Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Easter Term 2019

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series, 2019

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.

Please see the original Dunhuang Seminar Series homepage here, updated for the latest term of 2019 (Michaelmas).

Gallery – Dunhuang Seminar Series, 2019

Seminar Schedule

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.