chance to participate in the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at the University of … Continue reading A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

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

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)