Call for papers: Buddhism Across Asia

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From the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore:

BUDDHISM ACROSS ASIA: NETWORKS OF MATERIAL, INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
February 16-18, 2009 Hosted by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Proposals are invited for papers based on original research and using primary sources on any of the following themes:

1. Education and centers of learning (such as, but not limited to, Taxila, Nalanda, Vallabhi, Mathura, Bairam-Ali, Srivijaya, Dunhuang, Chang-an, Hangzhou, etc.);

2. The transmission and translation of ideas and texts;

3. Buddhism and local cultures: assimilation, conflict and absorption;

4. Buddhism, statecraft, and material culture;

5. Excavating Buddhism: the role of archeology in understanding the history of Buddhism;

6. Buddhist rituals and ceremonies across cultures;

7. Cross-currents in Buddhist art and architecture;

8. Anthropologies of Buddhism in Asia;

9. Contemporary Buddhism and Buddhist Institutions in Asia.

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