Program

9:00-9:10

Opening  Remarks

9:10-10:20

Panel 1  Texts and Contexts

 

Chair: Si Nae Park  (Harvard University)

 

Katherine Carlitz (University of Pittsburgh), “Incest and Misguided Fidelity: The Han Family Prefigures Dynastic Doom”

 

Suyoung Son (Cornell University), “Crediting Anonymous Text”

10:30-12:15

Panel 2  Intertextuality

 

Chair: Wai-yee Li  (Harvard University)

 

Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University), “The Weather in Jin Ping Mei and the Birth of Chinese Novel”

 

Catherine Swatek (University of British Columbia), “Coping with the Songs in the Jin Ping Mei cihua

 

Sophie Volpp (University of California at Berkeley), “Unmarked Citation in Jin Ping Mei

12:15-13:00

Lunch Break

13:15-15:00

Panel 3  Time and Fate

 

Chair: Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University)

 

Ling Hon Lam (University of California at Berkeley), “Borrowed Time and Infinitude: Narrative, Media, and the Body in Jin Ping Mei

 

Andrew Schonebaum (University of Maryland), “Mantic Arts in Jin Ping Mei

 

Thomas Kelly (Harvard University), “Character Splitting: Rereading Riddles in Jin Ping Mei

15:00-15:15

Break

15:15-17:00

Panel 4  Sexuality, Interiority, Materiality

 

Chair: Thomas Kelly (Harvard University)

 

Keith McMahon (University of Kansas), “Saying All That Can Be Said: the Art of Describing Sex in Jin Ping Mei

 

Tina Lu (Yale University), “Vision as Psychology”

 

Wai-yee Li (Harvard University), “Recalcitrant Things in Jin Ping Mei

17:00-17:30

Roundtable on New Perspectives on Jin Ping Mei and Teaching Jin Ping Mei in Translation

 

Ellen Widmer (Wellesley College), David Rolston (University of Michigan), Wei Shang (Columbia University)