Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2019

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series, 2019

Dates: Michaelmas Term (October-December 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

October 17, 2019
Professor Nicholas Williams (University of Hong Kong): “The Topos of the World Upside Down Turned Rightside Up: Liu Xiang and the Evolution of Political Rhetoric in Early China”

October 24, 2019

Professor Jean-Pierre Drège (École pratique des hautes études): “Letters from and to Xuanzang (602-664), Famous Chinese Pilgrim and Translator”

November 7, 2019
Dr. Chiara Barbati (Austrian Academy of Sciences): “Sogdian Manuscripts and the Religions of the Silk Road”

November 14, 2019
Dr. Michelle Wang (Georgetown University): “Pure Land Paintings of the Silk Road: Medium and Materiality”

November 21, 2019
Ven. Sheng Kai (Tsinghua University): “The Formation of the Tradition of Buddhist Vegetarianism in Liang Dynasty”

November 28, 2019
Dr. Hajni Elias (University of Cambridge): “A Reassessment of Burial Practice as Reflected in Eastern Han ( 25-220 C.E.) Cliff Tombs and Decorated Stone Sarcophagi from the Southwest”

December 5, 2019
Dr. Li Channa (Leiden University): “Towards Building A Typology of Chos grub’s Calligraphy: Paleographical Studies of Several Tibetan Manuscripts found in Dunhuang”



Sponsored by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies and organized by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Cambridge.