19 Feb 2010 2:00pm - 6:30pm CRASSH


Convenors: Professor Hans van de Ven (University of Cambridge) 
Why did conversion to Christianity take place in some Asian areas and not others? What happened when sacred and religious texts from Abrahamic traditions, especially Christianity, were translated into Chinese? What were the effects when the secular and the religious were asserted to be separate realms? What were the consequences for ideas about the private, the public, and the state? How did religious leaders respond to these changes? How do we rethink the present and the past, in China and elsewhere, as we become more aware of the constructed and provisional nature of these categories fundamental to our perceptions of the world? These are the questions that the CRASSH workshop on Religion, Secularism, and Modernity in Asia will explore.
The workshop is preceded by a keynote lecture by Prasenjit Duara, Translation, Religion, and Secularism, on Thursday 18 February.
This event is the final event organized by the AHRC Network ‘Translations and Transformations: China, Modernity, and Cultural Transmission’.

Programme and Registration

Please click on the link at the right hand side of the page to see the provisional programme. The event is free to attend but it is necessary to register. To do so please email Michelle Maciejewska by  Friday 12 February 2010.


For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska. 


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