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Buddhist Literature & Philosophy: Intersections for the Contemporary World
Dr Rafal Stepien Assistant Professor and Coordinator of MSc (Asian Studies) Programme
Dr Rafal Stepien
This intensely inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural research project stands at the cutting edge of critically-aware scholarship on religion. It deliberately works across and against the boundaries separating three mainstays of humanistic pursuit – literature, philosophy, and religion – by exploring the multiple relationships at play between content and form in works drawn from a truly diverse range of philosophical schools, literary genres, religious cultures, and historical eras. With contributions by a dozen leading scholars, this project studies works of philosophy and literature composed over some two millennia across the classical and contemporary Buddhist worlds of India, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea, and North America. The implications of Buddhist conceptions of and among literature, philosophy, and religion for the contemporary world are explicitly explored. The project will result in an edited book.
|Theme:||Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / General / Non-Traditional Security / Religion in Contemporary Society|