2018-2019 ROBERT H. N. HO FAMILY FOUNDATION LECTURE SERIES IN CHINESE BUDDHISM
SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Prof. Francesca Tarocco (Ca'Foscari, New York, Shanghai)
Charismatic Moderns: (re)locating Chinese Buddhism in the Digital Age
SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
25 January 2019
Transmission and Innovation: Mapping Charisma in Modern Chinese Buddhism
S113, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House
26 January 2019
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bio Francesca Tarocco is Associate Professor of Chinese Religious History and Buddhist Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Visiting Professor of Buddhist Cultures at New York University, Shanghai. Her main research interests are Chinese Buddhism, visual culture, material religion, the senses and the body, urban Asia (in particular Shanghai), media, and contemporary art. She is the author of The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism and of numerous articles on the genealogies and practices of religion in modern China. Recently, she guest-edited “Buddhists and the Making of Modern Chinese Societies”, a special issue of the Journal of Global Buddhism. She is currently an associate editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Buddhism and is working on two books on Buddhism, media and visual culture.