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November 2017

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CGIS South Room S250, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138-4453 United States
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Speaker: Professor Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University

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February 2018

Buddhist Studies Forum – Bryan Lowe

February 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS South Room S250, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138-4453 United States
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Speaker: Bryan Lowe, Vanderbilt University Bryan Lowe specializes in East Asian religions with a focus on Buddhism in ancient Japan (seventh through ninth centuries). In the most general terms, his research challenges elite-centered narratives that have dominated scholarship on Japanese Buddhism and religious studies more broadly. In contrast, he studies Buddhism as it was lived and practiced by individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds. His research and teaching are interdisciplinary; he engages scholarship in history, art history, literature, political science, and book…

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Buddhist Studies Forum – Dan Arnold

February 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS South Room S250, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138-4453 United States
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Speaker: Dan Arnold, University of Chicago Dan Arnold is a scholar of Indian Buddhist philosophy, which he engages in a constructive and comparative way. Considering Indian Buddhist philosophy as integral to the broader tradition of Indian philosophy, he has particularly focused on topics at issue among Buddhist schools of thought (chiefly, those centering on the works of Nāgārjuna and of Dharmakīrti), often considering these in conversation with critics from the orthodox Brahmanical school of Pūrva Mīmāṃsā. His first book – Buddhists, Brahmins, and…

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March 2018

Buddhist Studies Forum – Eric Greene

March 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS South Room S250, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138-4453 United States
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Speaker: Eric Greene, Yale University Eric Greene is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from Berkeley in 1998, followed by his M.A. (Asian Studies) and Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) in 2012. He specializes in the history of medieval Chinese Buddhism, particularly the emergence of Chinese forms of Buddhism from the interaction between Indian Buddhism and indigenous Chinese culture. Much of his recent research has focused on Buddhist meditation practices, including the history of the transmission on Indian meditation…

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