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[Peking University Global Fellowship] Upcoming lectures by sinologist David R. Knechtges

NOV . 23 2017
 Peking University, November 20, 2017: Dr. David R. Knechtges, the internationally renowned Sinologist, Emeritus Professor at University of Washington, has honored our invitation and will be delivering a series of lectures in November 2017.

The schedule is as follows:

Lecture One

Ruin and Remembrance in Classical Chinese Literature: The “Fu on the Ruined City” by Bao Zhao and Other Poems 

November 21st, 2017, 15:30-17:30

Host: Professor Du Xiaoqin

Guests: Professor Wu Guangguang, Professor Cheng Shudong

Lecture Two

Study of Medieval Chinese Literature in Europe and North America

November 23rd, 2017, 15:30-17:30

Host: Professor Zhang Pei

Guests: Professor Li Pengfei, Professor Cai Danjun

Lecture Three

The Transmission of the Zhaoming Wen xuan Abroad

November 27th, 2017, 15:30-17:30

Host: Professor Fu Gang

Guests: Professor Chen Jun, Professor Fan Ziye

Lecture Four

International Sinology and Its Multi-lingual Dimensions

November 29th, 2017, 15:30-17:30

Host: Professor Ma Yinqin

Guests: Professor Leng Weiguo, Professor Zhou Guangrong

Language: English

Venue: Room 108, Building No. 1, Lee Shau Kee School of Humanities

Accessible to all.

About the Lecturer:  

Professor David R. Knechtges is an internationally renowned sinologist, Emeritus Professor at University of Washington, member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and former chairman of the American Oriental Society.

Born in Monte Carlo in 1942, Knechtges acquired his bachelor’s degree at University of Washington, and master’s degree at Havard University. In the year 1968, he finished his doctoral dissertation Yang Shyong, the Fuh, and Han Rhetoric, under the instructions of the German Sinologist Hellmut Wilhelm. From 1972 to 2014, professor Knechtges held a teaching post at the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at University of Washington.


Professor Knechtges, for most time of his career, has devoted himself to the study of literature in Han, Wei and Jin dynasties, and has participated in the compilation of Cambridge History of Chinese Literature. He is most accomplished in the study of Fu (rhapsody), a form of Chinese rhymed prose, and his translation of the Fu in Wen Xuan from Chinese to English has secured his reputation as a leading Sinologist.


Professor Knechtges has also authored a great number of essays and books, such as Two Studies on the Han Fu (Seattle: Far Eastern and Russian Institute, University of Washington, 1968), and a collection of academic papers, Court Culture and Literature in Early China (published in 2002 by Ashgate). In 2014, he compiled with Mrs. Knechtges Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature: A Reference Guide, which has since served as a major guidebook for Medieval Chinese studies.


For more information on his scholarly publication, please refer to The Chronicle of Mr. Knechteg’s Academic Works (《康达维先生学术著作编年表》) authored by Professor Su Ruilong.


Written by: Ma Xiao

Edited by: Xu Penghang
Source: PKU Global Fellowship