Religion, Popular Culture and Social Changes in Asia

Religion, Popular Culture and Social Changes in Asia

Event Schedule

9:00 - 11:00

Chair:

Stephen Mitchell (Professor of Scandinavian and Folklore, Harvard University)

Discussants:

Robert Weller (Professor of Anthropology, Boston University)

Henrietta Harrison (Professor of History, Harvard University)

9:00 - 9:20

Julia Chien-yu Huang

Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, National Tsing Hua University , Taiwan

What Travels? -- Taiwanese Buddhism in Malaysia”

9:20 - 10:00 Comments and discussion


10:00 - 10:20

Toshiaki Kimura

Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, Tohoku University

“Kinship, Ritual and Christianity: A case study of Christian grass-roots prayer groups of Toba Batak immigrants in Medan, Sumatra”

10:20 -11:00 Comments and discussion

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15

Chair: Robert Weller

Discussants: Henrietta Harrison

Stephen Mitchell

11:15 - 11:35

Deming An

Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

“ Temples and Gods on Ye Mountain: Reconstruction and Readaptation of Popular
Religion in a Changing Village in Northwest China”

11:35 -12:15 Comments and discussion

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30

Chair: Robert Weller

Discussants: Henrietta Harrison

Stephen Mitchell

1:30 - 1:50

Shang-Jen Li

Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, Academia Sinica

“ Miraculous Surgery in a Heathen Land : Protestant Medical Missions to Nineteenth-Century China”

1:50 - 2:30 Comments and discussion


2:30 - 2:45
Coffee Break

2:45 - 4:45

Chair: Henrietta Harrison

Discussants: Stephen Mitchell

Robert Weller

2:45 - 3:05

Shih-pei Hung ( University of Oxford)

The Fusion of Traditional Body Techniques and Techno-science in a Millennia list group”

3:05 - 3:45 Comments and discussion

3:45 - 4:05

Lihui Yang ( Harvard-Yenching Institute Associate, Beijing Normal University)

“Anti-Globalization and the Reconstruction of Chinese Folk Tradition: A Study of the TV Series The Legend of Nezha

4:05 - 4:45 Comments and discussion