Art & Ritual In Asian Cultures Program

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University presents a two-day international conference March 20-21, 2009

Click here for a list of speakers; click on the presentation title to view the abstract.

Friday, March 20, 2009 Session 1 1:00-3:40
Royal Palm Room located on the second floor of the Student Union Building

Welcome - John Pritchett (University Provost)

Introduction - Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University)

Chair: Kenneth Holloway (History, Florida Atlantic University)

Kambayashi Tsunemichi, Ritsumeikan University, Japan - "The Floral Aesthetics in the Middle Ages of Japan"

Roger Ames, University of Hawaii, USA - "Confucian Role Ethics: Family Feeling as the Entry Point for Moral Competence"

Paul Goldin, University of Pennsylvania, USA - "Why Mozi Is Included in the Daoist Canon Or, Why There Is More to Mohism Than Utilitarian Ethics"

Friday, March 20, 2009 Session 2 4:30-5:00
Sugar Palm Room located on the second floor of the Student Union Building

Chair: Carol Gould (Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University)

Tomie Hahn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA - "Performing Biracial - Embodying Ritual"

Saturday, March 21, 2009 Session 1 10:00-12:40
Royal Palm Room located on the second floor of the Student Union Building

Chair: Edward Pratt (History, Florida Atlantic University)

Michael Fuller, University of California, Irvine - "'I stand alone:' Historical Grounds for the Role of Corporeal Selfhood in the Classical Chinese Poetic Tradition"

Aoki Takao, Hiroshima University, Japan - "The Japanese Art of Noh Theater"

Krystyna Wilkoszewska, University of Krakow, Poland - "Woman's Body in the Japanese Aesthetics. The transcultural approach."

Saturday, March 21, 2009 Session 2 1:40-3:20
Royal Palm Room located on the second floor of the Student Union Building

Chair: Doug McGetchin (History, Florida Atlantic University)

Brian J. Bruya, Eastern Michigan University, USA - "The Somatic Arts in China and their Conceptual Basis in Ritual"

Daniel Bass, Lynn University, USA - "Dying Traditions and Living Culture in the Up-country of Sri Lanka"

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