This term we will be holding two lectures. The lectures will start at 5.30pm in Balliol College, Lecture Room XXIII. The details are as follows:
Monday 26 October
Dr. Alexander Wynne,
Hope University, Liverpool
The ur-text of the Pali Tipiṭaka: some reflections based on new research into the manuscript tradition.
Wat Dhammakaya in Thailand are preparing a critical edition of the Pali Canon, and Dr Wynne has been playing a leading role in their work. He will explain the importance and difficulties of the project, and suggest what benefits it may produce.
Monday 23 November
Dr Tadaatsu Tajima,
Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Tenshi College, Sapporo, Japan
Ethnic Buddhist Temples and Korean Diaspora in Japan
Some Korean-Japanese have established their own Buddhist temples for the performance of ancestral rituals. This will be discussed from the point of view of the sociology of religion.
Please also find below details on the Lingyin Lecture Series for this term:
Lingyin Lectures in Buddhist Studies – Michaelmas Term 2015
October 19th and November 16th 2015, h. 5.15pm
The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE
Lecture Room no. 1
Monday, October 19th 2015:
“Writing on Mountains to Save the World”.
Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose (Seniorprofessor für Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens, Universität Heidelberg)
Monday, November 16th 2015:
“Buddhist Texts and Buddhist Images. New Evidence from Kanaganahalli”.
Prof. Dr. Oskar von Hinüber (Professor Emeritus, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
All are welcome to attend.
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