2017 Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation and Symposium

Jacqueline I. Stone delivers the keynote

Panel (L-R): Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University), James Benn (McMaster University), Mark Blum (UC Berkeley), and Gregory Schopen (UCLA)

December 1, 2017

Professor Jacqueline I. Stone was presented with the Toshihide Numata Book Award on the afternoon of Friday, December 1, 2017. The prize presentation included a keynote by the author and a symposium with talks by Professors James Benn (McMaster University), Gregory Schopen (UCLA), and Mark Blum (UC 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).

Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation and Symposium
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Event 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

Friday, December 1, 2017, 3–6:30 pm