Buddhism and Islam

Encounters,  Histories, Dialogue and Representation

Numata Conference 2009

May 29 & 30, 2009

McGill University

Panel Details

Panel One ~ Histories of Encounter

9:30 am

From Buddhism to Islam—A Silk Road Legacy.

Xinru Liu (The College of New Jersey)

10:00 am

A Muslim Perception of Buddhism: Ottoman Muslim Travellers among the Lamas of Siberia, Mongolia and China.  

Alexandre Papas (CNRS, Paris)

10:30 am

Links Between Buddhism and Islam in the Context of the History of Science.

Michio Yano (Kyoto Sangyo University)

11:00 am

break

11:30 am

Muslim Queens of Buddhist Kingdoms: Bride-Exchange in Ladakh and Baltistān.

Georgios Halkias (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)

 

12:00 pm

Islam in the Tibetan World.

José Ignacio Cabezón (University of California, Santa Barbara)

12:30 pm

discussion

 

 

Panel Two ~ Religion and the State

2:45 pm

Buddhism in Muslim Indonesia.

Karel Steenbrink (University of Utrecht)

3:15 pm

Indonesian Divinity—Distinct Yet One.

Hudaya Kandahjaya (Numata Center)

3:45 pm

break

4:00 pm

Muslim “Others” in Thailand.

Charles Keyes (University of Washington)

4:30 pm

The Ritual of Two Religions in Ban Tamot, Patthalung, Southern Thailand: Reflexivity and Revitalization in Theravada Buddhism and Islam in Ritual Practice.

Alexander Horstmann (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)

5:00 pm

discussion

 

 

Panel Three ~ Reading History: Narrative, Cultural Translation, and Representation

9:15 am

Rashīd al-Dīn’s Life of the Buddha: Some Buddhist Perspective.

Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (University College London)

9:45 am

The Buddha and the Straight Path: Islamic Concepts and Terminology in Rashīd al-Dīn’s Life of the Buddha.

Anna Akasoy (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)

10:15 am

Telling Nalanda’s Story: Buddhists, Bakhtiyar, and the Britsh in Bihar.

Leslie C. Orr (Concordia University)

10:45 am

break

11:00 am

Moving Beyond Orientalist Frameworks: Towards a Religious Studies of Buddhism and Islam in Ladakh.

Rohit Singh (University of California, Santa Barbara)

11:30 am

The Study of Buddhism and the “Might of Islam.”

Charles Hallisey (Harvard University)

12:00 pm

discussion

 

 

Panel Four ~ Religion and Local / Global Identities

2:45 pm

Allah as Emptiness? Japanese Buddhist Perceptions of Islam.

Kieko Obuse (University of Oxford)

3:15 pm

From Khuda to Buddha: the Islamic Heritage of a Neo-Buddhist Community of North India.

Dominique-Sila Khan (Institute of Rajasthan Studies, Jaipur)

3:45 pm

break

4:00 pm

Consideration on Otherness: Muslim-Buddhist Relationships in Southern Thailand.

Ryoko Nishii (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

4:30 pm

Visions of Fear in a Small Community: Terrorism and News in a Borderland Village.

Irving Chan Johnson (National University of Singapore)

5:00 pm

discussion

 

contact us:

buddhism-islam.relgstud@mcgill.ca