Thursday, 5 June 2014

Conference: Prospects for the Study of Dunhuang Manuscripts: The Next 20 Years

Conference at Princeton UniversitySeptember 6-8, 2014

The conference is free and open to the public, though advance registration is required.
Click Here To Register by August 15, 2014
Co-sponsored by:Princeton University, Buddhist Studies WorkshopInternational Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies, Major Funding from The Henry Luce Foundation
Co-organizers: Stephen F. Teiser (Princeton Univ.), TAKATA Tokio (Kyoto Univ.)
Research papers will be presented in all fields of Dunhuang manuscript studies, including those reflecting on the general theme of promising avenues of research in the next 20 years. 32 papers will be presented during 9 panels. Papers will be presented by senior scholars involved in the International Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies from greater China, Japan, Europe, and the US, joined by several younger scholars from the US.
Two keynote addresses (by FANG Guangchang, Shanghai Normal University, and Susan Whitfield, International Dunhuang Project) are also planned, one on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9:00 am, and one on Monday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 pm, the latter followed by a public reception.
The languages of the conference will be Chinese and English, and papers will be written in either language. Brief abstracts will be available in both Chinese and English. At the conference, simultaneous interpretation/translation will not be provided, but local students will assist in discussion.

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