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Framing the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: Concepts, Methods and New Research Paths

Wanneer:wo 09-12-2015 om 09:00
Waar:Old Court Room, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Groningen

This conference is funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and the KNAW Congressubsidiefonds.

Conference organizer: Dr. Stefania Travagnin.

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For more information and conference registration please contact Dr. Stefania Travagnin (s.travagnin@rug.nl)

Conference website: Framing the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: Concepts, Methods and New Research Paths

Programme day 1 (9 December)

19.00-20.00

Welcome by Stefania Travagnin (Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia, University of Groningen)

Keynote Speech: Fenggang Yang – The Definition of Religion for a Social Scientific Study of Religion in China and Beyond

20.00-22.00

Reception

Programme Day 2 (10 December): Discussing History of the Field and Research Methodologies

9.00-9.30

Registration

Welcome by Kocku von Stuckrad (Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen)

Welcome by Tjalling Halbertsma (Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies Groninen, University of Groningen)

Welcome by Joost Herman (Director of Globalisation Studies Groningen, University of Groningen)

From Alexandra David-Néel to Kristofer Schipper:

Pioneers in the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan

9.30-11.20

Christopher Daily

From Missionaries to Scientists:

A History of the Scientific Study of Chinese Protestant Christianity

Vincent Goossaert

Studying Daoist Canons

Rongdao Lai

Historiography as Legitimacy: Revisiting Historical Writing in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

Encountering the Other in Study of Chinese Religions: Constructing Borderland Religions in Chinese and Western Scholarship of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Wai-yip Ho

From Neglected Problem to Flourishing Field: Recent Development of Studying Muslims and Islam in China

11.20-11.40

coffee break

11.40-12.40

discussion

12.40-14.00

lunch

From History to the Social Scientific Study of Religion:

Challenges and New Research Paths

14.30-16.20

Brian J. Nichols

Ethnographically-informed Studies of Buddhism in China: The State of the Field

Susan McCarthy

Political Science and the Study of Religion in China

André Laliberté

The Study of Religion and Politics in China

Rebecca Nedostup

Religion and Nation in Space and Time: The Death Test

Yen-zen Tsai

Food Fellowship and the Making of a Chinese Church: Cases from Contemporary China and Taiwan

16.20-16.40

coffee break

16.40-18.00

discussion

19.00

dinner

Programme day 3 (11 December): Discussing Critical Concepts

Updating Concepts I

9.00-11.10

Jason Clower

Jia : Family Tree and the Kinship of New Confucianism to Modern Buddhism

Paul Katz

On the Judicial Continuum, and the Study of Chinese Legal Culture

May-fair Yang

Of Mothers and Goddesses: Religiosity and Women’s Agency in Wenzhou

Stefania Travagnin

From xue to jiaoyu 教育 : Conceptual understanding of ‘study’ and ‘education’ in modern Chinese Buddhism

Ester Bianchi

Understanding jielü 戒律 : broad and narrow senses of the conception of ‘monastic discipline’ in modern Chinese Buddhism

Gregory Adam Scott

‘Scripture’ as a Critical Term in Modern Chinese Buddhism

11.10-11.30

coffee break

11.30-12.30

discussion

12.30-14.00

lunch

Updating Concepts II

14.30-16.40

Ya-pei Kuo

Positive Conceptions of Religion in the Early Republic

Erik Hammerstrom

On Assessing the Impact of Scientific Rhetoric in Modern Chinese Religion: A Prolegomenon

Elena Valussi

The concept of gender in the development of late Qing and Republican religious discourse - from zhongnan qingnü 重男輕女 to nannü pingdeng 男女平等

Weishan Huang

Methodological Globalization? A sociological attempt on religious studies on China

Adam Yuet Chau

The Rise of the Religion Sector (zongjiaojie 宗教界 ) in Modern China

James Miller

The Application of Daoist Thought to the Cross Cultural Study of Religion and Environment

16.40-17.00

coffee break

17.00-18.00

discussion

19.00

dinner

Programme day 4 (12 December): The Global Relevance of the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: A Roundtable

9.00-11.30

Chair: Kocku von Stuckrad

11.30-12.00

Coffee and planning for future research on the subject