Yuan-ju Liu - Associate Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
Lecture will be in Chinese
This lecture shows how digital tools can lead us to a new research direction, especially regarding the intertextuality of the military campaigns of Liu Yu (365–422), the founder of the Liu-Song dynasty in 5th century China. Liu Song’s military campaigns became a favorite subject in both Southern and Northern dynasties, and it is the purpose of this talk to discuss how literati/scholars of that time presented the wars in their writings, and how geographical studies, genre studies, literary memories, etc., can all be reconsidered in a cohesive way.
Yuan-ju Liu is Research Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica. Her associate research at the Institute of Harvard-Yenching is on war writing and intertextuality between the Northern and Southern writers’ in the medieval China. Her research interests center around religion and literature, traditional Chinese philology, and Digital Humanities. Her books include Toward a Literary Interpretation of Life-World—The Body Practice in Six Dynasties Religious Narratives and Space Writing (2010), and Bodies, Gender, Class: the Narrative of Normal/Nonnormal and the Aesthetics of Fiction in Six Dynasties Zhiguai Tales (2002).