Events


MAR
6
Date:
Tuesday, 06 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
Date:
Tuesday, 06 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

MAR
7
Date:
Wednesday, 07 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
Date:
Wednesday, 07 Mar 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
University Lutheran Church
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP Executive Committee meets to discuss current issues and make recommendations to the CVIP Board

MAR
8
Date:
Thursday, 08 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
MAR
9
Date:
Friday, 09 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
MAR
10
Date:
Saturday, 10 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
MAR
11
Date:
Sunday, 11 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
MAR
12
Date:
Monday, 12 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
Date:
Monday, 12 Mar 2018
Time:
10:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The idea of a hell for women arose in Song-dynasty (960-1279) China with the advent of the Blood Pond Hell, a place where women would be posthumously punished for offending the gods with the blood of menstruation and childbirth. Buddhists and Daoists performed rituals to save women from this fate, and such rites are still performed in parts of mainland China and Taiwan. One text used for these rites in modern Taiwan is the Precious Blood Bowl Repentance, which discusses the female body in extremely negative terms. This talk examines how the image of the female body in the Precious Blood Bowl Repentance relates to understandings of female bodies in modern Taiwanese religion more broadly.
 
Megan Bryson is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focuses on Buddhism and local religion in the Dali region of southwest China as well as the themes of gender and ethnicity in Chinese religions. Professor Bryson has published several articles on these topics in journals such as Asian Ethnology, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her monograph Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. She spent the 2016-17 academic year on an ACLS fellowship to work on a new project on Buddhist networks in the Dali Kingdom.