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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七月 17, 2019

Guest Lecture: The influence of Buddhism on Chinese language

Peng Lu (Wuhan University). Thursday, October 3, 2019. UBC.
七月 17, 2019

UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Robert E. Buswell Jr. (UC Los Angeles). 5 pm. Thursday, September 12, 2019. UBC, Ponderosa Commons Ballroom.
七月 17, 2019

Guest Lecture: An Infinity of Stupas: Types of Chinese Buddhist Pagodas – 3

Nan Wang (Tsinghua University, School of Architecture). 1 pm–3 pm, Friday, July 26, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.