Center for

Buddhist Studies

Promoting academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and economic aspects around the world

Our center provides regional, national, and international leadership in the academic field of Buddhist studies.

Collaborating with academic units and communities within and outside the university, the center’s activities include a Buddhist studies lecture series, financial assistance to scholars and students of Buddhist studies, hosting academic conferences and workshops, a visiting scholar program, contemplative studies and community outreach.

Director Jiang Wu is invited to give a lecture on ”Preliminary Investigations on the Buddhist Sources about Modern East Asian Buddhism Preserved in Bunkaten at Manpukuji, Ōbakusan, Uji,... Read More

Director Jiang Wu is invited to the International Conference “China in Time and Space: G. William Skinner’s Ideas Going Forward” held at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on... Read More

Director Jiang Wu will organize the ICSCC Visiting Scholar Workshop on “Buddhism and Methods: Ming-Qing Buddhism and Related... Read More

The Center for Buddhist Studies recently acquired the original translation notes of Linji Yixuan's Record of Linji 臨濟錄 (Rinzai roku) in 15 binders and plans to digitize them. These were the notes prepared by Ruth Fuller Sasaki... Read More

Director Jiang Wu will be invited to give a lecture titled “Reinventing the Tripitaka: Transformation of the Buddhist Canon in Modern East Asia” at Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai,... Read More

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