The Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has announced an upcoming Buddhist Studies Forum to be held August 10-11. Hosted by CBS at the HKU campus in Hong Kong and organized by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies in partnership with From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Religion at The University of British Columbia (FROGBEAR), the Buddhist Studies Forum is consists of three parallel conferences held during this two-day event, respectively titled:
Conference I: Committed Buddhism for a Sunken World: New Perspectives on Humanist Buddhism
Conference II: sinification, globalization or glocalization? Paradigm shifts in the study of the transmission and transformation of Buddhism in Asia and beyond
Conference III: Buddhism, science and technology: the challenges of religions in a digitized world
This forum, bringing together a host of respected international scholars in the field of Buddhist studies, is part of Glorisun's annual intensive international program on Buddhism.
Committed Buddhism for a Sunken World: New Perspectives on Humanistic Buddhism will examine the history and evolution of engaged Buddhism in Asia, and contemporary expressions in our changing world.
Sinification, globalization or glocalization? Paradigm shifts in the study of the transmission and transformation of Buddhism in Asia and beyond will examine the indigenization and globalization of Buddhism throughout history, case studies of cross-cultural transmission of Buddhism, cross-border transmission of Buddhism, and geopolitical reshaping in Asia, among other themes in the context of a growing world more globalized.
Buddhism, science and technology: the challenges of religions in a digitized world will explore the contrasting faces of science and spirituality and their commonalities and areas of overlap, including Buddhism's perspective on medicine, mathematics, astronomy, literacy and digital technology.
An opening ceremony and inaugural forum, titled “Beyond Clash of Civilizations: The Coalescing of Human Civilizations,” will be held on August 10, from 14:30 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.
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Launched in January 2017 with funding from the Glorisun Charitable Foundation, the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies works with institutions in North America, Europe and Asia to bring the cultures and disciplines of those working in the field of Buddhist studies.
FROGBEAR is a research and training network aimed at facilitating scholarship in East Asian religions through field visits, skill building, study and knowledge sharing.