Guest lecture “Dreaming of Buddhahood—Measuring Bodhisattva Progress in Early Mahāyāna” by Yixiu Jiang, May 16, 2024 (5/6/2024) - A guest lecture by Yixiu JIANG of Leiden University will take place on May 16 at 14:30 in Meeting Room Camelot (3.30), Campus Boekentoren, Blandij. The lecture is ogranized by GCBS's Professor Charles DiSimone. Title: Dreaming of Buddhahood—Measuring Bodhisattva Progress… Read more
GCBS Research Forum meeting, April 29, 2024, presentation by Nguyễn Khuông Hồng Ngọc (4/30/2024) - The meeting of the GCBS's Research Forum took place on April 29, 2024. Our Ph.D. student Nguyễn Khuông Hồng Ngọc (a.k.a. Ruby) presented a draft paper of a research project submitted for consideration to the European Association for Chinese Studies… Read more
PhD opportunity at the Ghent Centre for Buddist Studies (4/29/2024) - We are hiring! A four year doctoral fellowship is available in the European Research Council funded Gandhāra Corpora project led by Professor Charles DiSimone. Please consider applying or sharing this with any recent MA graduates who are looking to continue… Read more
Fieldwork of GCBS researcher Wen Xueyu (4/2/2024) - GCBS researcher Wen Xueyu just returned from China where she surveyed the Yungang and Longmen grottoes in the framework of her project on the development of apsara (feitian 飛天) iconography. During the fieldwork she collected a large number of photographs,… Read more
Researchers are taking pictures of a small building Fieldwork concluding session (Cluster 3.4 of the FROGBEAR project), April 20, 2024 (3/13/2024) - In April, final meetings of the various Research Clusters of the FROGBEAR project hosts the final meetings of its various Research Clusters under the general title "From the Ground to the Cloud: Insights from Seven Years of Fieldwork, Training, and… Read more
Doctoral school “Chinese Buddhist Iconography and Manuscript Culture: Fieldwork Data and their Use in Pedagogical Contexts, with an Emphasis on Digital Resources”, June 17-21, 2024 (3/8/2024) - Abstract: Field work activities and the study of manuscripts are vital aspects of conducting research in East Asian Buddhist Studies, and both the fields of analysing iconography and deciphering and contextualizing manuscripts have undergone rapid changes during the last decade,… Read more
GCBS research group previews exhibition at the Royal Museum of Mariemont, March 5, 2024 (3/6/2024) - Members of our research group traveled to the Royal Museum of Mariemont, in order to preview the objects and design of an exhibition on Buddha's life which will open in the end of September 2024. GCBS is co-curating the exhibition, and… Read more
Professor Yang Gang against a city landscape Long-term visiting scholar (April 1 – June 30, 2024): Prof. Yang Gang 杨刚 (Inst. of Dunhuang Studies, Lanzhou University) (3/5/2024) - Prof. Yang Gang 杨刚 received a joint PhD from Sichuan University and Ghent University and was a visiting scholar at the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg. He is now an associate professor at the Institute of Dunhuang Studies of Lanzhou University (兰州大学敦煌学研究所).… Read more
Reading group meeting, presentation by Wenzhuo Shi, March 1, 2024 (3/3/2024) - On March 1, 2024, the GCBS reading group gathered to discuss the primary source that our PhD student Wenzhuo Shi is currently working on. This is an inscription from a stele, which was excavated in Turfan in 1902–1903 and then… Read more
Guest lecture “The Community Museum of the Itumbaha Buddhist Monastery, Kathmandu” by Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha, May 14, 2024 (2/29/2024) - On May 14, 2024, Dr. Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha will deliver a guest lecture titled “The Community Museum of the Itumbaha Buddhist Monastery, Kathmandu” within the framework of the bachelor-level course “Art and Archaeology of South Asia” organized by GCBS’s Daniela… Read more