Professor Paul Groner to Speak on Pre-Modern Japanese Monks

Paul Groner (University of Virginia) will give a lecture titled “What did it mean to be a monk in pre-modern Japan? Reflections on the history of monasticism in Japanese Tendai,” on March 1, at 4:30 pm, in York Room located on the 2nd Floor of Gray Building on West Campus (not at Perkins 217), Duke.

The Link Classrooms are on the basement floor of Perkins Library. See http://link.duke.edu/about-the-link, if you are unsure about the location.

Groner is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author Saicho: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School (1984) and Ryogen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century (2002), and translated the English version of Hirakawa Akira’s History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana (2007).

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