Monastic education is one of the most important projects in the modernization of Chinese Buddhism. This talk begins by exploring several paradigm shifts associated with Buddhist educational modernization that began in the 1920s, a period of fervent growth and significant changes. I argue that the reimagining of a national Buddhist community and reinterpretation of orthodoxy produced a distinctly Buddhist citizenship discourse, which became the basis for Buddhist engagement with the nation-state in terms of property rights, political participation, and wartime activism. These changes proved to be essential in inspiring and shaping the discourse and conceptualization of education within the tradition. The second part of the talk offers some observations and reflections on the current state of Buddhist education in mainland China and Taiwan.
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DATE October 17, 2018 TIME 5:00 PM LOCATION UBC Green College 6201 Cecil Green Park Road What is silence? Is it merely the absence of sound, or can silence be a gateway into more [...]
Event: Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy – Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain with Santosh Dass MBE
DATE Thursday, October 11, 2018 TIME 5:00 PM LOCATION UBC | C.K. Choi Building Room #120, 1855 West Mall The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is proud [...]
DATE Tuesday, October 16, 2018 TIME 2:00 to 4:00 pm LOCATION UBC | Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall Dakinava Buddhist Educational and Cultural Society (DBECS) has invited Master Ven. Tsung Tzu to give talks [...]
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2018-19 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant [...]