PROGRAM OF THE 210th MEETING

Saturday, March 11th

2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Meeting, Editorial Board, JAOS. Salmon Room

Sunday, March 12th

9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Meeting, Board of Directors. Salmon Room

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Meeting, Greenfield Prize Committee. Salmon Room

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Morning Registration. Salon A

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration. Salon A

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit. Salon A

1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East I: AOS/NACAL: Linguistics.
John Huehnergard, Harvard University, Chair. (2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) Salon I

1.
Calvert Watkins, Harvard University
Hittite ku-ku-us-zi KUB 10.99 i 29
2.
David Testen, University of Chicago
Palatalization and the Early Akkadian Sibilants
3.
Jay Friedman, University of California, Los Angeles
Preterital *CeH- Verbs in the Rigveda and Old Hittite


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4.
Ilya S. Yakubovich, University of California, Berkeley
Greek Labyrinthos as a Name for the East Mediterranean Royal Palace
5.
Benjamin Hary, Emory University and Shlomo Izreíel, Tel Aviv University
The Corpus of Spoken Hebrew
6.
Daniel E. Fleming, New York University
Dialect Features in Yaminite Mari Letters
7.
Peter T. Daniels, New York City
On Investigating the Subgroupings of Indo-European

B. East Asia I: Chinese History and Philosophy. Madeline Spring, University of Colorado, Chair (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Salon H

8.
Donald Holzman, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Why Confucius "Talked Seldom about Goodness"
9.
David S. Nivison, Stanford University
How Old Was the Traditional Chinese Three-Years' Mourning?
10.
Martin Kern, Columbia University
The Principle of Self-Referentiality in Early Chinese Ritualism
11.
Daniel Boucher, Cornell University
The Transmission of "Barbarian" Manuscripts to China: Another Source for idenitfying early Kharosth¯i texts
C. East Asia II: Yuen Ren Society Symposium on the History of Spoken Chinese, Panels I & II. (1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) Salon G

Panel I: Historical Spoken Language

12.
R. VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University
What Kind of `History of Chinese' Are We Trying to Recover?
13.
Jost Zetzsche, International Writers' Group
The Missionary Perspective on Spoken and Written Chinese During the 19th and Early 20th Century


     (Break )


Panel II: Rhyming and Rime-table Evidence for Spoken Language

14.
Jerry Norman, University of Washington,
The Case of Shiehsheh-Spoken vs. Rime-book Phonology
15.
Li Wen-Chao, National Taiwan Normal University
Towards a New Definition of Mandarin Rhyme: Evidence from pop, rap and multilingual lyrics
16.
Hsü Hui-Chüan, National Taiwan Chiao-t'ung University
Loose Rhyming in Si4-xian4 Hakka
D. Inner Asia. Denis Sinor, Indiana University, Chair. Salon C

17.
Denis Sinor, Indiana University
Tharshish: The Curious Inner Asian destiny of an Old Testament place name
18.
Michael Drompp, Rhodes College
Ta T'ang ch'uang-yeh ch'i-chu chu as a Source for the History of the Early Türks (T'u-chüeh)
19.
Barbara Kellner-Heinkele (Freie Universität Berlin)
History And Myth In Abu L-Ghazi Bahadur Khan's Shejere-I Terakime


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20.
Gregory D. S. Anderson, University of Chicago
Russian-Siberian Contacts and Morphosyntactic Restructuring in Native Siberian Languages
21.
Richard Adam Wainthropp, University of California, Los Angeles
Recontextualizing Turkish Color Terms: Connotative alternatives
E. Islamic Near East I: Adab. Shawkat M. Toorawa, University of Mauritius/RRAALL, Chair. Portland Room

22.
Michael Cooperson, University of California, Los Angeles
Social Space and Religious Authority in 3rd/9th Century Baghdad
23.
Shawkat M. Toorawa, University of Mauritius/RRAALL
The Forgotten Poetic Talents of Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur (d. 280/893)
24.
Stephanie Thomas, Harvard University
The Art of Apt Speech in al-R¯aghib al-Isfah¯an¯iís Muh¯adar¯at al-Ud¯ab¯a'


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25.
Devin Stewart, Emory University
Ironic Inversion and Sectarian Polemic in Hamadhaniís Maqamat
26.
Dagmar A. Riedel, Indiana University
Adab as a Source for Medieval Social History: The Chapters on ghazal and muj¯un/sukhf from the Muh¯adar¯at al-Udab¯a' of al-R¯aghib al-Isfah¯an¯i (d. 1050)
F. South and Southeast Asia I: Law, Ethics, and Religious Practice. Joel Brereton, University of Missouri, Chair. Salon D

27.
P. Oktor Skjærvø , Harvard University
G¯athic Entanglements: Cosmic tents and ropes in the Old Avesta
28.
Donald R. Davis, Jr., University of Texas, Austin
An¯ac¯ara and Regional Consciousness in the Laghudharmaprak¯a\'sik¯a

29.
Patrick Olivelle, University of Texas
Abhaksya and Abhojya: An Exploration in dietary language
30.
Maria Hibbets, California State University, Long Beach
On Buddhi and Cetan¯a
     (Break )

31.
Hanns-Peter Schmidt, University of California, Los Angeles
How to Kill a Sacrificial Victim
32.
Stephanie W. Jamison, Harvard University
Vedic vr`a: Evidence for the svayamvara in the Rig Veda?
33.
Hartmut Scharfe, University of California, Los Angeles
The role of \'Satras in Traditional Indian Education
G. Ancient Near East II: Special Session. 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Salon I

34.
Jorunn J. Buckley, Bowdoin College
Gnostics on and in the Charles: The 1999 Harvard ARAM Conference on the Mandaeans (Introduction and Video)

Monday, March 13th

8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Morning Registration. Salon A

8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit. Salon A

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.'s (FREE) Salmon Room

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday Morning Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East III: Literature I. Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Salon I

35.
Niek Veldhuis, University of Groningen
The Journeys of the Gods
36.
A. J. Ferrara, Independent Scholar, Albuquerque, New Mexico
In Search of Omega: Some Thoughts on stemmatic analysis of Sumerian literary texts and schizophrenic sequelæ 
37.
Gonzalo Rubio, Ohio State University
A Ninimma Lament from Ur III Nippur
38.
M. J. Geller, University College London
Ur III incantations in the Frau-Hilprecht Sammlung


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39.
Walter R. Bodine, Yale University
NBC 7800 and the Model Contracts
40.
Timothy J. Collins, University of Chicago
The Amorous Worm: Creativity and convention in an Old Babylonian toothache incantation
41.
Anne D. Kilmer, University of California, Berkeley
Visualizing Text: Schematic patterns in Akkadian poetry
42.
Kathryn Kravitz, Brandeis University
A Last-minute Revision to Sargon's Letter to the God?

B. East Asia III: Chinese Literature. Martin Kern, Columbia University, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon) Salon G

43.
Charles Yim-Tze Kwong, Lingnan University
Nature in the Classic of Songs
44.
Jui-Lung Su, National University of Singapore
Ma Rong's (79-166) "Rhapsody on the Chupu Game"
45.
Daniel Bryant, University of Victoria
Why Chinese Poets Got Into New-Style Verse and Why They Wouldn't Get Out


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46.
Stuart H. Sargent, Colorado State University
Ho Chu (1152-1125) and the Masters: Matters of form and theme in the poetry of the Northern Sung
47.
Timothy C. Wong, Arizona State University
Beginnings: The First Chapters of the Sanguo and the Shuihu
C. Islamic Near East II: Language, the Body and Society. Michael Bonner, University of Michigan, Chair. Portland Room

48.
Rüdiger Arnzen, Ruhr University Bochum
Classical Arabic QAD as Discourse Particle
49.
Suzanne Stetkevych, Indiana University
Une Liaison Dangereuse: al-N¯abighah al-Dhuby¯an¯iís Mutajarridah Poem
50.
Heidi A. Ford, Indiana University
Body Parts: Mutilation, reintegration, and social anxiety in Y¯usuf ibn Ism¯a`¯il al-Nabh¯an¯iís J¯ami` Kar¯am¯at al-Awliy¯a'


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51.
Jaroslav Stetkevych, University of Chicago
H¯atim al-T¯a'¯i: Poetic and social strategies of Bedouin generosity
52.
Leah Kinberg, Tel-Aviv University
Edification through the Supernatural: More About maskh ( = metamorphosis)

South and Southeast Asia II: Linguistics and Epigraphy. Christopher Minkowski, Cornell University, Chair. Salon D

53.
Jared S. Klein, University of Georgia
¯Amreditas in the Rigveda
54.
Masato Kobayashi, University of Pennsylvania
Syllable-boundary Rules in Early Indo-Aryan and Dravidian
55.
Stanley Insler, Yale University
Vedic ¯Urmy¯a
56.
Joseph Loizzo, Columbia University
Notice of a Conflict between Candrak¯rti's Analysis of Compounds from the Opening of the Guhyasamajatantra and the Tibetan Translation


     (Break )


57.
Peter Scharf, Brown University
Vivaks¯a, Avivaks¯ a, and K¯araka -rule-ordering
58.
Ashok Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
Pusya-M¯anava/Pusp¯a-m¯anava in Mah¯abh¯asya 7.2.23
59.
Jason Neelis, Florida State University
Drawing for Merit: Buddhist petroglyphs and donative inscriptions in "previously unestablished places"'
60.
Justin McDaniel, Harvard University
New Perspectives on Scripts and Inscriptions in Medieval Thailand and Laos
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration. Salon A


1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday Afternoon Sectional Meetings


A. Ancient Near East IV: History and Archæ ology I. Maynard P. Maidman, York University, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) Salon I

61.
Harry A. Hoffner, Jr., University of Chicago
Cereal Husbandry Among the Hittites
62.
Meir Lubetski, Baruch College, City University of New York
A Reappraisal of a Recently Published Hezekiah Bulla
63.
Amanda Podany, California State Polytechnic University
The Changing Use of the Personal Name Determinative During the Second Millennium
64.
Steven Garfinkle, Columbia University
Shepherds, Merchants, and Credit in the Ur III Period


     (Break )


65.
Madeleine A. Fitzgerald, Yale University
Napl¯anum the Amorite
66.
Tonia M. Sharlach, Cornell University
From the Ends of the Empire: The Worship of Foreign Gods in Sargonic and Ur III Mesopotamia
67.
Karen R. Nemet-Nejat, Yale University
Lucky Thirteen
68.
George E. Mendenhall, University of Michigan
Semitic Linguistic History Reconsidered
B. East Asia IV: Yuen Ren Society Symposium on the History of Spoken Chinese (1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) Salon G

Panel III: Specific Cases

69.
Karasawa Yasuhiko, Ritsumeikan University,
The Uses of Spoken Languages: Guan1-hua4-speaking in Late Imperial China
70.
David Prager Branner, Yuen Ren Society,
Artificial Character-readings vs. Natural Ancient Words in Living Taiwanese
C. East Asia V: Chinese History and Literature. Robert Joe Cutter, University of Wisconsin, Chair. (2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.) Salon G

71.
J. Michael Farmer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Rhetoric and Genre of "Discourse on Enemy States"
72.
Ding Xiang Warner, Pacific Lutheran University
What's in the Name? An Examination of forms of address in Wang Tong's Zhongshuo
73.
Daniel Hsieh, Purdue University
Wen and Wu in Tang Fiction
74.
Jonathan Pease, Portland State University
Liu Ch'ang and Liu Pin: Two More Kiangsi intellectuals

D. Islamic Near East III: Law. Andrew Rippin, University of Calgary, Chair. Portland Room

75.
Joseph E. Lowry, University of Pennsylvania
Calder, Sh¯afi`¯i and Ibn Qutayba: On the relative sophistication of hermeneutic techniques
76.
Christopher Melchert, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
How Hadith and Jurisprudence Came to be Complimentary Disciplines
77.
Maya Shatzmiller, University of Western Ontario/McGill University
Maliki Waqf of Nickels and Dimes: Property rights and the public good in the Islamic West


     (Break )


78.
Steven C. Judd, Southern Connecticut State University
The Q¯ad¯i in Umayyad Administration
79.
Rachel T. Howes, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Sunn¯i Q¯ad¯i and the Ism¯a`¯il¯i D¯a`¯i: The Political relations between Ism¯a`¯il¯is and Sunn¯is in 11th Century Shiraz
E. South and Southeast Asia III: Literature and Textual History. Gary Tubb, Columbia University, Chair. Salon D

80.
James L. Fitzgerald, University of Tennessee
The Meaning and Function of R¯ama J¯amadagnya in the Mah¯abh¯arata
81.
Vidyut Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
Indecent Proposals: Take five
82.
Mandakranta Bose, University of British Columbia
Motion in Still-life: The Visnudharmottara Pur¯ana on dancing and painting
83.
Chulhyun Bae, Harvard University
A Literary Stemma of King Darius's Behistun Inscription


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84.
Arlo Griffiths, University of Leiden
More Recent Findings about the Atharvavedic Tradition of Orissa
85.
Susan J. Rosenfield, Harvard University
Grhya Br¯ahmanas Found in the Katha School
86.
George Cardona, University of Pennsylvania
The Manuscript History of the Vaiy¯akaranasiddhantaparamalaghumañj¯us¯a
87.
Christopher Z. Minkowski, Cornell University
N¯lakantha Caturdhara's Mantrak¯a\'s¯ikhanda
F. Western Branch AOS Presidential Address and Business Meeting. Stephen H. West, University of California, Berkeley (5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) Salon G

Plurality, Individuality, and Authenticity: Classics and the Fallible Reader in Late China
Tuesday, March 14th

8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Morning Registration. Salon A

8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit Salon A

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Millenarianism. Miguel Civil, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Chair. Salon I

88.
James C. VanderKam, University of Notre Dame (Ancient Near East)
Title TBA
89.
Mark Csikszentmihalyi, University of Wisconsin-Madison (East Asia)
Mencius's Quingentennium and John's Millennium: Why everybody's looking for an endtime
90.
Juan R. Cole, University of Michigan (Islamic Near East)
Millenarianism in Iran, 1500-2000
91.
Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa (South & South East Asia)
Millenarianism in Ancient and Classical India
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Business Meeting. Salon I

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East V: Literature II. Matthew W. Stolper, University of Chicago, Chair (1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.) Salon I

92.
Joel H. Hunt, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Compassionate Marduk Who Hears Prayers: A Study in the creative arrangement of traditional Mesopotamian materials
93.
Gary Beckman, University of Michigan
Gilgamesh in Hatti
94.
Mary R. Bachvarova, University of Chicago
Homer and the Hurrian-Hittite Song of Release


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95.
Scott Noegel, University of Washington
Geminate Ballast and Clustering: An Unrecognized literary feature in ancient Semitic poetry
96.
Tzvi Abusch, Brandeis University
The Epic of Gilgamesh: Some Observations on its meaning and literary connections
97.
Douglas Frayne, University of Toronto
Rebuilding E-ninnu
B. East Asia VI: Chinese Drama. Stephen H. West, University of California, Berkeley, Chair (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) Salon G

98.
Karin Myhre, Grinnel College
Humor and Linguistic Register in Dramatic Texts
99.
Hua Wei, Academia Sinica
Caizi Mudanting: An Erotic and unorthodox commentary on the Peony Pavilion
100.
He Yuming, University of California, Berkeley
"Fei shi chuanzhe, shi chuanzhi zhe ye"-On Visual Transmission of Drama in Late Ming
101.
Sophie Volpp, University of California, Davis
Worldy Stage: Theatricality and voyeurism in Jin Ping Mei

C. Islamic Near East V: Religion, Science and Philosophy. Michael Cooperson, University of California, Los Angeles, Chair. Portland Room

102.
Andrew Rippin, University of Calgary
Studying Qur'¯anic Tafs¯ir at the Beginning of the 21st Century
103.
Robert Morrison, Cornell University
An Islamic Response to Modern Astronomy
104.
Jon McGinnis, University of Pennsylvania
Atomic Time and Avicennian Critique


     (Break )


105.
Merlin Swartz, Boston University
A Hanbal¯i Defense of Ta'w¯il
106.
Richard M. Frank, The Catholic University of America
Ahk¯am According to the Ash`arites
107.
M. G. Carter, Oslo University
The Indeterminacy of the Qur'an: Text, variants and control in medieval Islam
D. South and Southeast Asia IV: Religion and Philosophy. Ashok
Aklujkar
, University of British Columbia, Chair. Salon D

108.
Gary A. Tubb, Columbia University
The Laghu Yogavasistha and its Relation to the Yogavasistha
109.
Kengo Harimoto, University of Pennsylvania
The Author of the P¯atañjalayoga\'s¯astravivarana, in Relation to Mandana Mi\'sra
110.
David B. Gray, Columbia University
The Cakrasamvara Tantra : The History of its development in India and its transmission to Tibet and China


     (Break )


111.
Jerome H. Bauer, Washington University, St. Louis
Knowledge, Superknowledge, and Omniscience: Fetal divinization and its control
112.
Christian K. Wedemeyer, New College, University of South Florida
Antinomianism and Gradualism: The Contextualization of the practices of sensual enjoyment (cary¯a ) in the Guhyasam¯aja ¯Arya tradition
113.
Beatrice Reusch, University of California, Berkeley
Would the chaya graha -s, Ketu and Rahu, Come out to the Light (of Philology)?
114.
T. S. Rukmani, Concordia University, Montreal
Sw¯adhy¯ayamandal¯i and the Bhagavadg¯it¯a

E. Ancient Near East VI: Religion. Jack Sasson, Vanderbilt University, Chair (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) Salon I

115.
Herbert B. Huffmon, Drew University
Prophecy and Gender in the Ancient Near East
116.
Bernard M. Levinson, University of Minnesota (WITHDRAWN)
The Anomaly of Kingship in Deuteronomy
117.
Baruch Margalit, University of Haifa
On Canaanite Fertility and Debauchery


     (Break )


118.
Anne Marie Kitz, Kenrick School of Theology
The Fate of NAM/s¯imtu
119.
Laurie E. Pearce, University of California, Berkeley
Secret, Sacred and Secular: Integrating Mesopotamian views
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Book Sale. Salon A

6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Social Hour (Cash Bar) Salon E

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Annual Subscription Dinner. Salon E

Presidential Address (Near the Conclusion of the Dinner, at approximately 9:30 p.m.)

120.
James A. Bellamy, University of Michigan
Textual Criticism of the Koran

Wednesday, March 15th

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Book Sale Continues. Salon A

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wednesday Morning Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East VII: History and Archæology II. Martha T. Roth, University of Chicago, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon.) Salon I

121.
Jack Sasson, Vanderbilt University
The Forcing of Morals on Mesopotamian Society
122.
Eva von Dassow, Colorado State University
Sealed Rosters from Mittanian Arrape
123.
Raymond Westbrook, Johns Hopkins University
Hard Times at Emar
124.
Stephen A. Kaufman, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati; Bruce
Zuckerman
, University of Southern California
The Incirli Phoenician Inscription: Text, translation, and drawing


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125.
Elizabeth Carter, University of California Los Angeles
Town Life on the Syro-Anatolian Frontier in the Sixth Millennium b.c.e.: An Overview of the excavations at Domuztepe 1995-1999
126.
S. M. Luppert-Barnard, University of Chicago
Assyrian Relations with Egypt during the Late Bronze Age
127.
Annalisa Azzoni, Johns Hopkins University
"An Oath Came upon You and You Swore by Sati the Goddess": A Re-examination of Papyrus Cowley 14
128.
James Evans, United Technology (independent scholar) (by title)
Cycle Theoretic New Testament Chronology
B. East Asia VII: Philology and Cultural History. Jonathan Pease, Portland State University, Chair (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Salon G

129.
Newell Ann Van Auken, University of Washington
The Phonetic Constituents of the Graph for Chinese < wang > ("to hope, to look afar")
130.
Shu-Hui Wu, Misissippi State University
T'ai-wan t'ung-shih and Shih chi: A Comparative study
131.
Ping-Leung Chan, Lingnan University
The Toad in the Chinese Lunar Myth


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132.
Ann Pedone, University of California, Berkeley
Visualizing Vernacular Culture in the Medieval Encyclopedia Shilin
guangji
133.
Nanxiu Qian, Rice University
To Please a Woman for Reform-Politics and Poetics in Establishing the First Chinese School for Women
C. Islamic Near East V: History. Steven C. Judd, Southern Connecticut State University, Chair. Portland Room

134.
Heather N. Keaney, University of California, Santa Barbara
Muslim Martyr? A Historiography of the revolt against the Caliph \lhookUthman
135.
Jacob Lassner, Northwestern University/Tel-Aviv University
Did the Caliph al-Mutawakkil Plan to Revamp the Abbasid Imperial Army?
136.
Linda Benson, Oakland University
Mission to the Muslims: Christian evangelists in Xinjiang, 1900-1937


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137.
Michael Bonner, University of Michigan
New Economic Perspectives on the Rise of Islam
138.
Rudi Lindner, University of Michigan
1250-1350: What does mint proliferation mean?







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