Kitan Network Annual (Virtual) Symposium 2023

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We are excited to announce the Kitan Network Annual (Virtual) Symposium 2023 at Waseda University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

January Friday 13th 2023
New York 07:00 - 11:00; Jerusalem 14:00 - 18:00; Tokyo 20:00 - 00:00
Session 1: New interpretations of Kitan and Liao culture
New York 07:00 - 08:30; Jerusalem 14:00 - 15:30; Tokyo 20:00 - 21:30
Introductory Remarks and Chair: Lance PURSEY, Waseda University
“Wedding Ceremony of A Liao Princess: New interpretations of the corridor murals of Kulun No. 1 Liao Tomb and the identity of its occupants” Hang LIN, Hangzhou Normal University
“Kitan and Tangut Buddhism in Northern China, 11-12th  centuries” Kirill SOLONIN, Renmin University of China and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
“The Newly Integrated Empire: Liao Taizong’s Rule over the Middle Kingdom” Soojung HAN, Southwestern University
Session 2: Textual and literary legacies of the Liao
New York 08:45 - 09:45; Jerusalem 15:45 - 16:45; Tokyo 21:45 - 22:45
Chair: Tomoyasu IIYAMA, Waseda University
“Forging Liao History: Yao Shilin 姚士粦 (1559-1644) and An Account of Burned Pepper (Fenjiao lu 焚椒錄)” Olivia MILBURN, Hong Kong University
“The Afterlife of Kitan Liao Literati Community Under Jurchen Rule” Lili XIA, Princeton University
Session 3: Turkic threads in the history of the Kitan and Qay
New York 10:00 - 11:00; Jerusalem 17:00 - 18:00; Tokyo 23:00 - 00:00
Chair: Michal BIRAN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Inner Asia through the Perspective of Hu Qiao’s 胡嶠 Xianluji 陷虜記” Hayrettin İhsan ERKOÇ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
“Naming People: Qai Identity in the Liao” Zachary HERSHEY, Kenyon College
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You can also email “REGISTER” to kitannetwork2023@gmail.comPlease include: your name, affiliation and career stage in the email.