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.

 

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February 14, 2020

International Conference on Song-Dynasty Chan: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an East Asian Buddhist Tradition

February 27-29, 2020. Collège de France and École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université Paris (Paris, France).
February 4, 2020

International Conference on “Esoteric Buddhism and East Asian Society”

March 7-8, 2020. University of British Columbia.
February 4, 2020

Workshop & Lecture Series: Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

April 17-19, 2020. University of California, Berkeley, 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room).
February 4, 2020

UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: The Buddhahood of Ordinary Persons: Revisioning the Lotus Sūtra in Medieval Japan

Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University). 5:30–8 pm, Friday, March 6, 2020. St. John's College, University of British Columbia.
February 4, 2020

Guest Lecture: Temporality and Buddha-Nature in Tiantai Buddhist Thought

Brook Ziporyn (Tianzhu Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley). 5–6:30 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2020. University of California, Berkeley, 180 Doe Library.
February 4, 2020

A Series of Lectures & Workshops at Ghent University

Dr. Lia Wei (Renmin University), Ms. Salome Foltin (University of Tübingen). February 11–March 3, 2020. Ghent University, Auditorium and Workshop Room Vandenhove.
February 4, 2020

Guest Lecture: On the Interior Life of Master Hongyi 弘一大師 (1880-1942), a Modern Chinese Buddhist Artist-Monk: Three or Four Strands

Raoul Birnbaum (University of California Santa Cruz). 5 pm - 6:30 pm Thursday, February 6, 2020. University of California, Berkeley, 3335 Dwinelle Hall
July 1, 2019

CAMLab at Harvard University

CAMLab at Harvard University explores innovative, interdisciplinary ways of showcasing Chinese art and culture through immersive installations, exhibitions, films, digital publications, and other multimedia forms.
March 13, 2019

Database of Chinese Medieval Texts

The Database of Chinese Medieval Texts (DMCT) is an on-going, open-ended, digitization of Chinese Medieval texts. This collaborative project is a linguistic research tool that shows mark ups and analytics on Late Medieval Chinese syntax and semantics. This database is open to the public.