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 digital collection of religious materials, including texts, artifacts, photographs, and recordings at UBC to enhance public and scholarly understanding of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.

Featured Stories

February 17, 2019

Buddhism & Technology: Historical Background and Contemporary Challenges

September 20-22 at UBC Vancouver. CFP Deadline May 31, 2019.
February 6, 2019

Guest Lecture: A Computer-Assisted Approach to Problems of Style and Ascription in the Corpus of Dharmarakṣa 竺法護 (fl. ca. 265-308)

Michael Radich (Heidelberg University). Thursday April 18, 2019, 5pm. 370 Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley
January 16, 2019

Tianzhu Book Prize Nomination 2019

Submit Nominations before April 30, 2019. Please use Tianzhu Book Prize Nomination Form for submission.
January 14, 2019

An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at INALCO (July 7-24, 2019)

Deadline to apply: April 5, 2019