Mission:

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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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. […]
April 25, 2018

Symposium on New Directions in the Study of Chan Buddhism at McMaster University

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April 10, 2018

Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University

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