Seminar series: Dunhuang and Silk Road Seminar series, Michaelmas Term 2021

Date of event:   21/10/2021 − 25/11/2021

Format: Online and hybrid
Duration: 21 October 2021 to 25 November 2021
Organized by: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

These talks are hosted on Zoom and, where possible, in person each Thursday at 5pm UK Time and require pre-registration to join. This seminar series is organised by Dr Imre Galambos with the generous support of the Glorisun Global Network and Dhammachai International Research Institute. For further information, contact: Kelsey Granger (PhD candidate) at


Seminar 1: 21 October 2021 (Zoom)
Nadine Bregler
In Search of the Author: Multiple-text Manuscripts from Dunhuang containing Wang Fanzhi Poems


Seminar 2: 28 October 2021 (Zoom)
Dr Arnaud Bertrand
Is the Date of the Founding of the Western Han Dunhuang Imperial Commandery Really Solved? A Study of Xuanquan Documents and New Archaeological Findings


Seminar 3: 11 November 2021 (Hybrid)
Kelsey Granger
At the Fringes of the Silk Road: Rugs and Rattan in Medieval China


Seminar 4: 18 November 2021 (Zoom)
Prof. Wen Xin
The Human-Thing Symbiosis on the Silk Road: Dissecting the Daily Life of Diplomatic Travelers between China and Central Asia, 850–1000


Seminar 5: 25 November 2021 (Zoom)
Prof. Zsombor Rajkai


For more information, please visit the website here.

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