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- Public Talk> The Ohtani Kozui Expedition: Its Contribution to the Field of Buddhist Studies
- WORKSHOP> Graduate Students Workshop on "[Chinese] Canonical Texts and Commentaries"
by Scott MitchellColleagues,
You are invited to the 2017 Ryūkoku Lectures at the Institute of Buddhist Studies
The Ohtani Kozui Expedition: Its Contribution to the Field of Buddhist Studies
Prof. Mazumi Mitani
Graduate School of Intercultural Communications
Lecture One ~ Monday, March 20, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Lecture Two ~ Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Institute of Buddhist Studies at the
Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
For more information, please visit http://www.shin-ibs.edu/events
Scott A. Mitchell
Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai Professor of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Studies
Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs, Institute of Buddhist Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty, Graduate Theological Union
Editorial Committee, Pacific World Journal
by Charles MullerFirst Annual Graduate Student Workshop
“Canonical Texts and Commentaries”
International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures
Renmin University of China
Beijing, June 18th –24th, 2017
The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, develops new perspectives and research opportunities for the study of all aspects of ancient textuality both in China and globally. International and comparative in outlook, it aims to create international research exchanges and collaborations for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and senior scholars.
The Center embraces the detailed study of ancient texts—both transmitted and excavated—alongside the development of new methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. Located at Renmin University and networking with major institutions in Beijing and across China, the Center’s core is focused on Chinese antiquity. At the same time, the Center aims to engage in cross-cultural, transnational research, integrating the study of ancient Chinese textuality with that of other ancient cultures from around the world. We explicitly encourage, and are eager to facilitate, exchanges on multiple levels across disciplines and civilizations.
The Center is designed as a global interface for the meeting of three new developments in the humanities and social sciences:
- the dramatic increase in newly excavated Chinese manuscripts and inscriptions over the past decades, which has led the study of Chinese antiquity to unprecedented heights, depth, and breadth at institutions both within and beyond China;
- the emergence of new global research interests in the comparative study of antiquity, internationally manifest in a number of recently established research centers but also visible in the rapidly growing Chinese academic interest in the ancient world of the Mediterranean and other civilizations;
- the new global interest in manuscript studies, philology, history of the book, materiality of text, and related subjects that study textual cultures through multiple perspectives and disciplinary approaches.
- a suite of academic and administrative offices within the School of Classics at Renmin University to accommodate visiting students and scholars from China and around the world, together with the staff to support them;
- a research library for the primary texts of antiquity and related research publications from around the world and in multiple languages;
- seminar rooms and lecture halls;
- fully funded programs for short- and long-term visiting doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, young researchers, and distinguished visiting professors from around the world;
- biannual week-long teaching workshops for Chinese and international Ph.D. students;
- regular lectures by local and visiting researchers;
- research conferences both small and large in scope.
June 18: Arrival and registration
June 19-22: Lectures, seminars, and research activities
June 23: Sightseeing visit of academic interest
June 24: Checkout
Prof. Denis Feeney, Department of Classics, Princeton University
Prof. Glenn W. Most, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa University
Prof. Martin Kern, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Prof. Xu Jianwei, School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University of China
The program will accept thirty Ph.D. students who specialize in the study of ancient Chinese, Greek, or Roman texts studies. Half the number of students will be admitted from Chinese universities, the other half from universities in North America and Europe. Those who have passed their required Ph.D. qualifying examinations and have started writing their dissertations are encouraged to apply.
Room and board will be provided by the Center. In addition, the Center provides every student with a US$500 scholarship. Students are expected to cover their own airfare and ground transportation, hopefully with the assistance from their universities or other scholarships. All necessary visa documentation will be provided by the Center, but visa processing fees will not be covered.
Applications should be sent by May 1, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org.