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Heng-Ching Shih: "The Development of Buddhist Studies and education in Modern Taiwan - A Monastic in Academia"

Stanford Ho Center for Buddhist Studies presents a talk by Heng-Ching Shih

April 14, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Over the past three decades Buddhist studies and education in Taiwan have made considerable progress. Prof. Shih, as a monastic in academia, will offer her reflections on this development.

Professor Heng-Ching Shih earned a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught in the Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University. She has worked in Buddhist education at almost all levels in Taiwan throughout the years: she helped establish Pumen Buddhist High School and Fakuang Buddhist Graduate Institute; she also founded the Center of Buddhist Studies at National Taiwan University and Taiwan's first Graduate Students' Buddhist Forum; she was active in the early stages of the project to digitize the Chinese tripitaka, known as CBETA (Chinese Buddhist Electronic Texts Association). She has retired and is now serving as the President of the Bodhi Education Foundation and as Consultant to the Committee of Western Bhiksunis. She is the author of many academic papers and books, including The Syncretism of Ch'an and Pure Land Buddhism (English), Buddha Nature (Chinese), and Good Women on the Bodhisattva Path (Chinese).
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