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Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM FOR THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

Religions in Chinese Script
Perspectives for Textual Research

November 18th - 21st, 2004


co-hosted by

Italian School of East Asian Studies
École Française d'Extrême-Orient


Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall
International Conference Hall


Free Admission


Languages: Japanese, English and Chinese
Abstracts of Papers will be Distributed


For maps and transportation refer to the following site:
http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/etop2/e07-top.htm


In November of 2004 the Institute for Research in Humanities at Kyoto University (Jinbun kagaku kenkyūsho) will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its foundation. Established in 1929 as Tōhō bunka gakuin Kyōto kenkyūsho (to be later re-named Tōhō bunka kenkyūsho), last year the Institute has started a new life with the launching a 21st century COE Program as "East Asian Center for Informatics in Humanities".

Within the framework of this program an international symposium-co-hosted by Italian School of East Asian Studies and the École Française d'Extrême-Orient-will commemorate its foundation, bringing together twenty-six specialists from all over the world. Textual research on religious traditions in China is one of the areas in which the Institute for Research in Humanities at Kyoto University has played a dominant role over the years. The symposium will be a valuable occasion for discussing this tradition of studies and opening new perspectives for future research.



PROGRAM


November 18th (Thursday)
9:30-12:20
Greetings: Oike Kazuo (President of Kyoto University)
Opening address: Mori Tokihiko (Director of the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)


BUDDHIST TEXTS
CHAIR: Funayama Tōru (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University) 14:00-17:30 BUDDHIST TEXTS
CHAIR: Silvio Vita (Italian School of East Asian Studies)
November 19th (Friday)
9:30-12:00 BUDDHIST TEXTS
CHAIR: François Lachaud (École Française d'Extrême-Orient) 14:00-17:30 NESTORIAN, MANICHEAN AND ISLAMIC TEXTS
CHAIR: Takata Tokio (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
November 20th (Saturday)
9:30-12:00 DAOIST TEXTS
CHAIR: Mugitani Kunio (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University) 14:00-17:30 DAOIST TEXTS
CHAIRS: Kominami Ichirō and Monica Esposito (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
November 21st (Sunday)
9:30-12:00 COMPUTER BASED RESEARCH ON CHINESE RELIGIOUS TEXTS
CHAIR: Christian Wittern (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University) 14:00-15:30
CHAIR: Christian Wittern (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)

Updated October 14th, 2004