Support C-BEAR

C-BEAR is extremely grateful for the support it has received thus far, which has allowed it to continue its research activities and hosting of annual international conferences.  Supporting C-BEAR can take a number of different forms, including the sponsoring of conferences, talks, and publications. While some donors give without specifying how the funds are to be used, donors with a specific interest in a particular tradition, time period, or geographical region sometimes choose to fund a particular conference or publication that is focused on the respective donor’s area of interest.

Another way of supporting C-BEAR is to fund those studying Buddhism and East Asian religion.  Donors may wish, for example, to fund a doctoral fellowship, dissertation fellowship, or professorship.  It is difficult to overstate the importance of this type of funding: while conferences, talks, and publications are indispensable to the sharing of research about Buddhism and East Asian religion, endowed professorships and doctoral fellowships insure that such research can continue, progress, and expand.  (As C-BEAR is not a department, such fellowships and professorships would be created within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Department of Religion, or the Barnard College Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures in consultation with the C-BEAR directors, both of whom hold positions in EALAC and the Department of Religion.)

Interested parties may contact one or both of the C-BEAR directors:

Bernard Faure
Kao Professor of Japanese Religion
Department of Religion
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University
80 Claremont Ave.
New York, NY 10027

tel: 212-854-8926
e-mail: bf2159@columbia.edu

 

Chün-fang Yü
Sheng Yen Professor in Chinese Buddhist Studies
Department of Religion
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University
80 Claremont Ave.
New York, NY 10027

tel: 212-851-4147
e-mail: cy2126@columbia.edu