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

An NEH Summer Institute ~ May 28 to June 22, 2018 ~ Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program

Buddhist East Asia:  The Interplay of Religion, The Arts and Politics
An NEH Summer Institute

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Institute Daily Readings

Presenting faculty have assigned readings for their sessions, and the full citation information can be accessed below. Each presenter has prepared a bibliography that includes assigned readings and optional additional readings. These bibliographies will be available in the Presenter Session Materials under Resources in the coming months.

This list is currently under revision and will be updated as information is available. Access to readings are limited to participants only.


Rafter Finial in the Shape of a Dragon's Head and Wind Chime, early Goryeo dynasty, Korea; Photo Credit:  www.metmuseum.org

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

May 28 - June 22, 2018

 

Week One:  The Buddhist Conquest of China

Week One Assigned Readings by Presenters

Monday, May 28, 2018
Peter Hershock:  Buddha, Dharma and Ssangha:  Buddhist Origins and Core Teachings
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Peter Hershock:  Engaging Buddhism:  Making the Religion of the "Western Regions" Chinese
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
John Kieschnick:  Buddhist Impacts on Chinese Material Culture
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Kate Lingley:  Art, Architecture and the Social Dimensions of Buddhist Practice in China
 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Beata Grant:  Buddhism and the Chinese Literary Imagination
 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Peter Hershock:  Liberation in Action:  Chan Ideals of Responsive Virtuosity
 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Albert Welter:  Buddhism in Chinese Society and Politics:  The Place of the Sacred in the Secular
 

Week Two:  Transmissions and Transformations of Buddhism

Week One Assigned Readings by Presenters
Monday, June 4, 2018
Discussion Session:  China by Peter Hershock, Kate Lingley & Albert Welter
 
Monday, June 4, 2018
Peter Hershock:  Texts and concepts:  Cakkavatti-Sīhanāda Sutta and the Heart Sutra
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Richard McBride:  Korean Buddhism:  An Historical Overview
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Youn-Mi Kim:  Korean Buddhist Imaginiries
 
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Robert Buswell:  Currents and Crosscurrents:  Korean Buddhism in East Asian Contexts
 
Friday, June 8, 2018
Discussion Session:  Korea by Peter Hershock, Robert Buswell & Youn-mi Kim
 

Week Three:  Kami, Karma, Self and State:  Buddhism and Japanese Identity

Week Three Assigned Readings by Presenters

Monday, June 11, 2018
Thomas Kasulis:  Tendai and Shingon:  Saving State and Enlightenment in This Very Body
 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Thomas Kasulis:  Pure Land, Nichiren and Zen:  Kamakura Buddhist Revolutions
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
John Szostak:  Buddhism in the Art and Aesthetics of Premodern Japan
 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Lori Meeks:  Japanese Buddhist Institutions:  Religion, Politics and Gender
 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Keller Kimbrough:  Preachers, Poets, Women and the Way:  Buddhism and Japanese Literature
 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Discussion Session:  Japan by Thomas Kasulis, Keller Kimbrough, Lori Meeks, John Szosta & Peter Hershock
 

Week Four:  Buddhism and Modernity

Week Four Assigned Readings by Presenters

Monday, June 18, 2018
Peter Hershock:  Reviving the Past or Reimagining the Future:  Buddhism in Modern China
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
James M. Shields:  Japanese Buddhism:  Traditions in Transformation in the 20th Century
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Jin Y. Park:  Korean Buddhism:  Traditions in Transformation in the 20th Century
 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Globalization of Buddhist East Asia:  A Discussion by Peter Hershock, James M. Shields & Jin Y. Park