Deborah A. Sommer 司馬黛蘭
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies 宗教學系
Gettysburg College 葛德斯堡大學
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 賓夕法尼亞
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Information for Gettysburg College Students.
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00pm. Weidensall 309. Or by chance at any time. Email for an appointment if you need one.
Fall 2013 courses:
Religion 244, Introduction to Buddhism. Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00.
Religion 261, Buddhist Scriptures. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:10 to 3:25.
Information for the 2013-2014 Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies. For the schedule of speakers, click here. To be added to (or removed from) the mailing list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For past papers, please contact the presenters directly.
Areas of research interest. [Under construction.]
Selected Publications. [Under construction.] When possible, I provide links to free copies of articles below or at least provide links to a few pages. Some links will work only if your institution subscribes to the relevant publication. For copies of any materials, please email me at email@example.com.
"Taoism and the Arts" and "Confucianism and the Arts." In Frank Burch Brown, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts. New York: Oxford University Press: 379-387 and 388-395, respectively. Forthcoming December 2013. To preorder this volume from Oxford, click here.
《早期 '地' 和 '土'之观》(Concepts of earth and land in early Chinese texts). In 中国宗教多元与生态可持续性发展研究(Religious Diversity and Ecological Sustainability in China), edited by Su Faxiang 苏发祥and Dan Smyer Yu 郁丹. (Beijing 北京: Xueyuan chubanshe 學苑出版社, 2013): 149-163. An English version of this volume is forthcoming from Routledge in May 2014.
"《庄子》中关于身体的诸概念." 中国哲学史 2013年第一期：45-52. (Zhongguo zhexue shi 2013.1): 45-52. This is a Chinese version of the article "Concepts of the Body in the Zhuangzi" published in the second edition of Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi. To read this Chinese version, click here.
"The Ji Self in Early Chinese Texts." In Jason Dockstader, Hans Georg Möller, and Günter Wohlfart, eds., Selfhood East and West: De-Constructions of Identity. Nordhausen, Germany: Traugott Bautz, 2012: 17-45. Band 8 of the series "Weltphilosophien im Gespräch." Selected papers from the eighteenth symposium of the Académie du Midi, "Identity--East and West," Alet-les-Bains, France, 2010. ISBN 3-88309-458-1, www.bautz.de. Full text version of the article is available here courtesy of the copyright holder, Verlag Traugott Bautz GmbH, who has kindly given permission to make this article accessible. To purchase a copy of this volume, please visit their website at http:/bautz.de/joomla/ or http://bautz.de/neuerscheinungen-2012/best_9783883096889.html.
"Concepts of the Body in the Zhuangzi." In Victor Mair, ed., Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi, 2d ed. Dunedin, FL: Three Pines Press, 2010: 212-228. To purchase this book from Three Pines Press, click here.
"Studies of Zhu Xi in the West." In Wu Zhen, ed., 宋代新儒學的精神世界：以朱熹為中心 （Song Dynasty Neo-Confucianism: A Focus on Zhu Xi). Shanghai: East China Normal University Publishing Company 華東師範大學出版社, 2009: 35-51.
“Boundaries of the Ti Body.” Asia Major 21.1 (2008): 293-324. Free full-text article courtesy of the Asia Major website.
"Ming Taizu's Legacy as Iconoclast." In Sarah Schneewind, ed., Long Live the Emperor! Uses of the Ming Founder across Six Centuries of East Asian History. Minneapolis: Society for Ming Studies, 2008: 73-86. Ming Studies Research Series, No. 4. (This is the same article published in Ming Studies 50 (Fall 2008): 91-106.) To order a copy of this volume from the Society for Ming Studies, click here.
"文革中的批孔運動和孔子形像的演變" (Images for Iconoclasts: Depictions of Confucius in the Cultural Revolution). In Chinese. Henry Yan, trans. In Yongyi Song, ed., 文化大革命: 歷史真相和集體記憶 (The Cultural Revolution: Historical Truth & Collective Memories). 2 vols. Hong Kong: Tianyuan shuwu, 2007: 822-840.
"Images for Iconoclasts: Images of Confucius in the Cultural Revolution." East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies 7.1 (2007): 1-23. Publication of the Asian Studies Development Program. To download this article from read the East-West Connections website, click here.
"Decentering Imperial Women: Confucian Fertility Sacrifices in the Ming Dynasty." Alam-e-niswan/Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies 12.2 (2005): 17-29.
"The Art and Politics of Painting Qianlong at Chengde" and "A Letter from a Jesuit Painter in Qianlong's Court at Chengde." In New Qing Imperial History: The Making of Inner Asian Empire at Qing Chengde. Edited by James A. Millward, Ruth W. Dunnell, Mark C. Elliott, and Philippe Foret. (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004), pp. 136-145 and 171-184, respectively.
These articles were written for the 1994 NEH Summer Institute "Reading the Manchu Summer Palace at Chengde: Art, Ritual, and Rulership in Eighteenth Century China and Inner Asia." For reviews of this book, see Nicola di Cosmo's review in Journal of Asian Studies 66 (May 2007): 550-552.
To order a copy of New Qing Imperial History from Routledge, click here.
"Ming Taizu's Legacy as Iconoclast." Ming Studies 50 (Fall 2004): 91-106. To visit the Ming Studies website, click here.
"Destroying Confucius: Iconoclasm in the Confucian Temple" in On Sacred Grounds: Culture, Society, Politics, and the Formation of the Cult of Confucius, edited by Thomas A. Wilson. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2002: 95-133.
For reviews of this book, see the following:
Romeyn Taylor, in Journal of Asian Studies 64.2 (May 2005): 463-464.
Kai-wing Chow, in Journal of Chinese Religions 32 (2004): 284-285.
Keith Knapp, in Religious Studies Review 30.2-3 (July 2004): 237-238.
James McMullen, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 67.3 (2004): 419-421.
Joseph A. Adler, "The Confucian Body," in China Review International 10.2 (Fall 2003): 351-362.
"邱濬與明代儒家廢存之議 " (Qiu Jun and iconoclasm in the Ming dynasty). Translated into Chinese by Wong Sin-Kiong. In Zhu Ruikai 祝瑞開, ed., 宋明思想和中華文明 (Song and Ming thought and Chinese culture). Shanghai: Xuelin chubanshe, 1995: pp. 437-444.
"Images into Words: Ming Confucian Iconoclasm." National Palace Museum Bulletin 29.1-2 (1994): 1-24.
Recent conference participation 会议
October 11-13, 2013. "Studies of Yan Fu 嚴復in the West." 2013. Bilingual keynote presentation in Chinese and English. Presented at the conference "严复：中国与世界国际学术会议" (International Conference on Yan Fu: China and the World). Convened at the Institute for the Humanities, Peking University北京大学人文学苑 . Sponsored by the Institute of Modern History of Academia Sinica, Taiwan 台湾中央研究院近代史研究所 and by the Fujian Educational Press福建教育出版社.
April 4-5, 2013. Moderator for the panel "Facts and Values in Neo-Confucianism." International Conference on Nature and Value in Chinese and Western Philosophies, the Inaugural Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy. Rutgers University.
Sep. 27-29, 2012. "Hidden Violence: Reinventing Visual Histories of Desecration at Qufu." Paper presented at the panel “Violence Perpetrated and Reinvented: Cultural Revolution Narratives of Confucius’s Birthplace.” Also served as panelist at the round table “Whither Confucianism: The State of Confucianism and Contemporary Chinese Politics and Society.” New York Conference on Asian Studies, State University of New York at New Paltz.
March 6-9, 2012. “Ritualized Landscapes? Conceptualizations of the Earth and the Ritual Management of Natural Resources in Classical Chinese Texts.” Paper presented at the conference and book workshop “Religious Diversity and Ecological Sustainability.” Conference convened at the Central University for Nationalities, Beijing. Conference sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen; Central University for Nationalities; and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology.
Dec. 2-3, 2010. "Confucianism and Globalization: The Survival and Transformation of Traditional Cultures in Hypermodern China." Paper presentation at the conference "Challenges of the Modern World: Dynamics for the Humanities." Institute for the Humanities, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Sep. 23-25, 2010. "Confucius in Tibet: Chinese Sources for Understanding Confucius in the Bon Tradition." Paper presentation at the conference "Buddhism in Nordland." Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia.
May 24-28, 2010. "Self and Embodiment in Early Chinese Texts: The Concept of Ji 己 as Self." Paper presentation at the conference "Self and Identity East and West." 18th Symposium of the Académie du Midi. Organized by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Trier. Alet-les-Bains, France.
Dec. 28-31, 2009. "聖人孔子游西藏" (Sages and Apocryphal Canons: Confucius in Tibet). Paper presentation (in Chinese) at the conference "The Canon, Sages, and Tradition in Chinese Culture." Institute of Chinese Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Nov. 5-7, 2009. "Concepts of the Body in the Zhuangzi." First International Summit on Laozi and Daoist Culture. China World Hotel and Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
June 14-17, 2009. "Secular and Sacred: Contemporary Confucian Ritual Revivals in China.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy. Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, California.
April 27-28, 2009. "Confucius in Tibet." Paper presented at the 2009 international colloquium of the Société Européene pour l'Etude des Civilisations de l'Himalaya et de l'Asie Centrale. Conference theme: La creation artistique face aux contraintes politiques et religieuses, de l'Himalaya à l'Asie central, de l'antiquité à nos jours. Collège de France, Paris.
Public Lectures 讲座
October 10, 2013. "西方世界中的儒家文化" (Understandings of Confucius and Confucianism in the West.) Lecture presented at the Institute of Ethnology and Sociology 民族学与社会学学院, Central University for Nationalities 中央民族大学, Beijing. For a poster for this event, click here.
Dec. 14, 2012. “西方文化中的孔子” (Confucius in the West). In Chinese. Fujian Hwa Nan Women’s College 福建華南女子學院, Fuzhou, China.
March 16, 2012. “早期中國文獻中的身體與自我概念” (Concepts of Body and Self in Early Chinese Texts). In Chinese. Sponsored by the Chinese Philosophy Institute 中國哲學研究所of the Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University 中山大學哲學系, Guangzhou, China. Click here for a poster designed for this event by Prof. Yang Rong.
March 15, 2012. “《論語》之外的孔子” (Confucius Beyond the Analects). In Chinese. Guangzhou City Polytechnic 廣州市職業學院, Guangzhou. Sponsored by the Classical Chinese Studies Lecture Series 國學經典講習團of the Chinese Studies Institute 國學院at Guangzhou City Polytechnic. Click here for a poster for this event created by Prof. Yang Rong.
March 9, 2012. “孔子在西藏” (Confucius in Tibet). In Chinese. Lecture presented at the Institute of Ethnology and Sociology民族学与社会学学院, Central University for Nationalities (Minzu University 中央民族大學), Beijing.
Nov. 17, 2011. “東歐漢學的過去與現在” (Chinese Studies in Eastern Europe, Past and Present). In Chinese. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Click here for a poster designed by colleagues at the Department of Philosophy for this event.
April 6, 2011. "Depictions of Confucius in the West." University of Iceland, Reykjakik. Public lecture sponsored by the Northern Lights Confucius Institute.
Nov. 26, 2010. "Images of Confucius, Past and Present." Presentation made at the inauguration of the Confucius Institute, Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University.
Nov. 24, 2010. "Liu Xiaobo and the Nobel Peace Prize in the Media." Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Vilnius University.
Nov. 17, 2010. "How to Steal a Sheep: An Introduction to Confucian and Legalist Thought in China." Lecture presented at the Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Nov. 1, 2010. "How to Kill Confucius: Images of Violence from the 1974 Anti-Confucius Movement." Department of Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. November 1, 2010.
Oct. 28, 2010. "Revitalization of Confucian Rituals in Contemporary China: Explorations of a Participant-Observer." Center of Social Anthropology, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. October 28, 2010.
Oct. 27, 2010. "Confucianism and Globalization: The Revitalization of Traditional Cultures in Modern China." Public lecture presented at the Center of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania, as part of "Kinijos Dienos Lietuvoje 2010" (Lithuania-China Forum/China Culture Week in Lithuania 2010). Sponsored by the Center of Oriental Studies, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Lithuania, and the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
August 28, 2010. "Where is 'evil' or 'the devil' in Chinese Thought?" Lecture presented at the World Religions Workshop at Devil's Pit at Menuo Juodaragis (Black Horned-Moon Festival), Trakai, Lithuania.
Feb. 26, 2010. "The Afterlife of Confucius: Images of the Master, Past and Present." Peggy and Marc Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs, Roger Williams University. Bristol, Rhode Island.
Jan. 7, 2010. "文革中的批林批孔和孔子形象的演變" (Depictions of Confucius during the Anti-Confucius Movement of the Cultural Revolution). Lecture presented at the Institute for Chinese Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University. Guangzhou, China.
Jan. 5, 2010. "西方文化中的孔子畫像" (Illustrated Depictions of Confucius in the West). Lecture presented at the Institute for Chinese Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University. Guangzhou, China.
Nov. 5, 2009. "西方文化中的孔子畫像" (Illustrated Depictions of Confucius in the West). In Chinese. Lecture presented at the Center for Chinese Studies Abroad, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing..
May 5, 2009. "Images of Confucius, Past and Present." Keynote speech for the inauguration of Pace University's Confucius Institute. New York City.
Recent professional activities.
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