World-class scholars of Sinology discuss curious books and ancient bronzes
20 Nov 2018
The HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology held the third International Forum on Sinology with three exemplary scholars of Sinology delivering lectures on their cutting-edge research.
Professor Bernhard Fuehrer, Professor of Sinology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, made “Preliminary Remarks on the Textual History of the Tuibeitu”, which aims to work towards a transmission history of the ancient book of prophecy based on a wealth of references, quotes and textual parallels transmitted since the Song period.
Mr Zhou Ya from the Shanghai Museum illustrated how pertinent archaeological materials are to the study of ancient Chinese bronzes in determining their date, naming, authenticity, and even their cultural attributes and original functions. Professor Liu Zhao, Director of the Center for the Study of Excavated Documents and Ancient Philology at Fudan University, gave a talk on the singularly curious work, Guideways Through Mountains and Seas (Shan hai jing), which unearthed the tremendous historical and linguistic value of the book.