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T'ang Studies Society Conferences


The T'ang Studies Society is committed to organizing scholarly conferences to advance the dissemination of scholarship on all topics related to the Tang Dynasty. Information on the Society's upcoming and past conferences can be found here.


Upcoming Conference



The Society does not yet have any new conferences in preparation, but it does intend to sponsor Tang-related conferences in coming years. Please check back here regularly for any updates. Upcoming events are also listed on the main Home page.





"Making Connections: Contemporary Approaches to the T'ang Dynasty, In Honor of the Opening of the Elling O. Eide Library" (November 2016)


"T'ang Studies: The Next Twenty-five Years" (May 2009)


2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies

Denver, CO, U.S.A. March 21-24, 2019

The T’ang Studies Society is happy to announce that, for the first time, the Society is sponsoring two panels at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Denver. If you plan to attend the conference, I encourage you to put them on your conference schedule.

Friday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Governor’s Square 15, Plaza Building

Panel 140: Problematizing the Periodization of Tang Poetry

Chaired by Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado Boulder

“Periodizing Tang Poetry in the Song Dynasty”

Xiaoshan Yang, University of Notre Dame

“Reading Tang Shi Poems as Classical Chinese Poems”

Nicholas M. Williams, University of Hong Kong

“The Making of ‘Tang Poetry’”

Chunxiao Liu, University of Zurich

“Historicizing “On Historical Themes”: Yongshi as a Poetic Category in the Tang”

Su Fu, Princeton University

Discussant: Anna M. Shields, Princeton University

Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Tower Court D, Tower Building

Panel 211: De-Centering Buddhist Kingship

Chaired by April D. Hughes, Boston University

“Ideal Ruler: The Wheel-Turning King in the Maitreya Buddha Murals at Dunhuang”

April D. Hughes, Boston University

“Mahāmayūrī and Buddhist Statesmanship on the Silk Road”

Michelle C. Wang, Georgetown University

“Recentering Buddhist Kingship:

The Scripture for Humane Kings in Dali-Kingdom Images and Texts”

Megan Bryson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Discussant: Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University

Most recently updated: 02/18/2019