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10th Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop at Rutgers University
Saturday, May 03, 2014, 09:30am - 05:30pm

The Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop is now at Rutgers University. The 10th Annual Meeting will be held on May 3, 2014. This workshop, founded and organized by Professor Wendy Swartz and funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo (CCK) Foundation, is a major academic forum for the exchange of ideas and the advancement of scholarship. Distinguished scholars from across the United States working on medieval Chinese literature, history, religion, and visual culture, have been meeting annually in this forum since 2003 to discuss their current research. Ground-breaking research and methodology first presented at these workshops have found their way into notable books and journal articles.


9:30 – 10:00— Welcome Remarks and Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00— Matthias Richter, “Reading Mengzi's "Flood-like Qi" as Part of a Composition”

Discussant: Michael Puett

11:10 – 12:10— Robert F. Campany, “‘Buddhism Enters China’ in Early Medieval China”

Discussant: Eugene Wang

12:15 – 1:30— Lunch

1:40 – 2:40— Antje Richter, “Letter or Essay? How the Genre Shapes the Message”

Discussant: Tian Xiaofei

2:50 – 3:50— Goh Meow Hui, “Generational Remembrance (and Forgetting) of the Late Han Chaos in the Cao Courts”

Discussant: Chris Nugent

4:00 – 4:30— Coffee Break

4:30 – 5:30— Wendy Swartz, “How Xi Kang Quarreled with His Elder Brother: His Nineteen Farewell Poems as a Poetic Bricolage of Encoded Meanings”

Discussant: Alan Berkowitz

Special Discussants to the Workshop: Sarah Allen and Robert Ashmore

The seminar is open to all faculty and graduate students, but RSVP is required (by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by April 21.

Location  Murray Hall, Room 302
Participants: Sarah Allen (Wellesley College), Robert Ashmore (University of California, Berkeley), Alan Berkowitz (Swarthmore College), Robert Campany (Vanderbilt University), Jessey Choo (Rutgers University), Goh Meow-Hui (Ohio State University), Christopher Nugent (Williams College), Michael Puett (Harvard University), Antje Richter (University of Colorado at Boulder), Matthias Richter (University of Colorado at Boulder), Wendy Swartz (Rutgers University), Tian Xiaofei (Harvard University), Eugene Wang (Harvard University)