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149Th Tobuken-ASNET Seminar "Foreign Buddhist monks and state-protect Buddhism in Tang and Song China"

【Date】
July 28 (Thu), 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】
Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】
Pei-chun Kuo (Visiting Fellow, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Title】
Foreign Buddhist monks and state-protect Buddhism in Tang and Song China

【Commentator】
Maromitsu Tsukamoto (Associate Professor, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Abstract】
Foreign Buddhist Monks and State-protective Buddhism in Tang and Song China During Tang and Song China, Chinese Buddhism has always kept certain relations with central government. State-protective Buddhism, that declaring protecting the country as its main purpose, may be a typical example. Also, the roles that foreign monks plays in state-protective Buddhism are worthy of further consideration. The activities of foreign monks in China will be examined in this paper, and the importance and meaning of these foreign monks in state-protective in Tang and Song China
will be discussed.

Seminar will be held in Japanese.