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Past Lectures

Lectures in Past Two Years

APRIL 12, 2017  James Benn, Religious Studies, McMaster University: “Buddhist Aspects of Health and Wellness in Premodern Chinese Tea Culture.” 2017 Khyentse Foundation Lecture Series. More Information >>

DECEMBER 5, 2016  Stephen Teiser, Princeton University: “Sickness (and Birth, Old Age, and Death) in Chinese Buddhism: Perspectives from Art and Ritual.” 2017 Khyentse Foundation Lecture Series. More Information >>

APRIL 4, 2017  Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche: “Mandala and Mindfulness.” 2017 Khyentse Foundation Lecture Series. More Information >>

APRIL 7, 2017  Roger Ames, Humanities Chair at Peking University, a Berggruen Fellow, and former Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i. “Translating Chinese Philosophy into the Western Academy: Better Late than Never.”  More Information >>

NOVEMBER 30, 2016  Hoyt Tillman, Arizona State University: “Reconsidering the Power of Chinese Rulers: Reflections in the Wake of 9/11 and the Rise of the Unitary Executive in the U.S.” EAS Lecture Series. More Information >>

OCTOBER 21, 2016  Jiang Wu, East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona "Chinese Religion From a Geographical Perspective". More Information >>

OCTOBER 13, 2016  Albert Welter, East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona: “Buddhist Escapes: Caught Between Two Worlds.” More Information >>

APRIL 6, 2016  Lewis Lancaster, ECAI, UC Berkeley: “Buddhist Studies: Past, Present, Future” More Information >>   Youtube Video >>

APRIL 6, 2016  Peter K. Bol, Harvard University: “Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age.” More Information >>

MARCH 3, 2016  Albert Welter, East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona: “Reading a Zen Classic: The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch.” 2016 Buddhist Studies Lecture Series. More Information >>

APRIL 14, 2016  Celestino Fernandez, School of Sociology, The University of Arizona: “Happiness and Buddhism.” 2016 Buddhist Studies Lecture Series. More Information >>

MAY 5, 2016  Jiang Wu, East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona: “Religious Imagination in the World of Lotus Sutra.” 2016 Buddhist Studies Lecture Series. More Information >>

MARCH 22, 2016  Wangchen Rinpoche (Rime Ling): “Buddhist Compassion.” More Information >>

 

Other related lectures on campus in the past

“The Chinese Buddhist Canon in the Print Culture of East Asia.” April 28, 2015. More Information >>

“A Conversation on Zen Buddhism with Bill Porter.” Sept. 24, 2014. YouTube Video >>

 “Buddhist Myth vs. Non-Buddhist Myth in Japanese Identity” by William M. Bodiford, Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA. Feb. 20, 2013. More Information >>

“The Importance of Solitude: China's Hermit Tradition” by Bill Porter (Red Pine), independent scholar and writer. Sept. 23, 2013. More Information >>

“New Archaeological Evidence for the Origins of Chinese Civilization” by Jianping Yi 易建平, Professor of Anthropology, Scholar of the Great Wall, Institute of World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Nov. 27, 2012. More Information >>

“Religion and Religious Studies in Contemporary China” by Wei Dedong, professor at Remin University. Nov. 13, 2012. More Information >>

“Historical Maps in China: From Tradition to Digitalization” by Professor Ge Jianxiong 葛剑雄, Director of Fudan University Library, Shanghai, China. October 22, 2007. More Information >>

Symposium “Chinese Tibetan Studies: Medicine and Buddhism” by An Caidan, researcher at China Tibetan Studies Research Center, Ciren Jiabu, researcher & the director of Tibet Academy of Social Sciences, Guo Mangcang, living Buddha, Professor, Gansu Province Buddhist Studies College, Luosang Luobu, chief physician in Tibet Autonomous Region Traditional Tibetan Medicine Hospital. Nov. 16, 2007. More Information >>