The City at the Center of the World: Chang’an and the Literary Geographies of Ninth- and Tenth-Century China
La première des quatre conférences de Christian de Pee, directeur d’études invité à l’EHESS en juin 2017, aura pour thème : « The City at the Center of the World: Chang’an and the Literary Geographies of Ninth- and Tenth-Century China ».
Literary genres are defined not only by their linguistic register and their literary form, but also by their orientation in time and space. During the ninth century, all literary genres were oriented on the imperial capital at Chang’an (present Xi’an, Shaanxi province), where the emperor aligned human civilization with the cosmos, and where parks, gardens, and the suburban countryside manifested the progression of the seasons in their perfect form. The urban activity in the streets of the capital, however, remained unrecorded until Chang’an had been destroyed and literati had taken refuge in provincial cities.
- Mardi 6 juin 2017 (11h-13h)
- EHESS – Salle A 737, 7e étage
54 bd Raspail – 75006 Paris
- Christian Lamouroux : christian.lamouroux [at] ehess.fr