Haun Saussy G'19

Haun  Saussy
Professor
Comparative Literature
University of Chicago

CCK Comparative Perspectives 2019
Professor
Comparative Literature
University of Chicago
Literary Culture Across Eurasia: China and Beyond

This workshop seeks to bring together scholars from various disciplines to engage in an interdisciplinary and comparative study on the mutual parallels, contacts, influences, and inspirations of literary culture in China and countries across Eurasia. Recent work among scholars has shown the mutual influence and interconnectedness between literary culture in China, Tibet, and India. The goal of this workshop is to further explore how Chinese literary culture influenced, shaped, and transformed literary culture across the Indian Ocean littoral and the Inner Asian region. While China is at the heart of our conversations, we invite literary scholars working on South, Southeast, Inner Asia, and the Middle East to contribute their insights.