Cycle conférences SFEMT 2017 : 7 décembre Carmen Meinert

La SFEMT a le plaisir d’annoncer, dans le cadre du Cycle conférences SFEMT 2017, la tenue de la conférence suivante :

Carmen Meinert (Professor for Central Asian Religions at the Ruhr University Bochum)

Spread and Reception of Chinese Chan Buddhism in Central Asia and Tibet
La conférence se tiendra le jeudi 7 décembre, Grand Salon de la Maison de l’Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 75016),
à 17h30


A painting of an itinerant storyteller, late 9th century, Dunhuang, Cave 17.
©The British Museum, 1919, 0101, 0.168 (Ch. 00380)
Résumé :
The spread of Chinese Chan Buddhism to Tibet between the 8th and 11th centuries occured (almost) unnoticed in classical Chinese sources and is, in fact, still mostly unnoticed in current sinological scholarship. However, for the formative time of Buddhism in Imperial Tibet the socalled Debate of Samye in the 8th century, where a Chinese and an Indian proponent supposedly have argued about the true Buddhist teachings, had far-reaching consequences for the choice of transmission of Buddhist teachings and for centuries to come for the respection of Chinese Buddhism in general. 
The presentation will give an overview of the transfer processes of Chan Buddhism to Tibet, including the debate of Samye, the spread of Chan Buddhism and its reception history in Tibet and thereby move beyond modern disciplinary boundaries. 
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