Thursday, February 11, 2010

Buddhism in China Program

*2nd Annual Buddhism in China Program: **2010 **Huayan Buddhism and Mount
Wutai and the Datong Grottos*

July 1 through July 22, 2010

Application deadline: April 30, 2010

30 Participants

Sponsored by the Woodenfish Project and in collaboration with faculty
of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, the Buddhism in
China program offers graduate students the opportunity for direct and
intensive engagement with important historical centers of East Asian
Buddhism in Jiangsu, Beijing, and Shanxi, including Mount Wutai and
the Datong grottos. Through regular seminars conducted by scholars of
East Asian Buddhism specializing in the field of Huayan Buddhism and
guided tours of temples, archeological sites, and other historical
locations, participants will study the history and culture of Buddhism
in China. Special attention will also be given to introducing
participants to potential sources and avenues for research and to
promoting interaction with Chinese scholars.

Eligible applicants will be graduate students currently enrolled in MA
or PhD programs in Western universities who have primary research
interests in Chinese Buddhism or related fields (e.g., Buddhism in
other Asian nations, other Chinese religious traditions, Asian
philosophy, Buddhist art history, Chinese history, etc.). Faculty are
also welcome and encouraged to participate. While proficiency in
spoken and written Chinese is desirable, it is not a necessary
condition for eligibility for participation in the program. Seminars
and site introductions will be given in Mandarin Chinese and
interpreted into English by bilingual scholars, thus allowing full
accessibility for all participants regardless of language
background. For participants with proficiency in Mandarin, the program
is also designed to provide opportunity for language exercise in
sustained academic interaction with Chinese scholars and graduate

Housing, meals, (breakfast and lunch – participants will be free for
dinner arrangements), bus transportation, and tuition within China are
funded by a scholarship from the Woodenfish Project in association
with Foguang Shan and will be provided to participants for the
duration of the program. Participants, both the graduates students
and the faculty, are responsible for their own international airfare
and domestic train travel within China.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with admission
determined within one or two weeks after submission of
application. Applications will be accepted until the final deadline of
April 30, 2010. However, as only 30 individuals (including both
students and faculty) will be admitted to the 2010 program, applicants
are highly encouraged to apply early in order to improve the
likelihood of their admission.

For further information and application form, please visit

Student inquiries and applications may be sent by e-mail to Geoffrey
Goble, program coordinator, at

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