Events Calendar

Events Calendar

12th Annual Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop at Rutgers University
Saturday, 5 May 2018,  9:30am -  5:30pm

Location: Brower Commons A & B


The 12th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018. 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 (Williams Collge), Robert F. Campany (Vanderbilt University), Jack Chen (University of Virginia), Alexei Ditter (Reed College), Meow Hui Goh (Ohio State University), Christopher Nugent (Williams College), Michael Puett (Harvard University), Antje Richter (University of Colorado, Boulder), Matthias Richter (University of Colorado, Boulder), Wendy Swartz (Rutgers University), Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University), Ping Wang (University of Washington)


9:30-10:00          Welcome Remarks and Breakfast


10:00                   Ping Wang, "The Bandit, the Buddhist, and the Sentimentalist Xie Lingyun--The True 
                            Meaning of 'Dwelling in the Mountains' (Shanju 山居)”

                            Discussant: Christopher Nugent


11:10                   Meow Hui Goh, To be, or Not to be: The Instrumentality of Jian 諫 in the Court of
                            Emperor Ming of Wei

                            Discussant: Xiaofei Tian


12:15                   Lunch


1:40-2:40             Robert F. Campany, Dreams and Self-Cultivators

                            Discussant: Michael Puett


2:50-3:50             Jack Chen, “Performance Anxiety in the Shishuo xinyu.”

                            Discussant: Antje Richter


4:00-4:30             Coffee Break


4:30-5:30             Alexei Ditter, "Self Remembrances: Writing One’s Own Memory in Late Medieval China”

                            Discussant: Sarah Allen


                            Special Discussants to the Workshop: Matthias Richter and Wendy Swartz


This seminar is open to all faculty and students. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP before April 16, 2018.


Workshop Schedule PDF