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CCCC / 古文品讀: Michael Stanley Baker

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Uris Hall, G08

This Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium will be given by Professor Michael Stanley-Baker from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Professor Stanley-Baker's CCCC will double as a workshop in digital humanities - in particular, he will be showing participants new ways to mine online databases for Chinese Studies.  SPACE IS LIMITED and participation is only through registration. This event is not opened to the public. Please email: and put Att: Digital Humanities workshop in the subject line.

Michael Stanley-Baker specializes in the history of Chinese medicine and religion, particularly Daoism. He received his PhD from University College London, and has worked and studied at Indiana University, Bloomington; Academia Sinica, Taipei; and the Needham Institute, Cambridge. He has done fieldwork with healers in Taiwan and China, and also has a clinical degree in Chinese medicine from Ruseto College, Boulder CO. He currently serves as treasurer on the council of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicines, and as an associate of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanities.

About the CCCC / 古文品讀:

Although this digital humanities workshop is a singular event, generally the CCCC is a reading group for students and scholars interested in premodern Chinese studies. All are welcome, at any level of experience with classical Chinese. 

At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and all other aspects of the text, and work together to resolve difficulties in comprehension and translation. Presentations include works of all sorts, from the earliest times to the twentieth century. 

No preparation required: all texts will be distributed at the meeting. 

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Class/ Workshop, Colloquium


Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, History, East Asia Program, Society for the Humanities, Cornell China Center




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Amala Lane

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Michael Stanley Baker

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Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

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wheelchair accessible, hearing assistance provided with advance notice

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pre-registered participants

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