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A Sense of an Ending: Chinese Buddhist Eschatology Reconsidered

October 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm


In 1976, Dan Overmyer published Folk Buddhist Religion, a volume that drew attention to apocalyptic visions of some popular groups influenced by Buddhist conceptions, amongst others, of global disaster. This keynote will discuss what has been written in this vein since then, reaction in East Asia to climate change, what have we learned over the past five decades.