Category Archives: APM

Asia Pacific Memo, an academic blog hosted by the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Editorial team: Julian Dierkes, Hyung Gu Lynn, and Jessica L. Main.

APM: Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake

Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake: Memorials, Spiritual Comfort, and Emergency Response Originally posted on March 31, 2011, at Asia Pacific Memo (#69) byJessica L. Main – jessica.main [at] ubc.ca On the 7th day after the earthquake, at precisely 2:46 p.m., … Continue reading

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Prof. Jim Placzek on the Bhikkuni Ordination Issue

Fully Ordained Nuns in Theravada Buddhism Originally posted at Asia Pacific Memo by Jim Placzek – placzek66 [at] gmail.com There are no fully ordained nuns, or Bhikkhunis, in Theravada Buddhism. Last year, after 35 years in the West, the Theravadin … Continue reading

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Prof. Tsering Shakya on the Karmapa Controversy

Karmapa Controversy – Raid on a Tibetan Monastery in India Originally posted at Asia Pacific Memo by Tsering Shakya – tsering.shakya [at] ubc.ca There is media frenzy in India following a police raid on the temple residence of Ugyen Thinley … Continue reading

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Threads, Robes, and Alms-Rounds: Thai Buddhist Monks in the Recent Yellow Shirt vs. Red Shirt Conflict

by Jessica L. Main, reposted from Asia Pacific Memo. Reports disseminated by Buddhist news aggregators suggest instances when Buddhist monks act along political “lines” while claiming political neutrality. The recent conflict in Thailand is no exception.

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Introducing Asia Pacific Memo

The Institute of Asian Research at UBC has launched a new blog: ASIA PACIFIC MEMO. It features accessible scholarly knowledge about contemporary Asia. New content will be published 2+ times a week, normally on Tuesday and Thursday. The Memo will … Continue reading

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