LECTURE> Mutual Strangers: Sino-Japanese encounters in Buddhism at the end of the 19th century (Prof. Chen Jidong (Aoyamagakin University)

Dear colleagues, 

I am very excited to announce the first Buddhist Forum event of the new year, supported by Khyentse Foundation, and organised in association with the SOAS Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions:

NEW PROGRAM> MA in Buddhist Studies, Fo Guang University

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University in Taiwan will begin accepting applications on Feb. 1 for enrollment in our English medium MA program in Buddhist Studies. Please forward this announcement to any students who are interested in Chinese Buddhism.   

Thank you,
Yi-hsun Huang
Professor, Department of Buddhist Studies, Fo Guang University

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CONFERENCE> Buddhism in Dialogue with Contemporary Societies, 20-22 June 2018

The Academy of World Religions and the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany, announce the International and Interdisciplinary Conference "Buddhism in Dialogue with Contemporary Societies," 20-22 June 2018 at the Museum für Völkerkunde, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148 Hamburg.

For more information and program see: https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/en/bdcs2018.html

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 8 January - 15 January

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 8 January 2018 to 15 January 2018. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Colloquium on Buddhism and Social Discrimination in Japan

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, announce a Colloquium on issues in Buddhism and Social Discrimination in Japan, to take place from 4 to 6PM on March 1 in Dwinelle Hall 287. This event is free and open to the public but if you plan to attend, please contact Kumi Hadler at kumi.hadler@berkeley.edu to let us know so we have a sense of how many people to expect.

JOURNAL> Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 44/2

Dear members,

I would like to announce the publication of the newest issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 44/2. The table of contents is posted below, and PDFs of single articles and reviews are available on our website. Please go to http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/publications/jjrs/ to download our newest issue and for more information regarding the journal.


Matthew McMullen, Assistant Editor, Japanese Journal of Religious Studies



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