Monthly Archives: September 2014

2 Oct Seminar on Southern Min at Leiden University

LUCL and LIAS present a seminar on

Southern Min: Contact, Context and Diachrony

2 October 2014, 9:30-13:00
Lipsius 228 (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden)

The utterance-final particle ê in Taiwan Mandarin: core function and emergence

10:15-11:00 Hilary Chappell CRLAO-EHESS-INALCO, PARIS
Diachronic change and verbs of giving in Early Southern Min

Language contact, wishful thinking or bad fieldwork? How to make sense of consistent language documentation in missionary sources

Radical pro-drop from a diachronic perspective

All welcome!

Presentation 15 Sept: The Ming Court in a Chinggisid World by David M. Robinson

Presentation by David Robinson at the Leiden Institute of History, Monday Sept. 15


David Robinson
15 September 15.00u-17.00u
Huizinga Conference Room

The Ming Court in a Chinggisid World
David M. Robinson

During fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the Ming court should be understood as one of many courts in Eurasia struggling to come to terms with the legacy of the Mongol empire. Such courts struck various poses vis-à-vis the Mongol empire: some announced themselves the proud successors to the Chinggisid mantle; some denounced the Mongols’ pernicious impact on society, culture, and morality; yet others focused on the restoration of pure native traditions; some tried to domesticate and subjugate the Chinggisid lineage; and finally others quietly appropriated technologies of governances used by the Chinggisids. Regardless of which combination of strategies they chose, polities throughout Eurasia shared a common point of reference, the memory of the Mongol empire and the living reality of the Chinggisid successors. During its first eighty years, the Ming court regularly and explicitly addressed the Chinggisids as both history and contemporary rivals in its effort to legitimate its position both at home and abroad. Such a strategy was predicated on the idea that the Chinggisids still mattered to a broad audience, from close neighbors like Korea, Jurchens, and Mongols, to more distant polities such as Hami, Turfan, and Tibet, all the way to Eastern Moghulistan and the Timurids.

Cursus Chinees voor Alumni

Chinees voor Alumni!

Is je Chinees wat sleets geraakt?

De cursus Chinees voor alumni van de opleiding Chinees (Sinologie, TCC, Chinastudies) gaat weer van start!

Geef je snel op — liefst vóór donderdag 11 september 2014, 17:00!