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Centre of Buddhist Studies

Critical Thinking in Buddhist Studies – An Exploratory Worksho

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 28 May 2012Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 28 May 2012Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: B102

Type of Event: Workshop

The workshop is free, and prior registration is essential as we have limited space. Priority will be given to recent, current and prospective PhD students.

To register to attend please email: ppkyaw24@gmail.com. We particularly welcome current and prospective PhD students for whom some travel funding is available.

PROGRAMME
10.00 - 10.10Introduction - A few words of welcome and aims of the workshop by Kate Crosby
PRAMANA AND ABHIDHAMMA
10.10 - 10.30Andrew Skilton will speak on “Traditional Measures of Knowing: the Pramana”.
10.30 - 10.50Ligeia Lugli will explore “Debatable Truths: Rules and Strategies of Buddhist Argumentation”.
10.50 - 11.00         Kate Crosby will look at the SOLO Taxonomy.
11.00 - 11.20Pyi Kyaw will look at “Buddhist Studies in Burmese Monastic Culture - pedagogical techniques of the Abhidhamma Study”.
11.20 - 11.40          
COFFEE BREAK.
MONASTIC EDUCATION IN S.E. ASIA   
11.40 - 12.05Pyi Kyaw will continue with her talk on “Buddhist Studies in Burmese Monastic Culture - aims, organisational settings and pedagogical philosophy of teaching monasteries (sathintike) in contemporary Burma”.
12.05 - 12.30Phibul Choompolpaisal will talk on “Thai Buddhist Universities and Modern Political Buddhism: national political centralisation and ecclesiastical competitions".
12.30 - 13.30
LUNCH.
EARLY PALI STUDIES IN THE WEST
13.30 - 14.00Alastair Gornall will look at the motivations and primary concerns of early Pali scholarship in London University, responding to Hallisey’s “Roads not Taken”.
MONASTIC EDUCATION IN CENTRAL AND EAST ASIA
14.00 - 14.20Kuan Guang will talk on China, comparing contemporary monastic education with the Ming period.
14.20 - 14.40Lucia Dolce will talk on “Buddhist Studies in contemporary Japan: A comparison with medieval monastic education”.
14.40 - 15.00Adam Pearcey will explore “The curricula of Tibetan Buddhist seminaries or commentarial schools (bshad grwa): traditional models and some recent adaptations".
15.00 - 15.20          
TEA BREAK.
15.20 - 15.40Sian Hawthorne will look at “The ethno-cultural nature of knowledge paradigms: is there only one way to think about thinking?”.
15.40 - 16.00Andrew Skilton will talk about Ph.D. assessment criteria
16.00 - 17.30Open discussion – reflections on the subjects raised for our own work on Buddhist studies with comments by those currently, recently and about to be engaged in writing Ph.D.s in Buddhist studies. Note taker: Maitripushpa Bois.
17.30 - 18:00Final remarks by Kate Crosby.

Contact email: ppkyaw24@gmail.com

Sponsor: This workshop is generously sponsored by Hofung Holdings Ltd.