The University of the West welcomes Dr. Jens Reinke as the new Director of the Institute for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism (ISHB). At this inaugural lecture, Dr. Reinke will present on his recent book, Mapping Modern Mahayana: Chinese Buddhism and Migration in the Age of Global Modernity. Dr. Reinke’s research traces the global development of Fo Guang Shan by studying three locations where the Buddhist order has established roots: Los Angeles, South Africa, and the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Reinke’s work explores the social, cultural, and religious fibers that underlie globalization and presents them in the context of a broader discussion on contemporary Buddhism.

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