excerpted from the Institute of Asian Research Annual Report 2008-2009. By Gustaaf Houtman. During my tenure at UBC, I taught Introduction to Buddhism (ASIA 250) and the graduate seminar on Buddhism and Politics in Burma (IAR515B). Both were a delight [...]
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Gustaaf Houtman Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Scholar (Jan – May 2009) The Institute of Asian Research welcomed Dr. Gustaaf Houtman as the TLKY Canada Foundation Visiting Scholar. Dr. Houtman is the Editor of Anthropology Today and served [...]
"On Samatha And Vipassana: Some Case Studies From Burma And The Socio-Political Implications Of Their Practice" Presented by Dr. Gustaaf Houtman, The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Date: Tuesday November 27, 2007 Time: 2:30-3:30 PM Place: Centre for [...]
Jessica L. Main The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (Jul 2009 - present) View Profile André Laliberté The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Professor in Buddhism and [...]
by Jessica L. Main For prospective students: At the University of British Columbia (UBC), Buddhism is studied using a variety of disciplinary approaches and in historical periods spanning the ancient to the contemporary. The centre of this constellation of teaching [...]
Buddhism, Violence, and the State in Modern and Contemporary Asia (3 credits) Course Syllabus Excerpt Wed 2:30-4:30 C.K. Choi Building Instructor: Jessica L. Main, firstname.lastname@example.org, (604) 822-9305, C.K. Choi Building, Room 283 Office hours: Mondays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am [...]