Program

Thursday, February 20
Korean Cultural Center, Washington, DC

6 pm
Keynote
Understanding the Dedication Materials (bokjang 腹臟) Found in Korean Buddhist Images

Jeong Eunwoo, Dong-A University, Busan



Friday, February 21
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Washington, DC

9 am
Registration and breakfast
9:30 am
Welcome
9:45 am
Panel 1
A Korean Buddhist Sculpture

Outside In: A Goryeo Seated Avalokiteshvara and its Dedication Materials

Shin Soyeon, National Museum of Korea, Seoul

Understanding Textiles Found inside Buddhist Images in the Late Goryeo Period
Sim Yeon-Ok, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, Buyeo

The Wood and Construction of a Thirteenth-century Seated Wooden Avalokiteshvara
Park Youngman, National Museum of Korea, Seoul

10:45 am
Discussion
Jeong Eunwoo, Dong-A University, Busan
11:15 am
Practicum 1
How Does a Tree Become a Buddha? Carving Sacred Images

Jeon Sangyong, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, Buyeo
12 pm
Lunch
2 pm
Panel 2
Buddhist Image Dedication

Korean Bokjang and Esoteric Buddhist Practices in East Asia
Lee Seunghye, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Korean Sutras on the Production of Buddhist Images: The Formation and Contents of the Josang gyeong in the Joseon Period
Richard D. McBride II, Brigham Young University, Provo

Bokjang in Buddhist Paintings of the Late Joseon Period: Enshrinement and Mantra
Lee Yongyun, Research Institute of Buddhist Cultural Heritage, Seoul

3 pm
Discussion
Michelle Wang, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
3:30 pm
Break
3:45 pm
Practicum 2
Birth of a Holy Image and Bokjang

Ven. Gyeongam, Bokjang ritual specialist, Seoul
4:30 pm
Concluding Remarks
Chung Woothak, Emeritus, Dongguk University, Seoul
Jeong Eunwoo, Dong-A University, Busan
Michelle Wang, Georgetown University, Washington DC