The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2018-19 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.
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I am happy to announce the inaugural lecture and seminar in the Robert N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series in Chinese Buddhism, supported by the Ho Family Foundation and co-hosted with the SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies. The lecture will be held by Prof. Hsueh-Man Shen, from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Details are below and on our website.
The Hangzhou Buddhist Culture Project is an ambitious effort to reformulate the history of East Asian Buddhism from a thoroughly East Asian perspective. The history of Buddhism incorporates East Asia in meaningful ways, but still tends toward Indo-centrism. This makes sense if one considers India the birthplace and homeland of Buddhism. Yet the history of Buddhism covers 2500 years, and for the last 1000 years or so, India has ceased to be a significant ongoing source of Buddhist inspiration, and figures primarily in the passive memory rather than as an active agent.
some of you may be interested in this book, which has just come out:
Crushing the Categories. Vaidalyaprakaraṇa by Nāgārjuna
Introduction, translation, and commentary by Jan Westerhoff.
American Institute of Buddhist Studies / Wisdom Publications 2018, 320 pp, ISBN 978-1-949163-00-1.