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Conference Schedule

Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese Religion

International Conference, Princeton University, Oct. 8-10, 2010

Friday, Oct. 8
4:30-4:45 pm                 Opening Remarks
            Stephen F. Teiser, Princeton University
            Franciscus Verellen, École française d’Extrême-Orient
4:45-6:15 pm                Panel 1, Thought and Practice
Michael Puett, Harvard University, Discussant
FUNAYAMA Tōru, Kyoto University, “Buddhist Theories of Bodhisattva Practice as Adopted by Taoists”
Terry Kleeman, University of Colorado, “Changing Conceptions of the Realm of the Dead in Early Medieval China”
Robert F. Campany, Vanderbilt University, “Religious Repertoires and Contestation: A Case Study based on a Collection of Buddhist Miracle Tales, ca. 490 C.E”
Saturday, Oct. 9
9:00-10:30 am               Panel 2, Thought and Practice
Robert M. Gimello, University of Notre Dame, Discussant
Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley, “Mindfulness and Mindlessness in Early Chan”
ZHOU Yukai周裕锴, Sichuan University, “The Influence of the Buddhist Concept of the Interchangeability of the Six Senses on Daily Life and Aesthetic Trends during the Song Dynasty/佛教的六根互用观念对宋代日常生活与审美活动的影响
MUGITANI Kunio 麥谷邦夫, Kyoto University, “Tang Xuanzong and His Comments on the XiaojingDaodejing and Diamond Sutra/圍繞著唐玄宗三經御注的諸問題 ——以《御注金剛般若經》爲中心
10:50 am-12:30 pm      Panel 3, Ritual
Michael Puett, Harvard University, Discussant
Stephen Bokenkamp, Arizona State University, “The Early Lingbao Scriptures and the Origins of Daoist Monasticism”
LÜ Pengzhi呂鵬志, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Hong Kong, “The Lingbao Fast of the Three Primes and the Daoist Ritual of the Middle Prime: A Critical Study of the Taishang dongxuan lingbao sanyuan pinjie jing/靈寶三元齋和道教中元節——《太上洞玄靈寶三元品戒經》考論
James Robson, Harvard University, “Taking One’s Fate Into One’s Own Hands: Pre-mortem Death Rituals [nixiu 逆修yuxiu 預修] in Chinese Buddhism and Daoism”
 LAI Chi Tim 黎志添, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “The Daoist Identity of the Yellow Register Retreat in the Southern Song: A Case Study of Jin Yunzhong’s Great Rites of Lingbao”
2:00-3:30 pm                 Panel 4, Spells and Talismans
Robert M. Gimello, University of Notre Dame, Discussant
Eugene Wang, Harvard University, “Why Placing Spell-Prints in a Pagoda Reliquary? Ritual Implications of the Dhāraṇī in Ruiguangsi Pagoda” 
Paul Copp, University of Chicago, “Research Notes on Talisman-Seals, Ritual Handbooks, and Manuscript Culture in Late Medieval Dunhuang”
YU Xin余欣, Fudan University, “Buddhism, Daoism and Astrology in a Medieval Chinese Talisman/ 敦煌星命文獻與圖像研究 : 以 Ch.lvi.0033 《星供陀羅尼符》爲中心 .”
3:50-4:50 pm                 Panel 5, Sculpture and Inscriptions 
Michael Puett, Harvard University, Discussant
Christine Mollier, Centre national pour recherche scientifique, “Iconizing the Daoist-Buddhist Relationship: Cliff Sculptures in Sichuan during the Reign of Tang Xuanzong”
KUO Li-ying, École française d’Extrême-Orient, “Dhāraṇī Pillar Inscriptions: Text and Context”
5:10-6:40 pm                 Panel 6, Local Religion and Popular Cults
Robert M. Gimello, University of Notre Dame, Discussant
Ned Davis, University of Hawai’i, “Buddhism, Daoism, and the Origin of the Cult to the ‘Wutong’ Spirits in Tang and Song China”
Vincent Goossaert, Centre national pour recherche scientifique, “The Daoist and Buddhist Constructions of Local Religion in Late Imperial Jiangnan”
John Lagerwey, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Buddhism, Daoism, and the State in the Production of Local Religion”
Sunday, Oct. 10
9:30 am-12:00 pm        Concluding Discussion

All sessions take place in Jones Hall, Room 202.

Papers have been pre-distributed to participants and will not be read aloud during the conference. Panels will begin with remarks from the discussant, move to brief responses from the authors, and include time for general discussion.
The languages of the conference are English and Chinese.