Lecture "Bichurin, China, and the Regions: The History of a Relationship" by Willard Sunderland
International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' invites to participate in Willard Sunderland's lecture "Bichurin, China, and the Regions: The History of a Relationship" which will be held on April 23, at 5.00 p.m (MSK), (online, Zoom) within the lectorium of Laboratory and Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.
Nikita Bichurin was the most influential Russian Sinologist of the 19th century. This paper examines his study of China through his spatial experiences and networks. Bichurin grew up in the Middle Volga region and was connected for the rest of his life to the Trans-Baikal, Beijing, and St. Petersburg. As a monk, scholar, prolific author, and translator for the Asiatic Department, he lived and worked within ecclesiastical and political space as well as the intellectual spaces of international Sinology and Russian educated society, straddling the center as well as the far eastern periphery of the empire. How did these different locations and the mental and physical connections between them impact his understanding of China?
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