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Collaboratory Event: Brigid Vance: Divining the Past

Oct 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our Critical East Asian Humanities Collaboratory is hosting a special lecture by Brigid Vance (Lawrence University) on “Divining the Past: Dream Encyclopedic Knowledge in China.”

In this talk, Professor Vance asks what happens to dreams after they are dreamed? How was such knowledge about dreams disseminated in China? What was the value of earlier knowledge about dreams in the Ming dynasty? This talk traces the legacy and cultural import of dreams and dream divination from the Song (960-1279) through the Ming (1368-1644) dynasties by examining a dream encyclopedia.

This event is free and open to the public. The talk will feature a pre-circulated paper for discussion. Please RSVP to quinna@uwm.edu.

About the Speaker:

Brigid Vance is Assistant Professor of History at Lawrence University as well as an editor of the Journal of Ming Studies. Her research focuses on the intellectual and sociocultural history of dreams and dream divination in early modern China.


Oct 25, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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