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Fudan International Center for the Study of Chinese Civilization (ICSCC) Publications Program – Second Batch of Special-Issue Monographs, No. 1.

Author:Ernest (Billy) Brewster Date:2016-10-24

復旦中華文明研究專刊第一輯第二批出版

Fudan International Center for the Study of Chinese Civilization (ICSCC) Publications Program – Second Batch of Special-Issue Monographs, No. 1.

  

 

Fudan ICSCC Publication Program has just recently published the second batch of special-issue volumes on Fudan University Press. These titles include: Vision and Prospects for the Study of Sino-Indian Relationship, edited by Tansen Sen and Sun Yinggang; Two Revivals of Chinese Buddhism in the 20th Century, edited by Ji Zhe, Daniela Campo and Wang Qiyuan; and Traveling Images and Texts: Media Interaction in Modern Chinese Context, edited by Wu Shengqing. These three special edited-volumes are the fruition of a series of three international workshops organized by Fudan ICSCC and attended by visiting scholars from across China and the globe.    

 

Vision and Prospects for the Study of Sino-Indian Relationship was compiled and edited by Professor Tansen Sen, NYU Professor History Director of NYU University’s Center for Global Asia, together with Associate Professor Sun Yingang of Fudan University’s National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies. Although numerous problematiken in Sino-Indian relations have surfaced over the past two-hundred years, this field of research remains in its infancy due to two main factors: firstly, the lack of a clear and definitive boundaries delimiting the research domain, and secondly, the need for a more rigorous methodological framework. The editors of Visions and Prospects compellingly argue that research into Indo-Chinese relations demands an interdisciplinary and polyglot approach. Although many lacunae remain to be filled through future scholarly endeavors, the contributors to this volume successfully consolidate some general convictions concerning the disciplinary boundaries and methodological framework, while demonstrating the recent progress made in this burgeoning field.   

 

It was under this exciting set of circumstances that Fudan ICSCC hosted the ninth installment of its international workshops on the topic of “Conceptualizing and Re-Examining India-China Connections” on Nov. 4-5th, 2013. More than twenty scholars from China and overseas attended this meeting with the goal of forging forward research into indo-Chinese exchange from the disciplinary perspectives of history, linguistics, philology, art history, and international relations. The edited-volume, titled, Vision and Prospects for The Study of Sino-Indian Relationship, is the fruition of this scholarly meeting.  

 

The second edited-volume in this special series, Traveling Images and Texts: Media Interaction in Modern Chinese Context, edited by Associate Professor Wu Shengqing of Hong Kong University, Faculty of Humanities, also represents the fruition of an international workshop organized by ICSCC and held at Fudan from Dec. 14-15, 2013. Not only do the contributors to this volume avail themselves of the wide bandwidth of available visual materials, these scholars also penetratingly examine the history of China’s late-Qing and Republican periods from the perspective of cultural history. The stated goal of this volume is to “reveal history in vivid image” 以圖證史 by investigating all manner of visual media – including landscape painting, portraiture, photography, cinema, comics, and etching. This rich body of source material reveals the radical transformation in society, concepts, deportment, sensibilities, and aesthetic forms in Chinese modernity. Wu writes: “this edited-volume shows the fruits of recent scholarship investigating the interrelationship between multiple media – both in text and image. This work is impelled by the tremendous upsurge in scholarly interest in visual culture and manifestly contributes to this burgeoning field.”   

 

The third special-issue volume, titled (Two Revivals of Chinese Buddhism in the 20th Century) is also the product of the workshop hosted by ICSCC in December 2013. This international workshop was chaired by Associate Professor Daniela Campo of Université de Strasbourg, together with Associate Professor Ji Jie of Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, and The concrete contributions of this volume are seen in its case studies and surveys examining the unique character of two periods of resurgence in modern Chinese Buddhism by tracing the continuities and discontinuities between the most recent revival of modern Chinese Buddhism and that witnessed during the Republican Period. Moreover, this volume expands our knowledge of the specific contours of the relationship between these two “revivals.” While combing through the interrelated contexts of Chinese Buddhism’s various modern transformations, this work reveals a rich history that has yet to receive sufficient scholarly attention. The editor and contributors to this volume forge ahead with groundbreaking inquiries into this important chapter of Chinese Buddhist history from multiple perspectives taking into account the full broadband of unstudied source materials of diverse provenance.

 

Since its founding in March 2012, the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization (ICSCC) has dedicated itself to promoting internal academic exchange in the spirit of international cooperation between scholars of China studies both East and West. Under the auspices of FDU Faculty of Humanities, the mission of this center has been to develop scholarly exchange across diverse civilizations, and to stimulate dialogue between scholars both domestically and abroad. Each year, the ICSCC center offers generous funding to scholars from overseas to conduct research and to engage in collaborative projects with scholars from FDU, Shanghai, and throughout China. By hosting academic presentations and workshops, as well as by way of the publication program, on all fronts the center supports international academic exchange and scholarly collaboration.  

 

The ICSCC center welcomes and promotes cooperative scholarly projects at the international level. By way of the first two batches of special issues in 2014 on FDU University press, we continue to promote academic collaborations through the publication of edited volumes in the spirit of fostering international cooperation. This first printing included three volumes: Cultural Politics and Intellectual Production in Modern China 近代中國的知識生產與文化政治, edited by Zhang Zhongmin張仲民 and Zhangke章可; Sacred Space: Spatial Elements of Early Medieval Religions神聖空間中古宗教中的空間因素, edited by Chen Jinhua陳金華and Sun Yingang孫英剛; and Religion and State in Modern Chinese Local Society中國近世地方社會中的宗教與國家, edited by Wang Gang王崗and Li Tiangang李天綱.

 

近日,“復旦中華文明研究專刊第一輯第二批三種由復旦大學出版社出版包括:《中印關係研究的視野與前景》(Vision and Prospects For The Study of Sino-Indian Relationship沈丹森孫英剛編),《二十世紀中國佛教的兩次復興(Two Revivals of Chinese Buddhism in the 20th Century)(汲喆田水晶王啟元編),《旅行的圖像與文本現代華語語境中的媒介互動(Traveling Images and Texts: Media Interaction in Modern Chinese Context)吳盛青編)。三本專刊為復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心三場訪問學者工作坊的會議成果在其論文集基礎上策劃編著而成

 

中印關係研究的視野與前景由復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心2013年訪問學者紐約城市大學教授上海紐約大學全球亞洲研究中心主任沈丹森Tansen Sen和復旦大學文史研究院副教授孫英剛編寫中印問題雖已有兩百年歷史但仍處於發展初期這不僅是因為學界對這個領域尚未有很好的界定還因為它缺少明確的研究框架編者認為中印研究領域所需的訓練必須是跨區域具備多種語言並擁有一個獨創研究方法框架的儘管仍有不少瑕疵但近年來中印著述的普及化也告訴我們現在或許是認真界定鞏固和推廣中印研究的最佳時刻在此種背景下中華文明國際研究中心於2013114日至5日舉辦了第九期中印關係研究的視野與前景工作坊國內外二十余位學者與會對中印關係的研究進行了回顧與展望涵蓋內容橫跨歷史語言文獻圖像國際關係等多方面縱跨從古代和近代該書為此次工作坊的論文集

 

旅行的圖像與文本現代華語語境中的媒介互動由復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心2013年訪問學者香港科技大學人文學部副教授吳盛青編寫20131214日至15日第十一期工作坊旅行的圖像與文本論文集這本論文集的策劃與成型並不僅僅旨在提倡利用視覺材料從新文化史的角度切入晚清與民國史研究以圖證史而更多地期望探討在此過程中視覺媒介山水畫肖像畫照片電影漫畫版畫表達意涵的功能如何與語言文字表達相對峙交鋒融合由此而產生現代性的意義以及觀念行為感知審美形式的更迭 編者稱:“這本論文集代表了近一時期對圖文互動媒介關係等議題探究的努力為方興未艾的視覺文化研究的熱潮繼續推波助瀾也共同期待未來有更為深入與精彩的研究相繼呈現。”


《二十世紀中國佛教的兩次復興》由復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心2013年訪問學者、法國國立東方語言文化學院副教授汲喆、法國斯特拉斯堡大學副教授田水晶(Daniela Campo)以及復旦大學中華古籍保護研究院王啟元博士編寫,為2013年12月17日至18日第十二期工作坊“二十世紀中國佛教的兩次復興”論文集。該成果旨在通過個案研究和概況分析,考察晚近中國佛教史上兩次復興的各自特點,以及它們之間的連續性,梳理出佛教之現代變遷的一些關鍵脈絡,同時也嘗試揭示出一些容易被忽視的重要方面。迄今為止,對這兩次復興的研究還遠遠不足,因此,該書編者一方面期待能夠拓寬視野,將佛教的現代變遷,置於更為廣闊的歷史脈絡和更為長期的歷史時段中,考察佛教的不同方面,並兼顧不同來源的素材;另一方面也希望能夠打通對這兩次復興的研究,對有關復興的事實重新加以細緻地檢視,以便學者對歷史和現實能夠達成更為全面和深入的認識。


Translator: Ernest (Billy) Brewster

Ph.D. Candidate

Fairbank Center Graduate Associate

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Harvard University