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Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium Fall '23

Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium logo with those words in ancient Chinese characters and brown background
September 28, 2023

Old Ghosts, Animating Forces, Roman Diaries

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium's text-reading series this fall features a range of intriguing topics and includes guest reading leader, Haun Saussy, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, presenting Kang Youwei's Roman Diaries (1904) on Friday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m.

All text-reading sessions are at the Asian Studies Lounge, Rockefeller Hall Room 375.

Participants with any level of classical Chinese experience are welcome to attend.
9/22  Cosmic Correlations in Dali-Kingdom Buddhism (Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium) 
Megan Bryson, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee at 3:30 p.m.

10/20  Old Ghosts in Tang Chang'an: Two Stories (Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium)
Xin Wen, East Asian Studies, Princeton University at 3:30 p.m.

11/3  Unfortunately, this text-reading is canceled due to a family emergency. Animating Forces: Late-Ming and Early-Qing Conceptions of "Plucking Life" (caisheng 採生). 
Andrew Schonebaum, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland at 3:30 p.m.

11/10 Kang Youwei's Roman Diaries (1904) (Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium) 
Haun Saussy, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago at 3:30 p.m.

More about the 4Cs: The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic text (古文). The group meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese have been explored. Presentations include works from the earliest times to the 20th century. Workshop sessions are led by local, national, and international scholars.

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