Perspectives on the Liao – An International Conference

Perspectives on the Liao -- An International Conference

Keynote Address delivered by TALA - Director, Inner Mongolia Museum, Hohhot & by WU Hung - University of Chicago

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 5:30pm
Auditorium (Room 101), Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

Archaeological discoveries of the past thirty years have transformed the study of the Liao Dynasty (907–1125) into a vibrant field of inquiry. This conference brings together scholars from Australia, China, Germany, Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. to present new findings about the Liao elite, their Kitan language and script, Buddhist patronage, funerary culture, and international relations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH (Luce Auditorium)
4:30 PM Registration
5:00 PM Keynote Address

A reception will follow in the Common Room, second floor, Henry R. Luce Hall

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST (Luce Auditorium)
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - Understanding the Kitan Language
Daniel KANE Macquarie University, Chair
Andrew SHIMUNEK Indiana University
Wayne Wei-yu TAN Harvard University
Yasunori Takeuchi Kyoto University

11:10 am - Kitan Nomads and Sedentary Culture
Nicola DI COSMO Princeton University, Chair
Naomi STANDEN University of Newcastle and Gwen BENNETTMcGill University
LIN Hu Qinghua University

12:10 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Kitan Elite Society
Nicola DI COSMO Princeton University, Chair
Linda Cooke JOHNSON Michigan State University
Pamela CROSSLEY Dartmouth College

2:50 pm - Buddhist Patronage
Robert GIMELLO University of Notre Dame, Chair
Lothar LEDDEROSE University of Heidelberg
Hsueh-man SHEN New York University
Kirill SOLONIN Saint-Petersburg State University and Foguang University

4:00 pm – Discussion

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND (Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street)
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address delivered by WU Hung - University of Chicago

10:10 a.m - Kitan Dynastic Material Cultures
LI Qingquan Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and Valerie HANSEN Yale University, Chairs
DONG Xinlin Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
François LOUIS Bard Graduate Center
CHIA Ning Central College, Iowa
Xin CHEN University of Oxford
Nancy STEINHARDT University of Pennsylvania

12:30 Lunch

2:00 pm - Liao Buddhism, Korea, and Japan
Mimi YIENGPRUKSAWAN Yale University, Chair
Youn-mi KIM Yale University
Brian VIVIER University of Michigan
Youngsook PAK School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

3:50 pm – Kitan Trade and Diplomacy
Michal BIRAN The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Chair
Anya KING University of Southern Indiana
Valerie HANSEN Yale University

5:30 Reception

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Sponsored by Bard Graduate Center and The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University