Original news from http://humanities.arizona.edu/news/wu-awarded-grant-host-chinese-buddhist-canon-conference-ua

Jiang Wu, associate professor in the Department of East Asian Studies has been awarded a conference grant of $25,000 by the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) and the Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to organize an international conference on the study of Chinese Buddhist canons.

This conference, titled “Spreading Buddha’s Words in China: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon,” will be held in Tucson March 25-28, 2011.

Some twenty experts from the United States, Europe, mainland China, and Taiwan will examine the role of Buddhist canons (including digital canons) in the formation and transformation of Buddhist communities and how the activities of textual practice related to the canon –such as cataloging, textual criticism, annotation, illustration, printing, and distribution- shaped the contour of Chinese Buddhism through the ages.

The conference is the first international conference on this topic ever held in the western world. A volume of proceedings will be published after the conference.

The funding comes under the ACLS program “New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society,” which “supports projects in the humanities and related social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new sources, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of Chinese culture and society.”

Dr. Jiang Wu received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and his research interests include seventeenth-century Chinese Buddhism, Chinese intellectual history and social history, and the application of electronic cultural atlas tools in the study of Chinese culture and religion. He has published widely on a variety of topics, and currently is writing a biography of Yinyuan Longqui. In 2008, Dr. Wu was awarded a $30,000 from the CCK to conduct research on Buddhist publishing in late imperial China, during his sabbatical year.

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  • Dear Sir,
    I am Ven.Sujit Barua Saraman from Bangkok.I am a Thailand Buddhist monk.I am a learing in Buddhism my Temple.I know by internet about your conference will be held in Tucson March 25-28, 2011. .I want toattend and my experience in this program.I want to attend in this program.I need to your attending helping.I waiting to you reply.
    Have a nice day.
    All The Best Your Conference
    Ven.Sujit Barua Saraman

  • Rashen Barua says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am a not only Buddhist monk but also i am a University Student. At now i am studying in Mahachulalongkornrajavidayala University of Buddhism(MCU). I am very agree/interest for participate in your conference. Please give me information, How i can participate in your conference. Actually i have read your coference explained. So i like very much & i ma very exciting.

    Take care
    Rashen Barua
    Bangkok, Thailand.
    Mobile: +660854126613

  • Sumonta Barua says:

    Dear convenor,
    I have metta and cordial love to you.I am a Buddhist monk as well as a student of Mahachulalongkorn University,Thailand.I am so glad to can know about your conference from the website.I think it’s an appropriate steps to broadcast Buddhism for the unpeaceful world.
    I think chiness Buddhist canon conference will be able to keep their contribution to broadcast the real buddhism also their activitis for the human’s peacful life all over the world.Unfortunately we can see only a few organization have arranged this kind of conference.According to my opinion it’s not enough to broadcast the Buddhism also Buddha’s teaching.Any how,i am very happy to can know about your conference.So as a student moreover as a young religious leader(Buddhist monk) i am interested to participate in your conferene that will bring a great experience for my monastic life by which i would be able to guide the lay people properly.Pls inform me about registration also other neccessary document’s.

    Thank you so much
    Your’s in dhamma
    Sumonta Barua Mahachulalongkorn University

  • ven sujit Bhikku says:

    Dear sir
    I am ven.sujit Bhikku from bangkok. Iam a Thailand buddhist monk. I am a learing in Buddhism my Temple.
    I know by internet a bout your conference will be held in Tucson march 25-28-2011. I want to attend and my experience in this program. I need to your attending helping. I waiting toyou reply. Have a nice day.
    All the best your conference.

    Ven. Sujit Bhikku

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