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Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium Fall Lineup

CCCC Fall 2017 Lineup

The Cornell East Asia Program is proud to announce its Fall 2017 lineup for the Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium!

Each semester the CCCC brings scholars from throughout the United States and from overseas to come give guided readings of texts written in classical or literary Chinese. At each session one participant presents a text, guiding attendees through a line-by-line reading. Attendees then discuss the historical, literary, linguistic, and other aspects of the text, working together to resolve difficulties in comprehension and translation.

The theme this semester is the difficulty of epigraphic texts – in particular texts that did not come down to us through the usual bibliographic channels of book publishing and exchange. We have one tomb text, one bronze inscription, and two inscriptions in stele. The range of texts is trans-historical in scope, including works from the 9th century BCE all the way up to Qing-era inscriptions of the 18th century.

Colloquium sessions are held monthly, on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Cho Room (B59 Kroch Library). All are welcome, at any level of experience with Classical Chinese. No preparation required – all texts will be distributed at the meeting.


Our full Fall 2017 lineup can be found here:

More information and a list of our past speakers can be found here: