Category Archives: Visiting Professors

Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Professors in Buddhism and Contemporary Society

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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Gustaaf Houtman Looking Back on the 2008-2009 Year

excerpted from the Institute of Asian Research Annual Report 2008-2009. By Gustaaf Houtman. During my tenure at UBC, I taught Introduction to Buddhism (ASIA 250) and the graduate seminar on Buddhism and Politics in Burma (IAR515B). Both were a delight … Continue reading

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Announcement: Gustaaf Houtman as TLKY Visiting Professor, Winter 2009

Gustaaf Houtman Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Scholar (Jan – May 2009) The Institute of Asian Research welcomed Dr. Gustaaf Houtman as the TLKY Canada Foundation Visiting Scholar. Dr. Houtman is the Editor of Anthropology Today and served … Continue reading

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Khmer Buddhist Monks Denied Religious Freedom in Vietnam

By Ian Harris, Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Professor in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, reposted from Asia Pacific Report 32.2 (2008): 1, 7. The Mekong delta area, known in Cambodia as Kampuchea Krom, has been populated by Khmer … Continue reading

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Announcement: Ian Harris as TLKY Visiting Professor, Winter 2008

Ian Harris Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Professor in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (Jan – May 2008) The Institute of Asian Research welcomes Professor Ian Harris as the TLKY Canada Foundation Visiting Scholar. Professor Harris was a Senior … Continue reading

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