Lecture Series

February 27, 2020

[CANCELLED] Guest Lecture: Theravāda Meditation within Contemporary Chinese Buddhism. The case of Sichuan Shifosi 石佛寺

Ester Bianchi (Perugia University). Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5:30 pm–7 pm. UBC, C. K. Choi Building, Room 120.
February 27, 2020

Guest Lecture: Buddhist Apocalyptic Saviors and Imperial Authority during the Reign of Empress Wu Zetian (690-705CE)

April D. Hughes (Boston University). Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm. Yale University, 451 College Street, Room B04.
February 20, 2020

Guest Lecture: From Agnostic to Atheist to Secular Buddhist: A Personal Journey

Stephen Batchelor (Bodhi College). Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm. Yale University, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Room 102, 63 High Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
February 17, 2020

Guest Lecture: Buddhism in Contemporary China Through the Prism of Meditation Techniques

Ester Bianchi (Perugia University). Monday, February 17, 2020, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Mangalam Center, 2018 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
February 6, 2020

Guest Lecture: Modern Buddhist Suffering: Pathos, History, and Moral Responses at a Contemporary Japanese Leprosarium

Jessica Starling (Lewis and Clark College). Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Yale University, 451 College Street, Room B04.
December 22, 2019

Guest Lecture and Multimedia Film: To The Moon

Eugene Wang (Harvard University). December 22, 2019. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.
December 5, 2019

Dunhuang Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2019

Michaelmas Term (October-December 2019). University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7.
October 31, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Thein-mazi Temple of Pagan: Its Lost Legacy Redeemed

Samerchai Poolsuwan (Thammasat University). 4 pm, Thursday, October 31, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04.
October 23, 2019

Guest Lecture: Sun Ren Artist Talk

Sun Ren (China Academy of Art). Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7 - 9 pm. Harvard University, Sackler Building, Auditorium.
October 10, 2019

Guest Lecture: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 4 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019. Yale University, 1879 Hall, Room 137.
October 8, 2019

Guest Lecture: The End of the Dharma in Medieval Chinese Buddhism: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhusheng Cave of Baoshan (Henan)

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Princeton University, 1879 Hall, Room 137.
October 7, 2019

Glorisun Distinguished Lecture Series: “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood

Michael Zimmermann (Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg University/University of Tsukuba). Monday, October 7, 2019. UBC Geography Building, Room 229.
October 4, 2019

Guest Lecture: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 1 pm–3 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 422.
September 20, 2019

2019 Buddhist Texts and Arts Lecture Series at Peking University

Takahashi Koichi, Baba Norihisa and Kato Takahiro (Tokyo University). September 20-24, 2019. Peking University.
September 19, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Strange Life and Death of (Aśvaghoṣa’s) Kanthaka

Sonam Kachru (University of Virginia). 4 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, B-04.
September 12, 2019

Guest Lecture: Filled with Meaning: Why Do the Contents of Buddhist Statues Matter?

James Robson (Harvard University). Thursday, September 12, 2019. University of California, Berkeley, 370 Dwinelle Hall.
September 12, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Mysterious Case of the Late Antique ‘Budda’ and Its Modern Oblivion

Antonello Palumbo (SOAS). 4 pm, Thursday, September 12, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, B-04.
September 9, 2019

Guest Lecture: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
August 14, 2019

Guest Lecture: Discipline, Media, and Notions: The Social Evolution in the Late Qing Dynasty and the Transitional Moment of Chinese Architecture

Wang Kai (Tongji University). 1 pm–3 pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
August 5, 2019

Hui-Style Architecture Series

Shunlai Yao 姚顺涞 (Research Center of Hui-Style Architecture and Engineering, Anhui). Monday – Thursday, August 5 – 8, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
July 31, 2019

Guest Lecture: Transferring Postmodernism to China: A Productive Misunderstanding

Ying Wang (Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning). Friday, July 31, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
July 26, 2019

Guest Lecture: An Infinity of Stupas: Types of Chinese Buddhist Pagodas – 3

Nan Wang (Tsinghua University, School of Architecture). July 26, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
July 10, 2019

Guest Lecture: Spatial Construction of the Jiang Nan Classical Garden

Aibin Yan (East China University of Science and Technology). Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
June 6, 2019

Dunhuang Seminar Series: Easter Term 2019

Easter Term (April-June 2019). University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7.
March 28, 2019

Korean Buddhist Film Screening and Talk: “Sermon on the Mount”

Director Ven. Daehae Young-uee Yoo. 5 - 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Yale University, Henry R. Luce Hall, Auditorium
March 27, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Buddhist Community and Local Material Culture in the Kucha Kingdom – as seen in Mural Paintings

Dr. Satomi Hiyama (Kyoto University). 4 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Yale University, East Asia Library, Room 218.
March 26, 2019

Guest Lecture: Everyday Ecology: Writing an Environmental History of Modern Korea

Albert L. PARK (Claremont McKenna College). Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00-1:30 pm. Yale University, Rosenkranz Hall, Room 241.
March 24, 2019

2019 Indian Arts, Religions, Decorum and Music Lecture Series at Peking University

A listing of all lectures organized by Peking University for this lecture series.
March 13, 2019

Guest Lecture: On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: to learn from the performance of Guqin

Huqun Li (China University of Political Science and Law). 2:30pm. Thursday March 14, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
March 7, 2019

Dunhuang Seminar Series: Lent Term 2019

University of Cambridge
March 7, 2019

Guest Lecture: Citizen Bodhisattvas: Educational Reform and Identity Production in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Dr. Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). Thursday, March 7, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04.
February 27, 2019

Guest Lecture: Dunhuang Vernacular Religion and the Archaeology of the Book

Dunhuang Vernacular Religion and the Archaeology of the Book Speaker: Dr. Paul Copp (University of Chicago) When: 4 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Venue: Sterling […]
January 31, 2019

Guest Lecture: Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). 1:30pm. Thursday January 31, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
December 6, 2018

Guest Lecture: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

Hao Chunwen (Capital Normal University). 4:30 pm, December 6, 2018. 202 Jones, Princeton University.
November 28, 2018

Guest Lecture: Eavesdropping on the Perfected: Reading the Zhengao

Stephen R. Bokenkamp (Arizona State University). 4:30 pm, Nov 28, 2018. Princeton University.  202 Jones, Princeton University
November 15, 2018

Guest Lecture: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts from Dunhuang

Hao Chunwen (Capital Normal University). 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium
November 1, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Indian Ocean Trade Through Buddhist Iconographies

Osmund Bopearachchi (University of California, Berkeley). 4:30 pm, Thursday, November 1, 2018. Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04, Yale University.
October 22, 2018

Guest Lecture: Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend: Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

Youn-mi Kim (Ewha Womans University). 4 pm Monday, October 22, 2018. Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC.
October 18, 2018

Guest Lecture: Making FROGBEAR Materials Meaningful in the Undergraduate Classroom

Susan Andrews (Mount Allison University). 4pm Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Auditorium Annex A room 157
October 17, 2018

Guest Lecture: Dreaming and Self-Cultivation in Late Classical and Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany (Vanderbilt University). 4:30 pm, Wed, Oct 17, 2018. 202 Jones, Princeton University.
October 16, 2018

Guest Lecture: Politics in the Translation of Buddhist Texts: Timothy Richard and the Awakening of Faith

Gong Jun (Sun Yat-sen University). 5pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Buddhist Studies Centre, University of California, Berkeley.
October 11, 2018

Guest Lecture: Interfusing Doctrinal Learning and Visualization Techniques: Ŭich’ŏn and the Founding of the Ch’ŏnt’ae Tradition in Early Koryŏ

Richard McBride (Brigham Young University). 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Thursday, October 11, 2018. Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04, Yale University
October 11, 2018

Guest Lecture: Buddhist Astrology and Astral Magic in Medieval China: Indian and Iranian Connections

Jeffrey Kotyk (McMaster University). 12 pm, Thursday, October 11, 2018. William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 309, Yale University.
October 11, 2018

Guest Lecture: Taixu’s Global Buddhist Movement and his Discourse on Civilization: A Study Centered around the 1920s

Gong Jun (Sun Yat-sen University). 4pm October 11th, 2018. Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC.
October 4, 2018

Guest Lecture: Dreaming Dharma’s Decline: An Indian Buddhist Vaticinium ex eventum

Jonathan Silk (Leiden University). 4:30 pm, Thu, Oct 4, 2018. Rm. 137, 1879 Hall, Princeton University.
October 4, 2018

Guest Lecture: From Tranquility (ji 寂) to Illumination (zhao 照): The Jizhao Temple in the Context of Social Changes in Dali Prefecture

Xuan Fang (Renmin University of China). 4 pm, October 4th, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium.
September 27, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Heavenly Masters at Longhushan: The origins of the modern Daoist bureaucracy

Vincent Goossaert (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes). Thursday, September 27, 2018. Room 102, Rosenkranz Hall, Yale University.
September 25, 2018

Guest Lecture: Materiality and Textuality of Stelae and Epitaphs in the Tang Dynasty

Rui Shi (Peking University). 4:30 pm, Tue, Sep 25, 2018. 100 Jones, Princeton University
September 20, 2018

Vinaya Pitaka Studies Lecture Series

SASAKI Shizuka (Hanazono University), YAMAGIWA Nobuyuki (Bukkyo University). September 20, 2018. Peking University.
September 20, 2018

Guest Lecture: Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond

Albert Welter (University of Arizona). 3:30 pm September 20, 2018. CK Choi Room 120, UBC.
September 13, 2018

Guest Lecture: Incarnations and the Six-Syllable Formula of Avalokiteśvara in the Kāraṇḍavyūha-sūtra

Ruriko Sakuma (Osaka University of Tourism). 4 pm, Thursday, September 13. 451 College Street, B-04, Yale University.
September 1, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Book of Change, Confucianism and A Community of Shared Future

Haiming Wen (Renmin University of China). 4 pm, September 4, 2018. UBC Asian Library, Room 616.
August 4, 2018

Guest Lecture: On the strategy and method of Kuiji’s(632-682) exegetics

Weijen Teng (Dharma Drum Institute). August 4, 2018. IKB ROOM 155, UBC.
June 15, 2018

Guest Lecture: What is Dao—Analysis of the Origin of ‘Ordinary Mind is the Way (Chinese)

What is Daoism—Analysis of the Origin of ‘Ordinary Mind is the Way. 19:00-21:00, June 15, 2018.
April 23, 2018

Guest Lecture: Rituals of Precious Scrolls of Mount Xiang in Modern Changshu: the Folk Buddhist Beliefs in China (Chinese)

Rostislav Berezkin (Fudan University). 19:00-21:00, April 23, 2018. Peking Univesity.
April 13, 2018

Guest Lecture: From Hero to Heretic

Kate Crosby (King’s College, London). 11:00am to 1:00pm, Friday, April 13, 2018. Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04, Yale University.
April 12, 2018

Tusk, Musk, and Yellow Jade Orchid

Cuilan Liu (Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto). 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), Yale Univesity.
February 22, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Bodhisattva’s Last Mission before Awakening

Vincent Eltschinger (Paris Sciences & Lettres University). 4:00pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018. 451 College Street, Room B-04, Yale University
November 15, 2017

Guest Lecture: Traditional Community Associations (she 社) and Buddhism in Medieval China (Chinese)

Hao Chunwen (Capital Normal University). 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Room 102, Rosenkranz Hall, Yale University.
November 13, 2017

Interactions between Indian and Chinese Culture in Buddhist Monasteries in 9th-10th Century Dunhuang

Hao Chunwen (Capital Normal University). 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Room 220A Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), Yale University
November 7, 2017

Guest Lecture: The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty

Sheng Kai (Tsinghua University). 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), Yale University.
October 27, 2017

Guest Lecture: The Fabric of Monasticism:Buddhism and Silk Culture in Premodern China

Stuart Young (Bucknell University). 4 pm, Thursday, October 26, 2017. 451 College Street, B-04, Yale University.
October 26, 2017

Guest Lecture: The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty

Dr. Kai Sheng (Tsinghua Universit). 2:15pm, October 26. Room 604 Asian Center, UBC.
October 23, 2017

Guest Lecture: The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai

[above image: Shunjo, one of the monks that will be discussed] We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Groner, a professor from the Department […]
September 28, 2017

Guest Lecture: Diving into Buddhahood: The Four Inversions at Shanyingshan and Baoshan

Dr. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary). 4:00 pm, September 28, 2017. Room 604 of the Asian Center, UBC.
April 27, 2017

In the Wake of the Mongols: The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200-1600

Jinping Wang (National University of Singapore). 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Rm 101 see map, Yale University
April 2, 2017

Silk Road Forum 2017

Susan Whitfield (IDP, The British Library), Du Doucheng (Lanzhou University). 1:30-5:00 pm, April 2, 2017, Sunday. McCormick Hall, Room 101, Princeton University
March 31, 2017

Modernity & Agency: How Activists Reconstructed Nepali Society

David Gellner (University of Oxford). 4:30pm, Friday, March 31, 2017. Anthropology Building (SACH10), Room 105, Yale University
March 30, 2017

Can There Be an Anthropology of Hinduism?

David Gellner (University of Oxford). 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017. African American Studies (WALL81), Room 101, Yale Univesity.
February 9, 2017

Koryo Buddhist Painting In East Asia

Woothak Chung (Dongguk University). 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017. African American Studies (WALL81), Room 101, Yale University