Home>Events / Reports>A Platform for Rising Scholars (session 10)
Seminar

Method of East Asian Classical Studies, 33rd Seminar
A Platform for Rising Scholars (session 10)

Date
October 21st (Saturday), 2017, starting at 2:00 pm
Venue
Minami-sōgō Building, north building, fourth floor, room 4117, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University

Basic Information

Summary

First Discussant: WANG Yiran (Doctoral student at Kyoto University)
Theme: This discussion will focus on the journal entitled Zhongguo chansiye huibao (Journal of the Society of Chinese Sericulture), founded by Chinese exchange active students during the end of the Qing Dynasty, with a close look at those students hailing from Zhejiang Province.

Second Discussant: CHENG Gaoya (Doctoral student at Kyoto University)
Theme: This discussion will take advantage of the Fujikawa Collection held at Kyoto University as a means of exploring medical relief efforts sponsored by the Huzhou provincial government during the late Ming Dynasty, as seen especially in Yiwanshecao (Drafts of the Yiwan Medical Society).

Host

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

Reports

REPORT
 
Method of East Asian Classical Studies, 33rd Seminar
A Platform for Rising Scholars (session 10)
 
Date and Time: October 21st (Saturday), 2017, starting at 2:00 pm
Venue: Minami-sōgō Building, north building, fourth floor, room 4117, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University
 
Events
 
First Discussant: WANG Yiran (Doctoral student at Kyoto University)
 
Theme: This discussion will focus on the journal entitled Zhongguo chansiye huibao (Journal of the Society of Chinese Sericulture), founded by Chinese exchange active students during the end of the Qing Dynasty, with a close look at those students hailing from Zhejiang Province.
Summary: As stated, Wang Yiran introduced the journal entitled Zhongguo chansiye huibao (Journal of the Society of Chinese Sericulture), founded by Chinese exchange active students during the end of the Qing Dynasty. In regards to the Society of Chinese Sericulture, he explained the initial creation, structure, members, objectives, and activities of the society. In regards to their journal, Wang introduced the general structure and content, as well as the writers and the influence of their work. He explained that he intends to conduct more research into the role these members played in bringing about the modernization of Chinese sericulture.
Discussion: Wang and the attendants discussed the adopted procedures for entering the Society of Chinese Sericulture, as well as the intended audience of their journal.
 
Second Discussant: CHENG Gaoya (Doctoral student at Kyoto University)
 
Theme: This discussion will take advantage of the Fujikawa Collection held at Kyoto University as a means of exploring medical relief efforts sponsored by the Huzhou provincial government during the late Ming Dynasty, as seen especially in Yiwanshecao (Drafts of the Yiwan Medical Society).
Summary: Cheng Gaoya, after giving us a general overview of Yiwanshecao (Drafts of the Yiwan Medical Society), currently in the Fujikawa Collection held at Kyoto University, introduced us specifically to chapter 20 of this work, entitled “On Medical Centers,” as well as explaining a number of the medical relief efforts conducted by the Yiwan Medical Society. Cheng announced that he intends to conduct more research into the following topics: the relationship between relief efforts conducted by the Yiwan Medical Society and other like-minded societies; the history of shrines dedicated to divine physicians and medicine lords; the formation of medical societies and other similar groups throughout the history of medicine.
Discussion: Cheng and participants discussed the content and authenticity of the manuscript under consideration, as well as the value of book preservation in general.
 
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.