China Academic Visit 2012 - Seminars and Symposia


1. Symposium at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of World Religions

September 6th, 2012

  • Welcome Addresses
    Prof. Zhuo Xinping 卓新平 (Director) and Prof. Zhou Qi 周齊 (Institute of World Religions; KGF Advisory Board Member)
  • The Cultural Impact and History of Mount Wutai
    Dr. Douglas Gildow (Princeton University)

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  • Calendars and Mantic Arts at Dunhuang - Introduction to Excavations and Manuscripts at Dunhuang

    Prof. Deng Wenkuan 鄧文寬

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2. Seminar at Mount Wutai

September 7th, 2012

Influencing your Fate through Traveling to Mount Wutai – The Pilgrimage Report of Chang Shangying 張尚英 (around 1100 CE)

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3. A Buddhist Monk Practicing Divination – Visiting Ven. Mengcan 夢參法師 and his Temple Pushou Si 普壽寺

September 9th, 2012

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4. Symposium at the Zhouyi Center

September 10th, 2012

  • Buddhism and Mantic Practices - A Short Overview about Ongoing Research at the IKGF
    Esther-Maria Guggenmos (IKGF)
  • Who wrote the Cantong qi 參同契?
    Fabrizio Pregadio 馮玄英 (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
  • Johannes Kepler as Astrologer 作为占星学家的约翰内斯•开普勒
    Katrin Bauer (IKGF)
  • Condemnations of Divination among the Latin Fathers 拉丁语基督教会教父对占卜的谴责
    Erik Niblaeus (IKGF)

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5. Symposium at the Department for Philosophy

September 10th, 2012

  • Prophets False and True: Gazing into the Future in the Medieval Latin West 真假先知:拉丁语西方世界对未来的展望
    Klaus Herbers (IKGF)
  • Inter-Religious Dialogues and the Shaping of Philosophical Rationality in the Latin Middle Ages 拉丁语中世纪的宗教间对话以及哲学理性的形成
    Alexander Fidora (ICREA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
  • Awakening a Sense of Wonder – The Formation and Scholarly Reception of the “Secretum Secretorum” in the Middle Ages “对神奇感受的觉醒”-《秘密之秘密》一书在中世纪的构成及学者对其的解读
    Hans-Christian Lehner (IKGF)
  • Pursuing the Millennium: From the Chained Dragon of Revelation to the Third Reich 执行“千年”:从《启示录》中被束缚的龙到第三帝国
    Julia Eva Wannenmacher (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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6. Exchange with Professor Chen Jian 陳堅 from the Department of Philosophy, Shandong University, Jinan: The Relation between Buddhism and the Yijing

September 11th, 2012

7. Symposium at Dunhuang

September 14th and 17th, 2012

  • Depicting Divination – Selected Caves from the Dunhuang Murals: Mogao Grottoes and Yulin Grottoes
    Prof. Dr. Chen Juxia 陈菊霞
  • Deciphering the Ruixiang – Analysis of Depictions of Figures of Divinatory Power
    Dr. Zhang Xiaogang 張小剛
  • Seminar with Members of the Dunhuang Academy: Mountai Wutai at Dunhuang – The Depiction of Mount Wutai and its meaning for the transcultural flow of divinatory practices across Asia. Cave 323.

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China Academic Visit