UCL Anthropology


Asian Philosophical Encounters

29 April 2013, 9:30 am–6:00 pm

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Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Monday, 29th April 2013

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology

This workshop hopes to bring together a range of themes, including ideas of sameness and difference, temporality, comparison, and cosmology, drawing on philosophical and religious texts from Chinese, Japanese, and inner Asian traditions to inform anthropological perspectives.  In particular, we are interested in discussing and exploring how and to what extent ideas from these traditions can help problematize ethnographic concerns with cross-cultural translation.

The workshop will be divided into three panels: Japan, Mongolia and Tibet, and China.

Speakers Include:

Tullio Lobetti, Dolores Martinez, Timothy Barrett, Hans Steinmuller, Elisabeth Hsu, Charles Manson, Ulrich Pagel

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This is a free and open event hosted by William Matthews, Alison-Violet Mount, Tobia Farnetti, Wang Xing, Joseph Bristely (UCL's Anthropology and Asian Philosophy Reading and Research Group). Anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome.

R.S.V.P to asian.philosophical.encounters@gmail.com