This is an update for the "GENDER, SEX, AND POLLUTION IN BUDDHIST
DISCOURSE" symposium, hosted by the USC Center for Japanese Religions
and Culture. This was originally scheduled as a two-day event, but
please note the following changes:
FEBRUARY 3 (Friday)
We regret to announce that the Keynote Lecture by Prof. Beata Grant
scheduled for Friday, February 3rd has been CANCELED.
FEBRUARY 4 (Saturday)
The "Gender, Sex, and Pollution in Buddhist Discourse" WORKSHOP on
Saturday, February 4th will still be taking place as scheduled, from
10:00 AM - 5:30 AM.
Please note that the location of the workshop has been updated to:
EAST ASIAN LIBRARY SEMINAR ROOM (110C)
Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California
We apologize for this last minute change, but hope that you will still
join us for our Workshop on February 4th! The schedule (unchanged except
for location) is included below. Please be so kind as to RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the Workshop and
receive copies of the papers in advance, or if you have any questions or
Please also forward this information to colleagues or students who you
may have notified about this event.
Thank you very much!
Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130D
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481
Tel. (213) 821-4365
GENDER, SEX, AND POLLUTION IN BUDDHIST DISCOURSE
CJRC Gender and Ideology in Japanese Religious Life Project
Time: 10:00 AM- 5:30 PM
Location: East Asian Library Seminar Room (110C), Doheny
"Sorrowful Coverings of Tainted Karma: Towards a History of Female
Impurity in Early and Middle Period Indian Buddhism"
By Amy Langenberg (Religious Studies, Auburn University)
"The Debtors' Prison - The Daoist Construction of the Blood Lake Hell
By Jessey Choo (History, University of Missouri, Kansas City)
Response by Charlotte Furth (Professor Emerita, USC)
"Women's Buddhist Practices and Ethnic Representation in Dali, Yunnan:
The Tale of Woman Huang as Bai Folk Culture"
By Megan Bryson (Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
"Dead Women in Medieval Japan: Painting Buddhist Truth in The Tale of
the Demon Shuten Douji"
By Keller Kimbrough (Asian Languages and Civilizations, Univ. of
"Situating the Cult of the Blood Bowl Sutra in the Gender Discourses of
Early Modern Japan: A View from the Commentarial Tradition."
By Lori Meeks (Religion, USC)
Response by Janet Hoskins (Anthropology, USC)
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and lunch will
If you would like to receive a copy of the papers in advance of the
workshop, RSVP to Kana Yoshida at email@example.com
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