Chinese Buddhism and the Scholarship of Erik Zürcher: A Conference



Photographs of the Opening and Book Presentation




Buy the book Buddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher at

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12-14 February: Conference Chinese Buddhism

Conference information page on Leiden University website

International Buddhism conference in honour of Leiden Sinologist Erik Zürcher

Article about Erik Zürcher and the conference on Leiden University website

Prinses Beatrix bij internationale conferentie Chinese Buddhism

Official website of the Royal House (article in Dutch)

Prinses Beatrix woont opening congres Chinees boeddhisme bij

Leiden University website (article in Dutch)



A Unique Trajectory: Erik Zürcher’s Studies of Chinese Buddhism, Opening lecture by Stefano Zacchetti

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Academic abstracts & programme

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Conference poster

Audio (Click below to hear each lecture)

Antonello Palumbo - Periods in the History of Chinese Buddhism

T.H. Barrett - Middle Kingdom and Wider World: Some Neglected Sources from Late Imperial China?

Stefano Zacchetti - Blind spots and One way Tracks in Chinese Buddhist Historiography

Stephen Bokenkamp - Buddhist Influence on Early Daoism Reconsidered

Barend ter Haar - Looking at Textuality among Chinese Monks in the Gaoseng zhuan

Liu Shufen - The Waning Years of the Life of the Eminent Buddhist Monk Xuanzang 玄奘 (600-664) and his Deification in Japan


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