Numata Lectures/Reading Groups, 2010-2011

Buddhism around the World Education

Here’s the posting on upcoming Numata Buddhist Studies lectures at the University of Toronto and McMaster University:

NATASHA HELLER (University of California Los Angeles)
Lecture: How to Be a Buddhist Recluse in the Yuan Dynasty
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
Reading Group: Buddhism and Revenge: Tales of Injustice from Taiping Guangji
Friday, October 15, 2010, 4-6 pm, UofT, JHB 317

TODD LEWIS (College of the Holy Cross)
Lecture (co-hosted by the Centre for South Asian Studies): Sources and Sentiments in Sugata Saurabha, a mid-20th Century Narrative on the Buddha’s Life from the Kathmandu Valley
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 4-6 pm, Munk Centre, Room 208N
Reading Group: Sugata Saurabha
November 19, 2010, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

CHARLENE MAKELY (Reed College)
Lecture: Spectacular Compassion: ‘Natural’ Disaster and National Mourning in China’s Tibet
Thursday, January 13, 2011, 4-6 pm, UofT, JHB 317
Reading Group: The Melodious Sound of the Right-Turning Conch: Buddhist Counter-Development among Tibetans in China
Friday, January 14, 2011, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

ANNE MONIUS (Harvard University)
Lecture: With No One to Bind Action and Agent: The Fate of Buddhists as Religious ‘Other’ in Tamil Saiva Literature
Thursday, February 3, 2011, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
Reading Group: The Viracoliyam: Language, Literary Theory, and Religious Community, and Imagining Community through Commentary
Friday, February 4, 2011, 4-6 pm, UofT, JHB 317

ALBERT WELTER (University of Winnipeg)
Lecture: The Buddhist School of Principle and the Intellectual Climate of Song Dynasty China
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122
Reading Group: Strange Brew: The Fictional Background to Yulu Encounter Dialogues
Friday, February 18, 2011, 4-6 pm, UofT, JHB 317

CHRISTIAN WEDEMEYER (University of Chicago)
Lecture: The Trouble with Tribals: Indian Esoteric Buddhism and Fantasies of the Primitive
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4-6 pm, UofT, JHB 317
Reading Group: Locating Tantric Antinomianism: An Essay toward an Intellectual History of the ‘Practices/Practice Observance’ (carya/caryavrata)
Friday, March 4, 2011, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

For reading group materials and questions please contact: christoph.emmrich@utoronto.ca or shabina.moheebulla@utoronto.ca

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