Full schedule for Numata Lectures 2013-2014

Buddhism Buddhism around the World Buddhist Studies Education Events Hamilton Numata Toronto

The University of Toronto / McMaster University
YEHAN NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2013-14
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JUSTIN McDANIEL (University of Pennsylvania)

READING GROUP (CO-SPONSORED BY THE ASIAN INSTITUTE’S CENTRE FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES)
The Bird in the Corner of the Picture. Some Problems with the Use of Buddhist Texts to Study the Buddhist Ornamental Art of Thailand
THURSDAY, September 19, 2013, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317

LECTURE
Architects of Buddhist Leisure
FRIDAY, September 20, 2013, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
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RUPERT GETHIN (Bristol University)

READING GROUP
The Good, the Bad and the Undetermined: Reflections on the Theravada, Sarvastivada, and Yogacara Listing of Harms
THURSDAY, October 31, 2013, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

LECTURE
The Quest for the Historical Buddha and the Path to Enlightenment
FRIDAY, November 1, 2013, 4-6 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
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ALEXANDER VON ROSPATT (University of California Berkeley)

READING GROUP
The Sacred Origins of the Svayambhucaitya and the Nepal Valley. Foreign Speculation and Local Myth; and: The Mural Paintings of the Svayambhupurana at the Shrine of Santipur, and their Origins with Pratapa Malla
THURSDAY, November 7, 2013, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317

LECTURE
Reflections on the Coexistence of Buddhist and Hindu Traditions in the Historical Nepal. The Case of the Old Age Rituals among the Newars
FRIDAY, November 8, 2013, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
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LORI MEEKS (University of Southern California)

LECTURE
A “Wondrous Gift For Women”: The Blood Bowl Sutra in Buddhist Commentaries from Early Modern Japan
THURSDAY, November 14, 2013, 10 am – 12 pm, UTM, Dean’s Lounge, 262 NE

READING GROUP
Changing Views of Nunhood in Kamakura-Period Japan: The Case of Kenreimon’in
FRIDAY, November 15, 2013, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
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NICOLAS MORRISSEY (University of Georgia)

LECTURE
Reflections on an Enigmatic Structure at Nalanda and Visual Eclecticism in the Buddhist Art of Medieval Bihar and Bengal
THURSDAY, January 23, 2014, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317

READING GROUP
On the Cult of the Lotus Sutra in India: A New Interpretation of a 5th Century Painting from Ajanta
FRIDAY, January 24, 2014, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
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ANYA BERNSTEIN (Harvard University)

LECTURE
More Alive Than All the Living: Sovereign Bodies and Cultural Politics in Buddhist Siberia
THURSDAY, February 27, 2014, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317

READING GROUP
Buddhist Body Politics: Life, Death, and Reincarnation in Transnational Eurasia
FRIDAY, February 28, 2014, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
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JOHN KIESCHNICK (Stanford University)

READING GROUP
Karma as a Historical Force in Chinese Buddhist Historiography
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014, 4-6pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

LECTURE
The Encounter with Modernity in Chinese Buddhist Historiography
FRIDAY, April 4, 2014, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
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For reading group materials and questions please contact christoph.emmrich@utoronto.ca

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