International Conference


The IKGF at the 14th ICHSEA Conference

July 6-10, 2015



From July 6-10, 2015, almost twenty of the IKGF family members will participate in the 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (ICHSEA), the major international conference in the field of the history of East Asian science. We not only have panels organized by our former visiting fellows, such as “Medical Prognostication, Fate Prediction, and the Body in Early Modern China & Japan,” led by Professor Marta Hanson and Dr. Stéphanie Homola, and “Fathoming the Universe and Calculating for Perfection: The Book of Changes as a Cosmological Map in the First Millennium CE China,” led by Dr. Zhao Lu and Professor Hon Tze-ki, but our fellows and staff members will also present papers on a diverse range of topics, including Professor Lisa Raphals’ “Science and Divination Reconsidered: Ho Peng Yoke and the history of Chinese science and mantic practices,” Dr. Petra Schmidl, “Abd al-Qadir Muhibb’s Astrolabe,” and Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos’ “Whose Dice is it? Divination by Dice in the Zhancha Shan’e Yebao Jing”. On July 10, our visiting fellow, Professor Lü Lingfeng, who recently completed his first research visit, will deliver the plenary lecture of the day: “Beyond the Imperial Court: The Changing Role of European Astronomy in Late Imperial China.”

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