Society for the Study of Early China 7th Annual Conference

This event is free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Columbine Room, Tower Building, Terrace Level, Sheraton Denver Downtown

Session 1, Moderator: Robin D.S. Yates (McGill University)

9:00 – 9:30     Anne Kinney (University of Virginia), “A Preliminary Look at the Jiao Nü

9:30 – 10:00    Luke Waring (Princeton University), “The Wu ze you xing 物則有形 Manuscript and Textual Visuality at Mawangdui”

10:00 – 10:30  Piotr Gibas (College of Charleston), “The ‘Curse of Chu’”

10:30 – 10:45 Break

Session 2, Moderator: Griet Vankeerberghen (McGill University)

10:45 – 11:15  Newell Ann Van Auken (University of Iowa), “Women, Graded Rank, and the Hierarchical System of the Spring and Autumn (Chunqiu 春秋)”

11:15 – 11:45  Yegor Grebnev (Merton College, Oxford), “Co-Penetration of Literature and Epigraphy in the Fourth Century BC”

11:45 – 12:15  He Jianjun (University of Kentucky), “Philosophers as Body Readers: Wang Chong and Wang Fu’s Discussions of Physiognomy”

12:15 – 1:45    Break for lunch

Session 3, Moderator: SHI Jie (Bryn Mawr College)

1:45 – 2:15      Garret Olberding (University of Oklahoma), “Shadows in the Mirror: Reflective Representation of Physical Space in Early China”

2:15 – 2:45      YANG Lei (Carleton College), “Jade Suits and Transcendence in Han Tombs”

2:45 – 3:15      Federico Valenti (Needham Research Institute, Cambridge), “A ‘Non-Inclusive’ Taxonomy: New Theories on Animal Classification in Early China”

3:15 – 3:30     Break

Session 4, Moderator: Joseph Allen (University of Minnesota)

3:30 – 4:00      David Lebovitz (University of Chicago), “Auto-Commentary, Proto-Commentary, and the Historicizing Impulse in Shijing Poetics”

4:00 – 4:30     Fu Wentian (McGill University), “Homesickness: A Study of Emotion, Performance and Society in Qin-Han China”

4:30 – 5:00      Thomas Noel (Villanova University), “The Poetics of Divination and the Prosody of Mountains and Waters: A Prehistory of Shanshui Lyricism in the Eastern Han”

5:00                 SSEC Business Meeting