Now You Can See the Tentative Schedule and Presentation Abstracts for the Upcoming Academic Conference on Buddhism and Social Justice

Last summer, I brought you news about the upcoming academic conference on Buddhism and social justice that will be held at Leiden University from April 23-25. The conference program is now online along with you abstracts for each presentation. The schedule is below, and you can find/download the rest here.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (TENTATIVE PROGRAM)

Wednesday 23 April

9:30-10:30
*Jonathan Silk *- *Buddhism and Social Justice: What are we doing?*

10:30-10:45
Coffee break

10:45-11:15
*Claudio Cicuzza *- *Buddhist notions of justice and modern concepts of
Human Dignity*

11:15-11:45
*Paulus Kaufmann *- *Roles of Justice in Kūkai’s Ethical Theory*

11:45-12:00
Coffee break

12:00-12:45
*Eugin Ciurtin *-* Flat and Curved Universes: On Exceptional Agency and
Ordinary Social Justice in Indian Buddhism*

13:00-14:30
Lunch break

14:30-15:30
*Steve Collins *-* On the ‘gentle violence’ of a stable social order*

15:30-15:45
Coffee break

15:45-16:15
*Berthe Jansen *- *The Impact of the Monastic Institution on Society and
Social Justice in Pre-modern Tibet*

16:15-16:45
*Johan Elverskog *-* Buddhism as Colonialism: Mining and Social
Exploitation on the Commodity Frontier*

Thursday 24 April

9:30-10:30
*Nam-Lin Hur *-* Buddhism and War: Senriji’s Monthly Newsletters and
Shinshū Teachings in Modern Japan, 1929-1944*

10:30-10:45
Coffee break

10:45-11:15
*Vincent Breugem *- *Ghosts Under the Bridge: Famine and Segaki Rituals in
Medieval Japan*

11:15-11:45
*Pu Chengzhong *-* Justice for Different Species: the Ethical Treatment of
Animals in Early Chinese Buddhism*

11:45-12:00
Coffee break

12:00-12:30
*Thomas Kim *- *Temple Slaves and Monks as Landlords: Issues of Doctrinal
Allegiance and Institutional Pragmatism in the Joseon Period*

12:30-14:30
Lunch break + *afternoon visit to Keukenhof*

Friday 25 April

9:30-10:00
*Joanna Gruszewska *- *The rhetorics of the caste criticism in Vajrasūcī*

10:00-10:30
*Jonathan Silk *- *What Remains: Anti-caste Rhetoric and Anti-Outcaste
Rhetoric in Indian Buddhism*

10:30-11:00
*Vincent Tournier *-* Cosmogony, Anti-caste Arguments and Royal Epics: the
Aggañña Myth and Its Scriptural Contexts*

11:00-11:15
Coffee break

11:15-11:45
*Iselin Frydenlund *- *Religious minorities in Buddhist majority states*

11:45-12:15
*Jacques Leider *- *Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingyas in Arakan -
Historical grief and ethnic tensions*

12:15-13:30
Lunch break

13:30-14:00
*Chris Lammerts *- *Contested histories of Buddhist law in Burma,
c.1200-1800 C.E.*

14:00-14:30
*Daniel Webster Kent *- *Thinking Karmically About War in Sri Lanka:
Evaluating Actions and Ameliorating Consequences in a Time of Declining
Dharma*

14:30-15:00
Coffee break

15:00-15:30
*Chris Wilkinson *- *Political Revolution and the Commoners’ Cause in the
Transmission of the Cakrasaṃvaratantra*

15:30-16:00
*Ian Harris *- *Kingship, colonialism and republic: Rethinking issues of
social justice in modern Cambodia*

16:00-16:15
Coffee break

16:15-17:30
*Round table discussion*

  • Indigo Moon

    Any chance this conference could be livecast for those of us unable to attend? Or posted later on youtube? Wisdom 2.0 does that for their conference and Mind and Life used to….it was so wonderful to be able to take part!


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