Competing Transnational Buddhisms: Yu Guanbin’s Contribution to Taixu’s Buddha-ization Movement in 1920–30s Shanghai

Le 12 mai 2017

Attention, cette séance aura lieu de 10h à 12h dans la Salle de Séminaire RdC
dans le cadre de séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes

Hwansoo Kim
(Duke University, professeur invité de l’EHESS)

présente une conférence intitulée

« Competing Transnational Buddhisms: Yu Guanbin’s Contribution to Taixu’s Buddha-ization Movement in 1920–30s Shanghai »

dans  la Salle de Séminaire RdC de la Maison de l’Asie,
22 avenue du président Wilson, 16e Paris.

Résumé

This talk concerns the work of the prominent Korean lay-Buddhist and entrepreneur Yu Guanbin (1891–1933) in Shanghai during the mid-1920s and early-1930s. Yu collaborated with the Chinese Buddhist reformer Taixu (1890–1947) in order to promote a transnational Buddhist discourse called “The Buddha-ization Movement” (fohua yundong). Yu also acted as a bridge between Korean and Chinese Buddhism by undertaking the project of rebuilding an 11th-century Korean temple, Koryŏsa, in Hangzhou. In this talk, I examine how, due to the intersections and conflicts between national/transnational and religious/political visions, Yu’s engagement in these projects was a distinctive case of modern East Asian Buddhism.


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