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This video captures the opening ceremony of this 3-day conference at University of the West. In order to promote academic research on Chinese Buddhism, the Second International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon, entitled "The Chinese Buddhist Canon in the Age of Printing: An East Asian Perspective," is going to be held at the University of the West on March 18-20, 2013, following the first conference held in Tucson, Arizona in 2011.
Funded by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and supported by University of the West, this conference is sponsored by the Institute of Chinese Buddhist Studies (ICBS) at University of the West and co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ven. Jueji, director of ICBS and Jiang Wu, Associate Professor of Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona are the organizers.
Scholars from the world are invited to discuss and explore the study of the Chinese Buddhist canon. Sixteen scholars coming from the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea will gather together to present their most recent research on the subject. It is expected that this conference will become a great academic event on the West Coast and open a new chapter for the study of the Chinese Buddhist canon.
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This is the first presentation of the 2nd International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon held at University of the West [March 18 - 20].
Dr. Jiang Wu is an associate professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Wu's research interests include Chinese Buddhism, especially Chan/Zen Buddhism and the Chinese Buddhist canon, Sino-Japanese Buddhist exchanges, and the application of spatial analysis tools in the study of Chinese culture and religion. His first book, "Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-century China" has been published by Oxford University Press in 2008. He is co-editing a conference volume on the Chinese Buddhist Canon with Lucille Chia.
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