Conference: Society for the Study of Early China – 10th Annual Conference

Date of event:   02/06/2022 − 16/06/2022

Format: Online, via Zoom
Duration: June 2, 9, and 16, 2022
Organized by: Society for the Study of Early China, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA

Please join us for SSEC’s 10th annual conference. Sessions begin at 7:00 am Pacific Time / 10:00 am Eastern Time / 3:00 pm London / 4:00 pm Bern / 10:00 pm Hong Kong and Shandong. Each panel lasts two hours: one hour for presentations, and then an hour for Q&A.


Panel 1: June 2, 2022
Moderator: Maria Khayutina (Institute for Sinology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

Social Hierarchy and the Choice of Metal Recycling at Anyang, the Last Capital of Bronze Age Shang China
Liu Ruiliang (British Museum)
Between the King’s Family (王家) and the Great Houses (大門): The Political Implications of Historical Writing in Warring States Period Chu
Benjamin Gallant (Harvard University)
Living Under Rank Inflation: The Late Warring States – Early Han Transition Recharted
Dewei Shen (Stanford University)


Panel 2: June 9, 2022
Moderator: Constance Cook, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Lehigh University

Taiyi and the Sun: The Case of the Taiyi sheng shui
Francesca Puglia (Bern University)
Poetry as Commentary in the Tsinghua Verse Albums: A Case Study Concerning the Previously Unknown Verses of the Zhou Gong zhi qinwu
David Lebovitz (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Beyond Confucius: How Wang Mang Reinvented the Chinese Classical Tradition
          Peter Tsung Kei Wong (Princeton University)


Panel 3: June 16, 2022
Moderator: Miranda Brown, Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan

Tabling, Marking, and Punctuating: Organizing Knowledge in Early Imperial China
          Maddalena Poli (University of Pennsylvania)
Evolution of the Rules of Avoidance for Official Appointments During the Qin and Han Periods
          Aaron Zhao (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Engraving the Granary Model: Art and Imperialism in the Southern Frontier of Han China (206 BCE-220 CE)
          Fanghan Wang (Shandong University)


Zoom link [HERE]
Meeting ID: 986 7434 3286


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