Religious Networks in Asia

Religious Networks in Asia

Workshop, 11-12 June 2015 in Göttingen


Thursday 11 June

14.00-14.30 Peter van der Veer: "Introduction"

14.30-15.30 Chris White: "Protestant church construction and anniversary celebrations in Southern Fujian"

15.30-17.00 Kenneth Dean: "Comparing Chinese temple and ritual networks in Southeast Asia"

19.00-20.00 Hui Kian Kwee: "Chinese temple institutions and socioeconomic facilitation in Southeast Asia"


Friday 12 June

09.00-10.00 Patrick McAllister and Zhifang Song: "Research on transnational Chinese communities in Vietnam"

10.00-11.00 Guan Thye Hue: "Dr. Soon Cheong Jian (1916-2000) and the Sanjiao shengtan Jinlongsi (Grand Hall of the Three Teachings Golden dragon Monastery) – the opening up of alternative pathways in Singaporean Buddhism"

11.00-12.00 Fabian Graham: "Tang-ki: a comparative study of temple ritual and material culture"

13.30-14.30 Sudheesh Bhasi: "Transnational Hindu networks in the old Indian diaspora in Malaysia and Singapore: an exploratory proposal"

15.00-16.00 Nate Roberts: "Connections and distinctions: religion, race and caste among Tamils in Malaysia and the Homeland"

16.00-17.00 Rupa Viswanath: "Rights, race and historical injustice: a new Hinduism in Malaysia?"

17.00-18.00 Neena Mahadev: "Itinerant evangelism and conversion in
multi-ethnic Sri Lanka and Singapore"