Chan Isn't Just Meditation: Chan Master Hanyue's Attitude toward Sutra Teachings in the Ming

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November 29, 2021
Yukon, United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
East Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Religious Studies and Theology

On behalf of Buddhist Studies at the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, we are happy to announce the second lecture of the Lingyin Lecture Series in Buddhist Studies for the Michaelmas term 2021. 

Topic: CHAN ISN’T JUST MEDITATION: Chan Master Hanyue’s Attitude toward Sutra Teachings in the Ming

Speaker: Prof. Yi-hsun Huang (Shanghai University, China)

Time: 10 AM -12:00 PM (UK time), Monday, 29 November 2021

Venue: Online via Zoom.

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Abstract: This talk introduces Chan Master Hanyues 漢月 (15731635) attitude towards sutra teachings in the late Ming by using a rare book, Hanyues Guiding Words on the Zhizheng zhuan. Hanyue represents a mature and confident attitude towards sutra teachings on the part of a Chan master during this late stage of development in imperial China.

Prof. Yi-hsun Huang is a researcher of the Center for Chan Buddhism at Shanghai University, China. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and specializes in Chan and Pure Land Buddhism. She has published Rare Texts by Chan Master Hanyue in the Ming I, A Study of a Chan Dictionary: The Zuting Shiyuan, A Study of Chan Master Xuedou, and Integrating Chinese Buddhism: A Study of Yongming Yanshou’s Guanxin Xuanshu, as well as various articles in Chinese and English.

This lecture series is generously sponsored by Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, China.

All are welcome. Attendance free. Advance registration required.

Thank you for your attention. We look forward to seeing you at the lecture.

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Huynh Quoc Tuan

DPhil candidate in Oriental Studies

Oriental Institute, Oxford University