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"Kang Youwei's Roman Diaries (1904)"

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Rockefeller Hall, 375 Asian Studies Lounge
Central Campus

We are pleased to host Haun Saussy, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago to present the text-reading, "Kang Youwei's Roman Diaries (1904)" for this Classical Chinese Colloquium.

Professor Saussy's primary teaching and research interests include classical Chinese poetry and commentary, literary theory, comparative study of oral traditions, problems of translation, pre-twentieth-century media history, and ethnography and ethics of medical care.

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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.

Participants with any level of classical Chinese experience are welcome to attend.

  • At each session, a presenter guides the group in a reading of 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.

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Cornell faculty hosts are TJ Hinrichs, History, and Suyoung Son, Asian Studies.


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



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TJ Hinrichs or Suyoung Son


Haun Saussy

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East Asian Languages, University of Chicago

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