Text and Context in East Asian Buddhism

Text and Context in East Asian Buddhism

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

A symposium held in celebration of the completion of the translation of Dogen’s Shobo genzo, a multi-year project of Stanley Weinstein of Yale University, Will Bodiford of UCLA, T. Griffith Foulk of Sarah Lawrence College, Carl Bielefeldt of Stanford University and the late John McRae.


Presenters and Talk Titles:

Morning Session: China

Tim Barrett Re-reading the Four Great Rulers of the World
Daniel Getz Organizing the Pure Land: Wang Rixiu’s Recension of the Wuliangshou Fo Jing
Eric Greene Meditation texts carved during the Kaiyuan era at the ‘Grove of the Reclining Buddha’ (Wofoyuan 臥佛院) in Anyue 安岳, Sichuan
Morten Schlutter Who Wrote the Platform Sūtra, When and Why?
Yamabe Nobuyoshi Guanjing bianxiang through Digital Restoration
Yifa Chinese Policy on Buddhism under the New Leadership

Afternoon Session: Japan

William Bodiford Anraku Ritsu: Moral Discourse in Historical Context
James Dobbins Framing Japanese Buddhist Art
Theodore Foulk My Understanding of Dōgen’s Genjō kōan
Paul Groner Medieval Japanese Tendai Doctrinal Justifications of Violence
Sarah Horton Some Thoughts on Ippen and the Nenbutsu
Richard Jaffe Inter-Religious Dialogue in the 1930s and the Genesis of D. T. Suzuki’s Zen and Its influence on Japanese Culture
Edward Kamens Lotus Sutra poems by Fujiwara no Teika
China, Japan