UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
WORKSHOP
Bridging Cultures, Connecting Histories
The first of the four ​​​​Luce International Workshops will take place at the
University of Oxford China Centre  from September 20-23, 2017. Applications for this workshop are now closed.


The purpose of the workshop is to provide intensive training and mentoring for Post-Doc. Researchers and Junior Faculty, who are preparing a manuscript for publication. In many though not necessarily all cases, this will be their recently completed PhD/D.Phil. dissertation.

The Workshop will consist of three distinct parts:

(1) seminars/lectures led by distinguished Oxford Faculty members, including:
Dr. Robert L. Chard (Classical Chinese), Dr. James B. Lewis (Korean History), and Prof. Barend J. ter Haar  (Chinese Religions).

(2) presentations of their completed (dissertation) research by participants, followed by comments and critique by invited Senior Scholars. These will include the following mentors:
Prof. Anthony E. Clark (Whitworth University, Spokane, WA) and Prof. Zhuo Xinping (Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing), Prof. Barend ter Haar (University of Oxford), Dr. James B. Lewis (University of Oxford), and Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler , S.J. (University of San Francisco).

(3) introduction to the primary sources in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies available in the Bodleian Library by expert Curators and Librarians, including: David Helliwell (Chinese collections) and Izumi K. Tytler (Japanese collections).


As the organizers from the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco are launching a new series of academic monographs with Brill Academic Publishers in the Netherlands entitled Studies in the History of Christianity in East Asia   , there will also be a keynote lecture by Senior Acquisitions Editor in Asian Studies at Brill, Dr. Albert Hoffstädt . This presentation, followed by discussion, will provide a unique opportunity to understand the inner workings of a major academic publishing house and how to turn one's dissertation or research project into a publishable book.

The University of Oxford is one of the premier academic centers for the study of East Asia, and it boasts one of the world's oldest and most extensive collections of primary and second resources for such research at its numerous libaries, centered on the holdings of the Bodleian Library.

All participants will be housed at St. Anne's College, one of the constituent colleges of the University. Seminars and lectures will be held at the China Centre at St. Hugh's College nearby.

For the final list of this year's workshop participants, click here .
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