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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一月 14, 2020

International Conference on “Esoteric Buddhism and East Asian Society”

March 6-8, 2020. University of British Columbia.
一月 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
一月 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.