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JAMES International Workshop "Changing Knowledge and Authority in Islam"
March 25-26, 2004

JAMES International Workshop "Changing Knowledge and Authority in Islam"

March 25th, Thu. and 26th, Fri.
at the Sanjo Conference Hall, The University of Tokyo

-March 25th, Thursday-

13:30-13:40 Opening Address:
SATO Tsugitaka (Organizer, Waseda University, Tokyo)
KOSUGI Yasushi (President of JAMES, Kyoto University, Kyoto)

Session 1: Sufism and Tariqa Movements in the Era of Islamic Resurgence
Chair: AKAHORI Masayuki (Sophia University)

TONAGA Yasushi (Kyoto University), "Sufism in the Past and Present"

Mark SEDGWICK (American University in Cairo, Cairo), "Tariqa and Reform and Tariqa Reform in the Arab World"

Tea Break 15:00-15:20

Mahmut Erol KILIC (Marmara University, Istanbul) "Effects of Sufism on Modern Turkish Society: Intellectuals and Politicians"

KOMATSU Hisao (The University of Tokyo, Central Asian History), "Islamic Resurgence and Tariqa in Central Asia"

Discussion 16:30-17:30

Welcome Party 18:00-20:00

-March 26th, Friday-

Session 2 9:30-13:00
Sites and Networks of Religious Authorities
Chair: MATSUNAGA Yasuyuki (Nihon University, Tokyo)

Jonathan BERKEY (Davidson College, Davidson), "The Transmission of Knowledge and Religious Authority: Medieval Institutions and Modern Problems"

SATO Minoru (Kanazawa University, Kanazawa), "Knowledge and Tradition of Chinese Muslim Intellectuals"

Tea Break 10:40 - 11: 00

SATO Noriko (Durham University, London), "Religious and Political Networks: al-Khoei Foundation and Other Political Minoritiesh

Mohsen KADIVAR (Tarbiyat Modarres University, Tehran), "The New Ideas and Influence of Molla Mohammad Kazem Khorasani"

Discussion 12:10-13:00

Session 3 14:10-17:30
New Thinkers in Islam : Intellectual Map of Contemporary Muslim World
Chair: KURITA Yoshiko (Chiba University, Tokyo)

NAKATA Koh (Doshisha University, Kyoto), "The Influence of Ibn Taymiyya's Thought in Contemporary Islam"

Abou Elela Mady (International Center for Studies, Cairo), "A Model of Islamic Political Thinking in Egypt"

Tea Break 15:20-15:40

Mohamed A. Mahmoud (Tufts University, Birmingham, UK), "Mahmud Muhammad Taha and the Crisis of Modern Islam"

Ulil Abshar Abdalla (Institute for Research and Human Resource Development of Nahdlatul Ulama , Jakarta), "The Liberal Interpretation of Islam: The Indonesian Case"

Discussion 15:50 - 16:30

General Discussion 16:30-17:30
Chair : SAKAI Keiko (Institute of Developing Economies)
Discussants: Dwight F. Reynolds (University of California, Santa Barbara), YUKAWA Takeshi (Keio University)

Please download Application Form file (Microsoft Word File, 36KB).
After completing the Form, please submit it by e-mail to james@cc.ocha.ac.jp as attached document.
(If you cannot download Application Form file, please e-mail to james@cc.ocha.ac.jp.)

Japan Association for Middle East Studies (JAMES)
Organizing Committee:
SATO Tsugitaka (Organizer, Wasede University)
KURITA Yoshiko (Chiba University), MATSUNAGA Yasuyuki (Nihon University), MIURA Toru (Ochanomizu University), SAKAI Keiko (Institute of Developing Economies), Dwight REYNOLDS (University of California, Santa Barbara), TONAGA Yasushi (Kyoto University),
Sponsored by:Japan Foundation
Cooperating with the Toyo Bunko