Public lecture series in EARL: Dr Maja Veselič's lecture on »Transforming Buddhist organisations through disaster relief in Taiwan and Japan«


Centenary of the University of Ljubljana : EARL's series of public lectures

Ninth lecture:

11 December 2019 at 17:00 in lecture room 08 (EARL, FDV)

Dr Maja Veselič

Transforming Buddhist organisations through disaster relief in Taiwan and Japan

This lecture will discuss the recent developments of socially engaged Buddhism in Taiwan and Japan through an examination of the activities of Buddhist organisations in disaster relief and recovery over the past two decades. Research findings show that such activities have resulted in the redefinition of the relationship between the state and religions in both societies, while also encouraging new reflections on what it means to be a Buddhist or to practice Buddhism in the contemporary world. 

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