This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer five weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), and how they have shaped and been shaped by cultures and societies throughout Asia. The program will consider how Buddhism addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, trade and politics. Designed to strike a balance between the needs both for breadth and depth in engaging traditions that are culturally and historically distant, Buddhist Asia will provide abundant resources for developing pedagogically-effective course materials across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. Applications will be welcomed from eligible fulltime and adjunct faculty, as well as qualified graduate students, at American colleges and universities. Participants will receive a stipend of $3900 to defray costs for travel, housing, meals and incidentals. Lodging will be available at the East-West Center guesthouse, Lincoln Hall.
Program dates: May 25 to June 26, 2015
Application deadline: March 2, 2015.
Visit the website at http://www.asdp-buddhistasia.org