Fairbank Center: Du Fu (712-770): China’s Greatest Poet: A Conference in Honor of the Library of Chinese Humanities


Fri - Sat, Oct 28 to Oct 29, 9:00am - 5:00pm


CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA


Website: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dufu/home

The symposium brings together over twenty scholars in premodern and modern Chinese literary studies from North America and East Asia.  The discussions will focus on four aspects:

  • Rethinking Du Fu in the context of the medieval world and poetics
  • Dimensions of Du Fu’s works less explored in Du Fu studies, such as Buddhism, humor, self-exegesis, and everyday life
  • Reception of Du Fu from Song through Qing literature, literary criticism, and art
  • The reinvention of Du Fu in modern times

The conference will be conducted in English and Chinese. It is open to the public.

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

Organizer: Xiaofei Tian, Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University