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: 10am-5:00pm, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Venue: The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
For more details, please visit our website:


10:00-11:00    Panel 1, Going South
Evan Nicoll-Johnson (University of Alberta), “Guo Pu the Wanderer: Magic and Migration in the Jin Dynasty”
Lu Kou (Williams College), “Detainees and Letters to Request Release in Early Medieval China”

11:00-12:00    Panel 2, The Mobility of Texts and Images
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”

12:00-1:30    Lunch

1:30-2:30    Panel 3, Looking Back and Around
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”

2:30-3:30    Panel 4, Rootedness, Relocation, and Identity
Andrew Chittick (Eckerd College), “Borderlands and Migration to North and South: A Study of the 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”

3:30-4:00    Break

4:00-5:00    Panel 5, Moving Monks and Merchants
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), “Picturing Cosmopolitan Migration: The Sixth-century Funerary Reliefs of a Sogdian Couple’s Journey on the Silk Road”

6:00    Dinner

Best regards,

Wen-Yi Huang
An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University