Conference Program

4 July 2013

13.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

13.30-15.00 Opening Session
I Greek and Roman Culture in China
13.30 Almut-Barbara Renger (Freie Universität Berlin): Introduction
13.45 Bernhard Kytzler (University of KwaZulu-Natal): Teaching Classics in China in the Late Twentieth Century
Fritz-Heiner Mutschler (Peking University): Western Classics at Chinese Universities: A Few Subjective Observations
14.30 Discussion
15.00-17.15 Plenary Session
II Classical Scholarship and Translation
15.00 Zhi Zhang (Xiamen University): Lukianos in China
15.30 Lihua Zhang (Peking University): Toward a New Mode of Vernacular Chinese: A Study on Zhou Zuoren’s Modern Translation of Theocritus’ Idyll X
16.00 Xin Fan (Freie Universität Berlin): Imagining Classical Antiquity as a Global Concept?: The Debate on the Periodization in the Ancient World in Twentieth-Century China
16.30 Discussion

17.15 Coffee break

17.45-19.30 Parallel Sections
III Ancient Contact Between East and West 1 IV Ancient Contact Between East and West 2
17.45 Jingling Chen (Harvard University): Socrates Visits Beijing: Intellectual Thoughts on the Eve of 1949 17.45 Shuai Luo (Peking University): The Begram Treasure and the Roman Commercial Expansion
18.15 Krisztina Hoppál (Eötvös Loránd University): Chinese Perceptions of the Roman Empire: A Mysterious Country in the Westernmost Part of the World 18.15 Daniel Sarefield (Fitchburg State University): “If I return to Scythia a better man than I left”: Anacharsis the Wise Barbarian
18.45 Discussion 18.45 Discussion
19.30 Plenary Session
V Reception
19.30 Yan P. Lin (Francis International Inc.): Liberty and Equality – Key Greek Values in Relation to Ancient China

5 July 2013

10.30 Welcome Coffee

11.45-13.15 Plenary Session
VI The Reception of Classical Languages and Legends in the History of Japan VII Greek Myth in Japanese Popular Culture
11.00 Ichiro Taida (I-Shou University): The Earliest History of the Reception of Classical Languages in Japan 11.00 Luciana Cardi (Osaka University): The Function of Greek Myths in Contemporary Japanese Literature
11.30 Jerzy Nowak Wojciech (Adam Mickiewicz University): Jesuits’ Linguistic Efforts on Creating Catholic Vocabulary in Japan – the Case of Japanese Hidden Christians 11.30 Carla Scilabra (University of Torino): Back to the Future: Reviving Classical Figures in Japanese Comics
12.00 Timon Screech (SOAS, University of London): The Legend of Zeuxis and Japanese Painting 12.00 Jen Cresswell (University of Edinburgh): Greco-Roman Iconography and Architecture in Anime and Manga
12.30 Discussion 12.30 Discussion

13.15 Lunch

14.45-16.30 Parallel Sections
VIII Greek and Roman Themes in Asian Material Culture IX Sculpture in East and West
14.45 Cynthea J. Bogel (Kyushu University): Grapes, Gods, and Men: Greco-Roman and Asian Motifs on an Eight-Century Japanese Buddha Pedestal 14.45 Lukas Nickel (SOAS, University of London): China and the Hellenistic World – Sculpture as Evidence for Cross-Asian Contacts During 3rd Century BC
15.15 Chia-Lin Hsu (Academia Sinica): Politics, Culture and Neo-Classical Architecture in Taiwan 15.15 Rui Nakamura (Tokyo University of the Arts): The Reception of Parthenon Sculpture in Modern Japanese Art School
16.15 Discussion 16.15 Discussion

16.30 Coffee break

17.00-18.45 Parallel Sections
X Translation as Reception XI Staging Ancient Greek Drama in East Asian Theatre
17.00 Bill M. Mak (University of Hong Kong): The Book of Four Gates 四門經 and Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos 17.00 Tianshu Yu (Peking University) and Haiying Liu (China Agricultural University): On Queen Hudijin: A Medea-like Chinese Woman in Guo Moruo’s Historical Play The Peacock’s Gallbladder
17.30 Jinyu Liu (DePauw University): Translation as Reception, Reception as Argument: Western Antiquity in China in the 1920s-1930s 17.30 Kuan-wu Lin (Freie Universität Berlin): The Revival of Greek Tragedies by Fusions with Eastern Theatre Traditions
18.00 Discussion 18.00 Discussion
18.45-20.00 Plenary Session
XII Round Table & Closing Remarks
Axel Schneider (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Xin Fan (Freie Universität Berlin)
Almut-Barbara Renger (Freie Universität Berlin)
et al.

20.00 Social Dinner