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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十一月 8, 2019

Conference: Site and Sight: Chinese Pagoda

Friday, November 15-16, 2019. Harvard University Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 427
十月 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.
十月 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.