Regrettably, our research center, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, has made decision to suspend the next workshop on Tannisho scheduled in June of this year at Ryukoku University, due to COVID-19 pandemic.
We will announce the next schedule on this website as soon as the situation becomes safe.
Ryukoku University Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures
The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ryūkoku University’s Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures announce the sixth in a series of workshops led by Mark Blum, Mitsuya Dake, and Michael Conway devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.
The current workshop will focus on a careful reading of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be presentations related to modern period commentaries, as well as important themes within the Tannishō itself.
The sixth workshop will be held at Ohtani University in Kyoto from June 21 to 23, 2019. The first workshop was held successfully in Berkley in March 2017 and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year.
Format: The language of instruction will be primarily English with only minimal Japanese spoken as needed, and while the texts will be in primarily in classical Japanese and modern Japanese, with some outside materials in kanbun and English. Separate sessions will be held for each of the four commentaries noted above where translations will be created and revised.
For more details, please see the following website.