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中国文化与宗教 Distinguished Lecture

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中国历史文化研究中心 Specialist Lecture

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Cultural Habitus and Religious Doxa:  Theorizing the Confucian-Buddhist Encounter in Late Imperial China The paper explores Confucianism’s interaction with Buddhism in late imperial China by examining the mediating and defining role of the latter, especially its Chan iteration. The fact that Chan, a predominant Sinitic Buddhist sect, exerted enormous influences on the origination and development of Neo-Confucianism is commonly acknowledged and g

28 Sep 2021

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Origin of Hong Kong and the Relationship between Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland The presentation focuses on the historical evolution of Hong Kong, the historical and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland, and the unique position of Hong Kong in the historical development of China. 1. Ancient Hong Kong 2. British Occupation of Hong Kong 3. Hong Kong and the 1911 Revolution 4. Hong Kong and the Anti-Japanese War 5. New China

28 Sep 2021

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The Blank Exam: Crises of Student Labor and Activism in the Late Cultural Revolution Film Juelie This presentation examines the 1976 film Juelie 決裂 (“Breaking with Old Ideas”), a feature film depicting a fictional account of the founding of the Jiangxi Communist Labor University (江西共產主義勞動大學, or “Gongda” for short.) Like workers’ universities, Gongda gained prominence during the Cultural Revolution for its experimental approach to disrupting the

19 Jul 2021

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‘Lotus Aloft:’ Dunhuang Dance Narratives Historically a frontier metropolis, Dunhuang was a strategic site along the Silk Road in northwestern China, a crossroads of trade, and a locus for religious, cultural, and intellectual influences since the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.). The 492 caves at the Mogao cliff near the modern town of Dunhuang have served as temples, sites for performative events, and an archive that consisted of medieval Chi

13 Jul 2021

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Spectacular Benevolence:  Operatic Entertainment and Court Politics  in Qing-Dynasty China Theatrical performance occupied a central place in the emotional and political life of the Qing dynasty imperial household. For over two centuries, the Qing court poured a tremendous amount of human and material resources into institutionalizing the theatrical arts for the purposes of entertainment and edification. The emperors and empresses, as ardent pat

7 Dec 2021

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