Madame Zhao Dongmei 趙冬梅 Université de Pékin invitée à l’EHESS comme directrice d’études jusqu’au 20 décembre 2012 donnera trois conférences Salle 681 (6e étage) Bâtiment Le France 190-198 avenue de France, 75013-Paris.
Mme Zhao interviendra en anglais et en chinois (une traduction du chinois sera assurée)
Jeudi 29 novembre 2012 13h-15h
- The Destruction and Reconstruction of the Imperial Central Control, 750-1000
If the central control was the permanent goal of the imperial power, it was never achieved. This lecture is going to explore the deteriorating-collapsing-rebuilding-strengthening of the central control during the period 750-100. Texte anglais disponible sur demande
Mercredi 5 décembre 2012 13h-15h
- The control of Imperial officials
Classification, Division and SegregationDuring the Song Dynasty (960-1279), between civil servants and military officers appeared a third group of officials. This group was neither civil nor military in terms of rank, but both civil and military in terms of position. The lecture will trace the origin, function of this unprecedented and smart institutional creation and also will explore the lives of these officials.
Mercredi 12 décembre 2012 13h-15h
- The Soldiers’ Life in Middle Period China, 907-1279
The arrogant mighty professional soldiers with tattoos on the forehead or the hand lost their superiority complex after the Song dynasty entered a peaceful time. Soldiers could be promoted to middle-ranking officers but rarely to top officers. The government policy of recruiting stronger men in famine times kept on enlarging the military population. More than a half of the residents in the capital city were army men and their families. This lecture is trying to spread the life scroll of these tattooed soldiers .