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Mazars in Ferghana and Xinjiang@-- An International Conference, Tokyo, Japan Nov.26-27

Organizer: Minoru SAWADA, Yasushi SHINMEN, Jun SUGAWARA, Yayoi KAWAHARA

Supported by
  • gStudy on Islamic Sacred Places in Central Asiah project, sponsered by TheNara International Foundation -Commemorating the Silk Road Exposition.
  • gInvestigative Study regarding Transformations in Uighur Communities and Ethnic Identities in Central Asiah project, sponsered by a JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (research category "A")
  • Preservation, Compilation, and Annotation of Mazar Documents in Ferghana and Xinjianghproject, sponsered by the Toyota Foundation.
  • gOnline Resources for Inner Asian Studies (ORIAS)h project, subproject of GICAS (Grammatological Informatics based on Corpora of Asian Scripts), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, TUFS
Venue: Conference room, 4th floor OGURA Building, Suidobashi, TOKYO
         @Address: 1-11-14 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Official Site: http://c-faculty.chuo-u.ac.jp/~shinmen/mazar2005/index.htm

PROGRAMME

1st Day (26th of Nov)

13:00`18:00

Welcome speech: Minoru SAWADA (Organizer)
Keynote: Yasushi SHINMEN iOrganizerj

SESSION 1  (Chair: Yasushi TONAGA, Kyoto University)
  • Minoru SAWADA (Toyama University, JAPAN), "Towards Classification of Mazars in Ferghana Valley"
  • Ashirbek MUMINOV (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Ministry of Education and Science, KAZAKHSTAN), "Historical and Theological Interpretations of Sacred Places in Ferghana Valley"
---Tea break---
  • Nadirbek ABDULAHATOV (Ferghana Regional Museum, UZBEKISTAN), "Farg'ona vodiysida Hazrat Ali ('Ali ibn Abi Talib) kul'ti" (in Uzbek language) (Cult of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib in Fergana Valley)
  • Rahile DAWUT (Xinjiang University, CHINA), "Mazar Worship among the Uyghur Women"
18:30`20:30

Reception : Italian Restaurant <Favore>



2nd Day (27th of Nov)

9:30`12:30

SESSION 2  (Hisao KOMATSU, Tokyo University)
  • Edmund WAITE (London University, UK), "From Holy Man to National Villain: Popular Historical Narratives about Apaq Khoja in Kashgar, Xinjiang Province China"
  • Alexandre PAPAS (EHESS, FRANCE), "Promoting Saints and Mazars: The religious policy of Afaq Khwaja in 17th-Century Tarim Basin"
---Tea break---
  • Sergei ABASHIN (Russian Academy of Sciences, RUSSIA), "Mazary Boboi-ob i Suleiman-tog: sravnitelnyi analiz" (in Russian)  (Mazars of Bobo-ob and Suleiman-tog: Comparative Analysis)
  • Thierry Zarcone (CNRS, FRANCE), "Atypical Mausoleum: the case of the Solomon Throne (Kirghizistan): itinerary- pilgrimage, qadamgah and demons-cult"
---Lunch break---


13:30`18:00

SESSION 3  (Chair: Hiroshi UMEMURA, Chuo University)
  • Jianxin WANG (Zhongshan University, CHINA), "Cultural Connotation of Saint Mausoleums in the Turpan Basin: An Anthropological Approach to Uyghur Islam and Folk Beliefs"
  • Jun SUGAWARA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, JAPAN), "Mausoleums and the Historical Sources in East Xinjiang"
---Tea break---
  • Yayoi KAWAHARA (JSPS Research Fellow, JAPAN), "Tazkira of Qutayba ibn Muslim and his Mazar in Ferghana Valley"
  • Yasushi SHINMEN (Chuo University, JAPAN), "Buzurg Khan Tora and his Mazar at Katta Kenagas Village in Ferghana Valley"
---Tea break---

GENERAL DISCUSSION (Chair: Masami HAMADA, Kyoto University)

Discussants:
  • Hodong KIM (Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA)
  • Tetsuya OHTOSHI (Kyushu University, JAPAN)
  • Setsuko YOSHIDA (Shikokugakuin University, JAPAN)