Dates: Easter Term (May-June 2022)
Venue: Online via Zoom
We hold a series of talks each term whose overall theme links with Dunhuang and the Silk Road.
These take place via Zoom on Thursdays and, where possible, in-person, on Thursdays and require pre-registration. All talks will begin at 5pm BST, lasting an hour with time allocated afterwards 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 for the latest term.
Thursday, 19th May, 2022 (Zoom)
Laurent van Cutsem, Ghent University
From Quanzhou to Dunhuang: A Multifaceted Approach to Wendeng’s 文僜 (d. 972) Praise Verses for the Patriarchs and Early Masters of the Southern Chan Tradition
Thursday, 26th May, 2022 (Zoom)
Prof. Abdurishid Yakup, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Old Uyghur’s Use of Chinese
Thursday, 2nd June, 2022 (Zoom)
Dr Zhang Zhan, University of Oxford
Slaves in Khotan and Khotanese
Thursday, 9th June, 2022 (Zoom)
Hybrid event, in-person in the Old Common Room at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue
Prof. Lewis Doney, University of Bonn
On the Margins: Early Tibetan Buddhist Practice Reflected in Some Dhāraṇī Texts from Dunhuang
Thursday, 16th June, 2022
No seminar this week
Thursday, 23rd June, 2022 (Zoom)
Prof. Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge
Writing Chinese Horizontally: A Millennium of Interaction between Chinese and Western Scripts
Sponsored by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies and the Dhammachai International Research Institute, and organized by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Cambridge.