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Past Lectures and Events

For events since 2009, consult the "Events" page of our website.

For information on the 2010 Conference Buddhism, Daoism and Chinese Religion, click here.

For information on the 2014 Discussing Dana: Conference on Buddhist Charity, click here.

2008-2009

WATANABE Mariko渡辺麻里子 , Hirosaki University.
“The World of Lecture Books: Educating Monks in Medieval Japan” (Dangisho no sekai 談義書の世界 , lecture in Japanese).
September, 25, 2008 (Thursday), 4:30 pm, Room 137, 1879 Hall.

WATANABE Mariko渡辺麻里子 , Hirosaki University.
Text reading workshop (in Japanese).
September 26, 2008 (Friday), 1:30-4:20 pm, Room 133, 1879 Hall.  
Co-sponsored with the Program in East Asian Studies.

*Robert Barnett , Columbia University.
“Why Can’t China Talk with the Dalai Lama? The Debate over the Tibetan Tradition of ‘Religion and Politics Combined.’”
November 6 (Thursday), 4:30 pm, Robertson Hall, Bowl 016.
Lecture in Crossroads in Religion and Politics series
Co-sponsored by Woodrow Wilson School and Center for the Study of Religion.

CANCELLED: Daniel B. Stevenson , Kansas University .
“The Tiantai Four Books (天台四書): Protocols of Buddhist Learning in Late-Song and Yuan Dynasty China.”
November 21, 2008 (Friday), 4:30 pm, Room 137, 1879 Hall.

*Anthony C. Yu , University of Chicago.  
“The Historical and Comparative Study of Religion: The Chinese Context.”
December 2, 2008 (Tuesday), 4:30 pm, Jones Hall, Room 202. Third Annual Frederick P. Mote Lecture in Chinese History, co-sponsored by the Program and Department of East Asian Studies.  

Parimal Patil , Harvard University .
“On Why There Is a History of Buddhist Philosophy in India .”
December 9 (Tuesday), 4:30 pm, Room 137, 1879 Hall.

Matthew Kapstein, École pratique des Hautes Études (Paris) and University of Chicago.
“Politics and Religion in 18th-Century Tibet: The Oracle and Temple of Lamo.” February 12, 2009 (Thursday), 4:30 pm, Room 137, 1879 Hall.  

*Vincent Goosaert, Centre National pour Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
“Elite Daoists and Chinese Local Society, 1800-1950.”  
April 2, 2009 (Thursday), 4:30 pm, 202 Jones Hall.  
Co-sponsored by Program in East Asian Studies and Department of Religion.

David Gray , Santa Clara University.
“On the Very Idea of a Tantric Canon: Myth, Politics, and the Formation of the Kanjur.”
April 7, 2009 (Tuesday), 4:30 pm, Room 137, 1879 Hall.

*Michael Como , Columbia University.  
Lecture on Japanese religion.  
April 13, 2009 (Monday), 202 Jones Hall.
Co-sponsored by Program in East Asian Studies and Department of Religion.

“New Directions in Tibetan Literary Studies : A Two-Part Workshop on New Directions in Tibetan Buddhist Literature,” organized by Andrew Quintman ( Princeton University ) and Sarah Jacoby ( Columbia University ).
Second Part: April 17-18, 2009 (Friday-Saturday), Princeton University.

*Symposium on Japanese Art in Honor of Yoshiaki Shimizu .
April 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday).
Sponsored by the Tang Center in East Asian Art.

Boreth Ly, University of California , Santa Cruz .
“Embodiment of Power: Political Palladia of Southeast Asia .”
April 27, 2009 (Monday), 4:30 pm, 106 McCormick Hall.
Cosponsored with the Tang Center for East Asian Art.

FUNAYAMA Toru , Kyoto University .
“Rituals of Confession (Chanhui) in Fifth-Sixth Century China .”
May 12, 2009 (Tuesday), 4:30 pm, 202 Jones Hall.
Co-sponsored with the Program in East Asian Studies.

* Related events marked with asterisk.

2007-2008

Dunhuang Manuscripts and Paintings:
An International Symposium Honoring James and Lucy Lo
September 28, 2007, Friday, 1:30-6:00 pm, McCormick 101
-FAN Jinshi (Dunhuang Research Academy), “The Conservation and Study of Paintings at Dunhuang”
-Susan Whitfield (International Dunuang Project), “The Silk Road Online: Making Dunhuang and Its Treasures Accessible to All”
-Jean-Pierre Drège (École pratique des Hautes Études), “Dunhuang and the Two Revolutions in the History of the Chinese Book” 
-Jacob P. Dalton (Yale University), “New Insights into the Tibetan Collection from Dunhuang”
-Huaiyu Chen (University of the West), “Dunhuang and Turfan Manuscripts at Princeton”
Co-sponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art, the Princeton University Library, and others.

The Social Life of Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Northwest China, 9th-10th Centuries (Lecture in Chinese).
November 14, Wednesday, 4:30 pm, 1879 Hall, Room 137
HAO Chunwen (Capital Normal University)
Co-sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies.

The Death and Funerals of “Sovereigns” in Medieval Japan (Lecture in Japanese).
Monday, November 26, 2007, 4:30 pm, 1879 Hall, Room 137
UEJIMA Susumu (Kyoto Prefectural University)
Co-sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies

Imaginary Geographies: Buddhism and the Japanese World Map
Monday, February 4, 2008, 4:30 pm, 1879 Hall, Room 137
Max Moerman (Barnard College)

Art History, Buddhist Studies, Tibet: New Perspectives from the Tibet Site Seminar
March 7-9, 2008, Friday-Sunday, McCormick 101
Friday, 4:30 pm:  Keynote lecture by Deborah Klimburg-Salter (University of Vienna).
Saturday and Sunday: Papers by graduate-student participants in the 2007 Tibet Site Seminar, with responses from Janet Gyatso (Harvard Divinity School), Marylin Rhie (Smith College), and E. Gene Smith (Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center).
Co-sponsored by the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art and the Center for the Study of Religion.
The conference is free but registration is required: http://www.princeton.edu/~tibetsem/program-conference.htm

Bringing Together Intuition and Law:
Linguistic Relevance and Moral Creativity in Theravada Buddhist Ethics
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 4:30 pm, 1879 Hall, Room 137
Charles Hallisey (Harvard Divinity School)

Filling the Missing Link: Simha Bhiksu and Zongmi’s Construction of an Indian Transmission Line for Chan Buddhism
Friday, April 11, 4:30 pm, 1879 Hall, Room 137
Peter Gregory (Smith College)

War Magic in Tibetan Buddhism
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:30 pm, 1879 Hall, Room 137
Bryan Cuevas (Florida State University and the Institute for Advanced Study)

Patronage and Pure Land Paintings in Korea, 13th-14th Centuries  
Monday, April 28, 4:30 pm, 202 Jones Hall
Youngsook Pak (School of Oriental and African Studies and Yale University)
Co-sponsored by the P.Y. and Kinmay W.Tang Center for East Asian Art and the Program in East Asian Studies.