Creel Center for Chinese Paleography: Lectures and Workshops


Friday, March 6

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Regenstein Library 122A

“The Belitung Shipwreck and its Impilications for the History of Tea”
Lecture by Professor Victor Mair
University of Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 7

Workshop on Thought and Religion in China from the Perspective of Manuscript Culture, 4th Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Franke Institute
Regenstein Library S-102

Workshop Schedule :

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Research presentations by members of the University of Chicago Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations:
• David Lebovitz: “What Does it Mean to Say ‘chong-ru’ 何謂寵辱?” in Laozi Manuscripts and Interpretive History
• Boqun Zhou: Virtue or Craft? Textual and Intellectual Problems of Chapter 36 of the Laozi in the Light of the Recently Discovered Manuscripts
• Ling Chan: Textual Variance and the Circulation of Zhaiwen: The Zhaiwanwen and Other Texts
• Professor Paul Copp: Writing Buddhist Liturgies at Dunhuang: Hints of the Ritualist's Craft
• Professor Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania, Discussant

2:00-5:30 p.m.
Guided Reading of Chinese Manuscripts
• Lebovitz and Zhou: Selected readings from the Peking University Han period Laozi manuscript
• Chan and Copp: Selected readings from Dunhuang manuscripts

Full Workshop Schedule and Abstracts (2104creelworkshop.docx)

For more information or arrangements, please contact:

Jeffrey Tharsen
Creel Center for Chinese Paleography Coordinator:
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago