Old Roads, Religious Mobility, and Paradigms of Long-Distance Transmission: Epigraphic and Petroglyphic Complexes in a Transit Zone between Eurasian Frontiers

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Old Roads, Religious Mobility, and Paradigms of Long-Distance Transmission: Epigraphic and Petroglyphic Complexes in a Transit Zone between Eurasian Frontiers ABSTRACTGraffiti inscriptions and rock drawings mark an ancient network of capillary routes that connected Central Asian Silk Routes with major South Asian arteries for religious mobility and trade. […]

“Without ritual, there would be no ethnic culture”: Religion and changing Chinese diasporic identity in Vietnam

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES "Without ritual, there would be no ethnic culture": Religion and changing Chinese diasporic identity in Vietnam ABSTRACTIn this talk, I will present a total of four case studies to analyse the transformations and hidden discourses of ethnic Chinese (người Hoa 華人) rituals dedicated to public gods. Vietnam’s ethnic […]

“The Dharma Assembly”: Exploring a dynamic infrastructure for contemporary Han Chinese participation in Tibetan Buddhist monastic contexts

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES “The Dharma Assembly”: Exploring a dynamic infrastructure for contemporary Han Chinese participation in Tibetan Buddhist monastic contexts ABSTRACTDuring the first half of the twentieth century, all but a handful of intrepid Han Chinese practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism undertook the long and difficult journey to the Tibetan plateau. In […]

Magic Power Reconfigured: Chinese Popular Religion in Cities

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Magic Power Reconfigured: Chinese Popular Religion in CitiesABSTRACTThis talk analyzes how divine magic power is reconfigured in the urban setting. The speaker will discuss how a spirit medium, who moved from the countryside in Taiwan to an urban area, refashioned the elements of village religion to cope with […]

Iran and BRI: A Cultural Perspective of Strategic Cooperation

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Iran and BRI: A Cultural Perspective of Strategic Cooperation ABSTRACTIran and China’s relationship is following a long tradition of exchanges that can be traced back to ancient times. Certainly, when studying the long tradition of Iran and China, we can perceive that the Silk Road was not only […]

Sailors and Slaves in Medieval Maritime Asia: from baghdād to baghpūr

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Sailors and Slaves in Medieval Maritime Asia: from baghdād to baghpūr ABSTRACTThis talk presents some of the preliminary ideas and findings of Dr. Ha Guangtian’s ongoing project which examines the role of multi-racial, multi-religious, and multi-lingual sailors and slaves in facilitating Muslim trans-regional trade in medieval maritime Asia. […]

Bringing local values into the ESG framework in Asia | Green Finance Forum

Hybrid - HKU Social Sciences Chamber (Jockey Club Tower, 11/F) and via Zoom

BRINFAITH | ESG BRI Green Finance Forum: Bringing local values into the ESG framework in Asia  Opening Remark:Dr Ma Jun, Co-chairman, G-20 Sustainable Finance Study Group; Chairman, Hong Kong Green Finance Association Keynote Speeches The changing definitions of ESG investment in Asia Speaker: Anthony Cheung, Managing Director, ESG at Polymer Capital; Convenor of Green Finance, […]

Africa in and beyond China’s BRI: Development and Security in a New Era of Global Competition

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Africa in and beyond China’s BRI: Development and Security in a New Era of Global Competition Speaker:Dr. Daniel Large (Associate Professor at Central European University, Vienna, Austria)Date/Time:February 28, 2023, 6:00 pm (HK time); 11:00 am (Berlin time)Language: English Venue: Via ZOOM Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithFeb28 ABSTRACTThis seminar will examine Africa in the evolving BRI with special […]

The Belt and Road Initiative and Spirit Mediums: The Lower Sesan 2 Dam and Sacred Space in Northeastern Cambodia

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The Belt and Road Initiative and Spirit Mediums: The Lower Sesan 2 Dam and Sacred Space in Northeastern Cambodia Date/Time:March 27, 2023, 9:30 - 11:00 am (HK time)Language: English Venue: Via ZOOM (Registration is required.) Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithMar27 ABSTRACTThe Lower Sesan 2 Dam (LS2) is the largest and most controversial hydropower dam ever developed in […]

Buddhism in Russia: Introspection of Spirituality and New Modalities

G/F Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU & Via ZOOM

Buddhism in Russia: Introspection of Spirituality and New Modalities Date/Time:April 18, 2023, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (HK time)Language: English Venue: G/F Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU & via ZOOM (Registration is required.) Registration Link: http://bit.ly/RussianBuddhism ABSTRACTBuddhism is regarded as a traditional faith in Russia and is part of the national spiritual tradition. Buddhism is a […]

Time and the River: Temporal and Material Flows and the Potency of Life on the Mekong

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Time and the River: Temporal and Material Flows and the Potency of Life on the Mekong Date/Time:April 26, 2023, 19:30 - 21:00 (HKT) / 17:00 - 18:30 (IST)Language: English Venue: Via ZOOM (Registration is required.) Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithApr26 ABSTRACTDams suggest progress – they are a way of arresting the flow of water (and that which […]