We cordially invite you to the
Workshop on Warring States Bamboo-strip Manuscripts with Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy
The international workshop will take place at the Institute of East Asian Studies, Charles University in Prague, on May 22, 2018 – May 24, 2018.
Tuesday May 22, 18:00-19:30 – Opening Lecture (Green lecture room)
Wednesday, May 23, 10.00-12.00 – Session 1 (Cheng Wu 程寤 manuscript)
14:00-16:00 – Session 2 (Ming Xun 命訓 manuscript)
Thursday, May 24, 10.00-13.00: Session 3 (Ming Xun 命訓 manuscript)
If you plan to attend the workshop, please write a short note to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can share with you the texts and reading.
Growing body of recently unearthed bamboo-strip manuscripts offers new perspectives on the nature of textual production and transmission in the Warring States Period (451-221 BCE). Through analysis and close reading of two selected Yi Zhou shu 逸周書 manuscripts from the collection of the Tsinghua University, the participants will be introduced to the methods of working with unearthed manuscripts and to a variety of problems pertaining to the relation of unearthed and received texts.
Requirements: solid command of Classical Chinese, familiarity with assigned readings (to be distributed closer to the workshop)
About the speaker: Edward L. Shaughnessy is the Lorraine J. and Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early China in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago. His main work is in the cultural and literary history of China’s Shang and Zhou periods with a focus on unearthed and received texts.