Imperial China and its southern neighbours
Conference at Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Imperial China and its Southern Neighbours
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
28–29 June 2012
Keynote lecture by Professor Wang Gungwu.
This conference will examine questions and problems germane to understanding the relationship between north and south: geographical terminology (e.g. China, Jiangnan, East Asia, the East Asian Heartland, the Extended East Asian Heartland, the Yellow River Valley, the Yangtze River Valley, Southern China, Lingnan); transmission of literary themes and genres; linguistic interactions; artistic and musical interplay; folkloristic motifs; trade and migration patterns; religious missions and pilgrims; etc. The timeframe of the conference covers from the earliest periods of interaction between the Yellow River Valley and the lands to the south up to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911).