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October 2020

The True Teaching? Fall 2020 Numata Lecture with Jolyon Baraka Thomas

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Register for this webinar here. Please join us on Friday October 9, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., Pacific time, for our first 2020 Numata Lecture. The True Teaching? Japanese Buddhists and the Quasi-Sectarian Politics of Public Schooling Secularist legal arrangements place religious organizations in a paradoxical position: they must serve the public good while simultaneously fostering private virtue. These tensions become particularly salient in situations where religious organizations must clarify their relationship to state, society, and the laity. In this lecture…

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Sculpture, Time, and Materiality in a Buddhist Cave Shrine: Fall 2020 Numata Lecture with Michelle C. Wang

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Register for this webinar here. Please join us on Friday October 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., Pacific time, for our second 2020 Numata Lecture. Sculpture, Time, and Materiality in a Buddhist Cave Shrine This talk examines the dialogue between architecture and sculpture in Maijishan Cave 133, located near Tianshui, Gansu Province.  Initially constructed in the sixth century, this Buddhist cave shrine continued to receive patronage from pious donors through the Ming and Qing dynasties.  Among the objects that were placed…

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