The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University is pleased to announce the special lectures by Dr. Lothar Ledderose and Prof. Sun Hua, two outstanding scholars who received the 2015 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism for their edited volume, Buddhist Stone Sutras in China, Sichuan Province vol. 1.
“Japanese Scholarship on Chinese Sutras Engraved in Stone”
Speaker: Dr. Lothar Ledderose (Senior Professor, Heidelberg University and Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften)
Interpreter: Eishō Nasu (Professor, Ryukoku University)
“Mingshansi Temple in Anyue County of Sichuan Province and Liuzhao sect of Esoteric Buddhism”
Speaker: Prof. Sun Hua
(Director, Center for Cultural Heritage Studies, Peking University; Professor, School of Archeology and Museology, Peking University)
Interpreter: Li Manning (Research Assistant, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)
Chair: Eishō Nasu (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University; Manager of International Research Division, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)
Free of charge. No reservation is needed.
Dr. Lothar Ledderose
Dr. Lothar Ledderose is a senior professor of Heidelberg University and Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. He is also a member of the China Center of Visual Studies of the China Academy of Art, and corresponding member of the British Academy. His specialty is the Art history of East Asia.
Dr. Ledderose studied in Cologne, Bonn, Paris, Princeton, Harvard, Taipei, and Tokyo, and received his PhD in Heidelberg on 1969. He was a chair of East Asian Art History at the University of Heidelberg from 1976 to 2010, and senior professor since 2010. He is also a laureate of the 2005 International Balzan Prize.
2. Main Work
Mi Fu and the Classical Tradition of Chinese Calligraphy (1979)
Japan und Europa: 1543-1929. Ausstellung der Berliner Festspiele (1993, together with Doris Croissant).
Ten Thousand Things.Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art (2000)
Buddhist Stone Sutras in China 中國佛教石經 (2014 ff. Series editor)
Prof. Sun Hua
Prof. Sun Hua is a director of the Center for Cultural Heritage Studies, and professor of the School of Archeology and Museology in Peking University. His specialty is the archeology of Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties, archeology of South-west district in China, and Cultural Heritage Studies.
Prof. Sun Hua was born in Mianyang county of Sichuan Province in China. He has served as a teacher in Peking University where he completed the master’s course of archeology since 1987.
2. Main Work
Shenmi de wangguo: Dui sanxingduiwenming de chubu lijie he jieshi 神秘的王国―対三星堆文明的初歩理解和解釋 (2002)
Zhonghua yishu tongshi. Vol.2中華芸術通史2 (2006)
Buddhist Stone Sutras in China 中國佛教石經 (2014 ff.)