Workshop with Emerging Scholars and Chunwen Hao: Chinese Buddhism and Dunhuang Manuscripts

Dunhuang manuscript, Princeton University East Asian Library Dunhuang collection, PEALD 8g. Sūtra of Buddha Names (Foshuo foming jing 佛說佛名經).   


Time: Friday, April 1, 2022 – 10:30 AM -2:00 PM PST/ 1:30-5:00 PM EDT

Location: Jones Hall 202, Princeton University

Speakers: Stephen F. Teiser, Sinae Kim, Chunwen Hao, Minhao Zhai

Read English report by Kelly Carlton and Chinese report by Xiao Yunxiao 肖芸曉.


Abstract: The discovery in the year 1900 of more than 60,000 manuscripts holed up in a cave-shrine in northwestern China (Dunhuang, in Gansu Province) revolutionized the study of Chinese Buddhism and related fields. Now, more than 120 years later, recent advances include digital techniques, dissemination of photographs, and the internationalization of Dunhuang Studies. The workshop showcases emerging scholars working on Dunhuang manuscripts, in conversation with one of the most eminent scholars in the field, Chunwen Hao (Capital Normal University).



1:30 PM
Welcome by Stephen F. Teiser, D.T Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies, Princeton University

1:40-2:30 PM
Session 1: Sinae Kin, PhD Candidate, Princeton University, “Speaking for the Buddha, Speaking as the Buddha: Buddhist Preachers’ Literary Techniques in Late Medieval China.” Response by Chunwen Hao, Capital Normal University

3:00-3:50 PM
Session 2: Minhao Zhai, PhD Candidate, Princeton University, “Curating Ritual Repertoires in Medieval China: A Case Study of Dunhuang Manuscript S. 2498.” Response by Chunwen Hao, Capital Normal University

4:00-4:45 PM
Session 3: Short presentations by other emerging scholars


This event is sponsored by Princeton University East Asian Studies Program, Princeton University Department of Religion, and the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies at Princeton University.


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