Chinese Manuscripts from Bamboo Slips to Buddhist Scrolls: Forms and Practices, Continuities and Innovations

September 2017, University of Cambridge.

Chinese Manuscripts from Bamboo Slips to Buddhist Scrolls: Forms and Practices, Continuities and Innovations

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 9:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 5:00pm

The event was held on September 16-17 at the Needham Research Institute and was attended by 20 scholars, plus about the same number of non-presenting participants. In addition to Glorisun, which was the main sponsor, we also had support from the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Robinson College. The conference was highly successful and was by all accounts a worthwhile event.

List of Speakers:
Eli Franco, Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig,
“Jayarāśi on the impossibility of reasoning”

Phyllis Granoff, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University,
“Chance and Causality: Of Crows, Palm Trees, God and Salvation”

Kei Kataoka, Department of Indology,Kyushu University,
“Exceptional Absence of Regularity:A Study of Invalidity and Error”

Hiroko Matsuoka Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig,
“Kamalaśīla on Doubt as the Cause of an Action.”

Shinya Moriyama, Department of Philosophy, Shinshu University,
“Causation and Contingency: A Study on the Svābhāvikavādaparīkṣā of the Tattvasamgraha and the Tattvasamgrahapañjikā”

Isabelle Ratié, Department of Indian Studies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3),
“Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on the Pratyabhijñā Treatise: the Chapter on the Power of Action”

Masamichi Sakai, Department of the History of Religions, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, Guest researcher,
Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences,
“Dharmakīrti’s Concept of Contingency/Dependence: With Special Focus on vināśa”

Kiyokuni Shiga, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University,
“How to deal with future existence: sarvāstivāda, yogic cognition, and causality.”

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