Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 404, JW Marriott
Scripture as Literature: Reading East Asian Religions
Program arranged by the forum LLC East Asian. Presiding: Paul Rouzer, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
1. “‘Mountains, Rivers, and the Whole Earth’: Gender, Lineage, and the Performance of Chan Buddhist Encounter Dialogue,” Ben Van Overmeire, Univ. of California, San Diego
2. “The Gāthā in Medieval China; or, Are You Shī?” Thomas Mazanec, Princeton Univ.
3. “Expanding the Limits of Japanese Buddhist Poetry: Priest Jakuzen’s Hōmon Hyakushu,” Stephen Miller, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
4. “Performing Mind: Zen Poetry at Medieval Eiheiji and the Enactment of Consciousness,” Charlotte Eubanks, Penn State Univ., University Park