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The 2nd International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon
第二届漢文大藏經國際會議


”The Chinese Buddhist Canon in the Age of Printing:
An East Asian Perspective”
刻本時代的漢文大藏經與東亞佛教

University of the West
March 18-20, 2013

Location:
AD208, University of the West
1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

Sponsored by:
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
蔣經國國際學術交流基金會贊助

Contact information: icbs@uwest.edu

In order to promote academic research on Chinese Buddhism, the Second International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon, entitled “The Chinese Buddhist Canon in the Age of Printing: An East Asian Perspective,” is going to be held at the University of the West on March 18-20, 2013, following the first conference held in Tucson, Arizona in 2011. Funded by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and supported by University of the West, this conference is sponsored by the Institute of Chinese Buddhist Studies (ICBS) at University of the West and co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ven. Jueji, director of ICBS and Jiang Wu, Associate Professor of Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona are the organizers. Scholars from the world are invited to discuss and explore the study of the Chinese Buddhist canon. Sixteen scholars coming from the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea will gather together to present their most recent research on the subject. It is expected that this conference will become a great academic event on the West Coast and open a new chapter for the study of the Chinese Buddhist canon.


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Conference Program
Monday, March 18, 2013
• 11:00am: Press Conference
• 15:30pm-16:00pm: Registration
• 16:00pm-16:30pm: Opening Ceremony
• 17:00pm-19:30pm: Welcome banquet

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
• 9:30am -11:30am: Panel I
Panel I Ideology and Canonicity in Canon Formation

Imagining Tripitaka: Legends about the Buddhist Canon in Chinese Sources
Jiang Wu 吳疆, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, U.S.A.

The Unique Philosophy and Innovative System of Classification in the Compilation of Foguang Buddhist Canon
Yi Kung 依空, Professor of Chinese literature, Department of Literature, Nanhua University, Taiwan

Manuscripts, Printed Canon and Extra-canonical Sources: A Case Study Based on one Biography from Xu Gaoseng Zhuan
Jinhua Chen 陳金華, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada

Discussant: Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University

• 11:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch Break

• 13:30pm-15:30pm: Panel II
Panel II Methods of Cataloging and Collation

Looking for Lost Buddhist Canons: With Special Reference to the Da Yuan Zhiyuan fabao kantong zhonglu 大元至元法寶勘同總錄
Dewei Zhang 張德偉, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Canada

Collation Strategies for the Buddhist Canon – Past, Present and Future: Frequency and Impact of Character Variance in Canonical Editions of the Song Gaoseng Zhuan 宋高僧傳 (T.2061)
Marcus Bingenheimer 馬德偉, Department of Religion Faculty, Temple University, U.S.A.

Diamond Sūtra and Sacred Book Culture
Chunghui Tsui 崔中慧, Teaching Consultant, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Secret Scriptures in the Qisha Edition of Buddhist Canon and Puning Edition of Buddhist Canon
Jining Li 李際寧, Researcher of Rare Books Section, Chinese National Library, China

Discussant: Darui Long, University of the West

• 15:30pm-15:45pm: Tea Break

• 15:45pm - 17:45pm: Panel III
Panel III Patronage, Dissemination, and Preservation

Development of the Earliest Image of Buddha Preaching Dharma - Chinese Buddhist Canon (Tang Dynasty) of Dunhuang
Irene Wai Ying Lok 駱慧瑛, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Venerable Jingwan and Huisi: Sponsors of Fangshan Stone Canon
Aimin Zhang 張愛民, Researcher, Cultural Relics Department of Yunju Monastery, China

Yongle Northern Canon and Its Donors
Darui Long 龍達瑞, Professor of Chinese Religions, Department of Religious Studies, University of the West, U.S.A.

Locating Buddhist Revival in Modern China through the Advancement of Jinling Buddhist Press
Jue Ji 覺繼, Director of the Institute of Chinese Buddhist Studies, University of the West, U.S.A.

Discussant: Jinhua Chen, University of British Columbia

• 18:00pm- 20:00pm Dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
• 9:00am – 10:30am: Panel IV
Panel IV New discovery and research in Korea and Japan

The First Edition Tripitaka Koreana in the Context of East Asian Buddhist Canons – Based on Recent Research Findings
Eun-su Cho 趙恩秀, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Seoul National University, South Korea

The Politics of the Tripitaka Koreana (Goryeo Canon) in Colonial Korea (1905–1945)
Hwansoo Kim, Assistant Professor of Religion, Duke University, U.S.A.

How Printing the Buddhist Canon Transformed Early Modern Japan
William Bodiford, Professor of Buddhist Studies and Japanese Religions, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

The Buddhist Canon as a ritual object in Japan
Gregory E. Wilkinson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Religions, University of Arizona, U.S.A.

Discussant: Jiang Wu, University of Arizona

• 10:30am – 10:45am: Tea Break

• 10:45am – 11:30pm: Keynote Speech
The Editing of East Asian Buddhist Canons
Robert E. Buswell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies of Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, founding director of Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

• 11:30am-12:00pm: Roundtable discussion
• 12:30pm – 13:30pm Lunch
• 13:30pm – 14:00pm Heading to Hsi Lai Temple
• 14:00pm – 15:00pm:, temple tour, and farewell

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Checkout Time: Morning - Night



Sponsored by:
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
蔣經國國際學術交流基金會贊助

Conference Principal Organizer:
Dr. Jue Ji, Director, Institute of Chinese Buddhist Studies, University of the West

Conference Co-organizer:
Dr. Jiang Wu, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Arizona

Conference Coordinator:
Jacqueline Jingjing Zhu, Institute of Chinese Buddhist Studies, University of the West

Contact information: icbs@uwest.edu

 
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