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Conference 2008

Conference 2009













Beyond the Market: Exploring Religious Fields in Modern China   
Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Wales Lampeter - Venue: Roderick Bowen Seminar Room
November 20-22, 2009

Programme

Friday 20 November 2009
All day Arrival in Lampeter and registration

19:00
Dinner at the Falcondale Mansion Hotel, Lampeter

Saturday 21 November

08:30
Departure Falcondale Mansion Hotel (Shuttle)

08:45
Welcome at Roderick Bowen Seminar Room

09:00-10:20
Terry Rey (Religion Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)
“What is Religious Capital? Looking for Answers from Bourdieu to Stark”
Discussant: Hubert Seiwert (Universität Leipzig, Germany)

10:30-11:50
Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany):
“Consuming Religion: Rational Choice and Uncertainty in China”
Discussant: Robert Weller (Boston University, USA)

12:00-13:00
Roundtable discussion on Jörg Stolz,
“The Explanation of Religiosity: Testing Sociological Mechanisms”, in: Observatoire des Religions en Suisse (ORS), Working Papers 8-2008, pp. 1-35.
Chair and Introduction: Christian Meyer
Statements: Thomas Jansen, Thoralf Klein, Joachim Gentz

13:00-14:30
Lunch break

14:30-15:40
Lu Yunfeng (Department of Sociology, Beijing University, China):
“Beyond Exclusive Religions: Challenges for a Sociology of Religion in China”
Discussant: Vincent Goossaert (CNRS-EPHE, Paris)

15:40-16:50
Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh):
Rational choice and the Chinese 2 discourse on the Unity of the Three Religions (sanjiao he yi)
Discussant: Christian Meyer (University of Leipzig, Germany)

16:50-17:00
Refreshments

17:00-18:10
David Palmer (Department of Sociology, Hong Kong University):
“Where is the Religious Market? Preliminary Reflections Based on Field Research in China”
Discussant: Thoralf Klein (University of Erfurt, Germany)

18:30-20:00
Dinner

Sunday 21 November 2009

09:00-10:20
Adam Chau (East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK)
“Efficacy over Confessionality: On Ritual Polytropy in China”
Discussant: Philip Clart (University of Leipzig, Germany)

10:20-11:40
Francesca Tarocco (Buddhist Studies, University of Manchester, UK)
“Buddhist Images between Visual Piety and the Market”
Discussant: Wendy Dossett (University of Wales Lampeter)

11:40-12:00
Refreshments

12:00-13:00
Final Discussion
(Chair: Philip Clart)

13:00-14:00
Light Lunch

14:00
End of workshop