Gregory Schopen lecture @ U of T

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The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program is pleased to announce a free, public lecture by Professor Gregory Schopen (UCLA): “The Limited Reach of Religious Doctrine: Debt, Slavery, and Who could Become a Buddhist Nun (or Monk) in Early India.”

Time and date: 5 pm, April 15, 2011

Place: Muzzo Family Alumni Hall 100, University of St. Michael’s College, St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Sponsored by the University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program

Professor Gregory Schopen (MA McMaster University, 1975; PhD ANU, 1979) has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Washington, Indiana, Texas, Stanford, and California. He was awarded a prestigious MacArthur “genius” fellowship (1985-1990) in recognition of his work in Buddhist Studies, which has been described as “Unquestionably the freshest, most exciting scholarship to have emerged in the field in half a century.” Professor Schopen’s numerous publications include:

Bones, Stones and Buddhist Monks. University of Hawai’i Press, 1997.
Buddhist Monks and Business Matters. University of Hawai’i Press, 2004.
Figments and Fragments of Mahāyāna Buddhism in India. University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.

For more information, contact Shayne Clarke: clarsha@mcmaster.ca

http://buddhiststudies.chass.utoronto.ca/gregory-schopen/

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