Of Daoist Flights and Chinese Fantasies

featuring

JACK MILES and JAMES ROBSON

discussing

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
and Daoist Bodily Cultivation
in the new
Norton Anthology of World Religions

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University

$5 tickets on sale now

This event includes a book signing

Date

Nov
12
Wednesday
November 12, 2014
7:30 PM
(Doors at 6:00)

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes University of California at Irvine professor JACK MILES and Harvard University professor JAMES ROBSON for a discussion of The Norton Anthology of World Religions. This event is co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings together foundational works—the Bhagavad Gita, the Daodejing, the Bible, the Qur'an—with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure, this Norton Anthology provides accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations, and chronologies. It also includes a dazzling general introduction by Jack Miles that questions whether religion can be defined and illuminates how world religions came to be acknowledged and studied, absorbed and altered, understood and misunderstood.

For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us all "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will…In that capacity lies the foundation of human sympathy and cultural wisdom."

This talk will be followed by a screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at 8pm. Tickets for the screening are available separately, through the Brattle Theatre.

Jack Miles
Jack Miles

Jack Miles

Jack Miles, Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies at the University of California at Irvine, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning GOD: A Biography and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God. He lives in Irvine, California.

Photo Credit: Ted Adams

James Robson
James Robson

James Robson

James Robson, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, is the author of Power of Place: The Religious Landscape of the Southern Sacred Peak in Medieval China. His current research includes a project on the history of the confluence of Buddhist monasteries and mental hospitals.

Photo Credit: Rod Searcey

Online ticket sales have now ended. Tickets are still available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515 until 4:30pm. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door of the Brattle Theatre when we open doors at about 6:00.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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Event Co-Sponsor(s)

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University: http://ealc.fas.harvard.edu/

The Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School: http://cswr.hds.harvard.edu/

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