Conference Schedule: Society for the Study of Early China 2019

The Society for the Study of Early China Seventh Annual Conference

Thursday, 21 March 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO

Room: Columbine

Free and open to the public

Session 1, Moderator: Robin D.S. Yates (McGill University)

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Anne Kinney (University of Virginia), “A Preliminary Look at the Jiao Nü”
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Luke Waring (Princeton University), “The Wu ze you xing 物則有形: Manuscript and Textual Visuality at Mawangdui”
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Piotr Gibas (College of Charleston), “The ‘Curse of Chu’”

10:30 – 10:45 Break

Session 2, Moderator: Griet Vankeerberghen (McGill University)

  • 10:45 – 11:15 Newell Ann Van Auken (University of Iowa), “Women, Graded Rank, and the Hierarchical System of the Spring and Autumn (Chunqiu 春秋)”
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Yegor Grebnev (Merton College, Oxford), “Co-Penetration of Literature and Epigraphy in the Fourth Century BC”
  • 11:45 – 12:15 He Jianjun (University of Kentucky), “Philosophers as Body Readers: Wang Chong and Wang Fu’s Discussions of Physiognomy”

12:15 – 1:45 Break for lunch

Session 3, Moderator: SHI Jie (Bryn Mawr College)

  • 1:45 – 2:15 Garret Olberding (University of Oklahoma), “Shadows in the Mirror: Reflective Representation of Physical Space in Early China”
  • 2:15 – 2:45 YANG Lei (Carleton College), “Jade Suits and Transcendence in Han Tombs”
  • 2:45 – 3:15 Federico Valenti (Needham Research Institute, Cambridge), “A ‘Non-Inclusive’ Taxonomy: New Theories on Animal Classification in Early China”

3:15 – 3:30 Break

Session 4, Moderator: Joseph Allen (University of Minnesota)

  • 3:30 – 4:00 David Lebovitz (University of Chicago), “Auto-Commentary, Proto-Commentary, and the Historicizing Impulse in Shijing Poetics”
  • 4:00 – 4:30 Fu Wentian (McGill University), “Homesickness: A Study of Emotion, Performance and Society in Qin-Han China”
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Thomas Noel (Villanova University), “The Poetics of Divination and the Prosody of Mountains and Waters: A Prehistory of Shanshui Lyricism in the Eastern Han”
  • 5:00 SSEC Business Meeting

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