SYMPOSIUM> Jiangnan Buddhist Traditions In Context: The Early Modern Period

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[X-posted from H-Asia]


Thursday, December 9, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
Zoom event (please register via the website or click the link below to receive zoom link to the symposium)

It is our pleasure to announce that The Center for Buddhist Studies and The Department of East Asian Studies at The University of Arizona will host a symposium on Jiangnan Buddhist traditions from December 8-11, 2021. This symposium is organized by Dr. Jennifer Eichman and Dr. Jiang Wu; sponsored & funded by Lingyin and Pu Yin Buddhist Studies Lecture Series, The Center for Buddhist Studies, and The University of Arizona.

[Symposium Website]


[Symposium Description]

The Jiangnan region in China was an important driver of cultural, economic, and social change during the early modern period. At the same time, it served as an incubator of early modern Buddhist innovations that spread both locally, nationally, and transnationally. This symposium brings together scholars of Ming-Qing Jiangnan Buddhist, Daoist, and other related religious traditions to explore the significance of Buddhist innovations in the Jiangnan region from elite Buddhist doctrine, popular playscripts and precious scrolls to art, ritual, and institutional culture. Such scholarly explorations will improve our understanding of how Buddhist traditions were woven into the social and economic fabric of the Jiangnan region and further allow for a greater synthesis of the various threads that tied the region together.

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