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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April 8, 2019

UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Robert E Buswell Jr. (University of California, Los Angeles). 5pm. Thursday, September 12, 2019. UBC
March 13, 2019

Database of Chinese Medieval Texts

Introduction The Database of Chinese Medieval Texts (DMCT) is a collaborative project between the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Ghent University (Christoph Anderl), Dharma Drum Institute […]
March 6, 2019

CFA – Doctoral School: “Women and Nuns in Chinese Buddhism”

June 3-7 2019. Ghent University.