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International Conference: Transmission of Buddhism in Asia and Beyond
This session is the first of three in the conference Enduring Discoveries of the Cosmopolitan, Multicultural, Expansive and Relative Orthodoxies in the Study of East Asian Buddhism, History, Manuscripts, Archaeology, Literature, Art, and East-West Exchanges that will honor the late Dr. Antonino Forte (1940–2006).

The theme for the first session of this three-session conference, The Transmission of Buddhism in Asia and Beyond (for the North American session, July 4–6, 2020). This session will highlight exacting, pioneering scholarship about how the teachings and practices of Buddhism were communicated, shared, and applied by diverse groups and individuals along the so-called Silk Roads—or western regions in Chinese—across time and space. Topics may include, but are not limited to: translation and translators; textual study, paleography and codicology; monastic and lay administration, monasteries, temples, and archaeological remains of religious sites; manuscript Buddhist canon(s) and compendia; inscriptions, epigraphy, and variant sources used to study the transmission of Buddhism.western regions in Chinese—across time and space.

The webinar link is usable for all three days of the conference:

Day I: July 4, 2020, Panel 1 to 3
Day 2: July 5, 2020, Panel 4 to 6
Day 3: July 6, 2020, Panel 7 to 8

Please visit Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies (https://bit.ly/2YpONy9) or FROGBEAR (https://bit.ly/3eowLSu) to see the full schedule.

Event start and end time is based on Pacific Standard Time Zone. Registrants are responsible for checking their own corresponding time zone. Some of the conference panels will be recorded during the event.

This conference is sponsored by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, and organized by the project From the Ground Up based at the University of British Columbia, in conjunction with Princeton University.
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