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Emory University is a private research university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States.

Emory was founded in 1836 and is named after John Emory, a popular bishop of the Georgia Methodist Conference. It consists of nine academic divisions including schools of arts and sciences, theology, business, law, medicine, public health, and nursing. Emory is currently ranked 17th among national universities according to U.S. News & World Report and has ranked as high as 9th by the same publication in the past. Additionally, the publication lists the university as 6th in total endowment. The undergraduate business program of its Goizueta Business School was ranked 5th nationally by BusinessWeek in 2008. Emory is considered a Southern Ivy.

Robert Winship Woodruff (December 6, 1889March 7, 1985) was the president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until 1954. With his enormous Coke fortune, he was also a major philanthropist, and many educational and cultural landmarks in the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia, bear his name.
In 1979, Woodruff and his brother gave $105 million to Emory University and would eventually give a total of $230 million dollars. Several buildings on the Emory campus are named for him and members of his family.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States.
The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886.
The Coca-Cola formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Candler who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Besides its namesake Coca-Cola beverage, Coca-Cola currently offers nearly 400 brands in over 300 countries or territories and serves 1.5 billion servings each day.

Candler became mayor of Atlanta in 1916 and ended his day-to-day management of the Coca-Cola Company. As mayor he balanced the city budget and coordinated rebuilding efforts after the Great Atlanta fire of 1917 destroyed 1,500 homes.
In 1919 he gave most of the stock in The Coca-Cola Company to his children, who later sold it to a group of investors led by Ernest Woodruff.

Section: Dunhuang

Time: SESSION IV: Wednesday June 25, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Room: White Hall 207
Ching Keng
Attributing the Dunhuang Fragment Taish? No. 2805 to Paramārtha’s Disciple � An Experiment Using the Digitized Chinese Canon
Cathy Cantwell and Robert Mayer
The Dunhuang Thabs kyi zhags pa padma ‘phreng manuscript (IOL Tib J 321): A source for understanding the transmission of Mahāyoga in Tibet
Liying Kuo
From Text to Images: Representations of the Buddhoṣṇīṣavijayā dhāraṇīsūtra at Dunhuang

Carmen Meinert
Violent Rites: in a Skull Cup of Non-conceptuality(As Examplified in the Tibetan Dunhuang and Chinese Canonical Version of the Guhysamaajatantra(Tantra of the Secret Assembly)

Section: Buddhist Art

Time: SESSION III: Wednesday June 25, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Room: White Hall 205

A Representation of the Body in a Japanese Image Of the Ten Worlds of Buddhism
Mohammad Gharipour
Building as a Temporary Object; A Study on the Concept of Evanescence in the Production of Architecture in Japan between 1950’s and1980’s

Panel: Analyzing and Advancing Buddhist Philosophy I: The Two Truths in India and Tibet

Conver: Jan Westerhoff and Jay Garfield

Time: SESSION III: Wednesday June 25, 9:00 am – 10:00 Room: White Hall 111

Tom Tillemans How far can a Madhyamika Buddhist reform customary truth?

Dan Lusthaus The Use and Significance of Two-Truth Theory in Yogācāra Thought

James Blumenthal Dynamic Dimensions to Śāntarakita’s Presentation of the Two Truths

2008.06.24 pm2-5 Panel: Rebirth of Buddhist Scholasticisms in Twentieth-Century China

Time: SESSION II: Tuesday June 24, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Room: White Hall 110
Chen-Kuo Lin
A Lost Battle with the West: The Revival of Buddhist Logic and Epistemology in Modern China

Marcus Bingenheimer
Between Tradition and Modernity: Yinshun’s History of Buddhist Doctrine
Erik Hammerstrom
The Cachet of Kexue: Buddhist Intellectuals and Modern Astronomy in 20th Century China

Eyal Aviv
Redefining the terms of Chinese Buddhism: Ouyang Jingwu’s Theory of Buddhism’s twofold paradigm
Jason Clower
The Unlikely Buddhologist Mou Zhongsan: What a Confucian Apologist Wanted with Tiantai Learning

2008.06.24 am09-12 Chinese Buddhist meditation practices and Chan

Panel Convenors: John McRae and Eric Goodell
Room: White Hall 205
Ching-wei Wang
The Practice of Mahāyāna Si Nianchu in the Sixth Century China
John McRae
Early Chan meditation: Between Tiantai Samadhi practice and Chan Encounter Dialogue
Yi-hsun Huang
The Use of Old Cases as Chan Practice in the Records of Master Xuedou at Dongting

Eric Goodell
The Role of Chan in the Life of Taixu
Huimin Bhiksu
An Inquiry of Master Xuyun’s Experiences of Long-dwelling in Samādhi

Invocation prayers in Pali, Convocation IABS 2008 Emory U

Venerable Monks of the Wat Buddha Bucha Center