Creel Lecture and Workshop

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

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Franke Institute
Regenstein Library S-102

Workshop Schedule

Creel Lecture Series

Friday, April 17, 2015

“Notes on Translating Sima Qian’s Biography of Confucius”

Lecture by Professor William Nienhauser, University of Wisconsin

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Wieboldt Hall 408

Digital Sinology and Digital East Asia (DSDEA) Workshop

The University of Chicago
Wieboldt Hall, Room 301N
1050 East 59th Street

November 8, 2014

See the Workshop Website for the full schedule.

The Second Overseas Academic Week of Wuhan University ·
International Forum for the Study of Chinese Excavated Texts 2014
武漢大學第二届海外學術週 · 中國簡帛學國際論壇 2014
武漢大學 芝加哥大學

The University of Chicago
Regenstein Library, Room 122
1100 East 57th Street

October 24-26, 2014

Conference Website


Workshop held by the Creel Center for Chinese Paleography

The University of Chicago
408 Wieboldt Hall
1050 East 59th Street

February 15, 2014

Workshop Schedule

20th Annual Herrlee G. Creel Memorial Lecture


TANG Jigen
Director, Anyang Archaeological Team
Institute of Archaeology
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

4:30 PM, February 14, 2014

408 Wieboldt Hall
1050 East 59th Street

Lecture Information
Creel 2014

The Rise of Writing in Early China

Creel Center for Chinese Paleography
Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation’s
Luce Initiative on East Asian Archaeology and Early History

The University of Chicago
15-16 October 2011

408 Wieboldt Hall
1050 East 59th Street

Conference Schedule

17th Annual Herrlee G. Creel Memorial Lecture

Friday, May 20, 2011

402 Cobb Hall
4:30-6:30 p.m.

The Notion of “Shi 式” and Some Related Terms in Qin-Han Calendrical Astrology
Professor Marc Kalinowski
École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Saturday, May 21

Workshop: Reading the Baoshan Divination, Sacrifice, and Prayer Record
402 Cobb Hall

Please see the conference webpage for further information.

Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Shouyang Studio and Elsewhere: An International Conference Commemorating Twenty Years of Discoveries

1. Dates : 2010/11/5-7

2. Locations : University of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago

The Creel Center for Chinese Paleography is proud to sponsor “Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Shouyang Studio and Elsewhere: An International Conference Commemorating Twenty Years of Discoveries,” a major international conference focusing on recently discovered Chinese bronzes to be held in Chicago, November 5-6-7, 2010. Celebrating the opening of the special exhibition “Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Shouyang Studio: The Katherine and George Fan Collections” to be held at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 5-December 31, 2010, the conference will bring together twenty of the leading scholars of ancient Chinese bronzes, and especially their inscriptions, from around the world for three days of presentations and discussions. Click here for a detailed schedule of the conference and for its locations.

2009 International Symposium on Excavated Manuscripts and the Interpretation of the Book of Odes 《詩經》

1. Date : 2009/9/12-13

2. Location : University of Chicago

3. Purpose :

By focusing on newly excavated manuscripts, this symposium will consider the following four topics related to the texts and interpretations of the Book of Odes:

(1) The oral and written forms of the texts of the Book of Odes;
(2) The format and approach of the interpretative works of the Book of Odes;
(3) The content and thought of the interpretative works of the Book of Odes;
(4) The transmission of the Book of Odes during the pre-Qin and Han periods.

Click Here to View the Symposium Schedule

Click Here to Download a Word Document of the Symposium Schedule

2009 Study Trip Application Announcement

The Creel Center for Chinese Paleography, with the support of the Luce Initiative on East Asian Archaeology and Early History of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites applications from graduate students in North America to participate in a study tour and seminar to be held in the People’s Republic of China during the first half of July 2009. The tour will begin on or about July 1 in Shanghai with visits to the Shanghai Museum and to the Center for Research on Chinese Excavated Classics and Paleography of Fudan University. From Shanghai, we will travel to Wuhan, Hubei, where the students will join a group of students from throughout China for a one-week course on bamboo-strip manuscripts with professors of the Centre for the Study of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts of Wuhan University. During this week, there will be opportunities to visit both the Hubei Provincial Museum and also the Jingzhou City Museum, and to examine the bamboo strip materials housed there. At the end of this week, the students will be joined by Li Xueqin 李学勤, Qiu Xigui 裘锡圭, Lin Yun 林沄 and Zeng Xiangtong 曾宪通 for a two-day master class. From Wuhan, we will then travel to Changsha to view the Mawangdui silk manuscripts housed in the Hunan Provincial Museum.

All expenses will be paid by the Creel Center, though students from institutions other than the University of Chicago will be asked to arrange their own transportation from their home to and from Chicago. Students wishing to stay on in China after the study tour will be free to do so at their own expense.

Students wishing to be considered for this study tour should submit the following application materials to the Creel Center:

• A letter of application stating your background, your interests in Chinese studies, and your goals with respect to Chinese paleography.
• Three letters of recommendation, one of which should attest to your ability to communicate fluently in Chinese.
• A transcript from your home institution.
• A 15-20 page writing sample indicating your ability to use classical Chinese sources.

Please send these materials, no later than 6 March 2009, to:

Creel Center for Chinese Paleography
EALC / Wb 301
1050 East 59th Street
Chicago IL 60637

Decisions will be announced in late March 2009.

You can download a copy of this Announcement here.