Events Calendar
May 18
09:45 - 18:00
Kent-Ghent Asian Studies Day: "Health, Well-Being and the Body"
Department of Religious and Asian Studies

9:45-10:00

Welcome

10:00-10:50

Dr Leslie de Vries (Lecturer in East Asian Studies, Kent), "Poetry and formulas: A Vietnamese doctor's strategy of therapy and well-being"

11:00-11:50

Prof Ann Heirman (Professor of Chinese Language and Culture and Buddhist Studies, Ghent), 'Sport activities for Buddhist monastics: beneficial to health, well-being and body? A vinaya perspective'

12:00-12:50

Dr Jonathan Mair (Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Kent), 'Renouncing with the body and renouncing with the mind: the role of the body in ethical self-cultivation in Fo Guang Shan, an international Chinese Buddhist movement'

Lunch break

14:00-14:50

Prof Andreas Niehaus (Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Ghent), "Dietary rules and body knowledge in Kaibara Ekiken's Yôjôkun(1713)".

15:00-15:50

Dr Joy Zhang (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Kent), 'How to be Modern: China's search for "good food"'

Coffee Break

16:30-17:20

Prof Richard King (Professor of Buddhist and Asian Studies, Kent), 'Ancient and modern Mindfulness'

17:30-18:00

Wrap-up session: Dr Ward Blanton (Reader in Biblical Cultures and European Thought, Kent)

Location

Lecture Theatre,
Templeman Library,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NU
United Kingdom
Map

Details

Open to all,

Contact: Leslie de Vries
E: L.DeVries@kent.ac.uk

 

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