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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

21 June 2022
The first Cambridge Graduate Student Conference in East Asian Buddhism was recently held in the faculty. The conferences was sponsored by the Tzu Chi Foundation whose support of Buddhist Studies at the University of Cambridge is managed by Dr Noga Ganany
Participants in Tzu Chi-Cambridge Graduate Student Conference in East Asian Buddhism


On 13th and 14th June, the conference “Journeys: Spiritual and Physical Experiences in East Asian Buddhism” welcomed ten graduate students from UK universities to present their research in person at the Faculyy. A wide range of topics regarding Buddhism were included from historical study of Hōe soundscape in medieval Japan to anthropological research on contemporary Fo Guang Shan humanistic living Chan.

Audiences and presenters enthusiastically participated in Q&A sessions where they exchanged and expanded knowledge in Buddhism and East Asian culture. The conference provided graduate students in Buddhist studies with a great opportunity to share their research in public and establish academic networks.

The conference was organised by Yizhuo Li and Junfu Wong who are both Chinese Studies PhD candidates in the Department of East Asian Studies at Cambridge.