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4:00 pm

Ann Heirman – Protecting Insects in Medieval Chinese Buddhism: Daoxuan’s Vinaya Commentaries

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Ann Heirman, Ghent University Buddhist texts generally prohibit the killing of all sentient beings. This is certainly the case in vinaya (disciplinary) texts, which contain strict guidelines on the preservation of all human and animal life. When these vinaya texts were translated into Chinese, they formed the core of Buddhist behavioural codes, influencing both monastic Read More »

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7:30 pm

Jinying Li – Walled Media, Mediating Walls

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker: Jinying Li, Brown University As the global digital network promises boundless access to limitless information, we are facing increasing layers of mounting walls in digital media: the Great Firewall (GFW), the Facebook Walls, the virtual walls in virtual realities…. The existence of the walls shatters the myth of an infinitely open, borderless digital space, Read More »

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