a public event
Politics and Buddhism
Politics and Buddhism will be the focus of “The Socio-Political Geography of Buddhism in Contemporary Societies,” on Saturday, January 12 at UCLA’s Royce Hall Room 314.
Saturday, January 12, 2002The conference, sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Studies, will feature experts on China, Japan, Burma and minority communities of the China-Burma border. Following the presentations will be a screening of “To the Land of Bliss,” a 2001 documentary on Chinese Buddhists under the People’s Republic of China. The film's creator describes the film as "a window into a vibrant Buddhist world that has remained unknown to many within and outside of China."
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Presentations: 10:00 - 2:40 p.m.
Film: 3:00 p.m.
For full details see http://www.isop.ucla.edu/buddhist/conferences.htm or call (310) 206-4928.
10:00-11:10 Sara Davis, UCLA Visiting Scholar: Burma/China: State Development and Popular Buddhist Revival on the China-Burma Borders
11:10-12:20 Patrick Pranke, Middlebury College: Burma: Buddhist Eschatology and Samgha-State Relations
1:30-2:40 Helen Hardacre, Harvard University: Japan: After Aum: Religion and Civil Society in Japan
3:00-4:30 Wenjie Qin, Harvard University: China: Documentary "To the Land of Bliss" (2001)
Cost: free and open to the public
For more information please contact
Melissa E. Birchard
Tel: (310) 206-8235