Seminar on Sattva/Satva, zhongsheng and youqing, synonymous or not

Seminar on Sattva/Satva, zhongsheng 衆生 and youqing 有情, synonymous or not

This seminar supported by the Glorisun Foundation and led by Professor Funayama Toru (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University), took place on November 26, 2018 at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. The seminar focused on shifts in the Chinese understanding of the key Buddhist term Sattva/Satva, as reflected by translations and commentarial sources produced during the medieval period. It gave graduate students at Oxford a unique opportunity to read and analyse primary sources relevant to this important terminological and conceptual issue with Professor Funayama, one of the world’s leading scholars in the study of Chinese Buddhist translations.