The Lone Guardian. Politics, Culture, and Society in China under the Yongzheng Emperor

/ Giugno 28, 2023

6-7 July 2023

Thursday, 6 July 2023

10.15 – 10.30 Prefatory remarks (Phillip Grimberg & Federico Brusadelli)

10.30 – 12.00 Session 1

Lars Laamann (SOAS, London): “Huwaliyasun Tob huwangdi – Pater Familias of the Manchu Banners”

Dong Jianzhong (Renmin University, Beijing): “The Truth of Yongzheng’s Succession and its Positive Influence”

Hsi-yuan Chen (Academia Sinica, Taibei): “A Matter of Urgency: A Study on a Newly Discovered Archival File Concerning the Yongzheng Emperor’s Succession to the Throne”

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 – 14.00 Session 2

Ma Kexin (SOAS, London) “In Pursuit of Temporal Illusion: The Reproduction and Imitation of Antiquities under the Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1723-35)”

Kevin Lam (Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore): “The Emperor as Production Supervisor and Designer: Yongzheng and the Zaobanchu”

Phillip Grimberg (Erlangen University): “The Yongzheng Emperor’s ‘Pictures of Ancient Playthings’ (Guwantu) and Early Qing Antiquarianism”

14.00 – 15.30 Lunch break

15.30 – 17.00 Session 3

Harry Jiandang Tan (University of New England, Sydney): “Yongzheng’s Cosplay. The Early Expression of Chinese Political Cartoons”                                                                                      Anna Stecher (University of Naples): “Staging Aisin Gioro Yinzhen: The Mediatic Representation of the Yongzheng Emperor in the TV-Series The Yongzheng Dynasty (Yongzheng Wangchao, 1999)”

17.00 -17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19.00 Keynote (Pamela Crossley, Dartmouth College, Hanover)

20.00 Dinner

Friday, 7 July 2023

10.00 – 11.30 Session 4

Hu Minghui (UC Santa Cruz): “Geopolitical Dissolution of Barbarism in Yongzheng’s The Great Righteousness and the Awakening from Confusion (Dayi juemi lu)”

Juul van Eijk (Leiden University): “Compassionate Occupation: The Shift of the Manchu Garrison away from Lhasa and further Connection of Tibet with the Empire”

Daniel Knorr (Cambridge University): “A Local Legacy of Autocracy? Shandong’s Luoyuan Academy in and beyond the Yongzheng Reign“

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30 Session 5

Donatella Guida, Anna Chiara Trapani (University of Naples L’Orientale): “Yongzheng through Matteo Ripa’s Eyes: A Tale of Power and Persecution”

Eugenio Menegon (Boston University): “Yongzheng’s Conundrum. The Emperor on Christianity, Religions, and Heterodoxy”

Agostino Sepe (Università per Stranieri di Siena): “Chinese Civilians beyond the Palisade: An Inquiry into the Opening of Northern Manchuria to Han Commoners in the Yongzheng Era”

13.30 – 14.00 Final Discussion

Palazzo Du Mesnil
Via Chiatamone 61/62
80121 Napoli

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