Xiaofei Tian: The Dialectics of Court and Exile at the Turn of the Eighth Century
新加坡/北京时间：8月27日，早上9:00 – 11:00
美东时间：8月26日，晚上9:00 – 11:00
Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University
Meeting ID: 9870415883 | 密码: 243786
Meeting ID: 3285068962 | 密码: 692568
“Exile poetry”—bianzhe 貶謫, qianzhe 遷謫, or liubian shi 流貶詩—is a poetic subgenre flourishing in the Tang dynasty that is commonly regarded, on account of compositional environment, subject matter, and style of expression, as the antithesis of court poetry. Building on earlier research, this talk proposes rethinking the dialectics of court and exile through a historicized, localized reading of the exile poetry written in the last years of Empress Wu Zetian 武則天 (r. 690-705) and the eras of Emperors Zhongzong 中宗 (r. 705-710) and Ruizong 睿宗 (r.710-712).
Xiaofei Tian is professor of Chinese literature at Harvard University. She has published widely on premodern and modern Chinese literature and culture.
Her recent publications include The Halberd at Red Cliff: Jian’ an and the Three Kingdoms (2018); an edited volume, Reading Du Fu: Nine Views (2020); a book of essays on classical Chinese literature, Shadows and Ripples: Selected Writtings 影子與水文：秋水堂自選集 (2020); and a translation, with critical introduction and notes, of Family Instructions for the Yan Clan and Other Works by Yan Zhitui (531-590s) (2021). She is editor of Early Medieval China and a co-editor of Nanyang Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture.
Qu Jingyi (曲景毅), Associate Professor, Head of Chinese, NTU