Original Thoughts: A Conference in Honor of Jacqueline I. Stone

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Friday, May 17-18, 2019. 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.