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Responsable: Jacques Leider

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
20 Borommaratchachonnani Road
Bangkok 10170
Thailand
Tel: +66 2 433 12 68
Fax: +66 2 880 93 32 jacques.leider@efeo.net
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PRESENTATION
THE THIRD CHULALONGKORN-EFEO GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
28 FEBRUARY 11
NEW RESEARCH ON BUDDHISM AND THAI STUDIES   
Organized by:  
Thai Studies Center, Faculty of Arts and The Empowering Network of International Thai Studies (ENIT), Thai Studies Institute, Chulalongkorn University in conjunction with The Buddhist Studies Group of the École française d'Extrême-Orient

Monday, 28 February 2011, 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm Room 203, Mahachulalongkorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Rationale:

In the wide sense "Buddhist Studies" embraces many disciplines and fields, from archaeology to art history to anthropology, from literature to language to philosophy. In recent years the field has changed radically as a result of new discoveries, new research methods, and new approaches. Given the pervasive role of Buddhism in all aspects of Thai history, culture and society from the earliest period to the present, Buddhist studies is integral to Thai Studies, and is essential in the curriculum of the Thai Studies Centre. The École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) has over one hundred years tradition of research in Asia, often focussed on Buddhism. At present the EFEO Centres in Bangkok and Chiang Mai have several research projects related to Buddhism. The present Graduate Symposium is co-arranged by the The Buddhist Studies Group of the École française d'Extrême-Orient as an activity of its quadrenial project, "The Transmission and Inculturation of Buddhism in Asia".The seminar will be a forum for a new generation of international scholars to report on their research topics and to discuss the current state of their fields. 
No Registration Fee
PROGRAMME
12.30 - 13.00      Registration
13.00    Opening remarks: Assist. Prof. Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn, Dean, Faculty of Arts

13.15 - 14.15  First session
• Luang Pho Sot's Development of Thammakai Meditation System
by Potpreecha Cholvijarn (University of Bristol)
• The Meditation System Passed Down by the Supreme Patriarch Suk Kaitheun: a Living Tradition at Wat Ratchasittharam
by Patrick Ong Pei (Chulalongkorn University)


14.15 - 14.30        Coffee break

14.30 - 15.30        Second session

• An Abhidhammic Cosmology: an Erudition of the Abhidhamma
by Kelly Meister  (University of California, Riverside)
• From a Jātaka Character to an Amulet: the Cult of Jūjaka in Thailand
by Arthid Sheravanichkul (Chulalongkorn University)
  
15.30            Closing remarks