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Conference Announcements 2010

New Light on Old Ideas: Bamboo Slip Manuscripts from the Warring States Period – at AAS Annual conference, Philadelphia, March 27, 2010

Organizer and Chair: Sarah Allan, Dartmouth College, USA
Discussant: Robin D. S. Yates, McGill University, Canada

  • Liu Guozhong, Tsinghua University, China: The relationship between the Shang and Zhou during the time of King Wen as reflected in the Tsinghua bamboo-slip manuscript, Bao xun 保訓
  • Xing Wen, Dartmouth College, USA
    The Division into Sections and Interpretation of the Chu script bamboo slip manuscript, Hengxian 恆先, “Ante-eternity”
  • Sarah Allan, Dartmouth College, USA
    The bamboo-slip manuscript Rongchengshi and the “beginning of history” in ancient China

    A Bamboo Event: Re-evaluating Early Chinese Culture Through Excavated Texts

    Penn State University, May 17-18, 2010
    Co-hosted by Erica Brindley (Penn State) and Constance Cook (Lehigh University)
    Summary of the conference

    Early China panels at XVIII Biennial Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS), Riga, July 15-17, 2010

    Panel F1 — The Zhou period in the light of new archaeological and epigraphic sources

    Chair: Hans van Ess; Thursday, July 15th, 13:30-15:30

  • Edward Shaughnessy: “Still More New Sources of Western Zhou History: Inscribed Bronze Vessels That Have Appeared in the Last Decade”
  • Wolfgang Behr: Grammatical inconsistencies in the bronze inscriptions: a look at the fringes of linguistic “Zhouness”
  • Kai Vogelsang: The Birth of History in Ancient China
  • Maria Khayutina: Zhou and non-Zhou: Who was who in Early China?

Panel F4 — Strategies of Conquest and Resistance

Chair: Kathrin Messing; Friday, July 16th, 09:00-11:00

  • Maxim Korolkov: “Ordinance on fields” from Qingchuan: land survey and Qin conquest
  • Jun Fang: The Opportunity Society and the Loyalist Resistance in Jiangnan in 1640s

Panel F5b — Traditional Historiography II

Chair: Maria Khayutina; Friday, July 16th, 17:00-18:30

  • Yuri Pines: From Historical Evolution to the End of History: Past, Present and Future from Shang Yang to the First Emperor
  • Hans van Ess: Numbers and the Chapter Structure of the Shiji

Panel B2 — Conceptualizing Pre-Qin Thought

Chair: Bart Dessein; Thursday, July 15th, 16:00-18:00

  • Ernst-Joachim Vierheller: Language and Logic in the “Zhuangzi”: Traces of Gongsun Long
  • Albert Galvany: Free will, divination and determinism in the Zhuangzi
  • Franklin Perkins: The Disruptiveness of Human Beings in the Dao De Jing
  • Uffe Bergeton: Immaculate Virtue: Purity and Pollution Metaphors in Pre-Qin Conceptualizations of Reclusion

Panel B3 — Inquiries into Primary Sources

Chair: Michael Schimmelpfennig; Friday, July 16th, 09:00-11:00

  • Matthias L. Richter: A Cosmogonic Approach to Language, Names and Reality: The Shanghai Museum manuscript Heng xian
  • Tiziana Lippiello: Ruitu (auspicious images) in Later Han stone inscriptions: The rhetoric of literati and officials
  • Friederike Assandri: Early medieval after-life conceptions in the mirror of Six Dynasties stone inscriptions
  • Ivana Buljan: „Preserve Position and Power“ (Bao wei quan) chapter of The Luxuriant Dew of the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu fanlu)
A Bamboo Event 2: Reading and Understanding the “Heng Xian”

Penn State University, Nov 13-14, 2010

Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Shouyang Studio and Elsewhere: An International Conference Commemorating Twenty Years of Discoveries

University of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2010/11/5-7

See here for the Conference Papers

Last Updated: 9/28/11