Cluster Leader: Paul Copp, University of Chicago

This cluster will examine religious manuscripts and early xylographs from East Asia with a focus on the ways that certain forms of “text”–such as, for example, the talismanic glyphs known in Chinese as fu (etc), or the very layouts of words on the page–functioned also as images, as well as the ways that text and image combined (for example, in frontispieces on block-prints) to create the effects found in these works. Research will be primarily archival, visiting collections such as those in London, Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg, and various cities in China, Korea, and Japan (as well as, whenever possible, their digital collections online). Research will also be comparative within the larger project, collaborating whenever possible with other clusters, such as “Typologies of Text and Image Relations (cliffs/caves).” Work will culminate in a conference sponsored by The University of Chicago, either in Chicago or in the university’s center in Beijing.”

Affiliated Researchers Associated Researchers
Ann Heirman, University of Ghent James Benn, McMaster University
Jongmyung Kim, The Academy of Korean Studies Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University
Robert Sharf, University of California Berkley Limei Chi, Tsurumi University & Tsurumi Junior College
Yinggang Sun, Zhejiang University Paul Copp, University of Chicago
Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge
Amanda Goodman, University of Toronto
Eric Greene, Yale University
Youn-mi Kim, Yale University
Yi Liu, Capital Norman University
Stephen Teiser, Princeton University
Eugene Wang, Harvard University
Zhaohua Yang, Columbia University


Cluster 3.5

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Cluster 3.5: 34.047863, 100.619655