Schedule - June 13-15, 2023

June 13, McCosh Hall, Lecture Hall 50

Registration Opens

4:00-4:30 pm: Welcome

Junbin Tan, Stephen F. Teiser, Shih-shan Susan Huang, Sinae Kim

4:30-6:00 pm: Keynote lecture

Shu-fen Liu, The Arhat Cave Belief in Four Stele Inscriptions and the Daitokuji Paintings of Five Hundred Arhats
Shih-shan Susan Huang, Presider
Echo Weng, Interpreter

June 14, Frist Campus Center, Room 302 (Level 3)

8:45-9:00 am: Opening

9:00-10:25 am: Panel 1 

Anna Shields, Presider
Trent Walker, Reconstructing Victories Great and Small: Material Evidence for the Musical Performance of Siamese Pali Chants from Ayutthaya
Kate Lingley, Against Impermanence: Women, Ritual, and Materiality in Medieval China
Maya Stiller, Buddhist Temple Murals from Chosŏn (1392-1910) Korea: Reflections of Zen, Pure Land, Tiantai
Mengxiao Wang, Embodied Visions: Performing Buddhist Ritual in a Qing Drama

Justin McDaniel, Discussant

10:50 am-12:15 pm: Panel 2

Cheng-hua Wang, Presider
Aleksandra Wenta, The Vajrabhairavatantra: Materia Magica and Circulation of Tantric Magical Recipes 
Wen-shing Chou, Beneficial to Behold: Buddhist Vision and Efficacy in the Qing Empire
Sujung Kim, Wearable Technology is Not New: The Twenty-Four Talismans in Korean Buddhist Rituals 
Susan Dine, Object as Nexus: Buddhist Ritual, Art, and Materiality in 13th Century Japan

Laurel Kendall, Discussant

2:00-3:25 pm: Panel 3

Jonathan Gold, Presider
Jingyu Liu, Altar Construction in the Water-Land Ritual and A Visualized Buddhist Promise for Salvation 
Keping Wu, Rituals of Physicality: Body, Place, and Piety in Urbanizing China
Seunghye Lee, Unraveling the Dharma Relics of Liao China 
Chihiro Saka, Embedding Prayers in Cotton, Ramie, and Silk: The Symbolism of Textiles in Datsueba Worship 

Justin McDaniel, Discussant

3:50-5:20 pm: Panel 4

Bryan Lowe, Presider
David Mozina, The Sensuousness of Death: Space, Materiality, and Ritual Experience of the Daoist Fengdu Landscape during the Southern Song
Ching-chih Lin, Foundations of an Incense-Centric Society: Annual Rotation and Ritual Alliance of AngGong 尪公Worship in North Taiwan 
Caroline Hirasawa, Bodies of Evidence: Illustrating the Effects of Ritual in a Medieval Japanese Handscroll Set
Yoonah Hwang, The Materiality of the Long Banners from Cave 17 of the Mogao Caves and Salvation Rituals in Dunhuang 

Laurel Kendall, Discussant

June 15, Frist Campus Center, Room 302 (Level 3)

8:45-10:30 am: Panel 5

Thomas Conlan, Presider
David C. Andolfatto, The Tsha Tsha and the Microscope. Archaeometric and Ethno-archaeological Study of Buddhist Clay Objects
Megan Culbertson Bryson, Ritual Fabulations: Imagining Dali-Kingdom Ritual through Text, Image and Object
Chuck Wooldridge, Maintenance as Religious Practice in Contemporary Taiwan 
Youn-mi Kim, Fu-Talismans for Rebirth in Chosŏn Religious Practice and Its Afterlife
Carolyn Wargula, Enacting Enlightenment: The Material Imagination of Sanskrit Seed-Syllables in Japanese Buddhist Embroideries 

Justin McDaniel, Discussant

10:30 am-12:00 noon: Break

12:00 noon-1:00 pm: Concluding Discussion

Stephen F. Teiser, Presider