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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January 14, 2020

International Conference on “Esoteric Buddhism and East Asian Society”

March 6-8, 2020. University of British Columbia.
January 14, 2020

CFA: Ghent University Doctoral School Specialist Course: “Buddhism and Medicine in East Asia”

June 22-26, 2020. Ghent University. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2020
January 14, 2020

Guest Lecture: Did women produce Buddhist texts in Medieval China? And does it matter if they did?

Stephanie Balkwill (The University of Winnipeg). 2:30pm Thursday, January 30, 2020. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
January 11, 2020

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

Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University). 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Friday, March 6, 2020. St. John's College, University of British Columbia.
November 28, 2019

Guest Lecture: Sun Wukong: The Monkey God

Li Ling (Sichuan University). 4 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
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.
January 30, 2019

Guest Lecture: Chiasmus in Bodhisattva Literature: Two Examples and Theorizing a Meta-Structure

Matthew Orsborn (Taiwan National University). January 30, 2019. 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley.