The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSAT) at Renmin University of China is dedicated to the study of ancient textuality in a global context. Since its founding in 2017, ICSAT has held annual international conferences, workshops, and seminars on various topics. During the Spring semester of 2021, due to COVID-19, these activities will be replaced by a sequence of four lecture series―each of eight individual lectures―on the textual culture of early China. The four distinguished speakers will present their latest research together with introductions to Sinological scholarship.
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March:Prof. Yuri Pines 尤锐 (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem):Zuozhuan (Zuo Tradition)April:Prof. Dirk Meyer 麦笛 (University of Oxford):Shangshu (Classic of Documents) and Shu traditionsMay:Prof. Paul R. Goldin 金鹏程 (University of Pennsylvania):Warring States philosophical textsJune:Prof. Martin Kern 柯马丁 (Princeton University and Director of ICSAT):Chuci (The Lyrics of Chu)Prof. Pines will lecture in person in Beijing (with simultaneous online broadcast); all other lectures are given online. All lectures are delivered in English and/or Chinese.For details and registration, please visit: ICSAT Spring 2021.For questions, please write to: email@example.com.