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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Participant Projects

Participant Projects. In this part of the site, we will include links to drafts of the “teaching, research, and/or writing projects” developed by Institute participants over the course of the program. These projects can take many forms: a detailed course module based on Institute content; a significantly revised or entirely new course syllabus; an annotated bibliography of works useful in teaching about Buddhist East Asia; an outline of a new research paper, or a plan of action for building a Buddhist studies program. The main objective is for participants to produce something that documents the value of participating in the Institute: a well-defined and substantial outcome of being a member of the Institute community.


Of course, it is understood that preliminary ideas about projects can evolve in new directions over the course of the program. The Institute Director will meet with participants in small groups over the first weeks of the program to offer feedback on project ideas. These small group meetings will also provide an opportunity for some peer feedback and mutual inspiration.

Participants and Their Final Projects (in alphabetical order)
Avedano, Angelina D.

Murray, Heather M.

Steneck, Nicholas J.
Khalil, Nancy A.
Ramirez, Willy F.
Croteau, Melissa
Yun, Kyoim

Ilundáin-Agurruza, Jesús M.

Mitchell, Matthew S.
Jenkins, Daniel G.
Spencer, Susan