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June 04, 2012

CFP: Southeast Asia as Crossroads for Buddhist Exchange: Pioneer European Buddhists and Asian Buddhist Networks, 1860-1960

Web announcement buddhistcrossroads.wordpress.com/

University College Cork, Ireland
13-15 September 2012

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 9 July 2012, but abstracts will be considered as they are submitted from now on to facilitate your travel planning. If you hope to attend the conference we would appreciate an email indicating this a.s.a.p.

The recent discovery of the extraordinary life of ‘The Irish Buddhist’ U Dhammaloka (documented in the special issue of /Contemporary Buddhism/ 11:2, December 2010) has stimulated new avenues of research into numerous significant but neglected East-West and global Buddhist encounters. This conference focuses on forgotten or under-represented Buddhist pioneers, their connections and collaborations, and the contribution of these individuals and networks to the construction of Buddhist modernities.

We intend to produce a journal special issue or edited volume based on papers presented at the conference. Some limited financial support for postgraduates may be available. If you wish to apply for this, please submit your abstract by 2 July 2012 to Dr Phibul Choompolpaisal, email: phibulart [at] yahoo.com, indicating this.

Posted by katemw at June 4, 2012 12:23 PM

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