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Buddhism in Mongnolia

SMITH COLLEGE | MARCH 27–29, 2009

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Schedule

Friday, March 27, 2009
Time Event
12:30–2:30 p.m.

Welcome: Jamie Hubbard
Opening Remarks: John Davis
Moderator: Rick Taupier

3–5 p.m.

Panel Two – Mongolian Buddhist Art
Myeong–beop, Moderator

  • Mikaela Mroczynski, "Performance, Ritual, and the Foreign Gaze: Tsam as a Vehicle for Constructing Post–Soviet Mongolian Buddhism and Mongolian National Identity"
  • Uranchimeg Tsultem, "Zanabazar: The Building of the New State in Medieval Mongolia"
  • Marylin Rhie, "Zanabazar and Dolonnor: Two Traditions of Mongolian Buddhist Sculpture"
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Reception at the Arts Lounge Gallery, Campus Center, for the artist Soyolma

Saturday, March 28, 2009
Time Event
9–11:30 a.m.

Panel Three – The History of Buddhism in Mongolia
Mikaela Mroczynski, Moderator

  • Johan Elverskog, "Oirads, Islam and the Origins of Mongolian Buddhism"
  • Munkh–Erdene Lhamsuren, "The Second Conversion or The Gelukpa Absorption of Mongolia"
  • MatThew King, "The Life and Work of the Mongolian Buddhist Hermit–Scholar Zawa Damdin"
  • Rick Taupier, "Reconstructing a Historical Narrative of Buddhism in Mongolia"
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Panel Four – Contemporary Issues
Sue Darlington, Moderator

  • Christopher Kaplonski, "Resorting to Violence: Repression of Buddhist Lamas in 1930s Mongolia"
  • Vesna Wallace, "How is the Buddha Vajrapani Signifying the Mongolian Buddhist Identity?"
  • Hamid Sardar, "Totems & Tengers: Animal Symbolism in Mongol Religion"
4–6 p.m.

Panel Five – Contemporary Issues
Susanne Mrozik, Moderator

Sunday, March 29, 2009
Time Event
10 a.m.–Noon

Summary Comments and Discussion of Future
Jamie Hubbard and Bruce M. Knauft, moderators

All Panels well be held in the Neilson Library Browsing Room unless otherwise noted.