Conference - Between the Sacred and the Profane: Love and Desire in Traditional China

Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

This one-day conference will explore the intersection of religion, literature, and the arts through examination of various circumstances by which the discourse of love and desire is represented, transmitted, transformed, and re-contextualized in premodern China. Speakers will include Beverly Bossler, a historian of High Imperial China at UC Davis; Joseph Lam, a music historian at the University of Michigan; and Julia Murray, a scholar of Chinese pictorial art in historical and cultural contexts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Held in conjunction with the Worcester Art Museum exhibition, “Dangerous Liaisons Revisited: Art and Music Inspired by the Chinese Tang Court.” 

Open to the Public

Categories: Asian Studies,McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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