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Charles Hallisey: "Expanding the Ways We Read the Expanding Biographies of the Buddha"

Thursday March 31st 2022, 5:00 - 7:00PM
Event Sponsor
Department of Religious Studies
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
Huang Engineering Center


Directions Huang 300 Mackenzie Boardroom

Registration required (with active Stanford ID Cards)

Video recording available post-event on YouTube


Abstract forthcoming


Charles Hallisey is the Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures at the Harvard Divinity School. He joined the Faculty of Divinity in 2007–08 after teaching at the University of Wisconsin as Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia and the Religious Studies Program since 2001. Earlier, he taught in the Department of Theology at Loyola University in Chicago, and at Harvard University, where he was John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Committee on the Study of Religion and the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies from 1996 to 2001. 

His research centers on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, Pali language and literature, Buddhist ethics, and literature in Buddhist culture. His most recent book is Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women (Harvard University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a book project entitled "Flowers on the Tree of Poetry: The Moral Economy of Literature in Buddhist Sri Lanka."


Expanding the Ways We Read the Expanding Biographies of the Buddha



The event is limited to Stanford affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) with current ID cards only. We will video the event and the recording will be available on our YouTube channel after the event.