September 20-21, 2014
Wolfson College, Oxford
Saturday 20th September
9.55-10.00 Welcome and Introduction
10.00-11.00 Prof. Stefano Zacchetti (University of Oxford), “Reassessing the significance of the Wu Kingdom period in the history of Chinese Buddhism”.
11.30-12.30 Prof. Stephen Bokenkamp (Arizona State University), “Sources for the Study of Non-Buddhist Wu Kingdom Religion”.
12.30-2.00 Lunch for speakers
2.00-3.00 Prof. Jan Nattier (Indiana University and Soka University [retired]), “Toward a Local Canon: Scriptural Use and Scriptural Production in the Wu Kingdom".
3.00-4.00 Dr. Eric Greene (University of Bristol), “The language of emotion: the incorporation of the term qing 情 into the technical vocabulary of Chinese
Buddhism during the Wu-kingdom period”.
4.30-5.30 Dr. Antonello Palumbo (SOAS), “Apropos of the stūpa of Kang Senghui 康僧會: notes on the cult of the ‘Buddhas’ (futu 浮屠) in China between the 1st and the 3rd centuries CE”.
Sunday 21st September
9.30-10.30 Dr. Wang Yu (Sichuan University), “Archaeological sources for the study of Wu Kingdom and Jin religions: a preliminary survey” (in Chinese).
11.00-12.00 Final discussion
12.30-1.45 Lunch for speakers