[quote=“hansioux”]If you are looking to study Buddhism, then I’d say Dharma Drum, although it isn’t easy to get in. In terms of academic studies, Dharma Drum is very open to all schools of thought. Buddhist text philology is booming new field and Dharma drum does a good job at it because people here have no trouble understanding Chinese translations, and there are good English reference sources for Pali Tipitaka out there. Outside of Dharma Drum, or though, probably Fuyan Institute and a few others would be worth your time.
Buddism studies is very well established in Japan though.
As for business, it’d be a lot more useful to do it in Japan or the US.[/quote]
I applied to DDM this year, got in first round but failed miserably at the written and oral exam.
It’s a lot harder than expected, but then I was so close, so I’m going to try again next year.
Have been to a few more meditation classes hosted by them too.
I went to see Tsinghwa University this year after I didn’t get into DDM.
The college environment there is quite attractive, as China is a lot more positive now, thanks to communist’s ban of negative or contrasting views.
Business degree there is just to get to know their system, and actually I’ve been a lot more lenient on communism these days.
The question right now is that it seems like Buddhism is a study that requires meditation, and a Ph.D degree actually deters one from being empty and enlightened.
But then again, Taiwan is still home, and even though China has its upside, I’m quite hesitant about going to China especially Beijing, due to the weather and pollution.
Gotta pray more!?!