PHIL Guest Lecture – “Problems and Challenges of Studying Medieval Chinese Religion and Literature” by Prof. Paul W. Kroll
|5 Nov 2015|
Paul W. Kroll is Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a renowned Sinologist specialized in medieval Chinese religion and literature, and is the author of many books and articles. He is a former President of American Oriental Society (2006-2007) and a Member of the Executive Committee of Delegates for American Council of Learned Societies.
Departmental divisions and disciplinary specializations in modern academia often compel us to analyze and interpret premodern China in a piecemeal fashion, breaking apart sections of culture that were historically intertwined. One of the more unfortunate examples of this is how medieval Chinese “religion” and “literature” have today become largely separate spheres of study. This talk will examine some of the challenges and benefits of seeking a more holistic view of these two fields.
|All are welcome|
|Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme|
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