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Seminar

Method of East Asian Classical Studies, 31st Seminar
A Platform for Rising Scholars (session 9)

Date
July 15th (Saturday), 2017, starting at 2:00 pm
Venue
Minami-sōgō Building, north building, fourth floor, room 475, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University

Basic Information

Summary

Part One:
CHEN Jinqing (research student at Kyoto University)
“Ludic jargon in the Dunhuang corpus and its relation to Japanese literature: a look at the expression ‘homely woman’”

Part Two:
Reading “Konan shizon”

Host

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

Reports

Attendants: 8 people
 
Introductory remarks
CHEN Jinqing (research student at Kyoto University): “Ludic jargon in the Dunhuang corpus and its relation to Japanese literature: a look at the expression ‘homely woman’”
Summary: Chen shared with us his research plan, which consists of four sections: (1) Expressions of homely women in the world of ludic literature; (2) types of humor surrounding expressions of homely women; (3) authors of ludic literature preserved in the Dunhuang corpus; and (4) creation and reproduction of ludic literature in the Dunhuang corpus
Discussion: We discussed the salient features of ludic literature in the Dunhuang corpus, as well as its relationship to other literature, including earlier, contemporary, and later works, especially literature concerning homely women , as well as that concerning beautiful women. We discussed how these topics might be most effectively divided into chapters.
 
Group reading
Reading “Konan shizon”
Summary: Guo Pengfei made detailed commentaries on four of the poems in this anthology. He also introduced us to an article written by Dr. Chen Yongzheng of Sun Yat-Sen University (China), entitled “Fostering a poetic heart: on the exegesis and creation of poetry” (Dubao shixin: shige zhi jiedu yu chuangzuo).
 
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.