Call For Paper

Buddhism and East Asian Cultures Winter Lecture Series

& The 4th Modern Chinese Buddhism Forum

Call For Paper

1.Conference Title: Unfolding of Modern Chan & Meditation and their Challenges in the Global Modernity

Modern Development of East Asian Chan Buddhism and its Transmission, Revival or Transformation
Cross-cultural Exchanges of Modern East Asian Chan Buddhism and their Socio-political Implications
Modern East Asian Chan Buddhism and Buddhist modernism and Buddhist Modernism
Psycho-physical Healing and East Asian Buddhist Meditation Movement in Modern Medicine and Healing: Meanings and Challenges

3.Purposes: Chan is an essential part of Chinese Buddhism, whose modern evolution is significant for both religious field and academic studies. The Conference aims at exploring issues such as transmission, reviving, modernization, and transformation of Chan Buddhism unfolded in Modern East Asia, as well as the meditation practice emerged therein.

We welcome multi/inter-disciplinary approaches to these issues so to explore the religious, historical, social, and psychological implications of Chan Buddhism and meditation movement in the cross-cultural settings of Modern East Asia.

4.Paper Submissions: Application formCVs and paper abstracts should be sent electronically >>> (download the application form)
Submission deadline of paper abstract: 2018/8/30
※ Word limit of paper abstract: 500-1,000 words
Notification of paper accepted: 2018/9/30
Submission deadline of completed paper: 2018/11/30
Paper abstracts and completed papers should be sent electronically to the UBC:
※ For conference presenters, SYEF will provide full board (housing plus meals) during the conference, in addition to partial international travel allowance.

5.Conference Date: 2019/1/7~9

6.Conference Location: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan

7.Conference Organizer: Sheng Yen Education Foundation, Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies

8.Conference Sponsors: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada, Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Buddhism (CEIB) in Paris, France