Tiantai Transnationalism: Mobility, Identity, and Lineage Networks in Modern Chinese Buddhism

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February 27, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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University of Toronto/McMaster University

YEHAN NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2019-20

RONGDAO LAI (McGill University)

LECTURE: Tiantai Transnationalism: Mobility, Identity, and Lineage Networks in Modern Chinese Buddhism

THURSDAY, February 27, 2020, 3-5pm, University of Toronto, JHB 317

READING GROUP: “Rewriting Orthodoxy: Historical Production in Twentieth-Century Chinese Buddhism”

FRIDAY, February 28, 2020, 4-6pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Rongdao Lai is Assistant Professor of Religion at McGill University. She received her PhD in Religious Studies from McGill University in 2013, and was based at the University of Southern California before returning to Montreal. She specializes in modern Chinese Religions, focusing especially on the changing landscape in modern Chinese Buddhism and identity production. She is co-editor for the Eastern Buddhist feature on Socially Engaged Buddhism (2014). She is currently completing a book manuscript based on her doctoral dissertation on modern Buddhist education and citizenship in China. Her other on-going project focuses on the networks and transnational movements of Chinese Buddhists in the twentieth century.

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