As its long-term goal, this Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures promotes innovative study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures that crosses the boundaries between disciplines, countries, cultures, and religions. This global network significantly complements a $2.5-million grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to support an international and interdisciplinary collaborative project called “From the Ground Up: East Asian Religions through Multi-Media Sources and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” The project aims to build a public collection of religious materials, including texts, artifacts, photographs, and recordings at UBC to enhance public and scholarly understanding of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.


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November 5, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

VENUE CHANGE! Tang Zhongmao. 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Asian Library RM 506.
October 29, 2018

Guest Lecture: Reflections on the Movement to Revive the Precepts in Kamakura Japan

Paul Groner. Thursday October 25, 2018, 5 pm. UC-Berkeley
October 17, 2018

Guest Lecture: What is Buddhist Ge-yi

Tang Jia. 4pm November 1, 2018. Asian Centre Room 604.
September 24, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Visual Culture of Buddhist Maṇḍalas at Dunhuang

Michelle C. Wang. Thursday Oct 18, 2018, 1:30pm. Room 604, Asian Centre.
July 20, 2018

Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture!

We are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies. The recipient of the 2018 award is Dr. […]