Buddhist Studies

  • Founded
    1990
  • Seminar Number
    629

The seminar discusses issues and ongoing research in Buddhist Studies, as well as the interface between Buddhist Studies and other humanistic and scientific disciplines. Buddhism has been a powerful cultural and intellectual, as well as religious, current in all of the Asian civilizations. Its manifestations engage the scholarly concern of members of a wide range of disciplines: religious studies (itself an interdisciplinary enterprise), philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, comparative literature, art history, and political science, among others. The seminar is focused not on a narrow range of issues concerning the Buddhist religions, but on a broad range of philosophical, cultural, social, and scientific subjects arising from the long and rich historical experience of the numerous Buddhist civilizations.


C0-Chairs
Professor Michael I. Como
mc2575@columbia.edu

Professor Zhaohua Yang
zy2200@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Peng Liu
pl2411@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

12/09/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Skillful Eating: Reading Shi 食 (Food) in a Tenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
Robban Toleno, Columbia University
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01/27/2017 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Crafting the Sacred: Envisioning and Observing Mount Ōmine
Lindsey E. DeWitt, University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract




02/16/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Posthumous Divorce: Buddhism, Filial Piety and Spousal Disjointed Burial in Late Medieval Chinese Entombed Epitaphs
Jessey Choo, Rutgers University
Abstract




03/10/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Buddhas on the Move: Chinese Migrants and their Buddhist (?) Identity
​Tansen Sen, Baruch College, CUNY
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03/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Features and New Discoveries of Buddhist Archaeology on the Silk Road in Gansu
Du Doucheng , Lanzhou University
Abstract




04/19/2017
5:00 PM
Panoramic Visions: Maps and Mapmakers of Mount Wutai in Qing China
Wen-Shing Chou, Hunter College
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