The first in a series of three conferences, this workshop brings together Sinologists and Byzantinists with an interest in, and willingness to engage in, cross-cultural work. It is designed to make the two disciplines talk to each other as much as possible, and to foster further cooperation.
Comparative Approaches to the Chinese and Byzantine Imperial Systems
PAIXUE Workshop 1
Thu: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre (2.520), Doorway 1, Old Medical School; Fri: Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square; Sat: G.06, 50 George Square
Classicising Learning, Performance, and Power: Eurasian Perspectives from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School (Doorway 4), Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
The symposium aims to explore how public performances of classicising learning (however defined in each culture) influenced and served imperial or state power in premodern political systems across Eurasia and North Africa.
Classical Antiquity in Byzantium and Middle Period China: Revivals and Reinventions in Visual and Intellectual Culture
PAIXUE Workshop 2