LINGUIST List 7.1137

Tue Aug 13 1996

Confs: History of Sinology, Orientalism

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  1. David Prager Branner, Announcement of panels on History of Sinology, Orientalism

Message 1: Announcement of panels on History of Sinology, Orientalism

Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 13:35:15 PDT
From: David Prager Branner <>
Subject: Announcement of panels on History of Sinology, Orientalism
For abstracts of the following papers, please see

****		Two Panels on the History of Sinology		****

to be held at the next meeting of the Western Branch of the American
Oriental Society, in Tempe, Arizona, on October 25-27, 1996. 

	I. Methods and Aims in Sinology, and the Orientalist Charge

Richard Lynn, University of Alberta
	"Enough Said: Orientalism Vs. Sinology In the West"

David B. Honey, Brigham Young University, Utah
	"Tradition and Truth in Sinology"

Murray A. Rubinstein, Baruch College/City University of New York
	"Seeing Formosa Through Western Eyes: Images of Taiwan in
	English-language Travel Accounts, Missionaries' Memoirs,
	Reporters' observations, and Scholars' Site Reports and Analyses,

John Timothy Wixted, Arizona State University
	"Sidelights on Some Major Japanese Sinologists"


	II. Reports on the Work of Various Students of China

Laura Hess, Brown University, Rhode Island
	"The Shifting Self-Perceptions of Tokugawa Sinologists"

Dore Levy, Brown University, Rhode Island
	"'Pound the Undead' and Sinology in the Late 20th Century"

Cecile Leung, Winthrop University, South Carolina
	"The Beginning of French Sinology: Etienne Fourmont's life-long
	commitment to Chinese matters in eighteenth-century France."

Richard VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University, New Jersey
	"The Moule Family's Hangchow"

David Prager Branner, University of Washington
	"The Dialectology of Edward Harper Parker"
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