This lecture will be conducted in Mandarin. For English introduction, please scroll down to the abstract in English.
The Talent and Charm of Wei-Jin Female Literati as Reflected from the “Worthy Ladies” of A New Account of the Tales of the World (世說新語)
Wei-Jin (220-420 AD) was a remarkable period in Imperial China, prolific with distinguished literati of formidable talent and charisma. In this talk, we focus on the outstanding female figures recorded in the “Worthy Ladies” 賢媛 of A New Account of the Tales of the World.
Free online Mandarin lecture
Toronto Time: Friday November 3, 2023 at 8-9:30 P.M.
Hong Kong Time: Saturday November 4, 2023 at 8-9:30 A.M.
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On the Speaker:
Anthea Cheung, PhD holder in Far East Studies (EPEH-Sorbonne), is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Chinese Language & Literature of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Her research interests include Pre-Qin schools, unearthed materials during the Pre-Qin and early Han periods, Wei-Jin society and metaphysics, and Pure Land Buddhism.
About the Book:
Shishuo Xinyu世說新語 (A New Account of the Tales of the World) was compiled by Liu Yiqing (403–444) and his retainers during the Song period (420-479) of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420–589). It tells about the stories of many outstanding literati (mingshi) between the late Eastern Han (25-220) and Eastern Jin (317-420) periods.
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