Perceptions of Age and Ageing in Premodern China and Beyond

International Interdisciplinary Workshop
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Gefördert vom Bundesministierum für Bildung und Forschung

15-16 December 2022

Aligned by Institute of Sinology, University of Trier

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


Thursday 2022/12/15

14.00-14.15 Registration
14.15-14.30 Welcome Session
14.30-15.00 Geir Sigurðsson University of Iceland Daodejing and Zhuangzi on Ageing and Dying
15.00-15.30 Jana Rošker University of Ljubljana The Discreet Charm of Uselessness: What Can Ancient Chinese Philosophy Whisper in the Ears of Aging Societies
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-16.30 Adam Horalek University of Pardubice Many Ways and Meanings of Aging in Contemporary Taiwan
16.30-17.00 Mieke Matthyssen

Ghent University

“Embodied Ageing among Chinese Elderly: Body Practices, Body Image, Body Care and Wellbeing in Later Life”

Friday 2022/12/16

09.30-10.00 Kerstin Storm University of Münster Old Age and Military Service as Reflected in Tang Poetry (618-907)
10.00-10.30 Christian Soffel University of Trier Notions of Old Age among Zhu Xi and his Contemporaries
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.30 Roland Altenburger University of Würzburg Pu Songling’s Rustic-Song Drama Qiangtou ji (1711): An Indicator for a Crisis in Rural Commoners' Care for the Elderly?
11.30-12.00 Grace Fong McGill University Women’s Reflections on Old Age in the Ming and Qing
12.00-12.30 Syrinx von Hees University of Münster Praise and Blame - Presentation of Old Age in Arabic Literature with a Focus on Mamluk Times (Egypt and Syria, 13th to 15th Century)
12.30-14.30 Lunch Break
14.30-approx. 16.00 Final Discussion and Future Projects

Announcement (Poster)