Public Lecture: Chinese manuscript cultures in the context of Chinese intellectual history

27 March 2016

 manuscript matters: (re)collections

PUBLIC LECTURE 

Chinese manuscript cultures in the context of Chinese intellectual history
Michael Friedrich
31 March 2016

The lecture will first offer some general remarks on the field of intellectual history with focus on Asian and African cultures, then briefly discuss the concept of manuscript cultures, and finally show the usefulness of a combination of both by giving examples from different periods.

This event forms part of the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project workshop – manuscript matters: (re)collections taking place between 29-31 March 2016. This workshop will be looking at studies that not only analyse the content of a manuscript or manuscripts, but also importantly, their material make-up, their connection to other manuscripts, their movement in and out of collections, in and out of specific towns. The workshop will also be looking at studies of their life, or biography, from composition to circulation and the lives of collections in close detail.

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