Workshop “Religion, medicine, and women’s health in premodern East Asia”, September 29, 2022

This week, Prof. Anna Andreeva from the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies organised an inspiring workshop “Religion, medicine, and women’s health in premodern East Asia”, including an international symposium:

9.00 – 9.30 Jessey Choo (Rutgers University):

There is a Talisman for It: Daoist Rituals for Protecting Pregnancy

9.30 – 10.00 Hsin-Yi Lin (Fo Guang University):

The Cult of Guanyin and Protective Blessings for Childbirth in Esoteric Buddhist Materials from Dunhuang: An Analysis of Four Manuscripts

10.00 – 10.30 Anna Andreeva (Ghent University):

Making Babies in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Ritual and Medical Formulas for Aiding Conception

10.30 – 11.00 Daniela Tan (Zurich University):

Body Time: Menstruation and Concepts of the Female in Medieval Japan

11.00 – 11.30 Sujung Kim (DePauw University):

Sacred Signs and Safe Labor: Childbirth Talismans in Chosŏn, Korea

11.30 – 12.30 Final discussion and Q&A with the audience