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Symposium on Gender, Embodiment, and Asian Religions - Friday, Feb. 24th

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Van Pelt Library, Room 241 (Class of 1955 Conference Room)


Angela Zito (New York University), author of Of Body and Brush: Grand Sacrifice as Text/Performance in 18th Century China; DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film.

Lecture title: The Filial, the Familial, the Gendered and the Cultivated


Nirmala S. Salgado (Augustana College), author of Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant.

Lecture title: "Tradition, Power, and Community Among Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka"


Arnika Fuhrmannn (Cornell University), author of Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema.

Lecture title: "Buddhist Melancholia: Trauma, Agency, and Pleasure in a Southeast Asian Transmedia Archive".

*All are welcome. Non-Penn attendants please contact Mark Bookman at for Van Pelt Library access.

For more information please contact:

Hsiao-wen Cheng,