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Week beginning Monday 20 April 2015

Monday 20 April 2015

5.15pm:
  • First-year Research Student Presentations
  • Christopher Bahl (SOAS), Daisy Livingston (SOAS), Jeong Jin Han (SOAS)
  • Christopher Bahl, SOAS

    'Arabic Manuscripts in the Royal Library of Bijapur: Early Modern Court Culture and Cultural Exchange in the Deccan'

    Daisy Livingston, SOAS

    'Archival Practices in Arabic Documents from Late Fāṭimid, Ayyūbid and Mamlūk Periods’

    Jeong Jin Han, SOAS

    'Asia East of China in the Medieval Arabic and Persian Sources, 900-1300'

5.30pm:
  • The current status of Tibetan Language Processing in China: from encoding to machine translation
  • Prof. Jiang Di (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Tibetan language information processing involves three main domains: information technology (e.g. font encoding, language keyboards, etc.); resource collection and development (e.g. e-texts, e-dictionaries, OCR, etc.); and natural language processing (e.g lemmatization, sorting and retrieval, word segmentation and annotation/tagging, machine translation, etc.) This report will give a brief survey of these domains and their developments in China.

Tuesday 21 April 2015

11.00am:
12.00pm:
5.15pm:
6.00pm:

Wednesday 22 April 2015

3.00pm:
4.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.05pm:
6.00pm:
  • The Nature and Total Eradication of Fear
  • Screening of a discussion between J. Krishnamurti, educator and philosopher, and Professor A. Anderson, Prof. Emeritus of Religions at San Diego State University in 1974.

7.00pm:

Thursday 23 April 2015

5.00pm:
6.00pm:
7.00pm:

Friday 24 April 2015

11.00am:
5.30pm:
  • Towards a Tibetan Buddhist philosophy of language
  • Dorji Wangchuk (Hamburg)
  • This lecture will discuss Tibetan Buddhist philosophy of language, by considering six points, namely: (1) the ontology of language; (2) a typology of language; (3) a technology (or mechanism) of language; (4) language in the context of Buddhist ontology; (5) language in the context of Buddhist axiology (i.e. theory of values); and (6) language in the context of Buddhist logic and epistemology. This will be done by resorting to random writings of Tibetan Buddhist scholars.

6.45pm:

Saturday 25 April 2015

9.00am: