The First Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom International Conference Held in NTU & FGU
(Reported by Center for Buddhist Studies Fo Guang University) Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom International Conference, organized by Center for Buddhist Studies Fo Guang University and Center for Buddhist Studies of National Taiwan University, took place in NTU Convention Center on October 20 and Fo Guang University on October 21 respectively. It is the first of such focus on Great Treaties on the Perfection of Wisdom studies to be held in Taiwan. Scholars attended come from Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, etc. A special tribute and discussion were given to the research of late E. Lamotte. The theme of the conference was “post-Lamotte era”.
A reading seminar on Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom has been hosted in NTU for years. As such, Center for Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University collaborates with Center for Buddhist Studies of National Taiwan University for organizing the conference. The chairman of Buddhist College, Fo Guang University (“DBS” hereafter) WAN-JIN-CHUAN delivered the keynote speech: “Although the studies on Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom has been going on in Taiwan for some time, it is the first time an international conference is specially devoted to the Treaties.” Scholars who presented their studies included: Stefania Travagnin, Stefano Zacchetti, Chen-Kuo Lin, etc.
(Writing: LIN-YU-MIN, SHI ZHI WEN/ Photography: SHI ZHI WEN)