Center for Buddhist Research (Zentrum für Buddhismusforschung)
|Institution||Center for Buddhist Research|
|Themes||Buddhism, ethnology of Buddhist cultures, economic, social and cultural change in Buddhist societies|
|Orientation||philological and philosophical, social science and and religious studies-based research, advancement of next-generation researchers|
The Center for Buddhist Research concentrates the competencies of various departments of the Ludwig Maximilian University for the purpose of researching Buddhism in history and the present. Currently, the departments of Indology, Japanology, Sinology and religious studies are involved.
The program´s research investigates patterns of identity and intellectual and social changes in this world religion. In these contexts, in addition to historical and socio-historical approaches, issues and analyses relating to aesthetics, theory of perception, and religious practice are linked with each other.