Translating Premodern Chinese Buddhist Texts

Public Lecture on Translating Premodern Chinese Buddhist Texts:
Five Ways of Reading Chinese Buddhist History  
Professor John Kieschnick, Stanford University
Please note special time and location
Saturday, 5/25, 9AM-12PM, Cobb Hall 110, followed by a catered lunch

Led by Professor John Kieschnick, this workshop will take as its starting point the chapter on recitation from the tenth-century collection Song Biographies of Eminent Monks (宋高僧傳‧讀誦篇).Professor Kieschnick will introduce genres of Buddhist historical writing in China, the composite nature of Chinese historiography, the Buddhist canon in China and other topics useful for understanding the material. The goal is, by focusing on one specific example of Buddhist historiography, to provide an overview of the genre and inspire participants to explore new ways of understanding it.
There is no pre-circulated text for this event. The event will be followed by a catered lunch fromLotus Cafe and Bahn Mi Sandwiches. We look forward to seeing you there!

Yueling Ji

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