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11th Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop at Rutgers University
From Friday, April 29, 2016 -  09:30am
To Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 05:30pm

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop will be a two-day long symposium on the topic of Memory in Medieval China. 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.

Participants: Sarah Allen (Wellesley College), Robert Ashmore (University of California, Berkeley), Robert F. Campany (Vanderbilt University), Jack Chen (University of California, Los Angeles), Alexei Ditter (Reed College), Michael Farmer (University of Texas, Dallas), Meow Hui Goh (Ohio State University), Christopher Nugent (Williams College), Michael Puett (Harvard University), Wendy Swartz (Rutgers University), Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University), Ping Wang (University of Washington)


Friday, April 29, 2016

9:30–10:00                        Welcome Remarks and Breakfast

10:00–11:00                      Ping Wang, “Meeting Again--Friendship and Fulfillment in Early Medieval China”

11:10–12:10                      Xiaofei Tian, “Yu Xin’s ‘Memory Palace’: Writing Trauma and Violence in Early Medieval Chinese Aulic Poetry”

12:15–1:30                        Lunch

1:40–2:40                          Meow Hui Goh, “The Remembrance of the Subjects of a Lost State and Lu Ji's ‘Bian wang lun’”

2:50–3:50                          Wendy Swartz, “Intertextuality, Imitation, and Cultural Memory in Early Medieval China”

Saturday, April 30, 2016

9:45–10:00                        Breakfast

10:00–11:00                      Christopher Nugent, “Restructuring to Remember: Textual and Paratextual Manipulations of the Qianzi wen ??? to Increase

                                             Mnemonic Utility”

11:10–12:10                      Alexei Ditter, “Remembering à la mode: Genre and the Construction of Memory in Quan Deyu’s Funerary Writings”

12:15–1:30                        Lunch

1:40–2:40                          Sarah Allen, “Remaking the Past in Late Tang Narrative”

2:50–3:50                          Robert Ashmore, "The Mastering Voice: Text and Aurality in the Ninth-century Mediascape"

4:00–4:30                          Coffee Break

4:30–5:30                          Jack Chen, “Mourning and Sincerity in the Shishuo xinyu”

Special Discussant to the Workshop: Robert F. Campany

This seminar is open to all faculty and graduate students. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP before April 15, 2016.

Location Brower Commons A & B