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4:00 pm

Sonam Kachru – The Questions of Milinda: How To Use a Philosophical Classic and (perhaps) find a Literary Gem.

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Sonam Kachru, University of Virginia My goal is practical—How shall an intelligent reader make use of the remarkable though forbidding work, The Questions of Milinda (Milindapañha)? The Pāli work can seem discouragingly heterogenous. My guide is intended to overcome that, seeking to facilitate productive (and even potentially transformative) encounters with the text. It is Read More »

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8:00 pm

Bruce Rusk – Information and Its Objects: Provenancing the Censers of the Xuande Court

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Bruce Rusk, University of British Columbia This presentation examines the textual existence of material objects in early modern China, arguing that a new concept of the archive refigured the relationship between document and thing. The use of textual sources to understand the material culture of the past of course had a long history, particularly Read More »

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