Conference: Biography in East Asia, 1400–1900


Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:00 to Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 18:00


Room 120, C. K. Choi Building
1855 West Mall
V6T 1Z2 Vancouver , BC


Dear All,

Below please find information for the upcoming biography conference sponsored by the Department. All are welcome.

With best wishes,
Leo Shin


Biography in East Asia, 1400–1900

28–29 June 2013
Institute of Asian Research
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Panels are held in Room 120, C. K. Choi, and are open to all.

Friday, June 28, 2013

**Panel 1 (10:00–12:00)**

Leo K. Shin  (University of British Columbia)

    Texts as Lives: The Case of Yue Fei (1103–1142)

Roger Des Forges  (SUNY Buffalo)

    The Chinese Scholar-Rebel Li Yan

Sixiang Wang  (Columbia University)

    Biographies of Korean Loyalism in Qian Qianyi’s Lie chao shi ji xiao zhuan 列朝詩集小傳

**Panel 2 (1:30–3:30)**

Kenneth Hammond  (New Mexico State University)

    Wang Shizhen as Biographer: Genres and Agendas

Elizabeth Kindall  (University of St. Thomas)

    Huang Xiangjian (1609–1673): Painting a Dual Biography

Saeyoung Park  (Davidson College)

    Vocal Wine and Tigers: Non-Human Biographies in Chosŏn Korea

**Panel 3 (4:00–6:00)**

Grace Fong (University of McGill)

    Formal Biographies by Women in Qing China

Jolan Yi  (National Taiwan University)

    Naming the Female Subject: Writing Women's Biographies in the High Qing

George Zhao (University of Toronto)

    Lives and political involvement of Kubilai Khan’s wives: Chabui and Nambui in the Yuan dynasty

Saturday, June 29, 2013

**Panel 4 (10:00–12:00)**

Adam Bohnet  (King’s College at University of Western Ontario)

    Biographies of Anonymous People in Late Chosŏn Korea

Joseph Dennis  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

    Late Imperial Biographies of People Who Changed Their Surnames

Ihor Pidhainy  (Marietta College)

    Reading the Mingshi: Fathers & Sons as a Rhetorical and Structural Trope of a State History

**Panel 5 (1:30–3:00)**

Si Nae Park   (University of British Columbia)

    Autobiographical impulses in narrating others’ lives in an eighteenth-century Chosŏn story collection, Tongp’ae naksong

Tim Sedo  (Concordia University)

    Local Gazetteer as Personal Biography: Jing Fang’s Magisterial Activism in a Mid-Ming Northern Gazetteer

**Roundtable (3:30–5:00)**

We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous contributions to our conference:

The Academy of Korean Studies (Grant # AKS-2013-C13)
The James P. Geiss Foundation
Institute of Asian Research, UBC
The Department of Asian Studies, UBC
The Department of History, UBC
Marietta College (Ohio)
King's University College at the University of Western Ontario