SOAS University of London

Centre of Buddhist Studies

SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies Postgraduate Workshop


Date: 27 May 2022Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 27 May 2022Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SALT

Type of Event: Workshop

10:00 - 10:10am OPENING REMARKS: Lucia Dolce, chair of the Centre of Buddhist Studies

10:10 - 11:00am 1st Panel: Sculpture and the spread of Buddhism (Discussant: Heidi Tan)

Ziyi Shao
Translating Gods: what can the iconographic pantheon in Fanhualou tell?
Phyllis Lau
Four-armed Maitreya in the so-called 'Prakhon Chai Group’

11:00 - 11:15am COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 12:15am 2nd Panel: The establishment of Esoteric traditions (Discussant: Monique Filsnoël)

Agneta Niklasson
Is it Possible to Identify the Buddha?
Sooyeun Yang
Seven Star Ritual in Late Joseon Buddhism: Localised Ritual with Multifaceted Elements

12:15am - 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 2:30pm 3rd Panel: Practice and its ramifications (Discussants: Meng Wang, Rhonwen Sayer)

Pete Cherry
A Critical Study of the ‘Diamond-like samādhi’ (vajropama-sāmadhi)
Ngawang Jungney (Kai-Hsiang Lin)
A History of Khön Vajrakīlaya Practice and Its Multiple Constructions

2:30 – 3:30pm 4th Panel: Intertextuality and the commentarial tradition (Discussant: Janine Nicol)

Rusha Jin
The Citations and Their Usages in Zhanran’s Zhiguan Fuxing Chuanhongjue
Huynh Quoc Tuan
An Early Prajñāpāramitā Commentarial Tradition: A Study of the Exegetical Features of the Da zhidu lun (*Mahāprajñāpāramitopadeśa)

3:30 – 4:00pm COFFEE BREAK

4:00 – 4:30pm Final Panel: Getting your PhD and life after submission

Christopher Foster
Lana Ko
Janine Nicol
Emanuela Sala



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