Workshop: Border-crossing and Migration in Early Medieval China, 23 May 2019

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Dear Colleagues, 
 
I would like to bring your attention to our workshop at Harvard University entitled “Border-crossing and Migration in Early Medieval China”.
 
Date: 9:30am-5:00pm, Thursday, May 23, 2019
 
Venue: The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
 
For more details, please visit our website:
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/2019emcmigration/home-0
 

9:30-9:40         Opening Remarks

 

Panel I. Going South

9:40-10:40

Evan Nicoll-Johnson (University of Alberta), “Guo Pu (276-324) the Wanderer: Magic and Migration in the Jin Dynasty”

Lu Kou (Williams College), “Detainees and Letters to Request Release in Early Medieval China”

 

Panel II. The Mobility of Texts and Images

10:40-11:40

Keith N. Knapp (The Citadel), “Cultural Baggage: The Transmission and Spread of Accounts of Filial Offspring during the Northern and Southern Dynasties”

Fan Zhang (NYU-Shanghai), “Between Hexi and Pingcheng: Migration of Image, Style, and People”

 

11:40-1:00        Lunch [Workshop Participants Only]

 

Panel III. Looking Back and Around

1:00-2:00

Jack W. Chen (University of Virginia), “Looking Back across the River: Nostalgia as Migrancy in the Shishuo xinyu

Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University), “The Worlds on the Edge between Darkness and Light: Fifth-century ‘Supernatural’ Stories of a Migrant Community”

 

Panel IV. Rootedness, Relocation, and Identity

2:00-3:00

Andrew Chittick (Eckerd College), “Borderlands and Migration to North and South: A Study of the Qing-Qi Region in the Fifth Century CE”

Wen-Yi Huang (Harvard University), “How to Name People on the Move: A Case Study of the Northern Wei”

 

3:00-3:15         Coffee Break

 

Panel V. Moving Monks and Merchants

3:15-4:15

James Robson (Harvard University), “Monks, Movement, and Migration: A Preliminary Assessment of the Large-Scale Movement of Buddhist Monks in Early Medieval China”

Jin Xu (Vassar College), “Following in the Footsteps of Siddhartha: Shi Jun Sarcophagus and the Picturing of an Allegorical Biography”

 

4:15-4:45         General Discussion and Concluding Remarks

 

6:30                 Dinner for Workshop Participants

 

Best regards,

Wen-Yi Huang
An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
wenyihuang(at)fas.harvard.edu