〇2017年11月22日 2017年度第2回TINDAS国際セミナーを開催いたします ：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：：
2017年度第2回TINDAS国際セミナー The Value of Comparing India and China
講演者：Professor Peter van der Veer
概要：This paper shows the advantages of comparison when studying religion and
nationalism in India and China. The location of religion in Indian and
Chinese nationalism is very different, but in both cases it plays a significant
role. One of the problems in this comparison is the definition of religion.
It is proposed here to look at religion as part of a syntagmatic chain
of concepts: religion-secularity-magic-spirituality, the components of which have dynamic relations with each other that change over time. The arguments are illustrated by examining practices of the body, including Qi Gong and Yoga
講演者紹介：Peter van der Veer is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and Distinguished Professor at Utrecht University. He is the author of many books, including Religious Nationalism (California 1994), Imperial Encounters (Princeton 2001), The Modern Spirit of Asia (Princeton 2014), The Value of Comparison (Duke 2016). He is a Member of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current work is on Indian and Chinese religious networks in South-East Asia.
"Can Northeast India Serve As A Bridge Between India And The ASEAN?"
報告者：Rupakjyoti Borah (シンガポール国立大学客員研究員)
タイトル：Can Northeast India Serve As A Bridge Between India And The ASEAN?
要旨： Northeast India has lagged behind most other parts of the country in terms of development. However, India’s “Act-East Policy” (known earlier as the “Look-East Policy”) offers new hope to the Northeast, as New Delhi increases its engagement with countries in the ASEAN region. India is investing in improving infrastructure in Myanmar and is also constructing a road known as the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway, which is expected to be operational by 2020. In the future, there are also plans to connect it with pre-existing highways and take it all the way to Vietnam.
This presentation aims to look at how Northeast India is now turning over a new leaf and how it can become a bridge between India and the ASEAN region? At the same time, it will look at the immense challenges that confront the Northeastern states. In addition, it will also look at the Japanese involvement in Northeast India. During the visit of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to India earlier in September this year, the two countries “welcomed the India-Japan cooperation on development of India’s North Eastern Region (NER) as a concrete symbol of developing synergies between India’s Act East policy and Japan’s Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy.”
In May this year, when Chinese President Xi Jinping formally announced his Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing, India did not take part in the same, owing to sovereignty issues. Hence, it becomes all the more important for New Delhi to step up its physical connectivity with the ASEAN region and Northeast India’s location is sine qua non to these efforts, more so as India celebrates 25 years of its dialogue partnership with ASEAN this year.