Buddhist women have been building modern Chinese Buddhism for over a century and have been instrumental in the globalization of Buddhism. How did Buddhist nuns in China and Taiwan construct new networks and build bridges between eras, people, institutions, and regions in modern times to develop the most flourishing order of nuns in the world? Join us for a talk with Dr. Elise DeVido, Executive Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture at Cornell Law School, about nuns in the making of modern Chinese Buddhism.
Elise Anne DeVido is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University, Department of History. This fall she will teach at Duke-Kunshan University in China. She has published works on women and gender in Chinese and in Vietnamese Buddhism and on the transnational Buddhist revivals in the twentieth-century. SUNY Press published her book, Taiwan’s Buddhists Nuns in 2010.