Mission:

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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3月 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.
1月 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.
1月 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.