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 The 1st International Conference on Specific Topics in Chinese Studies (STCS)



魏晉南北朝 – 文學、藝術、哲學



organized by the Department of Asian and African Studies, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

DATE: June 3-6, 2010



VENUE: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)





Registration days:

Thursday: 12.00 – 15. 00 (University of Ljubljana, the Hall of Principals)

Friday: 9. 00 – 12. 00 (Faculty of Arts, the Blue room)



First day (Thursday, Jun 3):


15. 00 – 15. 45: Opening ceremony (University of Ljubljana, the Hall of Principals)


Welcome address:

Prof. dr. Stanislav Pejovnik, Rector of the University of Ljubljana

His Excellency Mr. Sun Rongmin, Ambassador of the P. R. China to Slovenia

Prof. Dr. Vojko Gorjanc, Vice- dean of the Faculty of Arts

Ass. Prof. Dr. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (Deputy Head of the Department of Asian and African studies)


15. 45 – 16. 15 Prof. Dr. Jana S. Rošker (Head of the Department of Asian and African studies): Plenary speech

The Wei Jin Nanbei Chao Period and the Importance of Transition



16.30: Reception banquet (University of Ljubljana, the Chamber of meetings)



20.00Cultural program by the students of the Department of Asian and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana: The Yellow Danger – multimedia performance (location: Skladovnica Theather, Beethovnova 5, 1000 Ljubljana)



Second day (Friday, Jun 4, Faculty of Arts, the Blue room)



9. 00. – 10. 00: HISTORY (Chair: Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik)


MÜLLER, Shing (LMU Munich University, Germany):

At Home in a Foreign Country: a Re-Appraisal of the Problem of Sinicization during the Northern Dynasties


NAGEL ANGERMANN, Monique (Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany):

Guardian of Han Culture in the West? – The Zhang Family of the Former Liang (317 – 376)



10. 00 – 10.30

Coffee break



10. 30– 12. 00: LITERATURE: THEMES AND STYLES (Chair: Zornica Kirkova)


BACCINI, Giulia (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy):

The Xiaolin 笑林 (Forest of Laughs): Mapping the Offspring of Self-aware Literature in Ancient China.


LUCA, Dinu (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan):

Figuring Liu Xie’s Carpet: on the Rhetoric of the Wenxin diaolong


KRAVTSOVA, Marina (St. Petersburg State University, Russia):

On Thematic Variety of Six Dynasties (Liu–chao, III-VI CC. A.D.) Lyric Poetry



12. 00 – 14. 00




14. 00 – 15. 30: SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES (Chair: Jana S. Rošker)


LAI, Kuei-san (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan):



MA, Li (Norwegian Academy of Education, Norway):



KIM, Minho (Hallym University, Korea):




15. 30 – 16.00

Coffee break





KIRKOVA, Zornica (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Ostasienabteilung, Germany):

Court Poetry and Daoism in the Late Six Dynasties


BLITSTEIN, Pablo Ariel (INALCO Paris, France):

From Wang Jian to Shen Yue: Literature and “Moral Qualification” in the Political Culture of 5th and 6th Century Southern China


NÜRNBERGER, Marc (LMU Munich University, Germany):

Vision and Movement – A Phenomenological Investigation into the Act of Writing Presented in Lu Ji’s Wen fu


 20. 00 – Cultural program: The 17th Literary and Music Festival LIVING LITERATURE: Bei Dao, China (location: Gruber open gallery, Zvezdarska 1, Ljubljana)




Third day (Saturday, Jun 5, Faculty of Arts, the Blue room)



9.00. – 10. 30: ART HISTORY (Chair: Monique Nagel Angermann)


VAMPELJ SUHADOLNIK, Nataša (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia):

New artistic interpretations from the Excavation of the Wei Jin Mural tombs


KIESER, Annette (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany):

New insight on émigré tombs of the Eastern Jin in Jiankang


CELLI, Nicoletta (University of Bologna, Italy):

From India to China: Clues on the Origins, Development and Spread of the Earliest Images of the Buddha



10. 30 – 11.00

Coffee break



11. 00 – 12. 30: DISCOURSES ON EMOTIONS AND VALUES (Chair: Dušan Vavra)


ROŠKER, Jana (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia):

An Epistemological Interpretation of Ji Kang's Essay »Music has in It Neither Grief nor Joy« (聲無哀樂論)


WANG, Yi (Sichuan International Studies University, P. R. China):

Xi Kang’s Letter to Shan Tao and the Traditional Chinese Core Value


VIRÁG, Curie (University of Toronto, Canada):

From body to movement: Emotions and discourses of self-realization in the Wei-Jin period



12. 30 – 14. 00




14. 00 – 15. 30: FICTION AND POETRY (Chair: Dinu Luca)


VUILLEUMIER, Victor (University of Geneva, Switzerland):

Drunk and Drug Addicted Wei Jin Literati in 1940’s Chinese Literature: the Intellectual Furioso in Li Tuozhi’s Short Story ‘Feigned Madness’


KWONG Charles (Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong):

Aesthetics in the Making: Parallelism in the Poetry of Xie Lingyun (385-433)


SHEKERA, Yaroslava (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine):

To the Problem of Homonymy in Chinese Yuefu Folk Songs (Southern and Northern Dynasties)



15. 30 – 16.00

Coffee break



16.00. – 17. 00: RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY (Chair: Curie Virág)


VÁVRA, Dušan (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic):

Zhang Zhan’s Commentary on the Liezi and its Significance for Understanding Wang Bi’s and Guo Xiang’s Philosophy


MOTOH, Helena (University of Primorska, Slovenia):

Crossroads of Philosophies: Example of Tao Yuanming's Xing Ying Shen



 18.00 Cultural program: Wang Huiqin's Exhibition: An Interwoven Path (Chinese Art and Hallerstein) (location: City Art Museum Ljubljana, Mestni trg 5, Ljubljana)



Fourth day (Sunday, Jun 6)


Excursion (the Slovenian coast)