AAS 2018 Annual Conference

March 22-25 | Washington, D.C.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Deadline for Receipt of All Proposals is August 8, 2017.

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Audiences in Imperial China
Last Post 26 Jul 2017 11:13 PM by Zeb Raft. 0 Replies.
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26 Jul 2017 11:13 PM
    I’m looking for participants for a panel on “Audiences in Imperial China”. The intended focus is literature and the other arts in premodern China, but all disciplines are welcome. The panel would be conducted in an “innovative session format”: in the first fifteen minutes, panelists will concisely present their arguments, or some salient point from their papers. A short discussion period will follow. Then, drawing on this audience feedback, participants will discuss a small selection of their primary sources.

    Here is the sense of audience I have in mind:

    Audience is a manifold concept. An artist imagines a certain audience for his or her work. A somewhat different implied audience emerges from the work itself. The finished work is perceived by yet another audience – an actual one. The work is later received again, and again, by still different audiences, as it travels to other places and future times, often in mediated or partial forms. These are distinct kinds of audiences – and surely there are more. Is it possible to unite them under a single concept of “audience”? What different sorts of analysis are required to understand these separate dimensions? More specifically, what types of audience take shape under certain conditions – the conditions that we label “imperial China”? What potential did the historically-formed audiences of premodern China possess? What relationships can be observed among those audiences?

    If you are interested, please email me with a brief description of your topic – it does not have to be a full abstract – and a short self-introduction.

    Zeb Raft
    email to: zebraft [at] gmail.com
    Assistant Research Fellow
    Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica
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