2020 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Princeton University

2020 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Princeton University


The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, whose founding members include Peking University, UBC, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, U Hamburg, Cambridge and Oxford, cordially invites applications for an intensive program on Buddhist Studies. Lasting from June 27 to July 15, 2020, this program is composed of two segments: Segment 1 from June 27 to July 6 and Segment 2 from July 7 to July 15, which are connected by an intersegmental conference.

The intersegmental conference (scheduled for July 3-5) for this year’s intensive program is one of three that will honor the work of late Dr. Antonino Forte. The theme will focus on The Transmission of Buddhism in Asia and beyond, and will highlight exacting, pioneering scholarship about how the teachings and practices of Buddhism were communicated, shared, and applied by diverse groups and individuals along the so-called Silk Roads—or western regions in Chinese—across time and space. The conference will bring together 20-25 top scholars from all over the world. Student participants are encouraged to attend and, if they have relevant papers, present at the conference.

In addition to participating in these lectures and the intersegmental conference, student participants are also encouraged to present their research papers to their program instructors, lecturers, and their peer participants. Participants are required to take part in all of the activities supported by the program, including the lecture series, the conference, and student forum. Outstanding students may be selected and invited to carry out short-term (3-12 months long) research at UBC and UBC’s partner universities in East Asia, Europe and North America that are linked together through a large SSHRC-sponsored international and interdisciplinary project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions (frogbear.org). This may further bring them the opportunity of pursuing doctoral degrees or doing postdoctoral research at these top universities.

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