viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

CSJR International Workshop
 ‘The Life of the Buddha’: A Narrative Genre and the Image of India in Japan and East Asia

Friday, 31st October 2014, SOAS, University of London, 10:00 AM – 6:30PM
Room B204 (Brunei Gallery)

10:00  Welcome by Lucia Dolce (CSJR Chair, SOAS)
10:10  11:10 Keynote Lecture
               Komine Kazuaki (Rikkyō University)
               ‘The Life of the Buddha’ and the Image of India in Japan and East Asia:
               On the Shakushi genryū (in Japanese)

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30  12:30 Abe Ryūichi (Harvard University)
Revisiting the Dragon Princess: Her Role in Medieval engi Stories
and Their Implications in Reading the Lotus Sutra
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Watanabe Masako (Gakushūin University)
     Illustrations of the ‘Life of the Buddha’ in Medieval China and Japan
15:00 – 16:00  Kim Youngsoon (Rikkyō University)
              The Representation of Māra in the ‘Life of the Buddha’ (in Japanese)
16:00 – 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 – 17:30 Suzuki Akira (Rikkyō University)
              “Śākyamuni” and “India” in Sixteenth Century Kyushu: Knowledge and
              Imaginative Power in Peripheral Cultural Centres (in Japanese)
17:30 – 18:30 Roundtable
18:30 – 19:30  Wine Reception


This event is free and no registration is required.
For further information on the event, please contact Tatsuma Padoan or visit 
For directions to the venue please visit

Tatsuma PADOAN, PhD
Newton Post-Doctoral Fellow (British Academy)
Department of the Study of Religions
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG