Tokyo Conference — May 2019

Epigraphic Evidence on Patronage and Social Context of Buddhist Monasteries in Medieval South and Southeast Asia

27 and 28 May, 2019
Main Conference Room (303, 3rd floor)
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Abhayagirivihāra inscription, Central Java, 8th century. Photo: OD 7945.

Sponsored by The Vihāra Project Comprehensive Studies of Indian Buddhist Monasteries from the Gupta Period Onward (JSPS KAKENHI Grant no. 18H03569)

Co-sponsored by The Project DHARMA The Domestication of “Hindu” Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia (ERC 809994) & The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo


Monday, 27 May 2019

Inaugural Session, chaired by Norihisa Baba (The University of Tokyo)

13:00-13:10 Welcome Address (Taiken Kyuma, Mie University)

13:10-13:30 Aim of the Workshop (Ryosuke Furui, The University of Tokyo & Arlo Griffiths, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient)

Session 1 – Buddhist Monasteries in South Asia, chaired by Arlo Griffiths

13:30-14:30 Vincent Tournier (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient), The Royal Patronage of Buddhist Monasteries in Āndhra from the 4th to the 7th century CE

14:50-15:50 Annette Schmiedchen (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Monastic Complexes for Monks and Nuns – The Social Fabric of Buddhist Monasteries under the Maitrakas in Western India

15:50-16:50 Ryosuke Furui, Buddhist Vihāras in Early Medieval Bengal: Organizational Development and its Historical Context

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Session 2 – Buddhist Monasteries in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka, chaired by Toru Aoyama (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

10:00-11:00 Arlo Griffiths, The Epigraphic Evidence on Vihāras in Campā and Indonesia

11:00-12:00 Kunthea Chhom (Apsara Authority), Vihāra in Ancient Cambodia

13:30-14:30 Christian Lammerts (Rutgers University), Domestic Property, Mourning Gifts, and Female Patronage in Thirteenth-Century Burma

14:30-15:30 Philip Friedrich (University of Pennsylvania), Between Court and Monastery in Medieval Sri Lanka

Discussion, chaired by Taiken Kyuma

15:50-16:35 Comments by Shayne Clarke (McMaster University)

16:35-17:30 Response by Presenters and Discussion

Closing Address (Taiken Kyuma / Arlo Griffiths)

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