Program

* Panel talks are 40 mins (30 mins + 10 mins Q & A).

** Posters should be handed in staff at the main conference venue on Jun 17.
  Posters will set in Lobby hall of Annex on Jun 18, and set in main venue on Jun 19. Researchers may present their posters during breaks on Jun 18/19.

 

Jun 17 (Wed)
 

12:00-13:30 Pre-registration (Conference Room, 4/F Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
12:00-13:30 Poster-session participants collection
13:30-16:00 Kyoto historical astronomical tour 京都千年天文街道 (Prior registration required; meeting at 13:00, departure at 13:30)

Jun 18 (Thurs)

8:45-9:15 Registration
(Conference Room, 4/F Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
9:15-9:25 Welcoming remarks: Mitsuyama Masao光山正雄
(Director, Hakubi Centre for Advanced Research, Kyoto University)
9:25-9:30 Opening remarks: MAK, Bill: “Aim of the Workshop”
9:30-10:10 Panel Session 1: Overlapping cosmologies in Asia Moderator: MAK, Bill
(1) 9:30-10:10 SEN, Tansen (Baruch College, CUNY ): “Beyond Science: Indian-Chinese
Astronomy in the Popular Realm”
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:50 (2) 10:10-10:50 ISAHAYA, Yoichi (Tokyo University): “Tallying with Heaven:
the Fu-tian 符天 as an umbrella term for the “western” astral science on the Silk Road”
(3) 10:50-11:30 HUNTINGTON, Eric (Princeton University): “Buddhist Cosmology in
Bhutanese Murals: An Iconographic Understanding of the Negotiation between
Kālacakra and Abhidharmakośa Cosmologies”
11:50-13:30 Lunch
[Afternoon and evening program venue for Jun 18 (Thurs): Lecture Hall, 2/F
Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies, Institute for Research in
Humanities (Annex), Kyoto University]
13:30-14:50 Panel Session 2:Interdisciplinary approach of history and natural science Moderator: MORGAN, Daniel
(4) 13:30-14:10 KOYAMA, Katsuji (Kyoto University): “A Supernova in the Heian Period – the Historical Record and Modern Astronomy”
(5) 14:10-15:00 HAYAKAWA, Hisashi (Kyoto University): “Ancient solar activities recorded in
literature”
14:50-15:10 Coffee Break / Poster-session
15:10-16:10 Round Table Discussion 1: What can contemporary science learn from traditional science?
(Facilitators: KAIFU / SEN / YANO)
16:10 Close
17:00-18:30 Public lectures [in Japanese]MC: Prof. Takeda Tokimasa武田時昌 (Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Welcoming remarks: Prof. Iyemori Toshihiko家森俊彦 (Director of Uchu-Unit, Kyoto
University)
KAIFU, Norio (President, International Astronomical Union): 宇宙にまつわるアジアの神話・伝説と宇宙観 [Myths and Legends on Stars, and Universe of Ancient Asia]
YANO, Michio (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Sangyo University): 宿曜道にみられるインドの天文学と占星術 [Indian astronomy and astrology as seen from the Japanese Buddhist astral school
Shukuyōdō]
19:00-21:00 BanquetSpecial speech in memory of Prof. Yabuuti Kiyosi: Miyajima Kazuhiko宮島一彦 (Former Professor, Doshisha University)

 

Jun 19 (Fri)

9:00-11:00 Panel Session 3: Cosmography, visual and literal Moderator: SEN, Tansen
(6) 9:00-9:40 VAN GOETHEM, Ellen (Kyushu University): “Fengshui Protection: The Four
Mythical Beasts and Shinto Shrines”
(7) 9:40-10:20 BOGEL, Cynthea, J. (Kyushu University): “Representing the Unknown: The Eighth-Century Pedestal of Yakushiji’s Master of Medicine Buddha”
(8) 10:20-11:00 LOWE, Bryan (Vanderbilt University): “Poeticized Cosmologies: Post-Mortem Realms and Dedicatory Prayers in Ancient Japan”
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break / Poster-session
11:20-12:20 Round Table Discussion 2: What is the contemporary role of traditional cosmology? (Facilitators: SKILLING / MAK / HIGUCHI)
12:20-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Panel Session 4: Cosmologies past and present Moderator: BOGEL, Cynthea
(9) 13:30-14:10 FODDE REGUER, Anna-Alexandra (Saint Joseph’s University). “Tortoise Shells as
Cross-Cultural Compass: Chinese and Tibetan Similarities”
(10) 14:10-14:50 POSTMA, Cindy (King’s College, Pennsylvania). “How a Confucian World-View Integrated New Knowledge of Europe and Southeast Asia within a Traditional Framework”
14:50-15:10 Coffee Break / Poster-session
(11) 15:10-15:50 MORGAN, Daniel P. (ERC Project SAW, CNRS-Paris VII):
“A Sphere Unto Itself: the Death and Medieval Framing of the History of Chinese Cosmography”
(12) 15:50-16:30 SKILLING, Peter (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient): “Cosmology at the Crossroads: the Harvard Traibhumi Manuscript”
16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks

 

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