Thursday, March 16th

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. JAOS Editorial Board Meeting.

Friday, March 17th

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AOS Board of Directors Meeting.

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Morning Registration.
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration and Book Exhibit.

Friday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East I: AOS/NACAL: Linguistics. K. Lawson Younger, Trinity International University, Divinity School, Chair (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) . AOS/NACAL Registration Fee
Na'ama Pat-El, Harvard University, and Alexander Treiger, Yale University
Adnominal Prepositional Phrases in Semitic
Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton
Classical and Colloquial Arabic Archaisms
Joshua T. Katz, Princeton University
Remarks on the Development of Proto-Indo-European *sm in Hittite
Peter T. Daniels, Gorgias Press
Two Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew

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Rebecca Hasselbach, University of Chicago
Interpreting Early Akkadian Orthography: A Note on Third Person Pronominal Suffixes in Sargonic Akkadian
Jacob Lauinger, University of Chicago
An Archival Analysis of the Old Babylonian Tablets from Alalakh (Level VII) and Its Chronological Implications
Scobie P. Smith, Redmond, Washington
Comparative Graphemic Analysis of Nuzi Akkadian: Investigating Hurrian Orthograpic Interference
Bradley J. Spencer, California State University, Fullerton
A Sociological Approach Toward Identifying Akkadian Loanwords in Ugaritic

B. East Asia I: Chinese History and Literature. Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado, Chair (2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.)
Adam Smith, University of California Los Angeles Institute of Achaeology
Learning to Write at Anyang: What the Oracle Bone "Practice Inscriptions" Tell Us about the Nature of Late Shang Writing
Martin Kern, Princeton University
Reading the Guo feng
Lai Guolong, University of Florida
Canonization and Textual Fluidity in Early China: Observations on the Material Form of Excavated Manuscripts

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Matthias Richter, University of Hamburg
The Genesis of Texts as Reflected in Early Chinese Manuscript Versions
Newell Ann Van Auken, University of Washington
Form and Event Type in the Spring and Autumn Annals

C. Islamic Near East I: Qur'an: Structure and Hermeneutics. Shawkat Toorawa, Chair, Cornell University (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Devin Stewart, Emory University
God's Poetic License: Medieval Analyses of End-Rhyme in the Qur'an
Todd Lawson, University of Toronto
Opposition and Duality in the Qur'an: The Apocalyptic Substrate
Kevin van Bladel, University of Southern California
Heavenly Portals and Conduits in the Qur'an

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Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame University
The Qur'an's Wind of Destruction [WITHDRAWN]
Michael Carter, Sydney University
The Hermeneutics of the Islamic Decalogue: A Preliminary Enquiry
Walid Saleh, University of Toronto
Quoting the Bible in Tafsir : A Late Mamluk Controversy
D. South and Southeast Asia I. Stanley Insler, Yale University, Chair (1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.)
1. Literature and the Arts
Stephanie W. Jamison, University of California Los Angeles
Kavya before Kavya: The Poet and His Function
Luis González-Reimann, University of California at Berkeley
The Continuity of Symbols and Metaphors from the Rgveda to the Epics and Puranas
Adheesh Sathaye, University of British Columbia
The King, the Brahmin, and the Goddess: The Textual Performance of Hariscandra in the Sanskrit Puranas
David Mellins, Columbia University
Visvamitra's Koan: Narrative Compression and the Training of Warrior Seers in Jayadeva Piyusavarsa's Prasannaraghava

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Mandakranta Bose, University of British Columbia
Sastra and Prayoga: Balaramabharatam and Hastalaksanadipika as Textual Sources of Kutiyattam and Kathakali

2. The Veda and the Vedic Tradtion
Jarrod L. Whitaker, Wake Forest University
How Exactly is the Dragon Killed? The Importance of sávas in the Rgveda
Scott Laroy Harvey, University of Texas at Austin
All the King's Men (and his Horse): Rastram, Asvamedha, and the Middle Vedic `State'
Joël Dubois, California State University, Sacramento
The Secret Lives of Prajapati Brahman in Sankara's Brhadaranyakopanisad Bhasya
Friday Evening

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception for Members and Guests.

Saturday March 18th

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.'s (Hosted by the AOS).

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Morning Registration and Book Exhibit.

Saturday Morning Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East II: Sumero-Babylonian Archaeology, Art History, Language, and Literature. Norman Yoffee, University of Michigan, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Karen L. Wilson, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Edgar J. Banks and the University of Chicago Expedition to Bismaya 1903-05: A Reappraisal
Pauline Albenda, Brooklyn, New York
Before Photography: Early 19th Century Discoveries of Babylonian and Assyrian Art
Cale Johnson, University of California Los Angeles
Contrastive Focus, Negation and the Ambiguity of kur
Fumi Karahashi, University of Pennsylvania
Sumero-Akkadian Language Contact

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Paul Delnero, University of Pennsylvania
Sumerian Excerpt Tablets and Scribal Training
Lance Allred, Johns Hopkins University
Provisioning the aga3-us2, in the Ur III Period
Jeremiah Peterson, University of Pennsylvania
New Sumerian Literary Fragments in the University Museum, Philadelphia
Alhena Gadotti, Baltimore, Maryland
Chinese Boxes and Sumerian Texts

B. East Asia II: Chinese Literature I. Martin Kern, Princeton University, Chair (9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado
Zheng Xuan's (127-200) Valedictory Letter to His Son
Tamara Chin, New York University
Sima Xiangru and the Poetics of Colonization
Michelle Low, University of Colorado
Into the Dawn: Guo Pu's Poems on His Southern Exodus of the Early Fourth Century

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Wang Ping, University of Colorado
Why Would a Royalty Admire a Recluse?-Xiao Tong's Evaluation of Tao Qian
Meow Hui Goh, The Ohio State University
The Debate on "Knowing the Sounds" in the Yongming Era
Antje Richter, University of Kiel
Terminological Confusion in Interpretations of the Wenxin diaolong : the Case of shu

C. Islamic Near East II: Literature: The Qasida. Philip Kennedy, New York University, Chair (9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
Majd Al-Mallah, Grand Valley State University
A Poet's Quest for Immortality: Reading the Mu`allaqah of `Amr b. Kulthum
Beatrice Gruendler, Yale University
The Reconstruction of the `Abbâsid Qasîda in Performance and Reception

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Rabab Hamiduddin, School of Oriental and African Studies
`Ali b. Muhammad b. al-Walid and the Qasidah of the Post-Fatimid Tayyibi Period
Aziz Qutbuddin, School of Oriental and African Studies
A Poetic Sirah: The Qasida-Autobiography of Syedna Taher Saifuddin, A Twentieth Century Isma`ili Da`i in India (1888-1965)

D. Islamic Near East III: Religion: Heaven and Hell. Devin Stewart, Emory University, Chair (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Leila Al-Imad, East Tennessee State University
Martyrdom in the Druze Faith: Myth or Reality
Christian Lange, Harvard University
Where on earth is Hell? A Reconsideration of jahannam in the Medieval Muslim Imaginaire

E. South and Southeast Asia II: The Epics and Epic Literature. Joel P. Brereton, University of Texas, Chair (9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
James L. Fitzgerald, University of Tennessee
Slowpoke or Deep-Thinker? The Reflections of Cirakarin in Mbh 12.258
Alf Hiltebeitel, George Washington University
Buddhacarita 10-11 and the Jarasandhavavadha of Mbh 2
Greg Bailey, La Trobe University
To What Extent Does Mahabharata 3, 186-189 Offer a Critique of Buddhism?
Edeltraud Harzer, University of Texas at Austin
Textual Problems in the Narrative of the Karnaparvan

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Gary A. Tubb, Columbia University
If You Don't Mind: bhadram te in the Sanskrit Epics
Robert P. Goldman, University of California at Berkeley
The Elephant's Song: Valmiki's Yuddhakanda as a Nitisastra and Dharmasastra
Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, University of California at Berkeley
Illusory Evidence: Maya in the Yuddhakanda of Valmiki's Ramayana
Supriya Gandhi, Harvard University
`A Prayer Mat Woven from an Infidel's Girdle': Masih Panipati's Masnavi-yi Ram va Sita [WITHDRAWN]

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Registration and Book Exhibit.

Saturday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East III: Special Panel: Rebellions and Peripheries. Seth Richardson, University of Chicago, Chair (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Norman Yoffee, University of Michigan
Creating Peripheries, Focusing on Margins in Mesopotamian History
Seth Richardson, University of Chicago
The Field of Rebellion: Surveying the Mesopotamian Evidence
Nicole Brisch, Cornell University
Rebellions and Peripheries in Sumerian Royal Literature
Raymond Westbrook, Johns Hopkins University
Rebellion and International Law (in the Ancient Near East)

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Amanda Podany, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
"My Lord must not repulse my hand": Creation in Kinship Ties between Overlord and Vassal in Syria and Mesopotamia
Daniel E. Fleming, New York University
The Politics of Capitulation at Emar
Sarah C. Melville, Clarkson University
Kings of Tabal: Politics, Competition and Conflict in Central Anatolia during the Late 8th Century BC
Richard H. Beal, University of Chicago
Subjugation and Revolt in the Hittite Empire

B. East Asia III: Chinese Linguistics. Meow Hui Goh, Ohio State University, Chair (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
David Branner, University of Maryland
Phonology in the Poems of Yeu Shinn
Richard VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University
Problems and Discoveries in Fleshing out Jerry Norman's Common Dialectal Chinese

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Imre Galambos, The British Library
Reading Ancient Chinese Seal Inscriptions
Chris Wen-Chao Li, San Francisco State University
Reconstituting Modern Mandarin: An Empirical Reassessment of Reconstruction by Rime Table Categories and Sinoxenic Correspondence
C. Islamic Near East IV: Philosophy and Theology. Everett Rowson, New York University, Chair (1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)
Alexander Treiger, Yale University
"There is Nothing in Existence save God": al-Gazali's Doctrine of tawhid and Avicenna
Frank Griffel, Yale University
Al-Ghazali's Cosmology and the "Veil Section" of Mishkat al-Anwar

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Sidney Griffith, The Catholic University of America
Al-Maturidi on the Views of the Christians: Readings in the Kitab at-Tawhid
Ali Qutbuddin, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
The Seven Stages of Human Pre-Birth in the Qur'an, and it's Affinity with Prophetic Cycles and Revealed Laws in Fatimid Thought

D. Islamic Near East V: Law. Joseph Lowry, University of Pennsylvania, Chair (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Christopher Melchert, University of Oxford
The Ten Books Compared
Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University
The Legacy of al-Shafi`i: Evidence from al-Buwayti's Mukhtasar
David Vishanoff, University of South Carolina
God's Performative Speech: The Traditionalist Legal Hermeneutics of Abu Ya`la Ibn al-Farra' (d. 458/1065)
E. South and Southeast Asia III. Robert P. Goldman, University of California at Berkeley, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.)
1. Enduring Epic and Classical Heroines
Phillis K. Herman, California State University at Northridge
Valmiki's Sita: An Enduring Figure for Devotion
Vidyut Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
The Voice of Surpanakha in Sanskrit and Marathi Literature
Heidi Pauwels, University of Washington
Rukmini's Elopement: Comparison of the Classical Bhagavata Purana Version and a Devotional Braj Retelling by Nanddas
Valerie Ritter, University of Chicago
Radha Beyond Braj: Twentieth-Century Hindi Poetic Renderings of Radha

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2. Dharma and Sastra
Aditya Adarkar, Montclair State University
Testing Character, Studying Dharma: Embedded Philosophy in the Mahabharata
Timothy Lubin, Washington and Lee University
The Snataka
David Brick, University of Texas at Austin
The Practice of Ordeals in Pre-Modern India
Matthrew R. Sayers, University of Texas at Austin
An Early History of the Term sastra
Saturday Evening


6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Reception for Members and their Guests Hosted by the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 East Prospect Street, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA 98112- 3303

Sunday, March 19th

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Morning Registration and Book Exhibit.

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Cosmology. Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado, Chair.
Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Riverside
Ancient Near East: Cosmology and Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia
Michael Puett, Harvard University
East Asia: The Work of Cosmology in Early China
Paul Walker, University of Chicago
Islamic Near East: Is There an Islamic Cosmology?
Christopher Z. Minkowski, University of Oxford
South and Southeast Asia: Was the Origin a Good Idea, After All

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting. (All members are encouraged to attend.)

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit and Sale.

Sunday Afternoon Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East IV: Special Panel: A. Leo Oppenheim Remembered: The Interpretation of Dreams in the Ancient Near East after Fifty Years. Scott Noegel, University of Washington, Chair (2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Scott Noegel, University of Washington
Oppenheim: On Typology and Method
Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Princeton University
On Mesopotamian Dreams
Gary Beckman, University of Michigan
On Hittite Dreams
Kasia Szpakowska, University of Wales, Swansea
On Egyptian Dreams

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Ruth Fidler, University of Haifa
On Israelite and Ugaritic Dreams
Gil Renberg, Johns Hopkins University
On Greco-Roman Dreams
Erle Leichty, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Remembering A. Leo Oppenheim

B. East Asia IV: Chinese Literature II. David Branner, University of Maryland, Chair (2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.)
Anthony E. Clark, The University of Alabama
Authors and "Authors": Evolving Accounts of Who Wrote the History of the Han
Hua Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Talented Literatus or an Unsuccessful Official-The Composition and Meaning of Du Fu's Biography in the Xin Tang shu
Jing Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
An Allegorical Reading of "Nie Yinniang" and "Hongxian": Political Allusion in the Haoxia Stories and Their Textual Structure

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David Herrmann, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Ubiquitous Apothecary: Echoes of Wang Lao in the Taiping guangji
Meghan Cai, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Exploring the Left of the Road: A Tang Literary Topos
C. Islamic Near East VI: Religion and the Sacred. Tahera Qutbuddin, University of Chicago, Chair (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Niall Christie, University of British Columbia/Corpus Christi College
Women and Warfare in the Muslim Literature of the 6th/12th-Century Levant
Jacob Lassner, Northwestern University
The Islamization of the Holy Land

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Leah Kinberg, Tel-Aviv University
From Umm Waraqa (al-Madinah, 7th century) to Amina Wadud (New York, 21st century): The question of a Woman Leading the Friday Prayer
Zakyi Ibrahim, Ithaca College
Ibn Hazm and the Prophecy of Women

D. Islamic Near East VII: Literature: Prose and Knowledge Production. Beatrice Gruendler, Chair, Yale University (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Tahera Qutbuddin, University of Chicago
The Early Arabic Khutba : Terminology, Applications, and Literary Features
Travis Zadeh, Harvard University
The Wiles of Creation: Assaying the Strange and the Marvelous in Qazwini's `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat

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Glen Cooper, Brigham Young University
The Transformation of Greek Science: Galen in Arab Garb
Dagmar Riedel, Chester Beatty Library
Publishing before the Printing Press: How to Capture the Pre-Modern Circulation of Knowledge in a Manuscript Catalogue

F. South and Southeast Asia IV. James L. Fitzgerald, University of Tennessee, Chair (2:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.)
1. Buddhism
Stefan Baums, University of Washington
New Buddhist Donative Inscriptions from Fayaz-tepe
Richard Salomon, University of Washington
Sanskrit Iksvaku , Pali Okkaka , and Gandhari Ismaho
Oskar von Hinüber, Universität Freiburg
Iudex Philosophus: Why a Vinayadhara Should Know Abhi-dhamma
David B. Gray, Santa Clara University
Revelation, Loss, and Recovery: The Myth of Textual Loss and the Development of Tantric Buddhist Traditions

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Christian K. Wedemeyer, University of Chicago
`Cette fraude littéraire ne peut tromper personne': The Historiography of the Nagarjunian Tantric Corpus Reconsidered
Christian Haskett, University of Wisconsin
The Reception of Nagarjuna in Tibet: Sakya Chogden and the Great Madhyamaka

2. Poetry and Pedagogy
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, Brown University
Poetry and Science in Jñanaraja's Siddhantasundara
Yigal Bronner, University of Chicago
Poet and Pedagogue: Appayya Dksita's Educational Stotras

Sunday Evening

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Social Hour (Cash Bar)

8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Annual Subscription Dinner.

Presidential Address (Near the Conclusion of the Dinner, at approximately 9:15 p.m.)
Patrick Olivelle, University of Texas
When Texts Conceal: Why Vedic Recitation is Forbidden at Certain Times and Places

Monday, March 20th

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Book Sale Continues.

Monday Morning Sectional Meetings

A. Ancient Near East V: Ancient Near Eastern History, Literature, and Religion. Gary Beckman, University of Michigan, Chair (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Jack Sasson, Vanderbilt University
Ichiro Nakata, Chuo University, Tokyo
The Most Likely Migration Route of Amorites to Babylonia and Some of its Implications
Herbert B. Huffmon, Drew University
Disappearing Prophets? [WITHDRAWN]
Blane Conklin, Austin, Texas
The Structure of Ancient Semitic Oaths

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Mary R. Bachvarova, Willamette University
Defining the SIR3 Genre: Its Formal Characteristics and the Implications for Our Understanding of the Plot of the "Song of Release"
Matthew T. Rutz, University of Pennsylvania
Solar Omens from Susa in Babylonia
Ronan James Head, The Johns Hopkins University
Assyria at Bisitun and the Universal Kingship of Darius I of Persia
Jorunn J. Buckley, Bowdoin College
Conversions to Mandaeism in the Early Islamic Period?

B. East Asia V: Chinese Literature and Religion. Richard VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University, Chair (9 a.m.-11 a.m.)
Curtis Dean Smith, Grand Valley State University
Su Shih's Quest for the Land of Taoist Immortals
Hongyu Huang, Yale University
Reconstructing Two Artists' Lives: Wu Weiye's Biographical Writing and the Problematic of Zhuan

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Paola Iovene, Cornell University
Language as Evocatory Magic: Li Shangyin's Verses in Contemporary Chinese Fiction
James Robson, University of Michigan
Inside Chinese Images: Local Religion in Hunan Province
C. Islamic Near East VIII: History and Literature. Robert Morrison, Whitman College, Chair (9:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.)
Maurice Pomerantz, University of Chicago
Working for the Government in the Fourth/Tenth Century: Relations between Mu`azil Scholars and the Buyid Dynasty
Michael Bonner, University of Michigan
Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi on the "Markets of the Arabs"
Ali Anooshahr, University of California, Los Angeles
Turkish Slaves and Sufi Masters

D. South and Southeast Asia V: Linguistics Stephanie W. Jamison, University of California at Los Angeles, Chair (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Ashok Aklujkar, University of British Columbia
Observations on bilma/bilva
Hans Henrich Hock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Quotatives and Similar Objects of Wonder in Middle Indo-Aryan
George Cardona, University of Pennsylvania
Panini and Paniniyas on sesa Relations
Peter M. Scharf, Brown University
Paninian Accounts of the Class Eight Presents

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Gregory D. S. Anderson, Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages
Some New Discoveries in Kherwarian Dialectology: Mayurbhanj Ho
Norman Zide, University of Chicago
Negation in Korku, with Notes on Other Munda Languages
Rebecca J. Manring, Indiana University
Jiva Gosvamin's Harinamamrta-vyakarana

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