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Buddhism in the Global Eye:
Beyond East and West

University of British Columbia • August 10–12, 2016

This conference has been called to re-examine the widely held assumption that modern Buddhism is Buddhism with Western characteristics and to attempt to map out a better paradigm for explaining the modernization of Buddhism. It takes seriously the concept of globalization: Buddhist transformation in Asia and in the West are not seen as distinct but as related taking place in communication across multiple nodes that cross East-West lines.