Silk Roads: Early Globalization and Chinese Cultural Identities


WEEK 1 (May 24-28)

Roger Ames                                                                                          Presentation 1: Chinese Cultural Identities: An Interpretative Context                                                                                                   Presentation 2: The Worlds and Worldviews of Early China: Change and Continuity in Confucian Perspective                                                     Presentation 3: Change and Continuity: A Daoist Intervention and Confucian Response

Elizabeth Buck                                                                                   Presentation: Hawaii: A sense of Place

Peter Hershock                                                                                       Presentation 1: Accommodation to Advocacy: The Dynamics of Buddhism's Arrival from the West                                                 Presentation 2: Homegrown Buddhas and the Authority of Relational Virtuosity
Slide Show: Chan Buddhism ( slide list )

WEEK 2 (May 31-June 4) 

Pamela Crossley                                                                                                                                                                        Presentation: Saddle Development and the Silk Road (500-1500 CE)

Ned Shultz
Presentation: Korea and the Silk Roads  

Chirstopher McNully
Presentation: The Renewal of Global China: The Political Economy of 21st Century China

WEEK 3 (June 7-11)

Victor Mair
Presentation 1: The Complete Excavation of the Xiaohe Cemetery, Xinjiang
Presentation 2: Belitung Shipwreck
Presentation 3: Inside the Storerooms of Belitung Shipwreck 
Presentation 4: Tea artifacts from Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Steven Goldberg
Presentation 1: The Intimate Universe: Landscape Painting as Social Correlative and the Subtle Art of Dissent
Presentation 2: Landscape as Cartography of the Reclusive Self
Presentation 3: History, Counter-Memory, and the Search for a Modern Identity in Contemporary Chinese Art

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Tansen Sen
Presentation 1: Politics, Economics and the Transmission of Buddhism into China from "The West"
Presentation 2: Cultures in Commerce: The Trade Nexus of India, Burma and Chinese Yunnan (will be added later)
Presentation 3: The Maritime Silk Route and the Journeys of Zheng He

WEEK 4 (June 14-18)

Robert Hegel
Presentation 1: Silk Road-Inspired Chinese Imaginings of the Sacred and the Supernatural
Presentation 2: The Cultural Context of the Novel in Chinese
Presentation 3: Visions of the Exotic West and Xiyou ji
Presentation 4: Domestication and Development in the Late Ming Novel
Presentation 5: Answers for Questions

Peter Hershock
Presentation: Buddhism, Tibet, China and the Politics of Religious Identity ( recommended readings )

WEEK 5 (June 21-25)

Randy Peerenboom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Presentation 1: China's Engagement with the Global Order: Negotiating Globalization                                                                                          

Presentation 2: The Changing Social Order and the Global Implications of China's Rise

Roger Ames

Presentation: Anticipating China: The Cultural Rise of China in a New Era of Globalization 

Shana Brown

Presentation: From the Dust of Empire to the Birth of a New Global China