Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: "Buddhist Responses to Confucian Criticism: Li Chunfu's Defense of the Dharma"
–Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Open to the Public
Elizabeth Morrison, Religion Department
The Chinese official Li Chunfu (1177–1223) was a devoted follower of the Buddhist tradition. His impatience with the criticism of Buddhism common among Neo-Confucians prompted him to compose an extended response. Professor Morrison will draw from this work, which she is currently translating, to characterize the ways he counters their attacks. She will also place him within the centuries-long tradition of Chinese Buddhist apologetic literature.
Vaccinations and masks required.
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