Location: Brower Commons A & B
The 13th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 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 College), Robert F. Campany (Vanderbilt University), Jack Chen (University of Virginia), Meow Hui Goh (Ohio State University), Paul Goldin (University of Pennsylvania), 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 Welcome Remarks and Breakfast
10:00 Matthias Richter, "From Text to Compilation: The Organization of Textual Units in
Multi-text Manuscripts and Transmitted Books"
Discussant: Michael Puett
11:10 Jack Chen, "On Composure as Competence: Social Virtuosity in the Shishuo"
Discussant: Ping Wang
1:40 Antje Richter, "Between Self-Care & Self-Harm: Literati Concern with Well-being in
Wenxin diaolong and Beyond"
Discussant: Meow Hui Goh
2:50 Sarah Allen, "Translating Narrative: The Stories of the Dunhuang Soushen ji"
Discussant: Xiaofei Tian
4:00 Coffee Break
4:30 Chris Nugent, "The Exam Primer Tuyuan cefu in Dunhuang Manuscripts"
Discussant: Robert Ashmore
Special Discussants to the Workshop: Robert Campany and Wendy Swartz