May 17, 2019—May 18, 2019 · Betts Auditorium
Department of Religion; Humanities Council
A conference in honor of Jacqueline I. Stone.
Jacqueline I. Stone has transformed the study of Japanese religions and Buddhism. As a researcher, she has modeled innovative methods, meticulous scholarship, and cogent prose. She has urged us to reconsider the historical trajectory of Japanese Buddhism, and to wed its doctrinal and social history. As a teacher and mentor, Jackie is legendary. One alumnus put it aptly: “There is really no other way to say it: Jacqueline Stone is simply the best adviser on the planet.” She has trained the next generation of scholars with a rare combination of kindness and precision. In short, Jackie has forever altered the field and done so with unparalleled grace, compassion, and rigor.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion, Program in East Asian Studies , Numata Visiting Scholar and Program Fund, Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, and the Humanities Council