An Invitation to Participate
When the Himalaya Meets with Alps:
International Forum on Buddhist Art & Buddhism’s Transmission to Europe 佛教藝術暨佛教在歐洲的傳播國際高峰論壇
作為世界三大宗教，佛教在其漫長的傳播過程中，一方面不斷地將其固有的印度藝術傳播至南亞之外的廣闊區域，同時也在當地與本土的文化與藝術傳統相結合，不斷地推陳出新，創造了眾多的令人炫目的藝術傳統。佛教深廣的傳播歷史也是人類藝術發展進程中不可分割的極為重要的一部分。As one of the world’s three major religions, during the long process of its transmission, Buddhism continuously disseminated Indian art across vast regions outside of South Asia. At the same time, Buddhism fused with local native cultural and artistic traditions, unceasingly creating new from the old and bringing about the development of numerous new dazzling artistic traditions. The history of the far-reaching transmission of Buddhism is an extremely important, inseparable part of the overall process of development of the arts of mankind.
在工業化文明之前，佛教的傳播侷限於亞洲；伴隨工業化而來的殖民主義狂流意外地在歐洲催生了研究印度與佛教的熱潮。隨著佛學的勃興，各種佛教傳統也陸續傳入歐洲。在過去的二、三百年內，佛教文明與歐洲文明已經在不同層面──宗教、哲學、語言、文學等──發生了碰撞，迸發出了光彩奪目的學術與文化的金石火花。然而，在其最為璀璨的核心──藝術──之上，佛教文明與歐洲文明卻尚未產生本當同等精彩與富有張力的對話與交流。During the pre-industrial age, the transmission of Buddhism was confined to Asia. Following industrialization, the rapid spread of colonialism across the world stimulated an upsurge of academic interest in India and Indian Buddhism. Along with the vigorous development of Buddhist Studies, all traditions of Buddhism one after another reached Europe. In the past two to three hundred years, Buddhist and European civilizations have clashed at different points of contact, such as religion, philosophy, language, literature, etc., producing a surge of outstanding academic and cultural output. However, Buddhist and European civilizations have not yet fostered equally lively and rich dialogue and exchange pertaining to the sphere of art.
為了彌補這一缺憾，廣東天柱慈善基金會與歐盟歐中友好協會, 聯袂美、亞數所大學與研究機構（包括中國大陸的中山大學哲學系、武漢大學健康禪研究中心、香港中文大學禪與人類文明研究中心、 與加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學佛學論壇 ）共同發起 本次國際高峰論壇，聚焦兩大主題：佛教在歐洲的傳播與研究，以及佛教藝術。兩大主題各自獨立，又可產生某種交叉與融合。佛教藝術雖然以印度的固有文明為主體，但它很早就已經同與歐洲同根同源的亞利安文明相結合；在其傳播至中亞之後而興起的犍陀羅佛教藝術，其中更深刻地滲透進了古希臘藝術的基因。歐洲學者最早醉心於佛學，佛教藝術所散發出的那種與歐洲藝術傳統若即若離、似非反是的況味應有著千絲萬縷的關聯 。因此，將佛教在歐洲的傳播與佛教的藝術傳統結合起來進行研究，可期相得益彰之效。本論壇歡迎對兩大主題各子題的研究，諸如：To remedy this situation, the Tianzhu Association of Philanthropy and the Association Amitié Euro-Chinoise (AAEC), in collaboration with several universities in Asia and North America, including the Department of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University in mainland China, Research Institute for Health Chan at University of Wuhan, Research Center for Chan Buddhism and the Human Civilization at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum in Canada, have convened this summit forum of Buddhist Studies, by focusing on the following two primary subjects: Buddhism’s transmission and study in Europe, and Buddhist art. These two subjects are independent from each another, but at the same time are able to facilitate a certain level of overlapping and integration. Although Buddhist art is primarily centered around the native civilization of India, early on it had already become integrated with Aryan civilization which shares a common origin with the European civilization. The spread of Buddhism to Central Asia was followed by the rise of Gāndhāran Buddhist art, which was also significantly influenced by ancient Greek art. European scholars were the first to have become deeply engrossed in Buddhist studies, which in certain ways might have been closely linked to the peculiar characteristics of the Buddhist artistic tradition and its complex relations with its European counterpart. Therefore, it can be expected that the study of Buddhism’s transmission to Europe and the study of Buddhist art may be conducted jointly, complementing each other. The present Forum welcomes research presentations related to the two primary subjects and their sub-topics, such as:
- 佛教在歐洲的傳播與研究Buddhism’s transmission to and study in Europe:
1.1.佛教在歐洲傳播的歷史The history of Buddhism’s transmission to Europe;
1.2. 佛教與歐洲哲學家Buddhism and European philosophers;
1.3. 佛教與東方主義的興起Buddhism and the rise of orientalism;
1.4. 歐洲人對印度與佛教的想像與誤解European notions and misconceptions regarding India and Buddhism;
1.5. 歐洲學術傳統與印度學－佛教學的興起與演變European academic tradition and Indology: the rise and evolution of Buddhist Studies;
1.6. 佛教與歐洲心理學Buddhism and European psychology;
1.7. 佛教與歐洲新銳文學與藝術流派的興起與發展Buddhism and new European schools of literature and art;
1.8. 佛教與歐洲理性主義Buddhism and European rationalism;
1.9. 佛教與歐洲固有宗教(天主教、基督教等)的交流與衝突Buddhism and European religions (such as Catholicism and Christianity): interactions and contradictions;
1.10. 佛教與歐洲教育Buddhism and European education;
1.11. 十七世紀以來歐洲傳教士對漢傳佛教的傳譯European missionaries’ translations of Chinese Buddhist literature from the 17th century on.
- 佛教藝術Buddhist art
2.1. 佛教藝術傳統在南亞、中亞、與東亞的演變The evolution of Buddhist artistic traditions in South Asia, Central Asia and East Asia;
2.2. 佛教的藝術精神The spirit of Buddhist art;
- 佛教繪畫藝術Buddhist painting;
- 佛教音樂與舞蹈Buddhist music and dance;
- 佛教戲曲Buddhist traditional drama;
- 佛教雕塑藝術Buddhist sculpture;
- 佛教洞窟藝術Buddhist cave art;
- 佛教建築藝術(特別是：佛塔與廟宇) Buddhist architecture (particularly pagodas and temples) ;
- 佛教工藝傳統與科技的發展The development of Buddhist traditional arts and crafts;
- 佛教藝術在佛教跨地域與跨文化傳播歷程中的作用The role of Buddhist art in the process of Buddhism’s cross-regional and cross-cultural transmission;
同時，本論壇更鼓勵對兩大主題的會通研究，比如At the same time, the present forum especially welcomes comprehensive studies relating to both principal subjects, such as:
- 佛教藝術中的歐洲藝術的元素Elements of European art in Buddhist art;
- 歐洲文明對佛教藝術的影響The influence of European culture on Buddhist art;
- 佛教藝術對歐洲藝術的影響The influence of Buddhist art on European art;
- 藝術對融會歐洲文明與佛教文明的作用The role of art in integration of European and Buddhist civilizations;
- 基督教與佛教通過藝術的對話Dialogue through art between Christianity and Buddhism;
- 歐洲與佛教藝術傳統的相互借鑑與促進等Mutual learning and beneficial interactions between European and Buddhist artistic traditions, etc.
論壇計劃於2016年8月27－28日於西班牙馬德里召開(我們期待您8月26日到達，28日晚或29日離開)。誠請閣下撥冗參會，並發表論文。會議工作語言位英語與漢語，論文可以中文或漢文撰寫並發表。論文限於未發表者，並請參照以上所建議論題撰寫。懇請惠賜大作全璧；如囿於時日而未竟全功者，務請提供詳細之發言提綱（3,000-4,000字; 附PPT投影；除主題發言者外，發言時間限制在15分鐘）為盼，以期年內擴展成文，廣布四方，嘉惠中外士林。The forum is now being scheduled between August 27-28, 2016 (we expect your arrival on August 26 and you may leave in the evening of August 28 or anytime of the following day) in Madrid of Spain. We cordially invite your participation with an unpublished paper on a relevant topic pertinent to those as suggested above. A paper can be written either in English or Chinese, the two working languages for this Forum. A full-blown article will be greatly desired. In case this is impossible due to time constrains, a detailed summary (of 3,000-4,000 words) supplemented by a PPT file will do, in the hope that in the coming months the summary can be developed into a publishable paper to eth benefit of the whole academic society, both inside and outside China. Except for the keynote speeches, each presentation shall be limited to 15 minutes.
Committed Participants Include:
1. Susan Andrews 安素桑 (University of Mount Alison 加拿大聖阿裏森大學): “Material Culture and the Making of the Transnational Mount Wutai Cult: An exploration of the roles architecture, calligraphy, and statuary are playing in the contemporary Mount Wutai cults of Canada and China” 物質文化與跨國界五臺山信仰之型塑: 建築、書法、和雕像在當代加拿大和中國五臺山信仰中所扮演角色的探討;
This paper examines accounts of the establishment of a counterpart to Mount Wutai’s renowned Foguang Temple 佛光寺 in Ontario, Canada with records of the post-Cultural Revolution recreation of the Dasheng Zhulin Temple 大聖竹林寺 in Shanxi, China. Though born of very different circumstances, the connections between this pair of sites are substantial and growing. What ends does the remaking of Mount Wutai’s Tang architectural traditions serve in these contemporary contexts? How are statuary and calligraphy helping to sustain and develop the ties between the communities practicing at these distant hubs of devotion to Mañjuśrī? Pursuing answers to this pair of questions, the paper will illuminate the critical roles that architecture, calligraphy, and statuary are playing in the contemporary Mount Wutai cults of Canada and China.
2. Urs App (Ecole Française d’Extreme-Orient): “The first Western book about Buddha and Buddhism” 最初討論佛陀與佛教的西方著作;
The historiography of the discovery of our globe’s spiritual continents is very much lagging behind that of its physical counterparts. Europe’s encounter with Asia’s largest religion is a case in point. Whereas every child is familiar with figures such as Columbus, the protagonists of the Western discovery of Buddhism tend to be unknown even to scholars of Buddhism. Thus it comes as no surprise that the earliest Western book about Buddhism, Michel-Jean-François Ozeray’s Recherches sur Buddou ou Bouddou, instituteur religieux de l’Asie orientale (Paris: Brunot-Labbé, 1817), has hitherto received almost no attention in modern studies about the Western discovery of Buddhism.
In my contribution to the conference I will present and analyze Ozeray’s view of Buddhism and its founder, trace his main sources, and explain why Ozeray’s book deserves to be recognized as a valuable contribution to Western knowledge about Buddhism and its founder. Published just before the onset of university-based study of Buddhism and its texts, Ozeray relied heavily on artistic reproductions and reports by ambassadors and Western residents of Asian countries rather than on the letters, books, and arguments of missionaries. In spite of the evident flaws of Ozeray’s pioneering study, its overall vision of Buddhism as practised in Asia appears more congruent with modern field work than the majority of modern popular books on Buddhism.
3. Ian ASTLEY艾易安 (University of Edinburgh 英國愛丁堡大學): “It’s a thing thing: Japanese Buddhism’s arrival at British museums” 一種Thing Thing 遊戲: 日本佛教之進入英國博物館瑣談;
A larger than life-size Buddha now serves intermittently as a drinks table in the entrance hall at the National Museum of Scotland, before that it had for decades braved the Scottish elements in a stately garden – standing unperturbed as a token of a distant, exotic world. Such statues are not uncommon but collections, public and private, throughout the UK contain many items that reveal wide-ranging curiosity and perspicacity among their nineteenth-century collectors. Pamphlets for pilgrims from the foothills of Kōyasan and lists of items for an international exhibition by the Shingon sect are two examples from a motley set of items held at the Central Library in Edinburgh that show the mutual interest of West and East, interest that was at times mutual and complementary, at times evidence of conflicting or contradictory motivations. Other items, such as a gomadan set bought by Basil Hall Chamberlain for the British Museum, indicate the parlous state of Japanese Buddhism in the late nineteenth century, whilst priestly garments donated by Toki Hōryū 土宣法竜 show the desire of Japanese Buddhists to be considered as religious and civilized equals.
In this contribution I will seek to unravel what these artefacts can tell us about those crucial interactions, both in their contemporary context and in their import for today’s inter-cultural relations.
4. H. Barrett 巴瑞特 (SOAS, U. of London 英國倫敦大學): “Arthur Waley, Xu Zhimo, and the reception of Buddhist art in Europe: a neglected source” 亞瑟·韋利、徐志摩及歐洲對佛教藝術的接受: 一種被忽視的資料;
Although the Japanese writer Anesaki Masaharu姉崎正治 (1873-1949) is relatively well known, it would at first sight appear that his English-language treatise on Buddhist art in relation to Buddhist ideals (1915) was scarcely reviewed at all in English, save by Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874-1938). There is however one anonymous review that has been generally overlooked, and it is the purpose of this paper to suggest that it was in fact written by Arthur Waley (1889-1966) with the help of Xu Zhimo (1897-1931).
5. Ester Bianchi 黃曉星 (Universita degli Studi di Perugia 義大利佩魯賈大學): “Chinese Cultural Association, Lay Temple, Buddhist Monastery and Nunnery: Recent transformations in rituals, teachings and practices of the Prato Puhuasi (Tuscany)” 從文化社團到居士林、從和尚廟到尼姑庵: 意大利托斯卡納大區普拉圖省普化寺近年在儀式、教義、與實踐上的轉變;
Puhuasi 普華寺 was founded in the city of Prato in 2007-2009 inside a former industrial building by a group of Chinese migrants living in Tuscany. During the first two years of activity, the temple worked as a cultural association in all similar to a lay Buddhist society (jushilin 居士林). In 2011, Xizhen 西真, a native from Wenzhou, was appointed abbot, but he only resided in the Puhuasi for important religious events, when hundreds (and even thousands) of Chinese devotees from all over Italy gathered in the temple. Since 2014, monks from Beijing Longquansi 龍泉寺 began to come to the temple on a regular basis. They devoted themselves to “normalizing” practices and rituals and also facilitated the entry of Puhuasi in the Union of Italian Buddhists. Finally, after the Dabei Longquansi 大悲龍泉寺 in Utrecht was opened in December of 2015, a group of six nuns from Fujian Jilesi 極樂寺 has taken up reseidence in Puhuasi, thus transforming the temple into a Buddhist nunnery. The present study aims to examine the evolution of the Puhuasi on a religious, social and institutional basis, taking into account both local aspects and relations, and links with Chinese institutions and society.
6. Marcus Bingenheimer 馬德偉 (Temple University 美國天普大學): “Foreign Visitors to Mount Putuo in the Late Qing” 清末年間普陀山的外國游客
Mount Putuo, a small island near Ningbo, that is held to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, has for many centuries been one of the most popular sacred sites in China. Its many visitors have left numerous notes, poems and travelogues that describe the island from the 12th to the 18th century. These texts are collected in a series of temple gazetteers. For the last decades of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), however, there is a lack of Chinese accounts. It is around this time that foreigners start to visit Mount Putuo and the island is mentioned in quite a few travelogues by European and American travelers. Among them were: Charles Gutzlaff (visited 1833), W. Medhurst (1835), R. Fortune (1844), N. Rondot (7-8 October 1845), É. Huc (before 1854), A. Little (1875), T. Watters (before 1896), B. Laufer (1901), C. Kupfer (before 1904). These and others left impressionistic descriptions that nevertheless reveal a wealth of detail about the life on the island during a time for which few Chinese records exist. This presentation discusses the reasons behind this constellation of sources and summarizes the descriptions by foreign visitors to Mount Putuo in order to complement the record of the Putuo gazetteers.
7. Pia Brancaccio 龐琵雅 (Drexel University 義大利卓克索大學): “The Buddhist Caves in Western Deccan, India, between the 5th and 6th centuries” 5-6世紀印度西德干的佛教洞窟;
The lecture will examine the dynamics that led to the renaissance of Buddhist rock-cut architecture in Western Deccan between the 5th and 6th century. This was a transformative period in India as political, economic and religious traditions underwent important changes; from a global perspective, this was also a time of tremendous international engagement both across the Indian Ocean and the northwestern regions of the Subcontinent. The artistic and architectural evidence from caves like Ajanta and Aurangabad will be examined in a global perspective, connecting these sites to the Buddhist networks leading to the Northwest of the Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia, and to renewed Indian Ocean trade.
8. Daniela Campo 田水晶 (Universite Diderot 法國巴黎第七大學): “Buddhism’s Transmission to Europe: The Case of Foguangshan France” 佛教之傳入歐洲: 以法國佛光山道場爲例;
France has been the first European country where Foguangshan transnational Buddhist organization has established its branches. This paper retraces the difficult settling of Foguangshan in the Paris region through its successive stages since the beginning of the years 1990s, and inquires into the hindrances faced by the organization. The Fahua Chan temple, located in a multi-religious site in a suburb of Paris, hosts Foguangshan’s largest monastic community in Europe; since its opening in 2012, it has been selected as the European seat of the organization. By providing an overview of the distinctive features of this temple, I will consider the factors that have contributed to its integration in the local community, as well as the hurdles that still have to be overcome.
9. Nicoletta Celli 車霓珂 (Bologna University 義大利博洛尼亞大學): “Transferring and Translating Icons: New Thoughts on Early Buddhist Images in China” 傳播與翻譯佛教聖相: 關於中國早期佛教圖像的新想法;
The first representations of the Buddha in China (2nd-4th c.) consist of an array of mostly undated bronze statuettes portraying the Buddha seated in dhyānamudrā. Past scholarship has tended to consider these images to be the result of a straightforward, passive transmission from India, as though an object had been simply transported from one place to another and copied once it arrived at the final destination. The aim here is to show how, from the very earliest surviving works, the icon of the Enlightened One was on the contrary reinterpreted as part of a process that interacted with Chinese cultural conventions, rather than being a mere duplicate of Indian models. The argument centres on a detail that has so far been overlooked: even the very first of these specimens appear to invert the orthodox Indian position of the hands in the dhyānamudrā. The implications and significance of this variation are examined with reference to the visual imagery and cultural context of China.
10. Chen Jinhua陳金華 (University of British Columbia 加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學): “From Bodhgaya to Nara: The Spread of a Model of Buddha-statue from South Asia to East Asia” 從佛陀伽耶到奈良: 一種佛陀塑像的模本從南亞至東亞的流傳;
Mahābodhi Temple in Bōdhgayā once housed a statue depicting Buddha Śākyamuni’s attainment of enlightenment after successfully subjugating Māra. This statue was unique in at least two respects. The first of these was its location. It stood at the very site where tradition holds the Buddha achieved enlightenment [bodhi], under the renowned bodhi-tree. Second, its reputed crafter, the future Buddha Maitreya, contributed to the sense that this was an important object. This temple was given the name “Mahābodhi” (great enlightenment; Da Puti si 大菩提寺 in Chinese) partly because of the site’s liminal significance during the life of the Buddha. Due to extraordinarily symbolism, this statue at the Mahābodhi Temple came to be venerated by pilgrims both from across south Asia and more remote areas including China. Famous Chinese pilgrims who paid personal homage to this Buddha statue included Faxian 法顯 (337-422), Xuanzang 玄奘 (602-664), and Yijing 義淨 (635-713). The Tang general adventurer Wang Xuance 王玄策 (active 643-661) went further; he arranged for the statue’s replication and returned to China with the copy. This image immediately became a model for local craftsmen and artisans who produced further copies of the statue. Evidence shows that in the following decades and centuries, models travelled far beyond the Tang capitals, reaching westward to Dunhuang and east to Japan. This paper explores the history of the Buddha statue’s creation and recreation, especially a series of projects attempted during the period of transition between Empress Wu’s 武后 reign (690-705) and that of her successor Emperor Zhongzong 中宗 (705-710), a period that is largely overlooked by contemporary scholars. Through these case studies, the project tries to uncover the impact, both real and imagined, of this statue on the development of Buddhist visual arts in medieval East Asia.
11. CHEN Ming 陳明 (Peking University 北京大學)：佛教譬喻故事“二鼠侵藤”的文本演變與圖像流傳: 從敦煌寫經中的典故談起 (The Evolution of Texts and Spread of Images of the Buddhist Story Called “Two Mice Eating Grass Roots”: A Discussion on Allusions in the Dunhuang Manuscripts)
敦煌出土的一些實用型文書（患文、佛文、邈真贊、齋文等）以及《法王經》中，在描述人生短暫、生命易逝時，常使用“四蛇毀篋”和“二鼠侵藤”兩個典故。本文以“二鼠侵藤”這一譬喻爲研究對像，追溯該譬喻的源頭，即該譬喻在印度大史詩《摩呵婆羅多》以及漢譯佛經《佛說譬喻經》、《賓頭盧突羅闍爲優陀延王說法經》、《衆經撰雜譬喻》等文獻中的使用及其所蘊含的譬喻意義，梳理中古佛教注述（《注維摩詰經》、《維摩經義疏》、《翻譯名義集》等）對該譬喻的解釋與認知，幷考察該譬喻在日本佛教詩文中的引用情况，尤其是探尋該譬喻在西亞民間故事集（Kalila wa Dimna和’iyar-i Danish of Abu al-Fazl）以及歐洲文獻（Book of Barlaam and Joasaph和《托爾斯泰文集》等）中的流傳情况，分析該譬喻在不同時空的宗教與文化語境中所起的訓誡作用，尤其是比較該譬喻的涵義的异同及其演變。此外，本文在搜集該譬喻故事的多幅圖像史料的基礎上，分析該譬喻文本含義的演變與圖像的不同描繪，爲佛教文學的圖像與文本的關係研究提供一個實證性的例子。
12. Deng Qiyao 鄧啓耀 (Sun Yat-sen University中山大學): 天衣無界: 佛教造像服飾研究 (The Heavenly Cloths Having no Boundaries: A Study on the Clothes of Buddhist Statues);
13. Max Deeg 寧梵夫 (University of Cardiff 英國卡迪夫大學/Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt 德國愛爾福特大學): “The historical turn: How Chinese Buddhist travelogues changed Western perception of Buddhism” 歷史性的轉換: 中國佛教徒的游記如何改變了西方對佛教的感知;
Information about Buddhism was scarce and vague at best in the West until the beginning of the 19th century. The first orientalists studying Indian sources had to rely on Hindu texts written in Sanskrit (e.g. Purāṇas) which portrayed the Buddha as an avatāra of the Hindu god Viṣṇu. The situation changed with the discovery of the Pāli texts from Śrī Laṅkā through scholars like George Turnour and the decipherment of the Aśokan inscriptions through James Princeps by which the historical dimension of the religion became evident. The final confirmation of the historicity of the Buddha and the religion founded by him was taken, however, from the records of Chinese Buddhist travellers (Faxian, Xuanzang, Yijing) who had visited the major sacred places of Buddhism in India and collected other information about the history of the religion. This paper will discuss the first Western translations of these travelogues and their reception in the scholarly discourse of the period and will suggest that the historical turn to which it led had a strong impact on the study and reception of Buddhism –– in a way the start of Buddhist Studies as a discipline.
14. Francisco Diez de Velasco 狄十鴉 (Universidad de La Laguna 西班牙拉古納大學): “The visibilization of the new Buddhist artistic heritage in Spain: examples of artistic hybridization in Vajrayana retreat centers” 西班牙新佛教藝術傳統的可視化: 以金剛乘佛教靜修中心的藝術混合為例;
The presence of Buddhist worship centres in Spain is recent. The first were established from 1977, in the new context of religious freedom brought about by democratization, one of the main elements was to guarantee the free exercise of religion after decades of religious exclusivity that prevented the development of Buddhism beyond few individual options. In the later years it has emerged a new Buddhist artistic that manifests in a very interesting way in the centers which follow Tibetan Buddhism. In this paper a number of these centres are reviewed in order to visibilize the features and diversity of the new Spanish Buddhist artistic heritage that has chosen two main ways of expression. In some cases it has been chosen to import Asian constructive and artistic models. We found monasteries and urban centres of worship where the aesthetic impact with respect to Spanish artistic heritage is remarkable. A good example is found in the monastery Dag Shang Kagyu (Panillo, Huesca). In other cases are combined Oriental elements with local elements, producing an interesting hybridization. A good example is offered by the monastery Sakya Tashi Ling (El Garraf, Barcelona), Karma Guen (Vélez-Málaga) or O Sel Ling (Bubión, Granada). In other cases the architectural and artistic proposals opt for modern buildings where Buddhist artistic elements are very subtle. An example is the Sakya Foundation (Pedreguer, Alicante) and an interesting new model is proposed by the Kadampa Hotel (Alhaurín, Málaga).
In this paper these centres will be reviewed in order to visibilize the features and diversity of the new Spanish Buddhist artistic heritage. The photographic material generated in the research project Budismo en España/Buddhism in Spain (http://fradive.webs.ull.es/
15. Steffen Doell 道諦芬 (University of Hamburg 德國漢堡大學): “Tang-Tokugawa Alliances and Song-Kamakura continua: Writing the History of Chan/Zen Buddhism” 唐朝-德川幕府的聯盟與宋朝-鐮倉時代的連續: 論禪宗的歷史書寫;
In stark contrast to the traditionalist narrative which focuses on Chan Buddhism’s patriarchy during the Tang dynasty, ongoing research into the history of Chan/Zen has resulted in a re-evaluation of its heretofore disregarded areas and periods. Interestingly enough, research on Japanese Zen, however, by and large tends to stay focused on the same old “usual suspects:” Dōgen and Eisai, Hakuin and the Ōtōkan lineage. Important though these may be, large desiderata such as metropolitan Zen during the Kamakura and Muromachi periods are left mostly unexplored. Reasons for this well-established monophthalmia, this talk will suggest, lie with modern sectarian considerations: Zen studies have developed out of a deep-rooted affiliation with modern Zen practice and produced a canonical conservatism that generally prevents us from investigating Zen in its most vibrant historical forms.
16. Bernard Faure 佛爾 (Columbia University 美國哥倫比亞大學): “The Life of the Buddha: Road Taken and not taken” 佛陀生平: 路逕之擇取與放棄;
Since the famous controversy that opposed Émile Senart to Hermann Oldenberg (1854-1920) (1847-1928), many scholars, following Alfred Foucher’s example, have attempted to find a middle way between history and mythology. That middle way has proved to be an elusive goal, however, not to say a dead end. Barring any major new archeological finding, the Life of the Buddha seems condemned to remain a hagiographic tale, woven out of myth and legend. Even so-called “biographies” of the Buddha have actually only created another myth, that of the ‘historical’ Buddha — a variant of which is the ‘scientific’ Buddha recently discussed by Donald Lopez. Accordingly, this paper, after discussing the methodological biases of the Western scholarship, shifts the focus from the ‘historical’ to the ‘paradigmatic’ Buddha, in an attempt to do justice to the wealth and creativity of the Buddhist (Indian and East Asian) traditions.
17. Anna Filigenzi 菲利真齊 (Universita degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale 義大利那不勒斯東方大學): “The Buddhist art of Gandhara: Stereotypes and Misunderstandings about East -West Encounters” 犍陀羅佛教藝術: 關於東西方邂逅的定見與誤解;
Since its discovery in the mid 19th century, the art of Gandhara has attracted wide interest among scholars and collectors because of its Hellenistic features. While in India the approach to Gandharan art mingled with identity constructions in the colonial and post-colonial period and was somehow marginalised from “true Indian” art history, in the Western world the perception of this artistic phenomenon was instead biased by a sense of familiarity, which made (and still makes) people think that the interpretive keys are within easy reach. The models and styles of Greek and Roman classicism we recognize in Gandharan art as well as the linear progression of its peculiar mode of visual narration paradoxically represent the most serious limits to our understanding. Studies in Gandharan art are too often confined within purely descriptive analyses of iconographic themes lacking contextual interpretation, or attempts at defining chronologies based on debatable stylistic classifications.
Thus, we see Dioscuri, city goddesses, fauni and satyrs taking part in visual discourses that will remain dumb for us until we realize that Gandharan art is not a sum of juxtaposed parts but the distinctive idiom of a specific cultural context, which can only be explored and understood through a more holistic approach.
18. Imre Galambos 高奕叡 (University of Cambridge 英國劍橋大學): “Pictorial representations of the Sudana sutra from northwestern China” 中國西北對《須達經》的圖形化再現;
The Vessantara (Skt. Viśvantara) jātaka is one of the most popular jātakas in the Buddhist tradition and this is equally true for Central and East Asia. Since the early medieval period, the story itself has been translated—from presumably Indic sources—into a number of northern languages, including Tocharian, Chinese, Sogdian and Tibetan. Fragments of these translations have been found at various Silk Road sites in the north-western region of China, including Dunhuang and Kucha. Along these manuscripts, scenes from the jātaka appear in cave murals in Dunhuang and other sites, corroborating the popularity of the story along the Silk Road. This paper will address the relationship between the Chinese version of the jātaka (called Sudana sūtra) and its visual representations at cave sites. My focus is on to what extent were the images based on the Chinese text and whether the comparison is able to help us in dating the translation.
19. Gong Jun 龔隽 (Sun Yat-sen University 中山大學): 李提摩太與英譯《大乘起信論》 Timothy Richard and the Dasheng qixin lun;
本文主要討論十九世紀末與二十世紀初，來華活動的重要傳教士李提摩太是如何通過英譯《大乘起信論》，而有策略性地把大乘佛教基督教化，幷回應歐洲學界所發生的佛教與基督教的論辯。論文從如下幾個方面開展：1、把李提摩太翻譯《起信論》作爲一次思想史的事件，放置在具體的思想與歷史脉絡中去進行闡明，提出李提摩太翻譯《起信論》一方面是試圖從該論中尋找基督教在華傳教的新的思想啓示，同時也把他的翻譯看作是十九世紀西方的東方學內部問題的另一種發展。2、論文闡析了李提摩太思想中有關“大乘”與“小乘”的特殊用意，分析了他有關大乘觀念的論述中是如何通過基督教式佛典的譯解，建構“佛教大乘西源”說，以表明基督教思想對于佛教的優先性。3、論文具體討論了李提摩太英譯中的“洋格義”，即以例證說明他如何以西方基督教思想的觀念來譯解《起信論》。At the turn of the twentieth century, Timothy Richard (1845-1919), a Welsh Baptist missionary to China, translated the Dasheng qixin lun 大乘起信論 (Treatise on the awakening of faith according to the Mahāyāna) into English. Taking this translation activity as the subject of study, this paper understands it to be a strategic effort to evangelize Mahāyāna as well as a response to debates regarding Buddhism and Christianity in the European academic world. This paper evolves as follows. First, it takes Richard’s effort as an intellectual history event. Under the intellectual and historical context at the time, it is understood to have aimed at finding inspirations for Christian missionary activities in China, and represented a new progress in the orientalism of the West in the nineteenth century. It then moves forward to analyze special motivations behind the translator’s discussion about dasheng 大乘 (Mahāyāna) and xiaosheng 小乘 (Hināyāna). Of particular interest here is how he granted Christianity supremacy over Buddhism by inventing a theory that “Mahāyāna originated from the West”, which was in turn achieved through translating and interpreting Buddhist texts in the Christian ways. Finally, this paper carries out a detailed discussion of the western geyi 格義 (meaning-matching). With examples, it illustrates how Timothy Richard interpreted the Qixin lun with concepts deriving from Christianity in the West.
20. Amanda Goodman 葛玫 (University of Toronto 加拿大多倫多大學): “The Five-Buddha Maṇḍalas of Tenth-Century Dunhuang” 十世紀敦煌的五佛曼陀羅;
This paper traces the five-buddha maṇḍala motif across media at Dunhuang during the final decades of the tenth century. Specifically, it traces the deployment of a powerful assembly of Buddhist deities, headed by Vairocana Buddha 毗盧遮那佛 (alternately identified as Mahāvairocana Buddha 大毗盧遮那佛 and Rocana Buddha 盧捨那佛), across ritual genres (maṇḍala rites 壇法, contemplation practices 觀法) and visual forms (monochrome ink sketches, portable paintings) at the site. Using textual and visual analysis, in combination with socio-historical evidence, the paper argues that these recovered Dunhuang sources, some of which are dated, and all of which appear to have been regionally produced, represent the material remains of a local esoteric Buddhist dispensation that served to bolster the ruling Cao 曹 family during the late Guiyijun 歸義軍 period – a time and place understood to be under the direct domain of five specific buddhas, again, headed by Vairocana, and a unique maṇḍala assembly.
21. Phyllis Granoff 葛然諾 (Yale University 美國耶魯大學): “Reading Medieval Buddhist Manuscripts: Thoughts on Text and Image” 中古佛教寫本一讀：對文本和圖像的一些思考;
This paper explores the very different relationships that exist between text and image in Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts. It begins with the famous manuscript of the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā in the Cambridge Library, which it takes as an example of a manuscript in which the written words and the painted images in effect constitute two different and independent texts. A second manuscript, of the Gaṇḍavyūha, folios of which are in the Cleveland Museum, shares with the Cambridge Prajñāpāramitā the lack of any direct connection between written word and picture, with few exceptions. But there are other cases, often missed by scholars, in which images do carefully reflect the written text. This is the case with a Pañcarakṣā manuscript now also in Cleveland, where, it will be argued, close attention to the text allows us to see how carefully the images give visual form to what the text describes. This manuscript also offers a guide as to the restricted circumstances in which it might be useful to look to other closely related texts to enrich our understanding of manuscript illustrations.
22. Imre Hamar 郝清新 (Eötvös Lorand University 匈牙利羅蘭大學): “The Khotanese Ox-head Mountain paintings in Dunhuang” 敦煌的于闐牛頭山繪畫;
The Ox-head mountain is one of the Khotanese auspicious images that can be seen in several Dunhuang caves. The Ox-head mountain is regarded as sacred place of Buddhism as Buddha is said to have preached his doctrine there. Chinese interpreters of the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra identify this mountain as one of the abodes where bodhisattvas stay, and Xuanzang also recorded legends associated with this mountain in his Record of Western Regions. Due to the family relations between the Khotanese royal court and the governors of Dunhuang the images of Khotanese king, princes and auspicious imaged were painted in Dunhuang caves. In this paper we are going to discuss the iconographical significance of the Ox-head mountain images in Dunhuang.
23. HAN Tingjie韓廷傑 (Institute of World Religions Chinese Academy of Social Sciences中國社會科學院宗教研究所)：中國佛教洞窟藝術(Chinese Buddhist Arts of stone caves)
中國現存最古老的石窟，是新疆克孜爾石窟。始鑿於西元三世紀末四世紀初，東西長達兩公里，規模之大，僅次於敦煌莫高窟。克孜爾石窟有洞窟236個，從其壁畫來看，顯然受古印度犍陀羅藝術的影響， 西元五、六世紀 出現中國風格，七至八世紀逐漸衰落。
24. Hong Xiuping 洪修平 (Nanjing University 南京大學): “The Role Played by the 19th Century European Scholars of Religious Studies in the Translation and Spread of Buddhist Texts: A Case Study of Max Müller” 論十九世紀歐洲宗教學家對佛經的翻譯與傳播——以麥克斯繆勒為例
25. Andreas Janousch 楊德 (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 西班牙馬德裏自治大學): “A Brief History of the Study of Buddhism in Spain” 西班牙佛教研究簡史;
26. Ji Zhe汲喆 (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales 法國國立東方語言文化學院): 全球化與漢傳佛教在法國的傳播 (Globalization and the Spread of Chinese Buddhism in France)
27. Jiang Hainu 蔣海怒 (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University 浙江理工大學): 藝術的神話: 對鈴木和海瑞格禪視角的一個評論 (Mythology of Art: A Critique of Suzuki and Herrigel’s Zen Perspective)
在鈴木大拙（D. T. Suzuki）和海瑞格（Eugen Herrigel）的撰述中，箭藝和茶道等日本藝術被詮釋為禪的超越精神的表達。這種突破性視角其實是借力於基督教神秘主義傳統的復興，並經由歐美非理性哲學的運思清晰地表達出來的。然而，它的神性內核，它的秘密起源，它技藝的卻非操作性的旨要卻使其更接近於神話敘事。自然，這種禪藝術的解釋框架並未取得普遍認同。當我們返回到其誕生的政治文化語境時，不難發現這種話語的“鏡像特征”，它的懸隔於明治前後和東西方之間的“邊界焦慮”和文化的“身份認同”困惑，這種模糊不清的“自我意識”也使其在不斷被質疑中陷入了存在危機。即便如此，作為對東方藝術現代的創造性詮釋嘗試，《禪與日本文化》（Zen and Japanese Culture）和《箭藝中的禪》（Zen in the Art of Archery）依然會引起人們無盡的話題。
28. George Keyworth 紀强 (University of Saskatchewan 加拿大薩斯喀徹溫大學): “On the ‘Shintō’s Statues of Matsuo Shrine: Tendai Buddhist Rituals, Iconography, and Veneration in Japan and China” 關于松尾神社的“神道”雕像: 日本與中國的天臺宗佛教的儀式，影像學和崇拜;
One of the oldest and most revered shrines in Japan, Matsuo shrine is far less well known than Ise 伊勢, Kasuga 春, Fushimi Inari 伏見稲荷, Hachiman 八幡, or the Kamo 加茂 shrines. Not only has a mostly hand-copied, twelfth-century Buddhist canon survived from Matsuo shrine, but there are also twenty-one statues preserved today onsite within the Shinzōkan 神像館. Three of these statues are especially well known because they are among the oldest “Shintō” statues from the early Heian period (794-1185). Another eighteen twelfth-century statues survive from the among the seven sub- and main-shrines that once formed the premodern Matsuo shrine-temple complex (jingūji 神宮寺) in western Kyoto. In this paper I investigate three aspects of the statues of Matsuo shrine. First, I examine how mishōtai 御正体 (lit. revered true bodies) are understood by scholars of indigenous Japanese religion—“Shintō”—and by historians of East Asian Buddhism, often within the rubric of so-called Shintō-Buddhist “syncretism” (shinbutsu shūgō 神仏習合). I am particularly interested in how Japanese and European scholars once utilized methodologies that effectively obscured these objects of material culture from consideration. Next, I explore origin tales (engi 縁起) about several of these statues which connect them to Enchin 圓珍 (814-891) and the powerful medieval Tendai 天台宗 monasteries of Enryakuji 延暦寺 and Miidera 三井寺 (Onjōji 園城寺). It very well may be that some of the Matsuo statues reflect continental, ninth-century Buddhist and Daoist ritual systems supported by the medieval Japanese state. Finally, I present evidence from several colophons to scriptures within the Matsuo shrine Buddhist canon which show that these statues played a pivotal role in a separate Matsuo shrine propagation process of reduplication throughout Japan during the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries. These statues are certainly Buddhist, as much as they are “Shintō,” and this paper also addresses the relationship between Chinese and Japanese gods venerated with so-called “esoteric” Buddhist rituals.
29. Kim Jongmyung 金鐘明 (Academy of Korean Studies 韓國學中央研究院): “Korea’s Possible Contribution to the Printing Technology in Europe” 韓國對歐洲印刷術的可能貢獻;
This paper aims to examine Korea’s possible contribution to the printing technology in Europe. Published in 1377, seventy-eight years earlier than the 42-line Bible by Johann Gutenberg (c. 1398-1468), the Korean Zen text, Chikchi simch’e yojŏl 直指心體要節 (The Essential Passages Directly Pointing at the Essence of the Mind), is known as the oldest extant metal type printing in the world and is now on the UNESCO Memory of the World list. Scholars have suggested a necessity of comparative studies of the possible exchanges of the printing technology between the East and the West. However, their suggestions have been in passing phrases and no substantial research on the subject has been conducted thus far. Along with ink, paper is an essential element for printing and it was invented in China in the second century. A production method of paper was transmitted to Europe in the fourteenth century. The woodblock printing technology was also initiated in China in the third century and it was known to Europe in the twelfth century. Korea is regarded as the first country in the world that invented the metal type printing technology and its date was at least in the thirteenth century. Korean metal types are also presumed to have been transmitted to European cities, including Mainz, the native place of Gutenberg. Considering the paucity of relevant materials, this research will examine the subject matter tracking the history of transmission of paper, ink, and the printing technology to Europe. This paper hopes to contribute to broadening scholarly horizons for a more in-depth research on the mutual exchanges of the printing technology between the two hemispheres.
30. Christina Laffin 賴可馨 (University of British Columbia): “Literary depictions of medieval nunhood” 對中古比丘尼群體的文學描述;
This paper will examine the role of nunhood in the lives of medieval women, focusing on representations found within literature. I will consider how the option of becoming a nun may have formed part of a woman’s life cycle by looking at cases from East Asian and European history in a comparative context. What secular and religious motivations may have impacted a decision to take dedicate oneself to religious practice, whether this meant entering a convent, taking vows, going into reclusion, or carrying on a relatively active secular life? How does this differ across religious traditions? Drawing from a wealth of new scholarship on nuns in East Asia we will consider what parallels can be drawn across practices and traditions.
31. Lai Wen-Ying 賴文英(Fo Guang Univesity 臺灣佛光大學): 佛教美術與基督教美術的會通 (Combining Buddhist and Christian arts and Understanding them thoroughly)
32. LAI Yueshan 賴嶽山(Sun Yat-sen University 中山大學): 布教、政治與學術的碰撞——1928-1929年”民國政府-太虛法師“第一次面向西方的佛教輸出 (A Clash between Missionary Activities, Politics, and Scholarship: The First Output of Buddhism to the West, Initiated by the Nationalist Government and Master Taixu between 1928 and 1929)
33. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch 李靜姬 (Free University of Berlin 德國柏林自由大學): “The Transmission of Ornaments in Buddhist Art” 佛教藝術中裝飾物件的傳播;
Beyond iconographic dimensions the ornaments in Buddhist art become apparent through the depicted figures and their fashion, as well as other pictorial, architectural elements including patterns and motifs. Early Buddhist texts and local chronicles provide information on neither its origin nor its meaning; therefore we often have to deal with upper and lower very clichéd connotation. In this paper, the aesthetical and art historical value of the ornaments until the ninth century A.D., based on the selected example, as a phenomenon of cultural transmission and intertwinement is to be discussed with regard to the cultural originality and diversity among the cultural traditions of the “West” and “East”. It reveals the essential process of how “foreign” images were transmitted and reproduced at the “local” (Central and East Asia) religious space, at the same time, how implicated images had functioned as a medium of communication during the transmission.
34. Li Chongfeng 李崇峰 (Peking University 北京大學): 石窟壁畫與天竺遺法 (Wall-paintings of the Cave-temples and Shading Methods of Hinduka)
中土傳統上稱佛教爲像（像）教。李周翰注《文選》時明確釋義：“‘像教’，謂爲形像以教人也。”因此，佛教繪畫與雕塑是佛法傳播的重要媒介與手段。 石窟寺既是地面寺院 (free-standing monastery and temple)的石化形式 (petrified form)，也是重要的世界文化遺產。在南亞、中亞和中國佛教石窟寺壁畫的創作中，繪畫技法應用最廣泛者應屬色彩漸變，即“天竺遺法”。印度阿旃陀（Ajaṇṭā）和巴格（Bagh）石窟、斯裏蘭卡獅子岩（Sigiriya）壁畫、阿富汗巴米楊（Bāmiyān）石窟和中國新疆克孜爾(Kizil)及敦煌莫高窟(Mogao Caves)的早期壁畫，創作時間主要當在五至七世紀，皆采用相似的暈染方法，即天竺凹凸法，以表現所畫物像的立體感，只是各地側重點稍有不同。
35. Li Jingjie 李靜傑 (Tsing-hua University 清華大學): 論宋代石窟造像反映的佛教思潮 (Buddhist Thoughts as Reflected in Stone Caves of the Song Dynasty);
36. Beatrix Mecsi 墨思璧 (Eötvös Lorand University 匈牙利羅蘭大學): “The Arhats and Their Legacy in the Visual Arts of East Asia” 東亞視覺藝術中的阿羅漢及其遺産;
In East Asian art we often encounter the representation of arhats (skt. those who are worthy), a type of Buddhist saintly figure, in groups of 16, 18 or 500. In my presentation, I focus on the visual representations of arhats, and show how the concept, the grouping, the form and style of their representation has changed in China, Korea and Japan. I will point out some particular themes and their relationship with the arhat representations, such as representations of Bodhidharma, the first Chan patriarch, and Pindola Bharadvaja, one of the disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha, who was believed at the turn of the 20th century to have served as the background idea for the origin of the Wandering Jew mythology in Europe.
37. Carmen Meinert 梅開夢 (Ruhr-Universität Bochum 德國波鴻魯爾大學): “Reading Tantric Buddhist images in Pre-modern Central Asia through Texts” 通過文本解讀前現代中亞地區的密宗圖像;
During the pre-modern spread of Buddhism in Central Asia Buddhist visual art (may it be in form of cave paintings or paintings on cloth) was crucial in Buddhism’s cross-regional and cross-cultural transmission. However, I would argue that such pieces of Buddhist art need to be read through texts ––– at least in those cases where we have matching manuscript findings as well. I will exemplify my argument through the case of the transmission of Tantric Buddhism between roughly the 10th and 12th century in Eastern Central Asia.
38. Miao Lihui 苗利輝 (Xinjiang Institute for the Study of Kuci 新疆龜茲研究院): 龜茲佛教淨土藝術 (Arts related to the Pure Land in Kuci Buddhism)
39. Ulrike Middendorf 梅道芬 (University of Heidelberg 德國海德堡大學): “The Vernacular Reconsidered: A Second Look at Zürcher’s Scriptural Idiom in Earliest Buddhist Translations”; 重新思考方言: 再議許理和對最早期佛教翻譯中成語的看法
40. Antonello Palumbo 白安敦 (SOAS, U. of London 英國倫敦大學): “Jean-Pierre Abel-Remusat (1788–1832) and the Sinological Origins of Modern Buddhist Studies”; 雷慕沙(1788–1832)與現代佛教研究的漢學起源;
The name of Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (1788–1832) is well known among Sinologists as that of the holder of the first academic chair of Chinese language and literature ever established in Europe and the West (Paris, Collège de France, 1815). His contribution to the early study of Buddhism in modern academia, however, seldom receives more than a passing mention, usually in connection to the posthumous publication of his translation of Faxian’s memoir (Foě Kouě Ki 佛國記 ou Relation des Royaumes Bouddhiques, 1836). Yet, Rémusat did so much more in this field: he used his erudite knowledge of Chinese sources to attempt for the first time a comprehensive understanding of the Buddhist religion, whose pan-Asian elephant he could clearly discern in a dark room where his predecessors had only seen an Indian trunk, a Burmese leg or a Japanese tail. Rémusat also mentored a promising young Sanskritist, and steered his fledgling scholarship from dry-as-dust philology to the systematic investigation of Buddhist texts. The Sanskritist was Eugène Burnouf (1801–1852), and this paper will argue that a not inconsiderable part of the credit he has taken as the father of modern Buddhist studies should in fact be returned to Rémusat, and to his extraordinary exercise of Sinology.
41. Jörg Plassen 虛說(University of Bochum 德國波鴻大學): “Some remarks on the notion of Sinification in the study of Buddhism, and some time-honored, yet persistent European schemata” 論佛學研究中的“中國化”觀念及一些歷史悠久且影響力尚存的歐洲模式;
The notion that the cataphatic approach of Huayan Buddhism should be seen as the result of a “sinification” or “sinicization” of Buddhism, i.e. its adaptation to Chinese modes of thinking, has proven rather resistent to criticism and is still widespread.
The idea as such seems to have found its way into Western secondary literature via the reception of Yūki Reimon’s 結城令聞 (1902-1992) musings on Du Shun’s Huayan, the process of “sinification” (chūgoku-ka) and the genesis of a “New Buddhism of the Sui and T’ang”, and on the backdrop of Paul Demiéville’s (1894-1979) model of a three stage “sinisation” of Buddhism in China.
The schemata underlying this perception, however, seem to be more time-honored: As to be argued in the paper, while the concept of sinification obviously can be traced to early 20th century German theology, the accompanying presuppositions concerning the nature of “the Chinese mind” have a much longer prehistory in European Sinology, theology and philosophy.
42. REN Pingshan 任平山 (Southwest Jiaotong University 西南交通大學): 克孜爾菱格畫中的蛇與龍 (Snakes and dragons in quilted drawings of Kizil)
43. James Robson 羅柏松 (Harvard University 美國哈佛大學): “Iconophilia and Iconophobia: On the Attraction and Repulsion of Buddhist Images in the West” 符號崇拜與符號仇視: 論佛教圖像在西方的吸引與排斥力
In this paper I discuss why certain types of Buddhist images have been accepted, propagated, worshipped, and enshrined within Western museums (and museums of the imagination), while other types of images have been proscribed, actively destroyed, and ignored by scholars and museums. Certain sacred images and icons have presented problems for priests, politicians, philosophers, and academics who for various reasons have throughout history found them distasteful, attacked their validity and power, and have tried to hide them away or destroy them. Yet, even in the face of critique and destruction they have proliferated. In addition to discussing different types of images, I hope to also interrogate the bifurcation of museums into those with “high art” and those with “folk art” and link that split to issues of how some images are perceived to have a “transcendent” quality, while others are filled with the immanent presence of a deity. Why is it that the latter types of images have been so troubling and stirred up iconoclastic fervor?
44. Petra Rösch 石翠 (Museum for Asian Art, Cologne 德國科隆亞洲藝術博物館): “The influences of Schopenhauer’s ‘Buddhist’ concepts on Late 19th and early 20th Century German Collectors” 叔本華有關“佛教”的觀念對19世紀晚期至20世紀初期德國收藏家的影響;
Many aspects inspired Western collectors to buy Asian Art. Some might have been geopolitical, inspired by the riches of the colonies, or aesthetical, influenced by the resemblance of Tang Buddhist art to Greek sculptures, but for those, who became famous for collecting Buddhist art and especially sculpture, the religious or philosophical aspect of Buddhism seems to have been important. These collectors not only wanted to understand and represent the Buddhist pantheon as Emile Guimet wanted, but were at the same time drawn to Buddhism and finally also its aesthetic appreciation through the philosophical thoughts which inspired them.
In the following paper I will look at collectors like Eduard von der Heydt and question his sources of inspiration. I do claim, that the concept of Buddhism he and other collectors during the late 19th c. and early 20th c. had, was mediated by the philosophy and Buddhist understandings of Arthur Schopenhauer. I would claim that without this pre-mediation of Schopenhauer, Buddhist thoughts would not have been so readily welcomed at that time in Europe and thus might have changed the way of collecting world art.
Schopenhauer saw himself and his thinking so close to Buddhist philosophy, that he claimed to be a “Buddhaist” himself. Especially from his central works “Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung” and “Parerga and Paralipomena” these concepts can be extracted.
In my paper I want to question, how Schopenhauer understood Buddhism, which were the texts and thoughts he endorsed and which aspects provide the closest similarities or differences between his own and the Buddhist philosophies.
Which of Schopenhauers writings then, as well as which arguments did inspire the Western collectors, like Eduard von der Heydt and how did these influences change their conceptions of art.
45. Neil Schmil 史瀚文 (University of Vienna 奧地利維也納大學): “Empowering the Dharma: Automation and Techné in Medieval Chinese Buddhism” 加持佛法: 中古佛教中的自動操作與技藝;
During the medieval period, the importation from South and Central Asia of new Buddhist practices and beliefs into China inspired innovative methods and technologies for their enactment. A striking development in this process was the automation of cultic practices in the form of mechanical figures expressing forms of devotion and veneration. As early as the Jin Dynasty (265-420) processions featured carts with mechanized statues actively worshipping the Buddha or moving in circumambulation around the parinirvāṇa Buddha. Such examples made use of indigenous Chinese technology and mechanical engineering, but later developments, notably with esoteric Buddhism, necessitated the adaptation of imported ritual techniques and paraphernalia for new forms of knowledge and associated goals.
Dunhuang murals present discrete, detailed sets of such technologies and methods, most notably in murals of the Uṣṇīṣavijayadhāraṇī sūtra. This scripture, a 7th century import, marked a dramatic shift in prescriptive practices and the means to enact them. The formulation of these Dunhuang murals and their contents at once foreground the esoteric and palpably exotic practices of the scripture through new technologies, namely, ritual paraphernalia and innovative methods of textual presentation, while demonstrating how a seemingly agentless enactment of the scripture engenders automated distribution of the scripture’s efficacy. This talk analyzes these state-of-the-art religious technologies together with their origins in Central and Western Asia. A discussion follows on how automation, agency, and techné depicted in these Buddhist murals stand in a continuum through a similar logic of practice with other forms of automating the Dharma such as revolving sutra libraries and prayer wheels.
46. Koichi Shinohara 篠原亨一 (Yale University 美國耶魯大學): “Images and Mandalas in Esoteric Buddhist Ritual”; 密教儀式中的圖像與曼陀羅
Images, sculpted or painted, played a central role in the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals, until their function became somewhat redundant with the extensive introduction of mental visualization. The confirmation of the ritual’s efficacy through image miracles was then replaced by mental identfication of the practitioner with the visualized deity. Maṇḍalas occupied a place similar to images in Esoteric Buddhis art. In this paper I propose to examine how they were also transformed by visualization. I will focus on the image / maṇḍala painting of the deity Buddhoṣṇīṣa vijaya and examine the ritual manuals attributed to Amoghavajra and Śubhākarasiṃha.
47. Kirill Solonin 索羅寧 (中國人民大學): Tangut Buddhist Art and the Buddhist texts 西夏佛教藝術與佛教文獻;
印度藏傳密教中，所謂“成就者”（mahāsiddha）的信仰占主要地位。據載，印度和西藏“成就者系統”有二種，其中第一是“84成就者系統”為Abhayadatta Śri所記載，另一個是“85成就者”系統，由金剛座（Vajrāsana，既是西夏人Rtsami lotsāwa Sangs rgyas grags pa ）所記錄。二者存在著師弟關系。“85成就系統”在西夏比較流行，《大乘要道密集》中收錄《八十五成就祈禱文》就是屬於此系統，並與藏文原典相當接近。盡管如此，今有些新資料，其中是答應圖書館藏的一個殘片，曾屬於一種全文失傳的“成就頌”，另外有來歷不明的，私人藏的“成就頌”（高杉杉發現）。二篇資料內容有些交叉，足以有些初步討論。據其內容以及人名語音構擬二面觀之，二者屬於不同系統，並與85和84系統皆不相應。從此可知， 西夏流行的“成就者”系統並不限於85和84二者。
48. Sun Yiping 孫亦平 (Nanjing University 南京大學): “Remarks on the Buddhist studies by Norwegian Missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt [1877-1952]” 挪威傳教士艾香德牧師的佛教研究述評
民國時期，挪威傳教士艾香德牧師(Karl Ludvig Reichelt，1877～1952) 受挪威外邦傳教會的派遣帶著家人來到中國。當時中國正處於近代以來佛教文化的復興時期，其顯著的特點就是居士成為弘揚佛教文化的重要力量。一些來華的基督教傳教士也受居士佛教的影響，逐漸意識到“不研究佛學，不足以傳道”，其中就包括艾香德。
艾香德認識到，只有瞭解佛教，尤其是居士佛教，才能更好地傳播基督教，因此他努力學習漢語，通過閱讀漢文經典，研究中國宗教，尤其是大乘佛教。他還發起“宗教聯合運動”，推動宗教之間的理解和對話。他利用回國的時間，不僅積極在瑞典、丹麥、挪威發表演說，向人們宣揚他的宗教聯合的工作意義與具體計畫，而且還用挪威文著有一本研究中國佛教的書籍，Truth and Tradition in Chinese Buddhism，原版書於1922年於在瑞典出版， 1927年中國商務印書館出版了該書的英文本，書名改為《支那佛教教理與源流》。商務印書館在中國出版這本書，選擇的是英文而不是中文，後來多次再版，反映了二十世紀初西方人迫切地希望瞭解中國和中國佛教的要求。
49. Sun Yinggang 孫英剛 (Fudan University 復旦大學): Images, Symbols and Politics: The Reception of the Cakravartin (Wheel-Turning King) Ideal in Medieval China 佛教轉輪王的圖像、符號及其政治意涵;
Speaking of Buddhism, from the very beginning China was not an isolated civilization. There was no a “Chinese Buddhism” in medieval world. Such a term has been invented and constructed by modern scholarship. For different “countries” of medieval Asia there was only one Buddhism. As I will discuss in this paper, the Buddhist Cakravartin ideal as a political ideology was shared by various regimes in South Asia, Central Asia, China, Korea, and even today’s Indonesia in Southeastern Asia. Buddhism in medieval period was not only a religion, but also a political ideology. China even used it as a united ideology for the unification of north and south China during the late 6th and early 7th century. The rise of spread of Buddhism in Asia was one of the most significant historical events before the 10th century. Its view of secular rulership was probably the only ideology accepted by most monarchs in today’s Asia. “Chinese Buddhism” cannot be well studied by separating it from the rest of world or Asia. It was part of the “globalization” of Buddhism in Asia. Many different civilizations and traditions were involved in the development of Buddhism from a local practice to a so-called “world religion” including Persian religions and even Greek culture. It has been conventionally accepted that Chinese Buddhism was introduced from India. However, it is only one aspect of the story. In the case of Cakravartin, we find that the Queli futu 雀離浮圖 or Cakra Stupa, which symbolized the authority of a Cakravartin, was first built by Kanishka I (r. 127-151 A.D.) of Kushan Empire. Then, Empress Wu’s adoption of Buddhist Cakravartin ideal as one of her main ideologies was part of the “globalization” which took Buddhism as a mechanism. Another historical context we should take into consideration is that even before her it had become a common practice for Chinese monarchs identified or were identified as Cakravartin. She was only one of these monarchs. 佛教在亞洲大陸的興起與傳播，不惟是宗教信仰的傳入與傳出，也是政治意識形態的衝突與融合。佛教對世俗君權有自己的一套觀念和看法，其傳入中國之後，在中土“天子”觀念之外，為世俗統治者提供了將自己統治神聖性和合法化的新理論，在中古時代的政治史上留下了深刻的痕跡。與中土植根於天人感應、陰陽五行思想、強調統治者須“順乎天而應乎人”的君主觀念相比，佛教對未來美好世界的描述，以及對理想的世俗君主的界定，都有其自身的信仰和思想背景。儘管佛教王權（Buddhist Monarchy）的傳統並沒有在中國歷史上形成長期的、佔據主導地位的影響，但是大乘佛教有關救世主彌勒（Maitreya）和理想君主轉輪王(Cakravartin)的觀念，從魏晉南北朝到唐代數百年間，曾對當時中土政治的理論和實踐都產生了重要的影響。這些影響包括政治術語、帝國儀式、君主頭銜、禮儀革新、建築空間等各個方面。隨著研究的深入，我們對中古時代作為政治意識形態的佛教有了進一步的認識。但是這些研究大多停留在文獻的梳理和分析上，對於圖像資料使用較少，而藝術史的研究者又鮮能揭示這些圖像、符號與中古政治的關聯性，在一定程度上影響了我們對整個歷史圖景的理解。筆者基於上述的考慮，希望圍繞作為佛教轉輪王身份標誌和權力象徵的“七寶”（saptaratna）展開討論，以相關圖像、符號為中心，討論相關觀念是如何影響中古政治世界的。除此之外，筆者也希望將中古中國受到佛教轉輪王觀念影響的情況，置於一個更為宏大的歷史語境和敘事之中，進而理解佛教對中國及其周邊政治傳統和文明的意義。所以，本文似乎講的是武則天的七寶，實際上揭示的是佛教的政治意識形態，而這種佛教的政治意識形態，也曾經被亞洲許多文明體都共同接受並付諸實踐，可稱之為“共用的意識形態”（shared ideology）。從這個角度講，武則天利用佛教宣揚自己的統治合法性並不特出，不但在中國中古的歷史脈絡中不特出，而且也僅僅是當時佛教世界普遍使用轉輪王來解釋王權這一潮流中的一環。
50. Teng Weijen 鄧偉仁 (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts 法鼓文理學院): “Western Evolution of Buddhist Studies and its Re-Contextualization in the East”; 佛教研究在西方的展開及其在東方的再語境化
Buddhist Studies as an academic field of study was evolved in the West during the 19th century, since then, it helped to create Buddhist Studies in the East in which the religion largely weaves into the fabric of the belief system of the people. It is therefore worth our while examining how the method and theory of Buddhist Studies developed in the Western context has been received in the context of East. Accordingly, this paper will explore some of the methodological and theoretical probrametics of Buddhist Studies when those “western” methods and theories were introduced, studied, and applied by, particularly, the East Buddhist students of the “Buddhist Colleges” in Taiwan.
51. Barend ter Haar 田海 (University of Oxford 英國牛津大學): “Buddhism, shamans, mediums and witches”; 佛教、薩滿、靈媒與女巫
My preliminary paper will deal with the interactions between Buddhist religious or ritual specialists and the surrounding religious world, and figures whom we would today describe as shamans or mediums in particular. At this stage of the project, I will focus especially on early evidence until the late Tang. We will look at this relationship both in terms of direct interaction, but also of implicit competition between old style religious specialists who once dominated local communities and the increasing importance of these Buddhist upstarts. Although it may seem obvious that the separation between these different categories would be quite systematic, there also anecdotes which indicate that there was some form of accommodation.
52. Stefania Travagnin 史芬妮 (University of Groningen 荷蘭格羅根大學): “The Contribution of European Buddhist Studies to East Asian Buddhist Studies: The case of Étienne Lamotte and the research on Da zhidu lun” 歐洲佛學對東亞佛學的貢獻: 以拉莫特與《大智度論》的研究為例;
Étienne Lamotte (1903-1983) was a Belgian priest and at the same time an eminent scholar of Buddhist history and scriptures. One of his most well-known accomplishment, which had been unfortunately left unfinished, has been the French translation of Da zhidu lun 大智度論 (T25 No.1509). Da zhidu lun is a very popular text in East Asia, also because it is attributed to Nāgārjuna, the so-called “patriarch of the eight schools” (ba zong zhi zu 八宗之祖) in East Asian Buddhism. Belgian Lamotte, however, claimed that Nāgārjuna might have not written Da zhidu lun.
Lamotte’s theory received attention, and consensus, of other Western Buddhist scholars like Conze, and also influenced contemporary Japanese Buddhologists, who then came to represent Lamotte’s legacy in the Far East. Lamotte’s claim led to various debates that eventually gave rise to a wide array of hypotheses and claims of who the author of Da zhidu lun could have been. The theory that Da zhidu lun could have been a text not (or not only) written by the very authoritative Nāgārjuna created several debates among Chinese Buddhist monks and scholars as well, and thus the sparking of further response to Lamotte and the Japanese.
This paper will show the impact of Western scholarship on East Asian Buddhism, highlight the (pluri)directionality of knowledge transfer, and demonstrate relevance and potentiality of the dialogue between East and West for the advancement of Buddhist learning.
53. Wang Bangwei 王邦維 (Peking University 北京大學): “European Buddhist Scholarship in Chines Eyes” 歐洲的佛教學術研究: 中國人怎么看？
54. Eugene Wang 汪悅進 (Harvard University 美國哈佛大學): “Why Was There No Pantocrator’s Stare on Buddhist Chapel Ceilings?” 佛教石窟穹顶为何不设全知天眼？
One striking feature of the Buddhist cave design emerges from a comparison with Byzantine chapels. While both the Mediterranean Christian and Asian Buddhist chapels have similar dome designs, the difference between the two ceiling-decoration traditions is just as striking. The stare of the Pantocrator, or All-Mighty, commonly seen on Byzantine chapel domes is conspicuously absent in Asian Buddhist cave chapel ceilings. What accounts for the difference? Given that presence of the Mediterranean-style dome design in Buddhist caves, it would have been easily conceivable that the central disc, conventionally reserved for the Christian Pantocrator with his all-knowing stare, could have easily been adapted to feature a Buddha, equally in half-bust, looking down at the beholder. That step, however, was never taken. The fact naturally raises the question of why. One additional fact makes this absence of the Pantocrator’s stare in Buddhist cave chapel ceilings all the more intriguing. While the Pantocrator’s omniscient stare is conspicuously absent on Buddhist chapel ceiling, the idea of the all-seeing eye—the “Heavenly Eye”—is very much alive and present behind the design of the pictorial program of Buddhist cave chapels. Moreover, the concept of the all-seeing eye, hitherto unknown to East Asia, was apparently fast gaining traction there with the spread of Buddhism. How do we then account for this discrepancy? What is it about the concept of the Buddhist “Heavenly Eye” that never takes the visual form of the stare of the Christian Pantocrakor?
55. Wei Bin 魏斌 (Wuhan Univesity 武漢大學): 山寺與墓所——南朝鐘山的佛教景觀與空間格局Mountain Temples and Graves: The Buddhist Landscape and the Arrangements of Space at Mount Zhong in the Southern dynasty;
56. Verena Widorn (University of Vienna 奧地利維也納大學): “The Impact of Buddhist Cave Paintings on the Modern Art of Europe and Asia”; 佛教洞窟繪畫對現代歐亞藝術的影響
57. Jiang Wu 吳疆 (University of Arizona 美國亞利桑那大學): “Finding the First Chinese Tripitaka in Europe: The 1872 Iwakura Mission in Britain and the Mystery of Ōbaku Canon in the India Office Library”; 尋找歐洲的第一部漢文大藏經: 1872年在英國的岩倉使團與印度事務部圖書館《黃檗藏》的奧秘
Although the creation of the Chinese Buddhist canon is a well-known event in East Asian cultural sphere, little is known about when and how Westerners became interested in this great textual tradition. As far as I know, the first Chinese Buddhist canon in Europe was a version of Northern Ming Canon which was reprinted in the main section of the Jiaxing canon and later in the Obaku canon in 1673 in Japan because of the promotion of the Jiaxing canon by the Chinese monk Yinyuan Longqi (1592-1673), the founder of the Japanese Obaku Zen tradition. In the late nineteenth century, Max Müller (1823-1900), the early pioneer in comparative religion, started a massive translation project of “Sacred Books of the East.” For this project, a request for Buddhist books was sent to Japan and the Japanese ambassador Iwakura Tomomi (1825-1883), the court noble who initiated the Meiji Restoration, responded with a delivery of an entire set of the Obaku edition to the Indian Office Library in London. (This set of the canon is still housed in London) Sinologist Samuel Beal (1825-1889) and Max Müller’s Japanese student Nanjō Bunyū (1849-1927) translated its entire catalogue into English in 1876 and 1883 respectively. In an attempt to rediscover the first Chinese canon in the West, my paper will investigate various historical events leading to the arrival of this canon in Europe and how Western interests in Eastern religions brought the canon to Britain through diplomatic maneuvers.
58. Yao Chongxin 姚崇新 (Sun Yat-sen University 中山大學): 十字蓮花: 佛教藝術對基督教造型藝術在東方的影響; (The cross-shaped lotus: the impact of Buddhist arts on Christian arts in the East)
59. Stuart Young 楊啓聖(U. of Bucknell 美國巴科內爾大學): “Shaping Monastic Identity in the Silk Cultures of Medieval China” 在中古中國絲綢文化中塑造僧侶身份;
Sericulture has always been a central defining feature of Chinese civilization, and silk a cornerstone of Chinese Buddhist material culture. In many ways silk was the fabric of monasticism throughout premodern China, infused within the material and ideal worlds of Chinese Buddhists. Against the backdrop of normative Indian Buddhist pronouncements concerning material production, commercial engagement, attachment to luxury goods, and especially killing living beings, the topic of Chinese Buddhist silk culture offers novel insights into monastic identity as a negotiation between avowedly foreign religious paradigms and widespread, culturally embedded, traditions of material production.
This article examines a tale told in Indian vinaya texts about Buddhist monks who killed silkworms for their silk. This tale appears to instantiate a disjuncture between Buddhist ethics and jurisprudence, as it condemns the act of killing not on soteriological but on social grounds: i.e., confusing monastic distinctions. Medieval Chinese vinaya commentators attempted to reconcile this disjuncture, insisting that the vinaya precept in question incorporate Mahāyāna teachings of universal compassion toward all living beings – including silkworms especially. In this way, Chinese Buddhists defined for themselves – on the grounds of Indian precedents – a new kind of monastic identity that diverged from Indian norms. Here lay-monastic boundaries were drawn in terms of the propriety of silk – from ethical, soteriological, social, and juridical perspectives – which was one important material cultural arena in which Buddhist identity was negotiated in premodern China.
60. Yu Xin 余欣 (Fudan University 復旦大學): “Glass in Buddhist Ritual and Art in Medieval China” 中古中國佛教儀式與藝術中的玻璃
In Buddhist texts, glass (in Chinese, poli 頗梨 or 颇黎, liuli 琉璃, 瑠璃 or 流离, boli 玻璃 or 玻瓈, transliterations of sphaṭikā from Sanskrit) was considered as one of the Seven Treasures (qibao 七寶). The author investigated all kinds of materials concerning glass: Buddhist scriptures, historical records, Chinese poetries and literatures, stone inscriptions, manuscripts and paintings from the Dunhuang Library Cave, mural paintings in Gansu and Xinjiang, cultural relics from terrestrial palaces of Buddhist pagodas, tombs, cellars, and archeological sites along the Silk Road, and focuses on the relationship between glassware and other unearthed remains in a holistic approach to the Seven Treasures, and in the context of Buddhist offerings (treasure offering and perfume offering) and sacred utensils.
The author hopes to cast some new light on the religious function and symbolic meaning of glass in Buddhist ritual practices, trace the origin of this concept and examine its demonstration in text and art. This paper is a case study intended to develop a comprehensive understanding of ritual texts and religious practices in the using of sacred artifacts and to rethink the role of material culture in Buddhist history and Bowuxue 博物學 in Medieval China.
61. Dewei ZHANG 張德偉 (Sun Yat-sen University 中山大學): “For the Deceased? For the Living?: Revisiting jiao Buddhism in Late Imperial China, with a Special Reference to Funeral Music” 爲逝者抑或爲生人？：再議帝制晚期中國佛教的“教”，特別以葬禮音樂爲參考
Esoteric Buddhist practices (jiao 教), which promoted the offering of liturgical services for the dead, appeared as an independent category of Buddhism in the early Ming dynasty and quickly gained extraordinary importance within the saṃgha. By the late nineteenth century, it is estimated that at least sixty percent of the monk population had become liturgical specialists. But this dominance of jiao Buddhism within the saṃgha attracted violent attack from critics like modern reformers Master Taixu 太虛 (1890- 1947) who depreciated Chinese Buddhism of the period as the “religion of the dead.” Of particular interest here is the extensive use of music in funerals. Some leading figures found the practice vulgar, criticizing that it was an evil distraction of the genuine practice of Buddhism and thus a sign of decline. Things can be very different if we consider them from a new angle, however. The music present in this situation was frequently localized and kept updated. It helped to satisfy the need of the living for entertainment, a desire that the majority of people, especially those living in the countryside, found increasingly hard to satisfy in late imperial China. In this way, music actually served as a catalyst that helped Buddhism to exert and maintain influence in Chinese society. Similar strategy can be seen even in earlier times, such as the populace of the bianwen 變文 (transformation texts) in medieval China. Morally disgusting though it was, the extensive use of music in funerals did not cause the decline of Buddhism as some people believed. Rather, it was aimed to serve the living rather than the dead, which makes the critique by Master Taixu partly untenable, and contributed to the survival and growth of Buddhism at the time. 以爲逝者提供喪禮服務爲主要工作的“教”，自明初成爲佛教一個獨立類別後，迅速在僧團取得了非同尋常的重要性。到19世紀晚期，估計至少60%中國僧人的活動都以做喪事爲主。“教”在佛教中的這種主導性地位招致了激烈攻擊，批評者包括近代指責中國佛教已經淪爲“死人宗教”的太虛大師。喪禮中音樂的大量運用尤其成爲攻擊目標。一些領袖人物認爲這很粗俗，批評它干擾了人們從事真正的佛教實踐活動，是佛教墮落的象徵。但是如果我們換種角度考慮，此事就呈現了非常不同的性質和樣態。在喪葬場合出現的音樂，經常都會地方化幷且隨時更新。它幫助滿足了活人的娛樂需求－－滿足這種需求，對生活在帝制晚期的中國人尤其是農村的中國人來說，日益困難。所以 ，這些音樂在事實上扮演了一種催化劑角色，幫助佛教在其時的中國社會發揮和保持其影響力。與此類似的策略，早前佛教史中即可發現，例如在中世紀中國盛行的變文。在喪禮中大量使用音樂，雖然在道德上或許讓人難于接受，但它幷未某些人所相信的那樣導致了佛教的衰落。相反，它以死人的名義服務於活人，幫助維持了佛教的生存和發展，也動搖了太虛等人指責“教”的基礎。
62. Zhang Xiaogang 張小剛 (Research Institute of Dunhuang 敦煌研究院): 于闐白衣佛瑞像研究——從敦煌壁畫中的于闐白衣立佛瑞像圖談起 (A Study on White-clad Buddhist Icons in Khotan: Centering on the Khotan White-clad Buddhist Icon of a Standing Buddha in Dunhuang Murals);
斯坦因（A. Stein）在中國新疆和田地區法哈特伯克亞伊拉克（Farhad Beg Yailaki）遺址發現了白衣立佛的兩塊木板畫，在熱瓦克佛塔寺院則發現了兩尊在背光中布滿化佛的大立佛。本世紀初在達瑪溝托普魯克墩1號佛寺遺址又發現了在背光中布滿化佛的白衣大立佛，是敦煌繪畫中相關造像的原型。新疆克孜爾等石窟中也發現了在背光中布滿化佛的立佛像，這種造像樣式，可能與舍衛城神變故事對佛教造像的影響有密切關係，在犍陀羅藝術中也有這種造像形式的原型。在印度阿旃陀石窟第10窟石柱表面壁畫上，也有笈多王朝時期用白描墨綫繪製的白衣佛。由此我們瞭解白衣佛造像從印度到西域，再到敦煌的傳播情况。
63. ZHANG Yong 張勇 (Sichuan University 四川大學): 轉輪藏與轉書輪：西方傳教士輸入物與東亞佛寺設置之比較研究 (The Wheel Turner of Buddhist Canons and the Catholic Turning bookshelves: A Comparison of inputs by Western missionaries and Structures in Eastern Asian temples);
神聖羅馬帝國 (Heiliges Römisches Reich deutscher Nation/Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation) 時期（962-1806）的天主教耶穌教會傳教士Johann Schreck（1576~1630。中文名：鄧玉函），曾于明朝末期來華傳教。由其口授、教徒王征譯繪的《遠西奇器圖說錄最》于天啓七年丁卯（1627）刊行，書中圖文幷茂地介紹了一種“轉書輪”，即旋轉書架。“轉書輪”後亦爲朝鮮李朝實學派“四大家”詩人李德懋之孫、實學派思想家李圭景所知曉，其撰《五洲衍文長箋散稿》稱之曰“轉架”。揆諸中國寺院的類似設施，則爲梁陳之際的“雙林樹下當來解脫善慧大士”傅翕（497～569）所始創的轉輪藏；然轉輪藏早在上千年前已然在江浙地區出現，唐代普及全國佛寺，宋元更傳入朝鮮半島和日本列島。本文擬對二者的源頭、結構、功用和影響等，略作考證和比較，期以揭示出佛教徒和傳教士心目中理想的圖書陳列、貯藏和閱讀工具雲爾。
64. Zhang Yuanlin 張元林 (Research Institute of Dunhuang 敦煌研究院): 跨越洲際的旅程：關于敦煌壁畫中日神、月神和風神圖像上的希臘藝術元素 (A trans-continent trip: Greek elements in images of the gods of the sun, the moon, and the Wind found in Dunhuang murals);
65. Zhang Zong 張 總 (Institute of World Religions Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 中國社會科學院世界宗教研究所): 佛教繪畫重要圖式——水月觀音像起源之探查 (An important model of Buddhist drawings: On the origins of the image of Water-moon Guanyin)