January 15–17, 2016
Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

Principal organizer: Stephen F. Teiser

Organized by the Buddhist Studies Workshop and cosponsored by the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Department of Religion, with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Mount Kuaiji Buddhist Association, and GS Charity Foundation

Scholars of manuscript and manuscript cultures presented papers which focused on a diverse range of manuscripts with the goal of sharing research issues and discoveries across linguistic boundaries.

The participants included Akao Eikei (Kyoto National Museum), Stefan Baums (University of Munich), Paul Copp (University of Chicago), Brandon Dotson (University of Munich), Funayama Toru (Kyoto University), Imre Galambos (University of Cambridge), Jonathan Gold (Princeton University), Tom Hare (Princeton University), Matthew Kapstein (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Kuo Liying (École française d’Extrême-Orient), D. Christian Lammerts (Rutgers University), Lothar Ledderose (Heidelberg University), Bryan Lowe (Vanderbilt University), Justin McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania), Susan Naquin (Princeton University), Ochiai Toshinori (International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies), Brian Ruppert (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), Anna Shields (Princeton University), Brian Steininger (Princeton University), Jacqueline I. Stone (Princeton University), Stephen F. Teiser (Princeton University), Abdurishid Yakup (Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities), and Yu Xin (Fudan University).