Research Postgraduate - Centre of Buddhist Studies

Research Postgraduate - Centre of Buddhist Studies


Centre of Buddhist Studies
http://www.buddhism.hku.hk

Major Research Areas

1. Doctrinal and historical studies of the different Buddhist traditions:
    Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, and the Buddhist sects in the Abhidharma period.


2. Buddhism as applied to the social sciences perspective:
    Counselling, palliative care, mediation, psychology and psychotherapy.

3. Modern interpretation of Buddhism:
    Buddhism and society, humanistic ethics, Buddhist art, economical and political ideologies, Buddhism and science.

4. Textual studies:
     Critical edition, translation and textual analysis of important canonical and post-canonical Buddhist texts.

Centre Requirements

  1. In addition to the general requirements, applicants for the programme are expected to have a solid foundation in        Buddhist Studies. Those without formal academic training in Buddhist Studies are required to acquire this formal qualification by following

    (1) our Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddStud) programme and passing with Distinction; or
    (2) an equivalent qualification at another institution.

2.   A research proposal of around 1,000 words should be submitted by applicants as a supporting document through the    
      Online Application System.

3.   In the case of textual studies, proficiency in the scriptural language(s) involved is a prerequisite. Specific language
      training may also be required in certain other areas of research.

Postgraduate Admissions Advisor
Professor T. Endo

Tel: 3917 5080 / 3917 5075
Fax: 2549 3040
Email: buddhism@hku.hk

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