Past Semesters

December 2, 2019

Huaiyu Chen (Arizona State University)

“The Rise and Fall of Buddhist Stone Lanterns in Medieval China.” Abstract

October 21, 2019

Nicole Willock (Old Dominion University)

“Tibetan Buddhist Polymaths Remembering the Maoist Years of Socialist China: Autobiography and Poetry as a way of ‘Doing Religion.'” Abstract

September 30, 2019

Eric Huntington (Rice University)

“Buddhist Cosmology at Work.” Abstract

April 11, 2019

Kwi Jeong Lee (Columbia)

“Problems of the Buddha Image in Medieval China: From Soteriology to Metaphysics.” Abstract

March 28, 2019

James Benn (McMaster)

“Spellbound: the Attempted Seduction of the Buddha’s Cousin Ānanda in the Apocryphal Scripture of the Heroic March.” Abstract

February 28, 2019

Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth)

“The Heretical, Heterodox Howl: Jackals in Pali Buddhist Literature.” Abstract

January 31, 2019

Pénélope Riboud (INALCO, ISAW)

“Visual bilingualism and the funerary space: Keys to understanding the spatial semiotics of Central Asian tombs in 6th century China.” Abstract