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.

 

Featured Stories

June 3, 2019

Keynote Lecture: ‘Terra Sacra’ Imagined – ‘Terra Sacra’ Visited: Buddhist India in Pre-Modern Sources

Max Deeg (Cardiff University). Friday, June 28, 2019. UBC Vancouver.
June 3, 2019

Special Guest Lecture: The Uneven Terrain of Gender and Diversity: The View from the Humanities

Natasha Heller (University of Virginia). Thursday, June 6, 2019. Ghent University.
May 27, 2019

Buddhism & Technology: Historical Background and Contemporary Challenges

September 20-22, 2019 at UBC Vancouver.