Book Workshop: Buddhisms in Modern China
Schedule & Program

Program & Schedule

Schedule

14.05.14 Akademie Waldschlösschen, Göttingen
Participants' arrivals

14.05.14 16:00 - 18:00
Presentation

 

Keynote

Buddhism and Global Secularisms

DAVID MCMAHAN, Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA

18:00
Welcome drinks reception

14.05.14 18:30
Dinner at the Guesthouse

15.05.14 09:00 - 10:30
Presentations

 

Panel 1: Re-visioning Buddhist Soteriology under Progress and State Secularism

 

Buddhist soteriology and the modern ideology of progress: 20th century Chinese reflections on the nature of the modern condition

AXEL SCHNEIDER, University of Göttingen

 

Interrogating Time Through Religion: The Cases of Modern Buddhism and Judaism

VIREN MURTHY, University of Ottawa

 

Mirror Image of the World: Buddhist Logic in Republican China

EYAL AVIV, George Washington University

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and Tea break

11:00 - 12:30
Presentations

 

Panel 2: Transregional Revitalization and New Communality of Buddhisms

 

Revisioning Tibetan Buddhism as a Science of the Mind in China

DAN SMYER YÜ, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen & KHENPO SODARGYE

 

“The Art of Living and Dying”: A Tibetan Spirituality in the Chinese Buddhist World

SOGYAL RINPOCHE & PATRICK GAFFNEY, Rigpa International and Tenzin Gyatso Institute

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
Presentations

 

Panel 3: Social Engagement, Charity, and Human Flourishing  

 

Jingkong and Buddhist Modernity: A Master of Contradictions

SUN YANFEI, Tsinghua University

 

Buddhist Ideas for Cadaver Donations in Taiwan

C. JULIA HUANG, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee and Tea break

15:45 - 17:15
Presentations

 

Panel 4: Gender, Power, and New Sangas  

 

Spreading a New Chan Culture: Reflections on the Revival of Chinese Buddhism

ALMUT-BARBARA RENGER, Freie Universitaet Berlin

 

A different Buddhist revival: The religious regeneration based on monastic discipline in Republican China

DANIELA CAMPO, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen

 

Commentary

KATJA TRIPLETT, University of Göttingen

18:00
Shuttle pick-up

18:30
Dinner at Trattoria Salvatore (Theaterstrasse 10, 37073 Göttingen)

16.05.14 08:30 - 09:45
Presentation

 

Beyond secularization theory? A topography of current debates in the sociology of religion

MATTHIAS KOENIG, University of Goettingen

09:45 - 10:15
Coffee and Tea Break

10:15 - 11:45
Presentation

 

Concluding keynote

A "vanishing world'" of Chinese Buddhist practitioners?  Farewell to the twentieth century

RAOUL BIRNBAUM, University of California at Santa Cruz

11:45 - 12:30
Conclusions

 

Discussion of edited volume

12:30
Lunch at guesthouse

14:00
End of workshop & departures

Contact

T: +49 551 39 21286
F: +49 551 39 21284
cetren@uni-goettingen.de

Location

Georg-Universität-Universität Göttingen
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen
Germany

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