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What is the future of ancient texts?   Will ancient words of wisdom continue to guide us, as they have done for readers for thousands of years? If promises have been made by archaeological discoveries, novel theories, and our own critical self-reflection, then how will they be fulfilled in a future where our very survival is under question? Is there another “golden age” awaiting us? For these questions, the Early China Project Room does not supply ready answers, but we recognize the possibility of an ever-expanding backdrop, traversing past, present, and future, against which one begins the equally modest and daring act that is the reading of a text. By creating a platform for the discussion of new research on Ancient Chinese documents, we aim to explore larger questions related to the study of the written word, the Ancient World, traditions, legacies, and much more.

A call is issued here for your participation and proposals for presentations, thematic panels, and conferences. We especially welcome those who work on other periods of Chinese history and other parts of the Ancient World. The series will be held online, hosted by the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Following the end of the Covid pandemic, when it is possible, we will reach out to the participants and explore the possibility of further collaborations, including live meetings and the publication of conference volumes based on our series.

We look forward to seeing you!

The ECPR team

*For recordings of past events, please send an email to philologyinourtime@gmail.com.

末日前的語文學: 線上會議

對一個瀕臨滅亡的文明而言,經典文獻是否具有任何意義?故老相傳的先人智慧,未來能否繼續引導我們?如果考古的發現與各種學術的創新,已為我們許下一個承諾,這個承諾將如何履行?在能以想見的不久的未來,是否還有一個黃金時代等待我們?上述問題,並非本項目所能答覆,但我們希望提出一個可能,亦即在“讀書”如此既謙遜又激進的舉止背後,是一個持續無限擴大,且跨越過去、現在與未來的願景。

「末日的語文學」是一個有關中國先秦秦漢典籍的研究平台,線上舉行,形式不拘:通過個人演講、專題工作坊,或大型研討會,我們邀請學界同仁加入我們的行列,亦預計在不久的將來,隨著新冠疫情的結束,我們將有更多實體會議與論文集出版的合作可能。

期待與您相會!

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  • Hosted by the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica