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Xingyi Wang – Boundary of the Body: The Monastic Robe and Revival of the Vinaya in Medieval China and Japan

November 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Xingyi Wang, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Modern scholarship often compares Buddhist monastic rules to legal codes or treats them mainly as nominal prescriptions. The reality, however, was more complex than what appeared on paper. I propose a new understanding of the Vinaya which sees it as vital device and site for the formation of Read More »

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