21 May 20141:30pm - 5:00pmRamsden Room, St Catharine's College

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David Der-wei Wang (Edward Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature at Harvard University, Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Senica) will give a series of three public lectures on The Chinesesness of Chinese Literature and participate in this  concluding symposium.

Confirmed Speakers:
Professor Qian Jun (University of Newcastle)
Professor Michel Hockx (SOAS)
Professor Hans van de Ven (University of Cambridge)
Dr Julia Lovell (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Dr Susan Daruvala (University of Cambridge)
 

Events in the Series:

humanitas
From Mara Poet to Nobel Laureate: On Modern Chinese Literary Culture
13 May 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 1)

The first lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14

The Lyrical in Epic Time: On Modern Chinese Literary Thought
15 May 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 1)

The second lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14.

Sailing to the Sinophone World: On Modern Chinese Literary Cartography
20 May 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 1)

The third lecture by CRASSH Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14.

The Chineseness of Chinese Literature
21 May 2014 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Ramsden Room, St Catharine's College

The concluding symposium with the CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14.

For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.

About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Chinese Studies has been made possible by the generous support of Sir David Tang.

The Humanitas Chair in Chinese Studies will gather together academics and graduate students from different disciplines across the arts, social sciences and humanities with a research interest in China.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professors in Chinese Studies

2012-13: Chen Yung-fa (Modern History Institute of the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
2011-12: Wu Hung (Harrie A Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Standing Committee

Hans van de Ven (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Susan Daruvala (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Adam Chau (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Boping Yuan (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Uradyn Bulag (Social Anthropology)

Hosting College

St Catherine's College

Programme

13.15

Registration

13.30-14.30

Qian Jun (Chair of Chinese Studies, Newcastle University):
Literariness (Wen) and Character (Zhi) of Modern Chinese Prose

Michel Hockx (Professor of Chinese, SOAS, and Director of SOAS China Institute)
Linguistic, Formal, and Moral Experiments in Contemporary Chinese-Language Poetry on the Internet

Chair: Adam Chau (University of Cambridge)

14.30-15.00

Tea/coffee break

15.00-16.00

Julia Lovell (Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, Birkbeck College)
Violent Times, Violent Language: Contemporary Chinese Fiction and the Mimetic Fallacy

Susan Daruvala (Senior Lecturer in Chinese Literature, Cambridge University)
Zhang Ailing and Stella Benson: Imagery and Understanding

Chair: Hans van de Ven (University of Cambridge)

16.00-16.30

Hans van de Ven (Professor of Modern Chinese History, Cambridge University)
The Chinese Maritime Customs’ Invention of a Chinese National Language

16.30-17.00

David Derwei Wang (Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University

Concluding remarks

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