a public event
Rethinking Buddhism in Chinese History: The Bai People of Yunnan and the Processes of Sinification
Monday, February 25, 2002John McRae is an associate professor of Buddhist Studies at Indiana University. As a student of East Asian Buddhism, McRae is especially interested in ideologies of spiritual cultivation and how they interact with their intellectual and cultural environments. Several years ago he became involved in a multi-year cooperative study of esoteric Buddhism and popular religion among the Bai people of Yunnan in southwest China, based on previously unpublished handwritten manuscripts, art historical materials, and ethnographic data. His colloquium presentation will use data gathered from this project to illustrate a new metaphor for understanding the role of Buddhism in Chinese Buddhist history.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
243 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095