NEH Buddhist East Asia: The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics


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When: May 28 2018 (All day) until Jun 22 2018 - 12:33am
Where: East-West Center

This multidisciplinary, four-week program will offer four weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), with a  focus on how they have shaped and been shaped by East Asian cultures and societies. The program will enable participants to appreciate how Buddhism traditionally addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, trade and politics. Designed to strike a balance between the needs both for breadth and depth in engaging traditions that are culturally and historically distant, Buddhist East Asia will provide abundant resources for developing pedagogically-effective course materials across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines.


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Peter Hershock
Phone: 944-7757