Program (Tentative October 2010)

Gurney Resort Hotel, 18 Persiaran Gurney
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

DAY 1 November 30, 2010 (Tuesday)

8:45 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
David Faure, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
09:15 - 11:45 PANEL 1: Medical Charities and the Relationship with the State
Chairman: David Faure, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thomas DuBois, National University of Singapore
The Salvation of Religion? The Birth of Public Charity in Republican China


Julia Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Scientific and Sacramental: Medical Charity in the Buddhist Tzu Chi (Ciji) Movement

Tea break

Hilman Latief, University Of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Health Provision for the Poor: Islamic Aid and the Rise of Charitable Clinics in Indonesia

Jianxiong Ma, HK University of Science and Technology

Questions and answers

11:45 - 13:30 Lunch at Gurney Hotel
13:30 - 15:30 PANEL 2: Sectarianism and Medical Charities
Chairman: Julia Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Melanie Cammett, Brown University, U.S.A.
The Politics of Non-State Health Care: Sectarianism and Private Medical Charities in Lebanon

Yip Hon Ming, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
How Convenient were the “Hospitals of Convenience”? – The Connection of the Tung Wah Coffin Home in Hong Kong and Charitable Hospitals in South China in the Service of Coffin/Bone Repatriation, from the Late 19th Century to 1949


Nanlai Cao, The University of Hong Kong
Manaf Hamza, M7 Managerial & Strategic Consultancies

Questions and answers

Tea break

15:45 - 17:30 PANEL 3: Medical Attitudes and Social Challenges to Disease
Chairman: Thomas DuBois, National University of Singapore

Syamsu Madyan, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Indonesia
Islamic Responses to People Living with HIV and AIDS in Indonesia: Negotiating Discourse of Power and Resistance

Hilary Lim, University of East London
Rajeswary Brown
, University of London
Legal Challenges: Islamic Medical Charities And The Body in Indonesia Thailand and South Africa 1920 - 2009

Kentaro Matsubara, University of Tokyo

Questions and answers

17:30 - 18:30 Break
18:30 - 20:30 Welcoming Dinner at Gurney Hotel

DAY 2 December 01, 2010 (Wednesday)

10:00 - 12:30 PANEL 4: Summing up and Analysis
Chairman: Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja, University of Malaya

Remarks by practitioners

Roundtable discussion

Final wrap-up: David Faure, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at Gurney Hotel
PM Break

DAY 3 December 02, 2010 (Thursday)

  Visits to Local Charities
09:00 - 10:00 Departure from Gurney Hotel
10:00 - 11:00

Visit Mount Miriam Hospital, 23 Jalan Bulan, Fettes Park
Host: Ms. Jenny Ooi

11:00 - 11:30 Departure for Bodhi Heart Sanctuary
11:30 - 12:30 Visit Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, 677-G, Jalan Mt Erskine, 10470 Tanjung Tokong
Host: Hor Kwei Loon
12:30 - 13:00 Departure for lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch at Salsas Restaurant, G/F Hotel Continental, 5 Penang Road
14:15 - 14:30 Departure for Khoo Kongsi
14:30 - 15:30 Visit Khoo Kongsi, 18 Lebuh Cannon
15:30 - 16:15 Departure for Temple of Fine Arts
16:15 - 17:15 Visit Temple of Fine Arts, 1 Babington Avenue
Host: Mr. Savithri Vijay
17:15 - 18:00 Departure for Gurney Hotel
18:00 - 19:00 Break
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at Gurney Hotel


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