This international conference examines the critical role of media in the making and remaking of Ming-Qing literature. Invited scholars will bring to light the supports and surfaces that shaped sensory experiences of the “literary.” Some panels will trace the lives of literary works from the oral to the analog to the digital; others will consider how early modern readers understood what we now call “media.” Over the course of two days, the conference proceeds from the early modern moment to rethink 21st-century understandings of “new” media.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Michigan Room at Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10th Floor at Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street
S.E. Kile, Asian Languages and Cultures
Tom Kelly, Michigan Society of Fellows, Asian Languages and Cultures
Conference Assistant: Yihui Sheng, Asian Languages and Cultures