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SOAS China Institute

Reading group - Chinese Buddhist mortuary inscription

Dr Wendi Adamek (Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary)

Date: 20 June 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 20 June 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S116

Type of Event: Reading


Over the course of two sessions we will read the Baoshan 寶山 (Henan) mortuary inscription for the monk Huixiu 慧休 (547-646). The inscription combines an ode dedicated by a close disciple and a longer inscription commissioned by an imperial patron. 


Wendi L. Adamek is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary and holder of the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies. Her forthcoming book Practicescape: The Buddhists of Baoshan centers on a seventh-century community in Henan, China. Previous publications include The Mystique of Transmission (AAR Award for Excellence in Textual Studies, 2008) and The Teachings of Master Wuzhu (2011). Born in Hawai’i, she earned her degrees at Stanford University and has won research fellowships at Kyoto University (Fulbright) and Peking University (NEH, Fulbright), the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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