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Seminar

Method of East Asian Classical Studies, 29th Seminar
A Platform for Rising Scholars (session 8)

Date
June 18th (Sunday), 2017, starting at 2:00 pm
Venue
Minami-sōgō Building, north building, fourth floor, room 4117, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University
Speaker
Shi Lishan (Shanghai Normal University)

Basic Information

Summary

Shi Lishan (Shanghai Normal University)
“Academic exchanges between Japan and China in the early modern age: Hu Shi, Iriya Yoshitaka, and documents pertaining to international Zen Buddhism”

Host

The Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies:Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration

Reports

Attendants: 16 people
 
Lecture
Shi Lishan (Shanghai Normal University): “Academic exchanges between Japan and China in the early modern age: Hu Shi, Iriya Yoshitaka, and documents pertaining to international Zen Buddhism”
Summary: After introducing Hu Shi and Iriya Yoshitaka, Shi then discussed a number of letters exchanged between the two. It was possible to glean from these letters some insight into the scholastic attitude of Hu Shi, especially regarding the importance he placed on Sinitic Zen Buddhist documents then held outside of China. Shi emphasized the need to systematically organize such documents.
Discussion: We discussed the current state of research into Sinitic Zen Buddhist documents then held outside of China. For example, we spoke about the Research Center for Sinitic Document Held Abroad (Yuwai hanji yanjiusuo) at Nanjing University, as well as similar research being conducted by Dr. Wang Xiaoping.
 
Wang Yiran (doctoral student at Kyoto University)

About the Platform for Rising Scholars

The Platform for Rising Scholars was started in 2016 as part of the Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies: Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration (headed by Saitō Mareshi), with hopes of providing young researchers with an opportunity to share their research and communicate with one another. This platform encourages promising researchers, including graduate students, post-doctors, assistant professors, and lecturers, to present their research outside of their home institutions. Commentators are likewise selected from among young researchers for the purpose of promoting inter-institutional communication.