“Poetic Traditions in Manuscript Cultures” online conference

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It has now been three years since the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology entered into a five-year partnership with the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures (CMTC) of Queen’s College, Oxford University. In addition to the Oxford Virtual Master Class held regularly during this period, in the fall of 2021 the Academy and CMTC also co-hosted an international conference on poetic traditions and manuscript cultures.

The conference took place online on September 16 to 17, 2021. It brought together scholars of ancient cultural history studying manuscript representations and early poetry transmission and dissemination. The discussions centred around two main issues, the tension between which were explored and re-examined. One was the oral performative element in early poetic traditions. The other was the written element in the material context of manuscript cultures as well as early reader audiences. Participants came from various top-rate English learning institutions, including Oxford University, Cambridge University, the University of London, and the University of Bristol. JAS director Professor Chen Zhi hosted one of the panels with a lecture titled “Xiaoyao and shuchi: a few special uses of alliterative binomes.”

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Period16 Sept 202117 Sept 2021
Event titlePoetic Traditions in Manuscript Cultures
Event typeConference
OrganisersThe Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, The Queen's College, University of Oxford
Degree of RecognitionInternational