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Megan Bryson: Cosmic Correlations in Dali-Kingdom Buddhism

Friday, September 22, 2023 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Rockefeller Hall, 375 Asian Studies Lounge
Central Campus

Our semester's first Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium text-reading will be led by Megan Bryson, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tennessee.

The Dali kingdom (937–1253), centered in what is now southwest China’s Yunnan province, left behind several ritual texts that have not been found elsewhere.  This short section on “Inviting the White Vajra Being” thus resonated far beyond the spatial and temporal confines of the Dali kingdom.

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic text (古文). The group meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese have been explored. Presentations include works from the earliest times to the 20th century. Workshop sessions are led by local, national, and international scholars.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, History, East Asia Program, China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Cornell China Center, Religious Studies Program


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Department of Religious Studies, University of Tennessee

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