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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies URPP Asia and Europe (2006–2017)

Yangzhou – A Place in Literature

The Local in Chinese Culture From the Late Imperial Through the Modern Era

International Workshop, September 1-3, 2011


Institute of East Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, in cooperation with the URPP Asia and Europe


Roland Altenburger (Institute of East Asian Studies)


Recent scholarship on late imperial and early modern China across many disciplines has paid increasing attention to the local. The workshop "Yangzhou - A Place in Chinese Literature" will bring together scholars from around the world to examine the rich cultural history of the city of Yangzhou (Jiangsu province, China) from an interdisciplinary perspective. The workshop and subsequent anthology will contribute to our understanding of the relationship between the local and its manifestation in literature, history, and art.

Contributing participants:

  • Roland Altenburger (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Vibeke Børdahl (Nordic Institute of Asian, Studies Denmark)
  • Rüdiger Breuer (Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany)
  • Winnie Y. L. Chan (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Philip Kafalas (Georgetown University, USA)
  • Stefan Kuzay (University of Helsinki Finland)
  • Lindy Li Mark (California State Univ. East Bay (retired), USA)
  • Liu Yongqiang (Peking University, China)
  • Liu Zhen (China Art Academy, Beijing, China)
  • Colin Mackerras (Griffith University (retired), Australia)
  • Michele Matteini (Reed College, USA)
  • Lucie Olivová (Palacky University, Czech Republic)
  • Margaret B. Wan (University of Utah, USA)
  • Wei Minghua (Yangzhou Culture Research Institute, China)
  • Marc Winter (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Sue Zhuang (Chuang Su-o) (Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan)

Workshop languages will be English and Chinese.

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