The Garden as a Site of Pleasure in China and Byzantium: What We Can Learn from Comparing Medieval Traditions

Comparative Literature Lecture Series
Apr 22, 2019
12:30 PM to 01:15 PM
102 Kern

Cruie Virág, University of Edinburgh

Curie Virág works at the intersection of philosophy and intellectual history, and focuses on emotions, cognition, self cultivation, and aesthetics in premodern China. She is currently Senior Research Fellow- and Co-Project Director in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, where she co-directs (with Prof. Niels Gaul) the research project, “Classicising Learning in Medieval Imperial Systems: Cross-cultural Approaches to Byzantine Paideia and Tang/Song Xue,funded by the European Research Council (ERC) She is also Visiting Faculty in the Departments of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at Central European University (Budapest). In addition to her Sino-Byzantine research, she is also at work on a sequel to her book, The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy (Oxford, 2017), which continues her investigation of emotions into the early imperial and medieval periods.

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