Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series

 Department of Asian Studies

University of British Columbia

 FREE and open to the public!

About the Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture: 

We are proud to announce the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series, named for prominent academic and pioneer in the field of Buddhist Studies, Dr. Leon Hurvitz. Dr. Hurvitz’s fascination with medieval Japanese led him to explore Buddhism, which became his main passion. He published numerous monumental works over the course of his career while also teaching at UBC Department of Asian Studies for nearly twenty years. This lecture series invites distinguished scholars around the world to share and discuss their research at UBC in honour of Dr. Hurvitz’s contributions to the field. Learn more here


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Past Lecture List


Thursday 22 April, 2021 (9:00 – 10:30 AM; Online via Zoom)

Ethics of Ambiguity in Chan and Existentialism

Wendi L. Adamek (Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary)



Friday 9 October, 2020 (8:00 – 9:30 AM; Online via Zoom)

Karma in Chinese Buddhist Historiography

John Kieschnick (Professor of Buddhist Studies, Stanford University)



Thursday 7 November, 2019 (2:30 – 4:00 PM; Asian Centre Auditorium: 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC)

FROGBEAR Guest Lecture: Through Altruism to Enlightenment

Dr. Rey-Sheng Her 何日生 (Tzu Chi Foundation)