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BDK Establishes Numata Program at Yale University

On May 7, 2024, BDK representatives visited Yale University to inaugurate a limited Numata Program in Buddhist Studies.  While the first Numata Program was established at UC Berkeley in 1984 and six other American universities have been added since then, BDK’s relationship with Yale goes back to the founding of the English Tripitaka Translation project in…
On May 7, 2024, BDK representatives visited Yale University to inaugurate a limited Numata Program in Buddhist Studies.  While the first Numata Program was established at UC Berkeley in 1984 and six other American universities have been added since then, BDK’s relationship with Yale goes back to the founding of the English Tripitaka Translation project in…

2023 Toshi Award Winner Prof. John Kieschnick

The winner of the 2023 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is Professor John Kieschnick of Stanford University for his book, Buddhist Historiography in China (Columbia University Press, 2022).  The Award is presented on an annual basis for an outstanding book in the area of Buddhist studies.  The program is administered by the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at…
The winner of the 2023 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is Professor John Kieschnick of Stanford University for his book, Buddhist Historiography in China (Columbia University Press, 2022).  The Award is presented on an annual basis for an outstanding book in the area of Buddhist studies.  The program is administered by the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at…