Workshop in Comparative History
Organized by Mu-chou Poo (History, Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Robert Gurval (Classics, UCLA)
Chair: Lothar von Falkenhausen (Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History, UCLA)
1:30-1:40: Bin Wong (Professor of History; Director of Asia Institute, UCLA): Welcome remarks
1:40-1:50: Ping-chen Hsiung (Professor of History; Director of Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK): Introduction of the CUHK-UCLA collaborative scheme
1:50-2:20: Mu-chou Poo (Professor of History, CUHK): Conference scheme; The Buddhist taming of the ghosts: New ways to solve old problem
2:20-2:40: Michele Salzman (Professor of History, UCR): Religious Encounters and Cultural Identity in Rome and China
2:40-3:00: Tea break
Chair: Robert Gurval (Professor of Classics, UCLA)
3:00-3:20: Harold Drake (Professor of History, UCSB): Religious Competition and Violence
3:20-3:40: Natasha Heller (Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA): Revenge and Reincarnation: Buddhism and Justice in Early Medieval China
3:40-4:00: John Kieschnick (Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University): Does Monotheism Matter?
4:00-5:30: General discussion: themes to pursue; people to invite for conference; plan for a second conference
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Sponsor(s): Asia Institute
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