Reed, Brush, Chisel: Script, Literacy, and Writing Across Central and East Asia (400–1800)
December 8th, 2023
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Valerie Hansen
3:30 PM (PST)
Laureate Classroom, Luskin Center
Followed by Reception
South Courtyard, Luskin Center
5:15 PM (PST)
December 9th, 2023
8:30 – 5:00 PM (PST)
UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles CA, 90095
The symposium brings together leading scholars across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in order to discuss Central and East Asia’s diverse, multiethnic, multiscriptal experience with the aim of challenging conventional ideas on writing and its relationship to culture.
The symposium will begin on the afternoon of Friday, December 8th, with a keynote speech from Dr. Valerie Hansen, Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and author of the award-winning book, The Silk Road: A New History. Dr. Hansen’s keynote will be followed by a reception. The next day, December 9th, will feature roundtable panels discussing script and literacy cultures along the land corridor stretching from Central to East Asia. The event will be open to members of the UCLA academic community as well as scholars, students, and the interested public in the Los Angeles area.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies.
Registration REQUIRED RSVP HERE