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

Wanneer:wo 09-12-2015 om 18:30
Waar:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
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What is the state of the field in the study of religion in modern China and Taiwan? How to study this subject? What are the methodologies and critical concepts that are used, how can we improve or even replace them with more suitable ones? And how can this discussion on the study of religion in modern China and Taiwan participate in the global academic discourse on the study of religion?

The conference “Framing the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: Methods, Concepts and New Research Paths” will address all those questions. The event, which will be held at the University of Groningen on 9-12 December 2015, is organised by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia (CSRCA). Dr. Stefania Travagnin is Director of the CSRCA and the organiser of this conference.

Speakers

The invited speakers include Yang Fenggang, Christopher Daily, Vincent Goossaert, Rongdao Lai, Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Wai-yip Ho, Brian Nichols, Susan McCarthy, André Laliberté, Rebecca Nedostup, Yen-zen Tsai, Jason Clower, Paul Katz, May-fair Yang, Ester Bianchi, Gregory Adam Scott, Stefania Travagnin, Ya-pei Kuo, Erik Hammestrom, Elena Valussi, Weishan Huang, Adam Yuet Chau, James Miller.

Programme

9 December 2015

  • Keynote Address
  • Reception

10 December 2015 ~ Discussing History of the Field and Research Methodologies

  • From Alexandra David-Néel to Kristofer Schipper: Pioneers in the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan
  • From History to the Social Scientific Study of Religion: Challenges and New Research Paths

11 December 2015 ~Discussing Critical Concepts

  • Updating Concepts I
  • Updating Concepts II

12 December 2015 ~ The Global Relevance of the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: A Roundtable

Registration

There is no registration fee for attending this conference, which is open to students and scholars in the field.

In order to be part of the audience you need to send an email to either s.travagnin@rug.nlor csrca.groningen@gmail.com, stating “Framing the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan – Registration” as SUBJECT, and including your name, affiliation/position, and contact details in the TEXT.

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