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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November 8, 2019

Conference: Site and Sight: Chinese Pagoda

Friday, November 15-16, 2019. Harvard University Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 427
October 23, 2019

Guest Lecture: Clerical Privileges and the Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy: Do They Exist?

Cuilan Liu (University of Pittsburgh). 5 pm, Friday, November 15, 2019. UBC C.K. Choi Building, Room 120.
October 21, 2019

Guest Lecture: Cataloging the Medieval Japanese Sacred Transmitted Documents (shōgyō 聖教) from Shinpukuji 真福寺 and Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺

George Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan). 2:30 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
October 21, 2019

Guest Lecture: Through Altruism to Enlightenment

Rey-Sheng Her (Tzu Chi University). 2:30 pm Thursday November 7, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604
September 13, 2019

CFA: tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese Buddhism at the University of Southern California

Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
August 14, 2019

Doctoral School: Chinese Buddhist Historical Records in the Context of Digital Humanities

October 21–25, 2019. Ghent University.
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.