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Cleveland Humanities Festival- Buddhism and the Natural World: Discerning an Environmental Imperative (Mark Blum)

Guide to accompany Cleveland Humanities Festival event: Buddhism and the Natural World: Discerning an Environmental Imperative

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Introduction

The Kelvin Smith Library provides the campus community with access to world-class research collections, technology-equipped classrooms and meeting spaces, state-of-the-art digital resources and even a café.  In support of the Cleveland Humanities Festival the library offers a selection of resources accessible in this series of Research Guides.

This guide was prepared for the presentation by Professor Mark Blum entitled "Buddhism and the Natural World: Discerning an Environmental Imperative." The event will be on Monday March 25, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A.

Biography

Mark Blum profile imageDr. Mark Blum is Professor and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Studies of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the University of California, Berkeley.

He received his M.A. in Japanese Literature from UCLA and his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies in 1990 from the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in Pure Land Buddhism throughout East Asia, with a focus on the Japanese medieval period. He also works in the area of Japanese Buddhist responses to modernism, Buddhist conceptions of death in China and Japan, historical consciousness in Buddhist thought, and the impact of the Nirvana Sutra in East Asian Buddhism.

He is the author of The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2002), and co-editor of Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Cultivating Spirituality (State University of New York Press, 2011), and his translation from Chinese of The Nirvana Sutra: Volume 1 (Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai America, 2013). 

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