China seminar 21 May: The Communication and Empire Project

China seminar

May 21, 2014, 15:15 —— Arsenaal, room 001

Hilde De Weerdt (Leiden University)

The Communication and Empire Project:
Digital and comparative perspectives on middle-period Chinese history

“Communication and Empire: Chinese Empires in Comparative Perspective” is a five-year
ERC-funded project based at Leiden University. Project members research the importance
of political communication and communication networks in the maintenance and fragmentation
of political entities focusing on Chinese history (1000-1300) and medieval Europe (1000-1500).
This talk sets out the project’s main objectives and reports on the outcomes of the first two years
of comparative historical research as well as on the development of digital text analysis and
visualization tools for large corpora of classical Chinese texts.

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one more time!

June 4, 2014: Yangdon Dhondup (SOAS) “Alliances and strategic networks:
Tibetan Buddhist lamas and the Qing court”