Conference Program

Fifth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 9:30am–4:50pm (MDT)

 

 

Fifth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 9:30 am–4:30 pm (MDT)

Members and friends of the Early Medieval China Group (EMCG)

are cordially invited to attend the Fifth Conference of the Group on April 2, 2022.

The Conference will be held remotely, hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder,

and supported by the Department of Asian Languages & Civilizations.

To receive the Zoom link for the conference, please register here:

https://cuboulder.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdO6oqjwsE9fel-haueeowG5dJc3ZTd5l

To join Gather.Town during lunch break:

https://app.gather.town/events/0ZaiBoG2Eb3ho7VPMUyp

The annual membership meeting will take place on the day of the conference as well, at 3:40 pm.

All members of the Early Medieval China Group are welcome.

If you have questions, please contact Antje Richter at antje.richter@colorado.edu.

All times are given in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). We recommend you verify the time in your

area via a time zone calculator, such as: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.

 

 

Fifth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 9:30 am–4:30 pm (MDT)

 

9:30 am Welcome by Antje Richter (Univ. of Colorado)

 

9:40–11:20 am, Panel 1, Chair: Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University)

 

9:40 Zhao Yi (University of Kansas)

“Heaven, Yellow Springs and Buddhism: Axis Mundi Jars in the Wu Kingdom (222–280

CE) and Western Jin Dynasty (266-316 CE)”

 

10:10 Li Sijia (University of Colorado)

“‘How Would Later Generations Know Who Finalized My Writings?’: Textual

Production in Lu Yun’s 35 Letters”

 

10:40 Xinchang Li (University of Colorado)

“Creation of Self in Xi Kang’s Autobiographical Writings”

 

11:10 Oliver Hargrave (University of Oxford)

“Materiality and the Text: Yan Zhitui on the Care of Books as Physical Objects”

 

11:40 am–11:50 pm Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:50–1:20 pm, Panel 2, Chair: Monique Nagel-Angermann (University of Münster)

 

11:50 Dennis Murphy (Georgia Institute of Technology)

“The White Horse Lord: Gongsun Zan and the Early Medieval Transition”

 

12:20 Hsiang-Lin Shih (St. Olaf College)

“Confronting Death with Fellow Mortals: Cao Cao’s (155–220) Poetic Approaches to

Mortality”

 

12:50 Zhinan Chen (University of Washington)

“The “Bibliocaust” Revisited: An Examination of the Destruction of Books in Jiangling in 555”

 

1:20–2:00 pm Lunch Break / Social Hour on Gather.Town

 

2:00–3:30 pm, Panel 3, Chair: Keith Knapp (The Citadel)

 

2:00 Guanrui Gong (University of Colorado)

“Birds and Beasts and Dots and Strokes: (De-)Humanized Nature in Early Medieval Chinese Calligraphic Criticism”

 

2:30 Amy Zhang (Harvard University)

“Bao Zhao’s yuefu and the Poetics of Impersonation”

 

3:00 Qiulei Hu (Hunter College)

“The Decentralization of the Past in the Luoyang qielan ji 洛陽伽藍記 (Records of Monasteries of Luoyang)”

 

3:30–3:40 pm Tea/Coffee Break

 

 

3:40 pm Annual Membership Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9:30am–4:50pm (MDT)

 

 

 

Members and friends of the Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) are cordially invited to attend the Fourth Conference of the Group on March, 27, 2021.

The Conference will be held remotely, hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder, and supported by the Department of Asian Languages & Civilizations.

 

To receive the Zoom link for the conference, please register here: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdO6rqzIsE9AkFTtLhE0fM8HiJofWkgWk.

 

The annual membership meeting will take place on this day as well, at 3:50pm.

 

For questions please contact Antje Richter at antje.richter@colorado.edu.

 

All times are given in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). We recommend to verify the time in your area via a time zone calculator, such as: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.


Fourth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9:30am–4:50pm (MDT) 9:30 am Welcome by Antje Richter (Univ. of Colorado)

 

9:40–11:20 am, Panel 1, Chair: J. Michael Farmer (Univ. of Texas)

9:40     Yixin Gu (Princeton Univ.)

“Is There a Text Beyond Variance? Concepts and Realities about Textual Stability in Early Medieval China”

10:05 Qiaomei Tang (Grinnell College)

“Vice or Virtue? Conflicting Views on Female Jealousy in Early Medieval China” 10:30 Guanrui Gong (Univ. of Colorado)

“Embodying Himself: Bodily Images and the Case for a Sinner in Shen Yue’s ‘Confessions’”

10:55 Marie Bizais-Lillig (Univ. of Strasbourg)

“The Shijing, a Source of Knowledge and Inspiration in Medieval China”

 

11:20–11:30 am Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:30 am–1:10 pm, Panel 2, Chair: Keith Knapp (The Citadel)

11:30 Shing Müller (LMU Munich)

“Balls or Peaches: On the Iconography of a Mural in the Tomb of Song Shaozu (477)” 11:55 Sijia Li (Univ. of Colorado)

“Observing a Hair of a Tiger: Diseases, Bibliocaust, and Images of Xiao Yi”

12:20 Soojung Han (Princeton Univ.)

“Empress Dowager Lou the Kingmaker: Identity Politics in Northern Qi (550–577)” 12:45 Winston C. Kyan (Univ. of Utah)

“Filial Crossings: The Shanzi Jataka at Dunhuang from the N. Zhou (557–581)”

 

1:10–2:00 pm Lunch Break / Social Hour on GatherTown

 

2:00–3:40 pm, Panel 3, Chair: Cynthia Chennault (Univ. of Florida)

2:00     Zornica Kirkova (Berlin State Library)

“Chanted Objects and Painted Worlds: Screens in Early Medieval Chinese Poetry” 2:25        Xiaojing Miao (Univ. of Colorado)

“A Life of Changes: Tao Yuanming’s Autobiographical Poetry”

2:50     Evan Nicoll-Johnson (Univ. of Alberta)

“Liu Xiaobiao’s Annotations to Shishuo xinyu and the Invention of Literary History” 3:15          Yiyi Luo (Beijing Capital Normal Univ.)

“Early Reception of Yu Xin in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries”

 

3:40–3:60 pm Tea/Coffee Break

 

 

3:50–4:50 pm Annual Membership Meeting