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Chinese Buddhism: the Past, the Present, and the Future

Six scholars will be presenting their papers on Chinese Buddhism at an annual conference sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the University of the West.

December 11, 2008 12:00am to December 12, 2008 12:00am

Date: Dec. 11-12, 2008
Opening Ceremony: Auditorium, University of the West
Paper Presentation: WASC Room, University of the West

Dec 11 (Thu):
9:00~10:30 Opening ceremony
Group photos and tea break

Victor Mair (U of Pennsylvania)
Medieval Buddhist Illustrated Narrative between Central Asia and China

12:00~13:30 Lunch

Robert Buswell (UCLA)
The East Asian Context of Chinese Buddhism

15:00~15:30 Tea break

William Chu (University of the West)
The Timing of Yogacara Resurgence in the Ming Dynasty

Dec 12 (Fri):
Joshua Capitanio (University of the West)
"Magic" in Chinese Buddhism

10:30~10:45 Tea break

Sandra A. Wawrytko (San Diego State University)
Buddhism in Times of Crisis: Lessons From China's Period of Disunity

12:15~13:45 Lunch

Lewis Lancaster (UC Berkeley)
The Study of Chinese Buddhism: Past-Present-Future

15:15~15:30 Tea break

15:30~17:00 Roundtable colloquium: Meeting of keynote speakers,
professors, and UWest graduate students
Lewis Lancaster, chair

Closing Remarks by Dr. Ananda Gruge

Attendance of this conference is open to all. No registration is needed.
For further information regarding this conference, contact or by phone at 626-571-8811 ext 158.

Phone Number: 
(626)571-8811 ext.158