As its long-term goal, this global network 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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January 15, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowships Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship […]
January 15, 2018

Call for Papers – International Conference on “Chinese Buddhist Monastery & Social Spaces in Asia”

Buddhist monasteries are a common space for the religious and institutional lives of all Buddhists, as well as a private space for the daily and social […]
January 10, 2018

Guest Lecture: Du Fu’s Poems and Chan Buddhism

The Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at UBC cordially invites you to attend a lecture to be given by […]