Refiguring East Asian Religious Art: Buddhist Devotion and Funerary Practice

A conference organized by the Center for the Art of East Asia, the University of Chicago—Department of Art History, CWAC 157, 5540 South Greenwood Avenue, May 25-26, 2014

May 25, 2014
OPENING REMARKS—Wu Hung

Panel I. FILIAL PIETY AND BUDDHIST ART PRODUCTION Chair: Paul Copp

Sun-ah Choi, Myongji University. “Is Filial Piety not Enough? Rethinking Issues about the Patronage of Sŏkgul-am and Pulguk-sa in Kyŏngju, Korea”

Youn-mi Kim, Yale University. “Buddhist Monument for Filial Piety? Intersection of Religious and Funerary Art in Silla”

Winston Kyan, University of Utah. “Between Caves and Tombs: Rethinking Representations of Buddhist Filial Sons”

Panel II. RELIGIOUS VISUAL CULTURE AND THE DEAD, Chair: Ping Foong

April D. Hughes, Princeton University. “Visions of Earthly Paradise: Maitreya Mural Paintings at Dunhuang.”

Phillip E. Bloom, Indiana University. “‘How Grand Are the Uses of Texts!’: Documents, Messengers, and the Visual Imagination of Bureaucracy in Chinese Buddhist Liturgical Art”

Hsueh-man Shen, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. “A Dance to the Music of Time”

Natasha Heller, University of California at Los Angeles. “Learning About the Dead: Children and Ritual in Visual Culture”

May 26, 2014

Panel III. RELICS AND RELIQUARIES, Chair Chelsea Foxwell

Katherine Tsiang, University of Chicago. “‘King Ashoka Reliquaries’ and Stupa Burials in Medieval China”

Akiko Walley, University of Oregon. “Fulfilling Wishes: Container Types in Buddhist Reliquaries and the Nature of the Salvific Power of the Relics of the Buddha”

Seunghye Lee, Academy of Buddhist Studies, Dongguk University. “The Hall of Underground Palace of Tianfeng Pagoda: Changing Form, Function, and Meaning of Reliquary Space in Southern Song China”

Panel IV. CONVERGING SACRED SPACES: TOMBS AND TEMPLES, Chair: Eugene Wang

Sonya S. Lee, University of Southern California. “The (Re)making of a Spirited Landscape: On Cliff Tombs and Buddhist Cave Temples in Leshan, Sichuan”

Wei-Cheng Lin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Broken Buddhist Statues: the Death of Images and Their Changing Ontology Inside Pagoda Crypts”

Kate Lingley, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. “Kinship and the Commemoration of the Dead in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Monuments”

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Paul Copp, Eugene Wang, Wu Hung

This symposium is part of Envisioning China, a festival of art and culture presented by UChicago Arts.

The event is made possible with support of the China Committee and Korea Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, The Adelyn Russell Bogert Fund of the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Mrs. Elizabeth Plotnick, Mr. Ralph Wanger, and the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago.

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