Vinaya Revival in 20th Century China and Taiwan

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December 20, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Contemporary History, Religious Studies and Theology




Dear colleagues, 


We are excited to announce a conference on the Chinese Buddhist Vinaya funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and organized by the Religious Studies Department, Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) in collaboration with the Faculty of Chinese Studies, University of Perugia (Italy). The conference presents the results of research conducted by members of the project “Vinaya Revival in 20th Century China and Taiwan” under the direction of Ester Bianchi and Daniela Campo.


You may find the details below and on our project webpage:


This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.  


Kind regards,


Pei-ying Lin 

Fu Jen Catholic University



Vinaya Revival in 20th Century China and Taiwan


Fu Jen Catholic University, 20-21 December 2017




Wednesday, December 20


9:00 AM: Greetings

9:30 AM: Opening Keynote  by T.H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London) 

“Rewriting the History of Modern and Contemporary Chinese-language Buddhism: Revivals and Renaissances Reconsidered”


10:00 AM: Panel 1 - Reforming the Vinaya: Ordination Procedures  

Jiang Wu (University of Arizona) 

Yu-Chen Li (National Chengchi University

Respondent:  William Bodiford (University of California, Los Angeles) 


11:10 AM: Coffee break 


11:25 AM, Panel 2: Adjusting the Vinaya: Traditional Models and the Modern World

Zhe Ji (INALCO, Paris) 

Dhammadinnā bhikkhunī (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts) 

Respondent:  Eric Goodell (Fo Guang University) 


12:30 PM: Lunch


2:00 PM:  Panel 3 - Interpreting the Vinaya: Body Movement and Sport Activities 

Ann Heirman (Ghent University) 

Tzu-Lung Chiu (Max Planck Institute, Göttingen) 

Respondent:  Po-Chi Huang (National Chengchi University) 


3:05 PM: Coffee break


3:25 PM: Panel 4: Reviving the Vinaya: Republican China

Raoul Birnbaum (University of California at Santa Cruz) 

Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen) 

Respondent: Paul Katz (Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica)


Thursday, December 21


9:00 AM: Panel 5: Mahāyāna Vinaya: Bodhisattva Precepts

Ester Bianchi (University of Perugia) 

Pei-Ying Lin (Fu Jen Catholic University) 

Respondent: Matt Orsborn (Fo Guang University) 


10:05 AM:    Coffee break 


10:20 AM: Panel 6: Chinese Vinaya: Rules for Monasteries

Jennifer Eichman (SOAS, University of London) 

Daniela Campo (University of Strasburg)

Respondent: Richard Jaffe (Duke University)


11:30 AM:     Closing Keynote by Mario Poceski (University of Florida)

“Public Monasteries, Hereditary Temples, and the Institutional Development of Modern Taiwanese Buddhism”



Contact Info: 



Pei-ying Lin 

Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University


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