The Wei-Jin period (220-420 AD) was one of the most chaotic in Chinese imperial history. This turbulent time nonetheless produced distinguished literati (mingshi) of formidable talent and charisma. In this talk, we focus on the figure of Ruan Ji ( 阮籍 , 210-263 AD) and try to understand the pressures that faced the literati of this period and the difficulties that underlay their sometimes eccentric responses.
Free online English event
Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 8-9:30 P.M. Eastern Time(Hong Kong Time: Sunday, November 13 at 9-10:30 A.M.)
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The meeting will open 15 minutes prior.
On the Speaker:
Anthea Cheung, Ph.D. holder in Far East Studies (EPEH-Sorbonne), is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chinese Language & Literature of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. A Hong Kong native, Dr. Cheung speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and French, as well as basic Japanese. She worked as a full-time lecturer at the Department of Chinese & Bilingual Studies (HK Polytechnic University) between 2011-2018, and has also worked as a Team Leader (Interpreters & Translators) at CHEER (Centre for Harmony and Enhancement of Ethnic Minority Residents) of Hong Kong Christian Service. Her recent works include The Economic Roots of the Umbrella Movement: Globalization and the Rise of China (2018, co-author), “The Dilemmas Facing Hong Kong’s Generation Y in the Era of Globalization” (2020, co-author), “The Wuwei Notion of Guo Xiang (?-312)” (forthcoming), and The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization (Chinese translation, forthcoming).
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