he Asian Studies program and the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture of Florida Atlantic University invite paper proposals for a conference on Zen Buddhism: Roots and Branches that will be held November 2-3 2018 at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The conference’s call for papers is as follows:
Zen Buddhism: Roots and Branches
Today Zen Buddhism is both a religion and a bodily practice with branches that have spread over the entire world. Its roots first developed in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), and by the thirteenth century the tradition had spread to Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. In the modern period, the theory and practice of Zen has become prominent in Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere. This conference will provide a forum for scholars to explore both the early development and the later spread of Zen. Areas of particular interest include both ancient and modern issues related to history, ethics, aesthetics, gender, as well as pedagogy.