By Bruce Rusk on April 7, 2015
Minutes of the annual meeting of the Society of Ming Studies, March 27 2015 Submitted by Acting Secretary Sarah Schneewind Outgoing President Joe Dennis welcomed everyone and urged all to subscribe to the journal and thus become members, even though we have plenty of money. He noted that we might do a conference if we […]
By Bruce Rusk on March 18, 2015
From Society for Ming Studies President Joe Dennis: The Society’s annual meeting will be held 7:30-9:30 Friday, March 27, in the Colorado Room of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Suites. It will include a panel on Archaeology and Objects in Ming studies, with three speakers: Anne Gerritsen (Warwick/Leiden), Jin Hui-han (archaeology and history, Minnesota), and […]
By Bruce Rusk on June 26, 2014
A Resource on Music and Oral Performing Literature in the Ming Novel Jin Ping Mei cihua Made Available in Celebration of the Completion of David Tod Roy’s Translation David Rolston, University of Michigan The (in)famous Ming dynasty novel, Jin Ping Mei cihua 金瓶梅詞話 (Plum in the golden vase), is the first Chinese novel to describe […]
By Bruce Rusk on May 7, 2014
President Joe Dennis called the meeting to order and announced that a new event–a reception hosted by the Society, with the support of the Geiss Foundation–would take place on Saturday evening at 8:15 pm Stephen McDowell announced an exhibit on the Ming, recently in Amsterdam, would soon be moving to Edinburgh (June-October) and reminded members […]
By Bruce Rusk on April 6, 2014
The Third Conference on the Wang Yangming School in Late Imperial China will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2014, in Wang’s hometown, Yuyao 余姚, Zhejiang. This conference will bring together established scholars in the field of intellectual history of Ming and Qing China, as well as young scholars and some graduate students. All […]
By Bruce Rusk on March 13, 2014
GEISS FOUNDATION MING RECEPTION Room 305, Philadelphia Downtown Marriott (AAS Conference Headquarters) 1201 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Saturday, 29 March 2014 8:15pm — 10:30pm Please join us for dessert, drinks, and conversation!
By Bruce Rusk on February 6, 2014
The Annual Meeting of the Society for Ming Studies will take place on March 28, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Meeting Location: Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Friday, March 28, 2014, 7:30pm -9:30pm The panel topic: “Southeast Asia and the Ming” Ken Hammond, “Wang Shizhen’s ‘Annan zhi’: […]
By Bruce Rusk on January 29, 2014
A Ming-era quarry, where stone for epigraphy was mined, has been discovered near Wudangshan. There are some partial inscriptions still in situ.
By Bruce Rusk on November 27, 2013
The controversial auction selling off the Croydon Museum collection of Chinese ceramics (largely Ming porcelain) has gone ahead, and most of the pieces were sold at a sale at Christie’s.
By Bruce Rusk on October 27, 2013
A number of news outlets have reported that lower water levels in Lake Poyang, in Jiangxi province, have revealed the stone slabs making up a 3 kilometre-long bridge built in the Ming.