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Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium with Lucas Bender

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Rockefeller Hall, Asian Studies Lounge third floor
Central Campus

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is pleased to have Lucas Bender (East Asian Languages, Yale) lead this text reading.

Bender's text-reading is on "What Troubles the World is Inequality": Politics Before Metaphysics in Guo Xiang's 郭象 (252-312) Zhuangzi 莊子 Commentary

Faculty hosts: TJ Hinrichs (History, Cornell) and Suyoung Son (Asian Studies, Cornell). Sponsored by the East Asia Program. The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic (古文) text. The group typically 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.

All are welcome with any level of experience with classical Chinese. At each session, a participant presents a classical Chinese text. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and other aspects of the text, working together to resolve difficulties in comprehension and translation. No preparation is required. All texts will be distributed at the meeting.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may register in advance here.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, East Asia Program


East Asia program, Einaudi, asianstudiescal, history



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TJ Hinrichs or Suyoung Son


Lucas Bender

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Yale University

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Rockefeller Hall has ramps and elevators. We are happy to provide additional access with advance notice.

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