SMITH COLLEGE | MARCH 27–29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Welcome: Jamie Hubbard
Opening Remarks: John Davis
Moderator: Rick Taupier
Panel Two – Mongolian Buddhist Art
- 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"
Reception at the Arts Lounge Gallery, Campus Center, for the artist Soyolma
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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"
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"
Panel Five – Contemporary Issues
Susanne Mrozik, Moderator
All Panels well be held in the Neilson Library Browsing Room unless otherwise noted.