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Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.


Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA



Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.



Events at this Venue


Mon, November 13, 2017 at 12:00pm to
Sun, November 12, 2017 at 01:30pm  /  Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

Land Acquisition in India and China

Huang Yinghong, Associate Professor (School of International Relations, Sun Yat-sen University) will discuss the active role of the state and its compulsory measures towards land acquisition in India and China.

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Yenching Institute , Asia Center and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute

START
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

ADDRESS
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Thu, February 9, 2017 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

“Argaḍa” and “Nirargaḍa”

Cosponsored Event

Liu Zhen, Professor, National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

Chair/Discussant: Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

This talk will offer a short introduction to the Sanskrit word “argaḍa” and its antonym “nirargaḍa”. The word “argaḍa” first appears in Brāhmaṇa literature to refer to a bolt that locks a cowshed. The word continued to be used in post-Vedic literature, including Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist texts in which it refers to a bolt used on the door of a house or city gate. A more detailed description of an argaḍa is, however, found in the technical texts and its image is found in works of art. “Argaḍa” and its antonym “nirargaḍa” later became a paired metaphor used in a religious context. In addition to this pair of words, this presentation will discuss the related compound “nirargaḍamedha,” which means a kind of sacrifice.

Liu Zhen studied Indology, Tibetology and Sinology at Universität-München, Germany from 2001-2008. He is currently a professor in the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, and Director of the Center for Gandhian and Indian Studies, at Fudan University. His research specialties are Veda and Vedic literature, comparisons between Chinese and Indian literature, Indian Mahā- and Hīna-yāna Buddhism, comparisons of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist documents, Sanskrit manuscripts and Indian and Central Asian art.

Cosponsored with Harvard Yenching Institute

START
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

ADDRESS
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

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