Dates: Easter Term (April-June 2019)
Venue: University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7
We hold a series of talks each term whose overall theme links with Dunhuang and the Silk Road. These take place in Room 7 on Thursdays. With the exception of the 24th October, all talks will begin at 3 pm, lasting an hour with time allocated afterward for questions, debate, and discussion. We welcome listeners from all fields who feel that these talks may help their own research or who are curious to know about the diverse topics covered.
May 9, 2019
Dr. Junqing Wu (University of Cambridge): “Clerical thaumaturgy in Buddhist hagiographies and literati anecdotes”
May 16, 2019
Professor David Holm (National Chengchi University): “Views from the South: Reflections on Calligraphic Variation in Vernacular Manuscripts”
June 13, 2019
Professor David McMullen (University of Cambridge): “Poetry in Dunhuang”
June 6, 2019
Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams (SOAS University of London): “The Rediscovery of Sogdian”
Sponsored by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies and organized by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Cambridge.