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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March 8, 2021
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UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Ethics of Ambiguity in Chan and Existentialism

April 22, 2021, with Wendi L. Adamek (Calgary). Online, via Zoom.
January 6, 2021

Special issue on Buddhism and Technology in the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities

Open access. Guest editors: Marcus Bingenheimer, Christian Wittern, and Jinhua Chen.
January 6, 2021

First issue of Journal of Chan Buddhism

First issue of Journal of Chan Buddhism. Edited by Jinhua Chen, George Keyworth, and Steffen Döll.
October 2, 2020

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

April 16-18, 2021. University of California, Berkeley, 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room).
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.