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Conference Presentations by Team Members

  • 06.11.2019 Hou, Haoran: A New Look at the Manuscripts of Fierce Rites of Mahākāla Recovered from Khara-Khoto, at a public lecture on Buddhism Tangut Kingdom, organised by Weirong Shen, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • 08.11.2019 Hou, Haoran: Seeking the Lost Teaching Lineage of Mahākāla in Tibetan Art, at the conference of the Tibetan Plateau and the Silk Road: Artistic Exchanges Between Tibet, Khotan and Dunhuang, 9th-13th Centuries, organised by Zhejiang University, CEIB, SOAS, China Insitute, Dunhuang Academic and Center For The Art of East Asia, Hangzhou, 08-10 November 2019
  • 18.09.2019 Yukiyo, Kasai: Bodhisattva Cult in Turfan and Dunhuang Focused on the Avalokiteśvara Cult, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 18.09.2019 Sørensen, Henrik H.: Visualising Oneself as the Cosmos: An Esoteric Buddhist Mediation Text from Dunhuang, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019 
  • 17.09.2019 Hou, Houran: Worship of the Great Black One: Tantric Fierce Rites of Mahākāla in the Tangut Empire (1038–1227), at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 26.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Time and Space and Tantric Buddhist Meditation Practice, at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 25.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Reading 2 (Karakhoto Manuscript, vol. 6, Q 249, Q 327 Jingang haimu xiuxiyi 金剛亥母修習儀 Ritual of the Yogic Practice of Vajravārāhī), at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 25.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Tantric Buddhist Meditation Practice and the Senses, at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 24.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Reading 1 (Chinese Karakhoto Manuscript, vol. 5, A 19 Jingang haimu chanding 金剛亥母禪定 Meditation on Vajravārāhī), at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 24.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: The Tangut Empire and Patronage of Tantric Buddhism in the 11th to 13th Centuries, at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 23.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Semantic Context: Meaning, Doxographies, and Transmissions of Tantric Buddhism, at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 23.08.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Historical Context: Shifting Political Dominions in Eastern Central Asia Between the 8th and 13th Centuries and its Impact for the Spread of Tantric Buddhism Eastward, at an International & Intensive Program on Buddhism at Oxford; —Segment 2, organised by UBC SSHRC partnership project of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and the Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies, Oxford, 23-28 August 2019
  • 16.06.2019 Kasai, Yukiyo: The Exchanges between the Iranian and Turkish Tradition seen in the Old Uyghur Texts, at the conference Cultural and Religious Exchanges in the Iranian Plateau, Shiraz University, Iran, 15-17 June 2019
  • 15.06.2019 Meinert, Carmen: Transformation Processes along the Silk Road in Medieval Central Asia, 6th to 14th Centuries, at the conference Cultural and Religious Exchanges in the Iranian Plateau, Shiraz University, Iran, 15-17 June 2019
  • 06.06.2019 Forte, Erika: The Clay Votive Plaques from Domoko Tuplukdong (Khotan). Transmission of Visual Themes and Religious Practice between India and Central Asia, at the International Conference L'lnde et l'Asie centrale au 1er millénaire, Paris, 05-06 June 2019
  • 18.04.2019 Sørensen, Henrik H.: A Tantric Buddhist Ritual in Dunhuang: The Case of the Twenty-eight Vajra Precepts, at the Dunhuang Studies Conference, Cambridge, 17-18 April 2019
  • 07.02.2019 Kasai, Yukiyo: Buddhist Manuscript Culture and Uyghur Buddhists, lecture held at the Seminar Dunhuang and the Silk Road, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • 04.11.2018 Kasai, Yukiyo: Old Uyghur Abhidharma Texts in Two Different Traditions, at the conference Buddhist Manuscripts as Mediums of Transcultural Interactions, Heidelberg, 02-05 November 2018
  • 12.10.2018 Kasai, Yukiyo: Old Uyghur Buddhist Colophons and their Characteristics in Central Asian Traditions, at the conference The Syntax of South, Southeast and Central Asian Colophons: A First Step Towards a Comparative and Historical Study of Manuscripts in the Poṭhi Format, Hamburg, 11-13 October 2018
  • 31.08.2018 Sørensen, Henrik H.: Donations and the Production of Buddhist Scriptures in Dunhuang During the 10th Century, at the international conference Production and Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia, Cambridge, 30-31 August 2018
  • 26.08.2018 Kasai, Yukiyo: The Translation Tradition in Old Uyghur—Similarities and Differences in Manichaean and Buddhist Texts, at the International Conference for the Texts and Literature of Minority Languages in China, Chengdu, 24-26 August 2018
  • 05.07.2018 Forte, Erika: The Eight Great Protectors Reunited? Patterns on Patronage and Legitimisation in Khotan, at the 24th Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA), Naples, 2-6 July 2018
  • 04.07.2018 Solonin, Kirill: Hua beichan gang ge—wenben de liuchuan yu fanyi 華北禪網絡——⽂本的流傳與翻譯 [Formation of the Sinitic Buddhism in Xixia—A Network Approach], at the 4th International Conference of Xinyang at Mount Wutai Identity and Networks in Buddhism and the East Asian Religions (身份認同及群體建構:佛教與⼈類命運共同體研究第四屆五臺山信仰國際學術研討會), organised by The Wutai International Institute of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures, Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts (RCBTA) at Peking University, The King’s College at University of London, Institute for Ethics and Religions Studies (IERS) at Tsinghua University, UBC Buddhist Studies Forum, Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove ⼤聖⽵林寺, Mount Wutai, PR China, 3-5 July 2018
  • 27.06.2018 Sørensen, Henrik H.: On the Role of Chinese Buddhism as a Facilitator for Other Religions in Central and East Asia, at the KHK workshop Formative Exchanges in Western and Central Asia: Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Buddhism in Contact, organised by Eduard Iricinschi, Carmen Meinert, and Kianoosh Rezania, CERES, Ruhr University Bochum, 27-28 June 2018
  • 27.06.2018 Kasai, Yukiyo: Manichaeism to Buddhism—Similarities and Differences Seen in Old Uyghur Texts, at the KHK workshop Formative Exchanges in Western and Central Asia: Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Buddhism in Contact, organised by Eduard Iricinschi, Carmen Meinert, and Kianoosh Rezania, CERES, Ruhr University Bochum, 27-28 June 2018
  • 21.-28.06.2018 Solonin, Kirill: Tutor at the reading seminar Deciphering Khara-Khoto Buddhist Manuscripts: Seminars on Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Philology, organised by Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China, Baohua Monastery, Kunming, 18-30 June 2018
  • 28.05.2018 Solonin, Kirill: Contextualising Tangut Buddhist Texts, at the Bonner Sinologisches Kolloquium, Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften, Bonn
  • 25.05.2018 Solonin, Kirill: Tangut Imperial Patronage and Buddhist Translations in the Tangut Empire, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 25.05.2018 Forte, Erika: Images of Patronage in Khotan, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 25.05.2018 Sørensen, Henrik: H. Patronage and Esoteric Buddhism in Dunhuang During the 10th Century, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 Meinert, Carmen: Creation of Tantric Sacred Spaces in Eastern Central Asia at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 Kasai, Yukiyo: Uyghur Royal Patronage and the Buddhist Legitimation, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 Meinert, Carmen: Introduction to the BuddhistRoad Project, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 14.05.2018 Solonin, Kirill: Tangut Rule and Identity in North-Western China from the 11th to the 13th Century, Konfuzius-Institut, Leipzig
  • 18.04.2018 Solonin, Kirill: A Fresh Look into the Constitutive Sources of Tangut Buddhism, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • 06.04.2018 Meinert, Carmen: The Relationship between Multi-culturalism and the Spread of Buddhism, at the Colloque International Past and Present Buddhist Transfers in Asia: A Conceptual Analysis, organised by Fabienne Jagou (EFEO/ENS), Ester Bianchi (University of Perugia), and Carmen Meinert (CERES, RUB), IAO – ENS, Lyon
  • 30.03.2018 Solonin, Kirill: Hongzhou Chan in the Tangut Texts, at the international conference Creating the World of Chan, Tucson, 26 March – 02 April 2018
  • 01.03.2018 Meinert, Carmen: Tantrischer Buddhismus aus der Perspektive von Cakrasaṃvara und Vajravārāhī, Zürich, at the workshop Kunst sehen – Religion verstehen, organised by the CERES and Museum Rietberg, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 01-02 March 2018
  • 24.01.2018 Kasai, Yukiyo: Old Uyghur Buddhist Texts and Donors, in the lecture series of the Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship, Hamburg
  • 07.12.2017 Meinert, Carmen: Spread and Reception of Chinese Chan Buddhism in Central Asia and Tibet, in the lecture series of the Société Francaise d'Études du Monde Tibétain (SFEMT), EFEO, Paris
  • 06.12.2017 Meinert, Carmen: Tibetan-Tangut Buddhist Encounters through the Patronage of Tangut Rulers, Conférences du CEIB et de l'EFEO, INALCO, Paris
  • 07.11.2017 Kasai, Yukiyo: Old Uyghur Divination Literature and Its Relationship with Chinese Tradition, in the lecture series at the IKGF, Erlangen
  • 19.09.2017 Kasai, Yukiyo: Die altuigurischen buddhistischen Texte mit Brāhmī-Elementen, 33. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Jena, 18-22 September 2017
  • 18.09.2017 Meinert, Carmen: The KHK ‘Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe’ and the ERC Founded Project ‘BuddhistRoad,’ in the panel The Study of Religions in the EU Research Funding System, organised by Einar Thomassen, EASR Annual Conference 2017, Leuven, 18-21 September 2017
  • 23.08.2017 Kasai, Yukiyo: The Old Uyghur Abhidharma Texts Containing Brāhmī Elements, in the panel Zones of Contract: Facets of Buddhist Interactions in Eastern Central Asia during the 9th-14th Centuries, organised by Carmen Meinert, XVIII Conference of the IABS, Toronto, 20-25 August 2017
  • 23.08.2017 Sørensen, Henrik H.: A Padmapāni Dhāraṇī-Amulet from Dunhuang, in the panel Zones of Contract: Facets of Buddhist Interactions in Eastern Central Asia during the 9th-14th Centuries, organised by Carmen Meinert, XVIII Conference of the IABS, Toronto, 20-25 August 2017
  • 23.08.2017 Meinert, Carmen: Buddhist Localisations in Pre-modern Eastern Central Asia within a Transcultural Buddhist Network, in the panel Zones of Contract: Facets of Buddhist Interactions in Eastern Central Asia during the 9th-14th Centuries, organised by Carmen Meinert, XVIII Conference of the IABS, Toronto, 20-25 August 2017

 

Conference Participations by External Speakers

  • 18.09.2019 Wilkens, Jens (Göttingen): Practice and Rituals in Uyghur Buddhist Textsat the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 18.09.2019 Dalton, Jacob P. (Berkeley): Samaya from Yoga to Mahāyoga: Evidence from Dunhuangat the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 18.09.2019 Goodman, Amanda (Toronto): Vajragarbha Bodhisattvas's Three-Syllable Contemplation: A Chinese guanxing Text from Late Medieval Dunhuangat the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.-Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 17.09.2019 Wang, Michelle C. (Washington D.C.) : Seeking the Pure Land in Tangut Art, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 17.09.2019 Russell-Smith, Lilla (Berlin) : The 'Sogdian Deities' Twenty Years on: A Reconsiderationof a Sketch from Dunhuang in the Light of New Research and Newly Discovered Buddhist and Manichaean Paintings, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 17.09.2019 Lo Muzio, Ciro (Rome) : Buddhist Painting in the South of the Tarim Basin: A Chronological Connundum, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 17.09.2019 Forte, Erika (Vienna): Khotanese 'Themes' in Dunhuang: Visual and Ideological Transfer in the 9th-11th Centuries, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 17.09.2019 Konczak-Nagel, Ines (Leipzig): The Practice of Paiting Series of Large-size Buddha Figures in the Buddhist Caves of Kucha, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 16.09.2019 Keyworth, George A. (Saskatchewan): Did the Silk Road(s) Extend from Dunhuang, Mount Wutai, and Chang'an to Kyoto, Japan? A Reassessment based on Material Culture from the Temple Gate Tendai Tradition of Miidera, at the mid-project conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.Part II: Practices and Rituals, Visual and Material Transfer, organised by Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 16-18 September 2019
  • 25.05.2018 Vermeersch, Sem (Seoul): Who is Legitimating Whom? On Justifying Buddhism’s Place in the Body Politic, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 25.05.2018 Shen, Weirong (Beijing): The Patron-Preceptor Relationship (yon mchod) in the 12th and 13th Centuries: Tibetan History Reinterpreted, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 Wilkens, Jens (Göttingen): Sacred Space in Uyghur Buddhism, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 Raschmann, Simone-Christiane (Berlin): Old Uyghur Pilgrims: A Glimpse Behind their Records, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 Widorn, Verena (Vienna): From Rin chen bzang po tor God tshang pa—Rethinking Religious Patronage in the Indian Himalayas between the 10th and 13th Centuries, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 24.05.2018 McCoy, Michelle (Berlin): Xuanzang and the Three-Eyed Fish: Yulin Cave 3 Reconsidered, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018
  • 23.05.2018 Kapstein, Matthew (Paris/Chicago): Revisiting an Imperial Interstice: A Reading of Anxi Yulin Cave 25, Bochum, at the start-up conference of the ERC project BuddhistRoad Establishing of Buddhist Nodes in Eastern Central Asia 6th to 14th c.—Part I: Sacred Space, Pilgrimage, Patronage, Legitimation Strategies, organised by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen, Ruhr University Bochum, 23-25 May 2018