Buddhist Studies Workshop

The Buddhist Studies Workshop began in 1998 as an interdisciplinary forum for new scholarly work on Buddhism. Interdisciplinary in design, Workshop participants come from various departments at Princeton, including Anthropology, Art and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, History, Sociology, and Religion. The Workshop functions as a regional center as well, frequently drawing colleagues and students from the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and Columbia University. The Workshop is dedicated to helping participants talk across the usual divides imposed by the disciplines, such as the divergence between text and image, documents and living informants, present and past. It also constitutes a broad forum for the discussion of pan-Asian (and increasingly East-West) issues. Many sessions focus on only one area of the world (e.g., Buddhism in India and South Asia, Southeast Asia, central Asia, Tibet and the Himalayas, Korea, Japan, Europe, or America), but draw participants who focus on other areas.

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The Buddhist Studies Workshop is generously supported by the Provost, the Program in East Asian Studies, and the Center for the Study of Religion.
Additional co-sponsors of specific events include:
The Department of Religion
The P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
The Council on the Humanities
École française d’Extrême-Orient

Past Buddhist Studies Workshop Events