Buddhism in the Modern World

The Institute of Chinese Buddhist Studies announces a new Summer 2012 Lecture Series entitled “Buddhism in the Modern World: 19th – 20th Century Twists and Turns” by Dr. Lewis Lancaster.

Classes take place in CE101 in the UWest campus from 6pm – 7:30pm starting July 31 to August 10.

Date Topics
July 31, Tuesday Chinese Buddhism: Challenges of diplomacy, Colonialism, Missionaries
August 1, Wednesday Korea Buddhism: the Awakening of a Tradition in an Urban World
August 2, Thursday Theravada: Resistance and Adaptation to Modernity
August 3, Friday Europe and America: New Voices
August 7, Tuesday Tibetan Diaspora: Preservation
August 8, Wednesday Japanese Buddhism: Redefinition
August 9, Thursday Buddhism Re-Kindled: Emergence after Suppressions
August 10, Friday Buddhism Today: A Changing World of Science, Psychology, and Post-human Philosophy

The lecture is free and all are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information, please contact Jacky Liu at icbs@uwest.edu.

About the Lecturer

Dr. Lewis Lancaster is a professor emeritus in the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California at Berkeley and has been an adjunct professor at UWest since 1992.

He has served as the Chair of Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley and Editor of the Berkeley Buddhist Studies Series. Dr. Lancaster has published over 55 articles and reviews and has edited or authored numerous books including Prajnaparamita and Related Systems, The Korean Buddhist Canon, Buddhist Scriptures, Early Ch’an in China and Tibet, and Assimilation of Buddhism in Korea.