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October 2017

Buddhist Studies Workshop: Cultures of Sound: Lineages and Languages of Sutra Recitation in Goshirakawa’s Japan

October 16, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Buddhist Studies Workshop with Charlotte Eubanks, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese & Asian Studies, Penn State University This talk examines the culture of musical recitation of sutras in and around the Japanese court. I argue that medieval acoustic and performance-based practices – and their attendant literature of codification – open an inter-lingual space in which the tones of Chinese are dropped, without syntax being altered to fit Japanese semantic norms, such that meaningful sound in Chinese is derailed without…

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November 2017

Buddhist Studies Workshop: The Philosophy and Practice of Confession in Chinese Buddhism, 10th-13th Centuries

November 6, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture on confession in Buddhism by Shengkai (Tsinghua University).

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Judicial Regulation of Muslim Family Laws in non-Muslim Democracies

November 9, 2017 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Yuksel Sezgin

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Yüksel Sezgin. Yüksel Sezgin, Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Syracuse University, is the author of Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India, which won the 2014 American Sociological Association’s Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Prize. His research and teaching interests include legal pluralism, comparative religious law, and human rights with reference to the Middle East, South Asia, and…

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Remembering Langston Hughes: His Art, Life, and Legacy 50 Years Later

November 10, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
Remembering Langston Hughes

Conference organized by Wallace Best, Department of Religion. For more information, and to register, please visit the conference website.  

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December 2017

Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America

December 11, 2017 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
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Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Michael Wear, former aide to President Obama on faith-based issues and founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps businesses, non-profits, foundations, and Christian organizations at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture. This Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Attendance is limited to Princeton University students, fellows, and faculty, with…

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