Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies Presents
Inaugural Rutgers Daoist Studies Symposium:

 “Daoism and Local Society in Modern China”

Location: 301 Van Dyck Hall on College Avenue

---Saturday, Nov 15, 2014:
9:45-10:15 AM: “The State of the Field in Daoist Studies for the Past Two Decades ”
                                    Keynote speech byVincent Goossaert, EPHE-CNRS, Paris

10:30AM-12:30PM: Panel 1: Daoist Temple Fairs and Local Religious Life
                                    Chair: Vincent Goossaert, Ecole Pratiques des Haute Etudes, Paris
                                                Discussant: Shin-yi Chao, Rochester University
            ---Prof. Haiyan FU, Central China Normal University, Wuhan
                        “The Daoist White Cloud Monastery and Local Society in Republican Beiping”
            ---Prof. Zhen WU, Renmin University, Beijing
                       “Dragon and Tiger: Patterns of Buddho-Daoist Relations in Late Imperial North China”
            ---Dr. Ling FANG, CNRS, Paris
                        “Social Functions of the Eastern Peak Temple: The Case of the Old Dongyue Temple in Hangzhou”

2:00—5:00PM:  Panel 2: Daoism and Local Elite
                                    Panel Chair: Mori Yuria, Waseda University, Tokyo.
                                         Discussants: Jiang Tao, Rutgers University
            ---Prof. Weidong ZHAO, Shandong Normal University, Jinan
                        “Patronage and Participation: Jie Yao’s Daoist Passions in Early Qing Shandong”
            --- Prof. Li MEI, Central China Normal University, Wuhan
                        “Manchu Elite and Daoism in Mid-to-Late Qing Period: Gu Taiqing and Yi Hui”
            ---Prof. Xun LIU Rutgers University, New Brunswick
                        “Quanzhen Daoist Hosting of Literati Arts in Late Qing Nanyang”
            ---Dr. Guoshuai QIN, EPHE, PARIS
                        “Quanzhen Taoism and Local Theatres in Republic Shandong and He’nan”

---Sunday, Nov 16, 2014:
9:00—11:00: Panel 3: Daoist Institutional Change and Local Religious Culture
                                    Panel chair: Haiyan FU, Central China Normal University, Wuhan
                                                  Discussant: Jessey Choo, Rutgers University
            ---Mori Yuria, Waseda University.
                        “Daoists' Ordination Reform Seen in the Context of Buddhists' Vinaya Reformation in Jiangnan in Seventeenth Century”
            ---Vincent Goossaert, EPHE
                        “Zhengyi Daoist Ritual Revival in Contemporary Suzhou and Hangzhou”
            ---Daniel Burton-Rose, Princeton University,
                        “The Daoist Commitments of the Pengs of Suzhou, 1673-1830”

The inaugural Rutgers Daoist Studies symposium has been made possible with funding and logistical support from the following units of Rutgers University: 
            Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies
            CIRU (Confucius Institute of Rutgers University)
            Department of History
            Department of Religion
            Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
            Office of the Executive Vice President       
For more information, please contact:
            Xun LIU, director, Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies
            Mobile: 732-735-6084 office: 848-932-8524
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