Symposium on “Iconography of Tantric Buddhism” at Ecole Pratique of Hautes Etudes

Time: 9:15 am–5 pm, Friday September 28, 2018

Place: EPHE, Sorbonne, salle D064, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris



9:15 am–9:30 am Reception

9:30 am–9:45 am Introduction
Ji Zhe (INALCO) and Xie Jisheng (Zhejiang University Center for Buddhist Art)

First Session
Moderator: Sylvie Hureau (EPHE/PSL)

9:45 am–10:30am
Xie Jisheng (Zhejiang University Center for Buddhist Art)
“Exploring the Principle of Iconographic Configuration in Tibetan Monasteries of Phyi-dar Period. A Case Study on the Dri-gtsang-khang of Gra-thang dGon”

10:30 am–10:45 am Tea/coffee break

10:45 am–11:30 am
Jia Weiwei (Zhejiang University Center for Buddhist Art)
“Image, Text and Connotation of Tangut Murals in Yulin Cave 3 in Gansu Guazhou”

11:30 am–12:15 pm
Wang Ruilei (Zhejiang University Center for Buddhist Art)
“Text, Image and Sect Lineage of Murals in the Assembly Hall of Red Temple in Tholing Monastery”

12:15 pm–1:45 pm Buffet lunch

Second Session

Moderator: Nicolas Sihlé (Centre d’Etudes Himalayennes/CNRS)

1:45 pm–2:30 pm
Kunsang Namgyal-Lama (Centre d’Etudes Himalayennes/CNRS)
“Murals of Samphel Rinpoche Ling in Gyantse Dzong: a Preliminary Study”

2:30 pm–3:15 pm
Liang Yan (Southwest University for Nationalities)
“History of the “kalavinka” Image and the Concept of Assisting the Deceased through the Land of Bliss”

3:15 pm–3:30 pm Tea/coffee break

3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Jean-Baptiste Georges-Picot (EPHE/PSL)
“The Khargyab Family Chökhang: A Domestic Shrine on the Eastern Tibetan Margins (15th-16th Centuries)”

4:15 pm–5:00 pm General discussion


Download the event poster and program here (French).

The symposium is organized by CEIB (Centre d’Études Interdisciplinaires sur le Bouddhisme), in collaboration with the Zhejiang University Center for Buddhist Art, and supported by the Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies.