Conference> Encounters and Intersections in East Asian Religions: A Columbia University Graduate Student Conference in Kyoto, June 19, 2016

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Columbia University's Center for Buddhism & East Asian Religion (CBEAR) invites you to "Encounters and Intersections in East Asian Religions: A Columbia University Graduate Student Conference in Kyoto," which will be held at Bukkyo University on June 19, 2016.


In recent decades, scholars of religion in East Asia have begun crossing national and sectarian boundaries that long separated the field into discrete disciplines, bringing into view previously hidden dimensions of the region's vibrant religious history. This conference brings together graduate students and scholars from academic institutions in the United States, Europe, and Japan in order to build upon these recent innovations and look forward to future avenues of inquiry. As a bilingual Japanese-English conference, this occasion will showcase the work of up-and-coming scholars working in both languages, providing an international forum for the exchange of ideas across the field of East Asian religion.

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9:30 - 9:40
Saitō Hideki 斎藤英喜 (Bukkyō University)
Welcoming Address 開場挨拶

9:40 – 9:50
Michael Como マイケル・コモ (Columbia University)
Opening Remarks 開場の辞

9:50 – 10:20
Giorgio Premoselli  ジョルジョ・プレモセリ (Bukkyō University)
"The Representation of Taizan Fukun in the Ritual Texts “tojō”: On the Case of the Chōya Gunsai and Daiki"

10:25 – 10:55
Kwon Dong-Woo 権東祐 (Wonkwang University/Bukkyō University)
"The Religious Identity of Modern Sectarian Shinto as Seen from the History of Mythological Exegesis: A Consideration of the Mt. Fuji Cult"
神話解釈史から見る近代教派神道の宗教アイデンティティ -富士信仰系を中心に-

11:00 – 11:30
Hoshi Yūya 星優也 (Bukkyō University)
"The Production and Transformation of jingi kōshiki – Dharma Assemblies (hōe), Buddhist Rites Before Kami (shinzen hōraku), and Kagura"
『神祇講式』の生成と変貌 ―法会・神前法楽・神楽―

11:35 – 12:35     
Lunch Break 休憩

12:40 – 13:10
Ishigaki Akiko 石垣明貴杞 (Ryūkoku University)
"The Formation and Development of the Yaoxing sheshen jing: Focusing on the Three Stages Teaching"

13:15 – 13:45
Kevin Buckelew ケビン・バックル (Columbia University)
"Reconsidering the 'Rhetoric of Heroism': From the Lengyan jing to the Rise of Chan Buddhism in China"

13:50 – 14:20
Matsuyama Yūko 松山由布子 (Nagoya University)
"The Regional Development of the Gozu Tennō Cult – Through the Examples of Tsushima Shrine in Owari Province and Oku-Mikawa"
牛頭天王信仰の地域展開 ―尾張国津島社と奥三河の事例を通して―

14:25 – 14:55
Andrew Macomber アンドリュー・マッカンバー (Columbia University)
"From Ten Paces to the Great Trichiliocosm: Reading Aromatics in Japanese Buddhist Materia Medica"

15:00 - 15:30     
Coffee Break 休憩

15:35 – 16:05
Kaku Kanei 郭佳寧 (Nagoya University)
"On the Fudō Hall of Anrakuju’in in Rakunan-Toba"

16:10 – 16:40
Abigail MacBain アビゲイル・マクベイン (Columbia University)
"They Say He Came from India: The Eighth Century Brahman Bishop Bodhisena’s Use in Medieval Japanese Art, Literature, and Religion"

16:45 – 17:15
Eric Faure エリック・フォール (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) of Paris)
"Supernatural Wives: The Swan Maidens of Yogo Lake"

17:20 – 17:30
Closing Remarks 閉会の辞 by Michael Como

Conference moderator: Komei Sakai (Columbia University)


Venue: Bukkyo University, Murasakino Campus, Building 1, Meeting Room 3
佛教大学 紫野キャンパス 1号館 第3会議室

Location: 96 Kitahananobo-cho, Murasakino, Kita‐ku, Kyoto 603-8301
〒603-8301 京都府京都市北区紫野北花ノ坊町96

Access map (in Japanese)

Campus map (in Japanese)