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Online Lecture: Chen Yin-Koh and Philology

July 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

| Free

To mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Chen Yin-Koh (alternatively spelt as Chen Yinke or Chen Yinque), the Renwen Society presents a lecture by Dr. Shen Weirong on this preeminent scholar of the 20th century.

To a thousand people, there are a thousand Chen Yin-Koh’s. Chen Yin-Koh had become a legendary figure and symbol in modern Chinese history. His learning, both classical and modern, both Chinese and Western, was so profound that it not only represented the unsurpassable pinnacle of modern Chinese scholarship, but also became an oft-cited frame of reference for the study of modern Chinese intellectual history. The “independent spirit and free thought” that he advocated has become a highly praised and vaunted political attitude and life view among modern Chinese intellectuals.

What kind of scholar was Chen Yin-Koh indeed? What immortal academic achievements did he make? Why did he possess such immense academic charisma such that he is still regarded as the foremost figure in the Chinese academia today? This lecture will begin with Chen Yin-Koh’s experience in overseas studies, move on to observations and analysis of his ten years of teaching and writing as a professor at Tsinghua University, and view his personal academic path within the context of the modernization of Chinese humanities through the introduction of Western philology in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and thereby attempt to reveal a true and scholarly Chen Yin-Koh to the audience.

Dr. Shen Weirong received his BA and MA in history from Nanjing University, and Ph.D. in Language and Cultural Studies of Central Asia from Bonn University. In 2006, he joined School of Chinese Classics at Renmin University of China as Professor, where he founded the Institute of History and Philology of China’s Western Regions, and Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Studies Center. Since 2015, he has been on faculty as a professor both in the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Chinese Language and Literature at Tsinghua University. His areas of specialization include Tibetan history and Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Philology.

Free, but advanced registration is requested.

今年的7月3日是清华大学四大导师之一陈寅恪先生诞辰130周年。当晚8时至9时半(美东时间,北京时间为7月4日上午8时至9时半)华美人文学会特邀清华大学沈卫荣教授在线做“陈寅恪与语文学”专题讲座。

一千个人眼中有一千个陈寅恪!近几十年来,陈寅恪已成为中国近现代学术史上的一个传奇人物和象征符号,他所从事的“不古不今、不中不西之学”不但是中国近代学术不可超越的巅峰,而且也是研究近代中国知识分子思想史的一个常被引用的参照坐标;他所倡导的“独立之精神和自由之思想”则更成为当代中国知识分子推崇和标榜的一种政治态度和处世立场。

陈寅恪到底是怎样的一位学者?他有哪些不朽的学术成就?他为何具有如此巨大的学术魅力(Academic Charisma),迄今依然被奉为中国学术之第一人?本讲座将从陈寅恪海外游学的经历入手,通过对他在清华大学任教十年间的教学和著述情况的观察和分析,并把他个人的学术道路放在上个世纪二、三十年代中国传统人文学术通过引进西方语文学(Philology)而走向现代化的整体语境中来评判,尝试给听众还原一个真实的、学者的陈寅恪,摘除后人强加在他头上的哲学家和思想家的桂冠,还他以一个杰出的语文学家的真实身份。

主讲人沈卫荣,无锡人,南京大学历史系本科、硕士,德国波恩大学中亚语言文化学博士;曾任中国人民大学国学院教授、西域历史语言研究所所长、汉藏佛学研究中心主任;现任清华大学人文社会科学高等研究所、清华大学人文学院中文系教授。2013/14年度被教育部评定为长江学者特聘教授。专门研究领域:西域语文、历史,特别是西藏历史、藏传佛教和汉藏佛学的比较研究。

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Date:
July 3
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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