Yoteng Bi defense pass
April 15, 2024
Congrats to Youteng Bi for successfully defending her PhD dissertation titled “Reading as the Path Toward Enlightenment: Ouyi Zhixu’s Reorganization of the Buddhist Canon in the 17th Century China.”  Committee members: Dr. Jiang Wu (Chair) Dr.…
Tianyu article
April 12, 2024
Congrats to our EAS alumnus Dr. Tianyu Lei for publishing a peer reviewed article entitled "The making of a goddess: rethinking the history of the cult of Zhunti (Cundı̄) in China" in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2024, 1–23.…
Youteng Bi won fellowship
April 10, 2024
Congratulations to Youteng Bi, a PhD candidate from the Department of East Asian Studies, for winning a fellowship for graduate students by the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies for her dissertation project, titled “Reading As the Path Toward…
Jataka conference
April 3, 2024
CBS is pleased to co-sponsor the International Conference on the Jataka Tradition of Thailand to be held at PBIC, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand on June 1, 2024. Jataka are stories of the previous lives of the Buddha and are often…
Dr. Max Deeg lecture
April 1, 2024
Dear Friends of the Center for Buddhist Studies,   Please join us on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 pm (Arizona Time) in S215 at Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (ENR2) for the next lecture of the Ōbaku Ingen/Lingyin/Puyin Lecture Series! This is…
Frogbear conference 2024
March 29, 2024
We're excited to share information and details about the upcoming online conference “From the Ground to the Cloud: Insights from Seven Years of Fieldwork, Training, and Data Collection.” The FROGBEAR project has now concluded field research and…
CBS Canon newsletter no.28
March 22, 2024
The 28th issue presents readers with current academic information on books and research papers, Beijing Poly International Auction in Spring 2023 and the Song Edition of the Buddhist Canon. Please visit for a…
PNC 2024
March 21, 2024
We're excited to pass along information about the PNC 2024. Main Theme: Green, Flow and Signal: Reconnecting Fragmented Communities  in the Age of Digital TransformationDates: August 29th-31st (Thursday-Saturday)Venue: Korea University, Seoul, South…
Jeffrey Winning Chung-Hwa Fellowship
March 20, 2024
Congratulations to Jeffrey Liu, a PhD candidate from the Department of East Asian Studies and a junior fellow at The Center for Buddhist Studies at The University of Arizona, for winning a fellowship for graduate students by the Chung-Hwa Institute…
2024 newsletter
March 18, 2024
Reflections 2024: Annual Newsletter from the CBS We are pleased to announce that the 2024 Center for Buddhist Studies newsletter has been published. In the newsletter, we present news about recent lecture series and conferences, study abroad program…
Jeffrey Ziling article
March 14, 2024
Congrats to EAS PhD candidates Jeffrey Liu and Ziling Wan for publishing a peer reviewed article entitled "The Making of a Sacred Landscape: Visualizing Hangzhou Buddhist Culture via Geoparsing a Local Gazetteer the Xianchun Lin’an zhi 咸淳臨安志" in…
John Cobb
March 12, 2024
We're excited to share information about an upcoming lecture by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr., titled "Farewell to Secularism and Move toward Earthism." Dr. Jiang Wu will serve as the moderator for this online event. The language of the talk will be English…