Early Medieval China Workshop

May 3rd – 5th, 2024, Münster
Gruppenfoto der Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer des Early Medieval China Workshop
The participants of the "Early Medieval China Workshop"
© Lu An 陸岸

Venue: University of Münster, Institute of Sinology and East Asian Studies, Schlaunstr. 2, 48143 Münster, Germany, Map

Accommodation: agora: am Aasee, Bismarckallee 5, 48151 Münster, Website

Poster [PDF]

Programme [PDF]


Friday, May 3rd

14:45-15:00 Registration
15:00-15:15 Welcome/Introductory remarks Kerstin Storm, Annette Kieser, Monique Nagel-Angermann
15:15-16:15 Keynote Tian Xiaofei The Turning Point: On Early Medieval Chinese Autobiographical Writings
16.15-16:45 Coffee break
Panel I: Archaeology Chair/Discussant: Monique Nagel-Angermann
16:45-17:05 Shing Müller The Question of "Dai" or "(Northern) Wei"
17:05-17:25 Armin Selbitschka Early Medieval Chinese Glocalization: The Hexi Corridor and Turfan in the 3rd through 7th Centuries
17:25-17:45 Annette Kieser Perception of Metal in Early Medieval China: A Case Study
17:45-18:15 Comments/Debate
19:00 Dinner
Grotes - An der Kreuzkirche, Kampstraße 26, 48147 Münster, Website

Saturday, May 4th

Panel II: Cultural Practices Chair/Discussant: Annette Kieser
09:00-09:20 Olga Lomova Funerary genres: Between ritual and literature
09:20-09:40 Kathrin Leese-Messing Suicide in early medieval China: Approaching the multifaceted entanglements of a liminal practice
09:40-10:00 Noa Hegesh A New Pitch: Wei Shou’s Narrative in the Treatise on Tuning Standards and Mathematical Astronomy
10:00-10:30 Comments/Debate
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Panel III: Commentary Literature Chair/Discussant: Alexander Brosch
11:00-11:20 Friederike Assandri The early medieval commentarial technique of kepan, and its usage in Cheng Xuanying’s Daode jing yishu and in the Xici section of the Zhouyi Zhengyi
11:20-11:40 Marie Bizais-Lillig A glimpse at early medieval commentarial traditions through the lenses of Kong Yingda’s 孔穎達 Maoshi Zhengyi 毛詩正義
11:40-12:00 Comments/Debate
12:00-14:00 Lunch
Panel IV: Poetry Chair/Discussant: Olga Lomova
14:00-14:20 Kerstin Storm Ageing in Early Medieval Poetry
14:20-14:40 Rui Zhang When Playing with Poetry Meets Jest in (Through) Love: Playfully Composed Poems in Early Medieval China
14:40-15:00 Clara Luhn Burning mountains and inexhaustible fuel: What did Early Medieval China think about Coal?
15:00-15:30 Comments/Debate
15:30-17:00 Coffee break, Library and Institute tour
Panel V: History and Diplomacy, Part I Chair/Discussant: Andreas Janousch
17:00-17:20 Julia Escher "I am now your father-in-law": The role of kinship in diplomatic interactions of early medieval China and Inner Asia
17:20-17:40 Jakub Hruby Lu Ji's Disputing the Fall of Wu: Between Apologia of a Vanquished State and Family Remembrance
17:40-18:00 Comments/Debate
19:00 Dinner (invited)
Ratskeller, Prinzipalmarkt 8, 48143 Münster, Website

Sunday, May 5th

Panel VI: Buddhism Chair/Discussant: Friederike Assandri
09:00-09:20 Sylvie Hureau At the heart of the production of Buddhist encyclopedias and reference works between the Southern dynasties and the Tang. Some unexpected changes and forgotten stories
09:20-09:40 Andreas Janousch From One to Three Textual Spheres: The Mouzi li huo lun 牟子理惑論 Debate
09:40-10:00 Nelson Landry Daoxuan on Dunhuang: Reflections on Daoxuan’s views regarding the northwestern border
10:00-10:30 Comments/Debate
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Panel VII: History and Diplomacy, Part II Chair/Discussant: Jakub Hruby
11:00-11:20 Alexander Brosch "The Separation/Distinction/Exogamy of Men and Women" 男女之別 in the Later Han-Dynasty and Beyond
11:20-11:40 Monique Nagel-Angermann Rulers of the Shiliuguo period and their advisers
11:40-12:00 Comments/Debate
12:00-12:30 Wrap-up and Study-Group Agenda
12:30 Lunch
Afterwards City tour (optional)

Interessierte Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer melden sich bitte bis zum 29. April 2024 unter sino@uni-muenster.de an.