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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22 4 月, 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.
6 1 月, 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.
6 1 月, 2021

First issue of Journal of Chan Buddhism

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