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Fall Term 2017



Friday, December 1, 2017, 3–6:30 pm
Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation and Symposium
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book or books in the area of Buddhist studies. The selection is made by an external committee that is appointed annually. This year's winner is Professor Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University) for her book: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan (Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism, University of Hawaii Press, 2016).

Program:
3:10 pm: Introduction and Award Presentation

3:30 pm: Keynote by Award Winner Jacqueline I. Stone, Princeton University
“Last Moment” Reflections: Looking through Death at Buddhism

4:30 pm: Coffee/tea Break

4:45 pm: Symposium
Reflections on the Moment on Death from the Perspective of Buddhist Self-Immolation
James Benn, McMaster University

Ambivalence in Japanese Pure Land Views on Deathbed Rituals
Mark Blum, University of California, Berkeley

Last Minute Thoughts on the Final Moment in India
Gregory Schopen, University of California, Los Angeles

6:00 pm: Discussion

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104




Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5 pm
2018 Khyentse Lecture
Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University
Heyns Room, The Faculty Club

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104




Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5 pm
Title TBA
Erez Joskovich, Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese Buddhism, UC Berkeley
180 Doe Memorial Library

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104




Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5 pm
Title TBA
Eric Greene, Yale University
180 Doe Memorial Library

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104




Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 5 pm
Title TBA
Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia
Toll Room, Alumni House

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104




Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25, 2018
Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Philosophy workshop
Toll Room, Alumni House

Paper presenters:
Dan Arnold (University of Chicago)
Christian Coseru (College of Charleston)
John Dunne (University of Wisconsin)
Jay Garfield (Smith College)
Sonam Kachru (University of Virginia)
Birgit Kellner (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Ching Keng (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Catherine Prueitt (George Mason University)
Robert Sharf (UC Berkeley)
Mark Siderits (Illinois State University)
Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia)
Roy Tzohar (Tel Aviv University)

Respondents:
Bronwyn Finnigan (Australian National University)
Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)
Koji Tanaka (Australian National University)

Download the abstracts here

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104