主講人：Ms. MarinaKuznetsova-Fetisova（顧曼莉，俄羅斯科學院東方研究所博士候選人/ 漢學研究中心2018年度獎助訪問學人）
顧女士的演講將追溯大邑商所見銅器之設計源流，當中有許多例子顯然運用了「模擬（skeuomorph）」技法，即John H. Blitz定義之「以不同媒材對原型工藝品所做的翻製」（〈模擬、陶器與工藝技術的演變〉，《美國人類學家》117期4卷，頁667）；或至少可以找到模擬工法常見的設計。
主講人：Dr. Krisztina K.Hoppál（可茉，匈牙利科學院絲綢之路研究群助理研究員 / 外交部臺灣獎助金2018 訪問學人）
主講人：王任君（Ms. WANG Jen-chun，中央研究院歷史語言研究所歷史文物陳列館館員）
Colorful Past: International Seminar on Prehistory and Early History of East Asia
Oct / 02 / 2018
Moderator: Dr. Ming-chorng Hwang（Research Fellow of the Institute of History and Philology Academia Sinica ）
Skeuomorphs in art of the late Shang capital (XIV-XI cc BC)
Speaker: Ms. Marina Kuznetsova-Fetisova (PhD Candidate of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Second millennia BC is known as the dawn of Chinese civilization; and within this period late capital of Shang dynasty "The Great City of Shang" holds a very special place. Crafts like pottery, stone and bone carving flourished there, but the most breath-taking results were reached in bronze-casting.
In this presentation I would like to trace the origin of some designs which can be seen in the art of The Great City of Shang. In a number of cases there appear skeuomorphs, which are defined as "copies of prototype artifacts replicated in different physical materials in the derivative objects" [John H. Blitz. Skeuomorphs, Pottery, and Technological Change /American anthropologist, vol. 117, No. 4, pp. 667], or at least prominent skeuomorphic features.
Attracted to Luxury: Chinese Silk Finds in the Roman Empire
Speaker: Dr. Krisztina K. Hoppál (Research Assistant of Hungarian Academy of Sciences Silk Road Research Group)
Relations between the Roman and the early Chinese Empires have been considerably popular fields of research, however, principally from aspect of textual sources. Thanks to the relative abundancy of Chinese historical records, the Roman image in ancient China has been studied from several aspects. At the same time, less is known about the Roman views on the Far East, especially from an archaeological perspective. In this manner, Chinese silk remains discovered in the former territory of the Imperium Romanum might provide a better understanding on Sino-Roman relations.
Despite the fact that the Roman knowledge on provenance of these precious materials was rather vague (they were originated from the undefined East; Serica or Thinae) and therefore had no direct role in China-perceptions, yet they might reflect on special aspects of trends and highlight the importance of luxurious textiles in imperial propaganda. Moreover, Chinese silk – without having any relevant idea on the Middle Empire in Roman society – can be regarded as a significant agent from cultural, economic and social angles as well.
Colorful Past: Collection of the Institute of History and Philology (IHP), and Exhibitions at the IHP Museum, Academia Sinica
Speaker: Ms. WANG Jen-chun (Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica)
Since its establishment in 1928, the guiding principle behind all its academic activities in the IHP has always been to encourage researchers to leave the confines of their libraries and conduct field research. Dr. Fu Ssu-nien urged his colleagues to travel up hill and down dale in search of first-hand materials only obtainable through field research. This critical spirit stressing scientific verification is manifested in the works displayed in the museum.
The hard work of the previous generations of researchers has bequeathed us many crucial cultural relics. From a single exhibition room built in 1958, to the present day museum in two floors of renovated exhibition halls reopened in 2002 along with advanced conservation labs, the IHP efforts on associating the artifacts with their relevant history, envisioning the museum as a center for educating the public, promoting society's interest in cultural heritage and broadening the historical horizons of common citizens.
My talk will outline the acquisition history of the institute's collection and how they are displayed in the IHP museum, to reveal the two major significance of artifacts exhibited in the museum; first, their importance to historical, cultural, and archaeological knowledge, and second, they illuminate the development of both the institute and Chinese academics at large since the 1920's.
Organizer: Center for Chinese Studies
The official languages of the symposium will be English.