The study of Chinese Buddhism has made considerable progress since 1959, when Leiden professor Erik Zürcher published his landmark study The Buddhist Conquest of China. While this work continues to be the single best introduction to the issues of the earlier periods of Buddhism in China, Zürcher continued to write on Chinese Buddhism throughout his career. His most important contributions have been collected and edited, the result of which is Buddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher.
The incredible influence of the work of Erik Zürcher on the study of Chinese Buddhism calls out for a reevaluation of his contributions, to discuss his legacy, and future directions of research. Toward this end 13 scholars will make presentations at the conference: "Chinese Buddhism and the Scholarship of Erik Zürcher" in Leiden 12-14 February 2014.
The opening of the international conference on Chinese Buddhism and the Scholarship of Erik Zürcher is on Wednesday 12 February from 10.00-11.45 hours in the Academy Building, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix.
During the opening Mrs H.D. Zürcher-Bulten will be presented with the first copy ofBuddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erick Zürcher.
Register here for the book presentation and opening You must register in order to attend. ID will be checked at the door.