Center for

Buddhist Studies

Promoting academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and artistic 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, rare Buddhist archive preservation, financial assistance to scholars and students of Buddhist studies, hosting academic conferences and workshops, a visiting scholar program, contemplative studies and community outreach.



Announcement/Call for Contributors The Encyclopedia of Hangzhou Buddhist Culture   The Encyclopedia of Hangzhou Buddhist Culture, part of the Hangzhou Buddhist Culture Project at the University of Arizona, is contracted with Brill for publication in 2023.   The Encyclopedia will be the first of... Read More
We are pleased to release the sixteenth issue of a monthly Chinese Buddhist Canon Research Newsletter in September 2022. The purpose of this newsletter is to present academic information about the research, collation, collection, and digitalization of Chinese Buddhist canons and scriptures. The... Read More
Dr. Linjiao Zeng earned her Ph.D. degree this spring 2022 from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of English of the College of Foreign Languages at Shandong University, China.  Her doctoral dissertation, titled “Regional... Read More
The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) 2022 Best Poster Award was presented to an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the University of Arizona whose project is called “Regional Religious Systems in Hangzhou China: Illustrating the Confluence of Buddhist Geography and Culture” by Glen... Read More
The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings successfully concluded three days of lectures and presentations at the University of Arizona in Tucson from September 16-18, 2022. A joint venture of the University of Arizona and Academia Sinica in Taiwan, the... Read More

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