From celestial to intellectual revelation: the role of diagrams in developing philosophical ideas in medieval China

13 March 2013, 16:30 - 17:30

Speakers Abstract:

Starting from the 12th century, the use of diagrammatic devices for a non-linear representation of passages from the canonic writings became a wide-spread practice among Chinese literati. Besides possible predecessors of this practice, the talk will analyse the different ways of representation: textual analysis, devotional purposes, and all-embracing cosmological diagrams.

Prof. Michael Lackner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
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Warburg Institute
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