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October 2017

Buddhist Studies Workshop: Lay Congregations in Chinese Buddhism (Lecture in Chinese)

October 2, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture (in Chinese) by HAO Chunwen (Capital Normal University, Beijing). Buffet dinner following.

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Buddhist Studies Workshop: Cultures of Sound: Lineages and Languages of Sutra Recitation in Goshirakawa’s Japan

October 16, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Buddhist Studies Workshop with Charlotte Eubanks, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese & Asian Studies, Penn State University This talk examines the culture of musical recitation of sutras in and around the Japanese court. I argue that medieval acoustic and performance-based practices – and their attendant literature of codification – open an inter-lingual space in which the tones of Chinese are dropped, without syntax being altered to fit Japanese semantic norms, such that meaningful sound in Chinese is derailed without…

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November 2017

Buddhist Studies Workshop: The Philosophy and Practice of Confession in Chinese Buddhism, 10th-13th Centuries

November 6, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture on confession in Buddhism by Shengkai (Tsinghua University).

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