A Forest of Knowledge about the Texts and Images regarding Buddhist Saints, Sages, Translators, and Encyclopedists

October 8, 2021

A Conference in Honour of Prof. Koichi Shinohara’s 80th Birthday

This online international conference is jointly hosted by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies at UBC and Yale University, and the Institute of Asian Civilization of the University of Zhejiang in honour of Prof. Koichi Shinohara. For over half a century, Prof. Shinohara’s research has deeply inspired and influenced the fields of Chinese Buddhist studies, East Asian Buddhist studies, Religious studies, and those who specialize in cross-cultural research about sacred biographies or hagiographies. This conference will honour his career by emphasizing his contributions to the study of medieval East Asian Buddhist texts and images, as well as explore other topics  such as monastic biographies or hagiography, medieval Chinese Buddhist studies, East Asian Buddhist literature and especially encyclopedias or compendia.

October 14–16, 2021

Zoom registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ivfu6ppz0tHNT_TX4sUXI2PwIRRJxZ4yh8

Website: https://glorisunglobalnetwork.org/a-forest-of-knowledge/