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  • 2017-09-22
Center for Chinese Studies Hosts a Global Chinese Studies Lecture
Center for Chinese Studies Hosts a Global Chinese Studies Lecture

On August 24, 2017, the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) hosted a Global Chinese Studies Lecture. Prof. Marie Bizais-Lillig, an associate professor in Chinese Literature at the University of Strasbourg, was invited to present some of the research she had been engaged in during her time in Taiwan, where she had been financially supported by a 2017 MOFA Taiwan Fellowship. The lecture was moderated by Prof. Yu-yu Cheng of National Taiwan University’s Department of Chinese Literature.

Prof. Bizais-Lillig has conducted considerable research in the field of ancient literature and literary criticism, including the Shijing (詩經), poetics, and Wenxin Diaolong (文心雕龍). Her lecture centered on the Commentary on Botanical and Zoological Terms in the Book of Songs (毛詩草木鳥獸蟲魚疏), a work by the Three Kingdoms period scholar Lu Ji (陸璣), and a Ming dynasty enlarged edition of the same work by Mao Jin (毛晉). These two important works that interpret the Shijing describe the different kinds of plants and animals that appear in the poems. Citing sections of the books, Prof. Bizais-Lillig explained how these works of literary interpretation offer the reader abstract and non-abstract, cultural and non-cultural information. After this she went on to explore some of the basic problems commonly encountered when reading literary works from the point of view of literary criticism.

Last Update Time:2017-09-22
  •  Prof. Marie Bizais-Lillig with Prof. Yu-yu Cheng

    Prof. Marie Bizais-Lillig with Prof. Yu-yu Cheng

  •  The lecture room

    The lecture room