International Workshop:

LETTERS AND NOTEBOOKS AS SOURCES FOR ELITE COMMUNICATION IN CHINESE HISTORY, 900-1300

  

The Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College, Oxford

9 – 10 January 2014 

Primary convenors:

Hilde DE WEERDT (h.g.d.g.de.weerdt@hum.leidenuniv.nl)

CHU Ming-kin (m.k.chu@hum.leidenuniv.nl

 

Thursday, 9 January

Panel I: Notebooks as sources for elite communication (Chair: CHU Ming-kin)

09:30

Word of Welcome

09:40

Glen DUDBRIDGE (University of Oxford)

How Verses on Walls Found a Universal Voice in Notebook Literature

10:00

Ronald EGAN  (Stanford University)

Authorial Intent in Song Period biji: The Case of Zhou Hui's 周煇 Qing Bo Za Zhi 清波雜志 (Miscellaneous Notes by One Who Lives Near the Gate of Clear Wave)

10:20

Discussion

11:00

Coffee

11:30

WANG Ruilai王瑞來 (Gakushuin University)

從近世走向近代——宋元變革論述要 (From Early Modern to Modern Times: A Brief Survey of the Song-Yuan Transition)

11:50

Ellen ZHANG Cong (University of Virginia)

Things Heard in the Past, Material for Future Use: A Study of Song Biji Prefaces

12:10

Discussion

12:50

End of Session

 

13:00

Lunch

 

 

Panel II: Letters as sources for elite communication (Chair: Hilde DE WEERDT)

14:00

TSUI Lik Hang Lincoln 徐力恆 (University of Oxford)

Mi Fu 米芾 (1051-1107) Seen from an Epistolary Culture Perspective

14:20

CHU Ming-kin 朱銘堅 (Leiden University)

Zhong Zhou Qi Zha 中州啓劄 (Epistolary Writings of the Central Plain) and Elite Communication in Jin-Yuan China

14:40

David PATTINSON (University of Leeds)

Private Letters for Public Consumption?

15:00

Discussion

16:00

Coffee

16:20

HIRATA Shigeki 平田茂樹 (Osaka City University)

宋代科挙社会のネットワークー魏了翁『鶴山先生大全文集』の「書」と「啓」を手がかりとしてー (Social Networks and the Civil Service Examinations during the Song Dynasty: The Case of Wei Liaoweng's Epistolary Writings)

16:40

HUANG K’uan-chung 黃寬重 (Chang Gung University)

論學與議政—從書信看孫應時與其師長的時代關懷 (Discussing Learning and Government: How Sun Yingshi and His Teachers Engaged with Contemporary Society as Shown in Epistolary Writings)

17:00

Discussion

17:40

Break

18:10

Bernard GOWERS (University of Oxford)

Comparing Letters and Letters-Writers: China and Latin Europe in the Twelfth Century

18:30

Discussion

18:50

End of Session

 

19:00

Conference Dinner

 

Friday, 10 January

Panel III:  Digital readings of letters and notebooks (Chair: Brent HO)

09:15

LI Weiguo 李偉國 (Shanghai People's Publishing House)

宋人書信類別和形態初探 (A Preliminary Survey of the Types and Forms of Song Epistolary Writings)

09:35

CHU Ping-tzu 祝平次 (National Tsing Hua University)

書信往來與南宋理學的發展:以朱熹與張栻之間的通訊為例 (Letters and the Development of Southern Song Neo-Confucianism: The Correspondence between Zhu Xi and Zhang Shi)

09:55

Discussion

10:30

Coffee

10:50

Peter BOL (Harvard University)

Contextualizing Letter Exchanges: Using the China Biographical Database

11:10

Michael FULLER (University of California, Irvine)

Prosopographical Perspectives on Letter Writing During the Song: The View from the China Biographical Database (CBDB)

11:30

Marcus BINGENHEIMER (Temple University)

The Digital Archive of Buddhist Temple Gazetteers: The Creation of a Marked-up Corpus of Classical Chinese Text and its Importance for Information Mining

11:50

Discussion

12:50

End of Session

 

13:00

Lunch

 

Final roundtable discussion (Chair: Hilde DE WEERDT)

14:00

Hilde DE WEERDT and Brent HO (Leiden University)

Towards a New Platform for Tagging, Extracting, and Analyzing Named Entities in Classical Chinese Text Corpora

14:30

Discussion

16:00

End of Workshop

 

 

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