[FL-buddhist-scholars] FSU Sheng Yen Lecture / Graduate Student Buddhist Studies Conference Nov. 10-11

Bryan Cuevas bcuevas at fsu.edu
Thu Nov 2 19:04:51 EDT 2017

The 5th Annual Sheng Yen
Chinese Buddhist Studies Lecture
FSU Graduate Students Buddhist Studies
Conference - November 10-11, 2017

November 10, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Dodd Hall Auditorium, 103 Dodd Hall

Dr. Meir Shahar, Keynote Lecturer
Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University "The Many Faces of the Chinese Horse God"
The Horse God (Ma'shen 馬神), also known as the Horse King (Ma'wang 馬王), was among the most popular deities of late-imperial
China. The Horse God's ancestry extends back to ancient India as a de-scendent of the Horse-Headed Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, whose
cult was introduced to China through esoteric (Tantric) Buddhism. However, this Indian divinity was amalgamated into native Chinese
religions and cultic practices by Chinese Muslims, the literati elite, and the Daoist clergy. The talk explores the interplay of Indian Buddhism
and native Chinese religion as reflected in the Horse King's multiple identities.

Conference follows all day Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sponsored by: Florida State University Department of Religion, Lily Kung of The Great
Compassion Organization, and the Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies

Bryan J. Cuevas
John F. Priest Professor of Religion
Director, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies
Florida State University
Department of Religion, M03 Dodd Hall
641 University Way / P.O. Box 3061520
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1520

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