Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2020

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series, 2020

Dates: Michaelmas Term (October-December 2020)

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. Unless stated otherwise below, the talks will begin at 1:30pm, 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.

This seminar series is organised by Dr Imre Galambos with the generous support of the Glorisun Global Network.

Please see the original Dunhuang Seminar Series homepage here for the latest term of 2020 (Michaelmas).


Seminar Schedule

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020
Dr Zhang Daying, Qingdao University of Technology
The Silk Road and Erya

Thursday, 29th October, 2020
Dr Imre GalambosUniversity of Cambridge
Afterlife of a Poem from Dunhuang

Thursday, 5th November, 2020
Prof. Charles Sanft, University of Tennessee
Han and Qiang Interactions in the Hexi Region as visible in Texts from Xuanquanzhi

Thursday, 12th November, 2020
Prof Carmen Meinert, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Travelling on the Buddhist Road: Aspects of a Research Programme to Explore the Spread of Buddhism in Eastern Central Asian

Thursday, 19th November, 2020
Dr Kōichi Kitsudō, Ryūkoku University
Maitreya dwelling on the top of Mt. Sanwei: Transmission of a Buddhist image of the Song Dynasty

Thursday, 26th November, 2020
Prof. Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh
Textual Bonding in Early Chinese Manuscripts

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 at 5pm
Please note the unusual start time of this session
Prof. Susan Huang, Rice University
Elite Uighurs as Cultural Middlemen of Buddhist Books and Woodcuts in the Mongol Empire



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