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News of the Field / 235 Zhu Tao 祝涛. 2012. 《太上感应篇》与《佛说十善业道经》劝善思想比较. 《老子 学刊》3. Zhu Yueli 朱越利. 2012. 海外道教学研究任重道远‑’ 理论•视角•方法 前言. 《宗教 学研究》2012/1:58‑76. _____. 2012. 跨文化视角与 道教学译丛. 《弘道》50:12‑21. —Shih‑shan Susan Huang Conferences International Daoist Forum Hengshan, Hunan, October 22‑25, 2011 Sponsored by the Chinese Daoist Association and the China Religious Culture Communication Association, this forum brought together 500 participants, including Daoist priests and nuns, politicians, scholars, and Daoist practitioners from over twenty countries. Panels covered a wide range of topics. Its opening ceremony was directed by well‑known com‑ poser Tan Dun, there were speeches by high‑ranking Chinese leaders, and an emphasis on building relationships with Daoists in other coun‑ tries, in particular Europe. Some panels were broadcast live on CCTV. —Jean DeBernardi Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, March 16‑18, 2012 The meeting had one panel specifically on Daoism: “Icons, Charts, and Talismanic Scripts: Text and Image in Daoist Visual Culture.” Contribu‑ tors included Shih‑Shan S. Huang, Shu‑wei Hsieh, Lennert Gesterkamp, Chui Ki Wan, and Ching‑chih Lin. In a section of individual papers, Paul Amato spoke about the Mount Longhu lineage. —Shu‑wei Hsieh Living DaoToday: Views and Visions 236 / Journal of Daoist Studies 6 (2013) Utting am Ammersee, June 6‑10, 2012 The 8th international conference on Daoist studies was held under the auspices of Ostasiatisches Seminar of Munich University on the shores of Lake Ammersee in Bavaria. It focused on ways of living a Daoist life both historically and today in theory and practice. About 80 people from 15 different countries attended. Panels included “Life in Early Daoist Thought,” “Daoist Activities Today,” “Daoist Writings,” as well as “Dao‑ ism and Modern Science.” Workshops specified ways of cultivating Dao‑ ist life skills with martial arts energy work qigong and meditation. —Livia Kohn Xiwangmu Forum and Cultural Celebration Fukang, August 27‑29, 2012 The city government of Fukang in Xinjiang invited some twenty scholars from mainland China and Taiwan to a conference on the Queen Mother of the West. It also designated a day as Xiwangmu Cultural Day, engag‑ ing the city with a parade and an essay contest in the schools. —Robin R. Wang European Association for Chinese Studies Paris, September 5‑8, 2012 Among close to 300 speakers at this 29th meeting of EACS, ten focused specifically on Daoism, including Agne Budriunaite, Michael Como, Al‑ bert Galvany, Vincent Goossaert, Marc Lebranchu, Mei‑yen Lee, Mieke Matthysen, Amelie Ka‑yi Ng, Pan Junliang, Dominic Steavu, and Jinping Wang. Topics ranged from new approaches to ancient classics through medieval ritual Daoist music and Quanzhen monasticism to the impact of Daoism on Japan. See www.chinese‑ —Marc Lebranchu Introducing Daoism News of the Field / 237 Irrsee, September 14‑16, 2012 Sponsored by the Medizinische Gesellschft für Qigong Yangsheng and the Schwabenakademie, this meeting formed part of a series on “Intro‑ ducing World Religions.” It included presentations on “Daoism and the Three Religions of China,”“The Daode jing: A Daoist Classic,” “Internal Alchemy,” “Daoism and Chinese Aesthetics,” and “Western Psychoso‑ matics and Daoist Thought.” About eighty people attended, benefiting greatly from the stimulating talks and discussions. For more details see www. qigong‑ —Elisabeth Friedrichs Southeast Early China Roundtable Berea, Kentucky, November 2‑4, 2012 The 16th annual SEECR included three Daoist‑related presentations by Jonathan Smith, Stephen Eskildsen, and Paul Fischer, focusing on cos‑ mology, embryo respiration, and philosophy. For more details, see fac‑ Another presentation at a Berea sym‑ posium was by Jeffrey L. Richey on Daoism in Japanese culture. —Jeffrey L. Richey American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 17‑20, 2012 This year’s AAR had three panels on Daoism, which provided inspiring presentations and were well attended: “The Transmission and Dissemi‑ nation of Daoist Scriptures in Late Imperial and Republican China,” with presentations by Clarke Hudson, Daniel Burton‑Rose, and Elena Valussi; “Paradox and the Chinese Ritual Imagination,“ with presentations by Ori Tavor, Joshua Capitanio, and David Mozina; and a roundtable on “Teaching Daoism in Introductory ‘World Religions’ Courses,ʺ with panelists Louis Komjathy, Harold D. Roth, James Miller, Suzanne Cahill, and Elijah Siegler. For more see —David Mozina 238 / Journal of...


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