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Symposium: Buddhism in shaping India-Japan Relations

11:00-18:45,23rd December 2017

Date/Time Sat 23 Dec 2017
Venue Omiya Campus West Hall 2F, Ryukoku University
Program 11:00-12:10 Public Lecture (Japanese)
Yasuko KOJIMA (International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies)

13:00-18:45 Academic Session (English)

13:00-13:25 Kenryo MINOWA (The University of Tokyo)
Longing for India: Japanese Buddhist and India

13:25-13:50 Mitsuya DAKE (Ryukoku University)
Japanese Buddhists Views of India Seen in the Magazine Bukkyokaigaijijo (1888-1893)

13:50-14:15 Naoji OKUYAMA (Koyasan University)
Japanese Buddhists in the Recovery Movement of the Bodh Gaya Temple after 1891: The role of Shaku Kozen and the Shingon Sect

14:15-14:40 Newhall TOMAS (The University of Tokyo)
From "bongaku" 梵学 to "indo tetsugaku" 印度哲学: The Development of Indology at Japanese Universities

14:50-15:15 Masaaki NOHNIN (Ryukoku University)
Otani Kozui and India: Seeking the Origin of the Eastward Spread of Buddhism

15:15-15:40 Mukhopadhyaya RANJANA (Delhi University)
Proselytizing in the "Western Paradise": India in the making of Fujii Nichidatsu and Nipponzan Myohoji

15:40-16:05 Yoshiko OKAMOTO (Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, The International Christian University)
A Dream of an Asian Religious Conference: Japan-India Cultural Interaction behind the Journey of Kakuzo OKAKURA , Tokuno ODA and Shitoku HORI to India

16:05-16:30 Yusuke BESSHO (Komazawa University)
Buddhist Heritages Development Assistance as Present-day India-Japan Friendship: By Comparison to JICA, APECF and FPMT

16:40-17:05 Ryojun SATO (Taisho University)
Indian Deities of Buddhism and Hinduism in Japan

17:05-17:30 Kenta FUNAHASHI (Ryukoku University)
Development of Buddhist Conversion Movements in Contemporary India: The View from Local and Global

17:30-17:55 Masahiko TOGAWA (ILCAA)
Living with Gandhi: Fujii Gurji and India-Japan Relations in the 1930s
Languages Japanese and English
Admission Free
No pre-registration is needed.
Jointly sponsored by ILCAA , JSPS Bilateral Program (Indian Council of Historical Research), The Center for South Asian Studies, Ryukoku University (RINDAS),
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University (RCWBC), Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University (BARC),
ILCAA Core Project The Potential Value of Indigenous Knowledge in Managing Hazards in Asia and Africa: The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives 2, Samutthan Foundation, New Delhi
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