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T'ang Studies Society Daoist and Buddhist Text Reading Workshop

Princeton University

September  2–4, 2015

The T'ang Studies Society is hosted a reading workshop on Tang-era Daoist and Buddhist texts from September 2-4, 2015 at Princeton University. Information on the event appears below. 

Workshop Program:

This was a guided reading workshop led by Professors Wendi Adamek and Stephen Bokenkamp. The focus was on close, collaborative reading of the texts selected by our guides. Texts and appropriate background reading was distributed in advance of the workshop to allow participants to prepare for the event.


Daily Schedule:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Daoist Text Reading: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.


Reading Leader: Prof. Stephen Bokenkamp

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Buddhist Text Reading: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.


Reading Leader: Prof. Wendi Adamek



Friday, September 4, 2015


Wrap-up: Discussion of Translation and Scholarship: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Workshop Reading:


Primary texts for reading and bibliographies of suggested secondary readings were distributed to registered participants.



Hotel Reservations:

Participants must arranged their own accommodations during the workshop. The workshop began promptly at 9 a.m. both days.


For questions regarding the logistics of the workshop (e.g. subventions, schedules, membership inquiries), please contact:

Professor Anthony DeBlasi
Department of East Asian Studies
Humanities 210
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222


Most recently updated: 11/28/2016