Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

“Cultural exchanges along the Silk Road" - International Conference

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16 novembre 2016

The international conference on "Cultural exchanges on the Silk Road" is organized by Confucius Institute at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and History, Archeology and History of Art Department in cooperation with the Research project "Crisi dell'eurocentrismo e futuro dell'umanesimo europeo: prospettive storico-culturali, religiose, giuridiche ed economico-sociali"  and Beijing Language and Culture University. This project is part of the Hanban "Confucius China Studies Program".

Time: 16-17 November 2016

Place: Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 1

      16th November Room C.012, via Carducci, 30 - Milan

     17th November Room NI.010-011, via Nirone,15 - Milan

Program
   

16th November, h. 15:00 - Room C.012

Welcome greetings

Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Rector's delegate for internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Guan Haibo, Consul for Science and Technology, General Consulate of the PRC in Milan

Giovanni Gobber, Dean of the School of Language sciences and foreign literature, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Angelo Bianchi, Dean of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Giuseppe Zecchini, Director of History, Archeology and History of Art Department, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Elisa Giunipero, Director of the Confucius Institute at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
 

Panel 1 - Cultural exchanges along the Silk Road 

Chair: Giovanni  Gobber,  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Speakers:

Agostino Giovagnoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy - Silk Road and World History

Zhuo Xinping, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, PRC - Silk Road and Catholic Mission in China

Bruno Genito, Università di Napoli “L’Orientale” - Iran, Central Asia and China: Archaeological Perspectives in the so-called Silk Roads

Paolo De Troia, Università di Roma La Sapienza - Italy and China: history from multiple perspective

Giorgio Del Zanna, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy - Aleppo, the Ottoman Empire’s caravan city

17th November, h. 9:30 - Room NI.010-011

Panel 2 - Religious exchanges along the Silk Road 

Chair: Gianluca Potestà, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Speakers:

Liu Xinru, The College of New Jersey, USA - Kumarajiva (344 or 350 – 413), Buddhist monk and translator of Buddhist texts

Matteo Nicolini-Zani, Sinologist, Italy - Christian Monks on the Silk Road

Riccardo Redaelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy - At a Crossroads: the Silk Road and Persia

Li Tiangang, Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC - Religious Harmony in Maritime Silk Road. Naming Catholic God and Trinity in Chinese

Pia Brancaccio, Drexel University, USA - The Silk Road and the ‘Cotton Road’: Buddhist art and practice between Central Asia and the Western Deccan

Paola Rossi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy - The spread of the Buddhist Jataka narrative

17th November, h. 15:00 - Room NI.010-011

Panel  3- The rediscovery of the Silk Road in the 20th  and 21st centuries

Chair: Alessandra Lavagnino, Università degli Studi di Milano

Speakers:

Morris Rossabi, Columbia University, USA - The role of Swedish explorers in the discovery of ancient Silk Roads

Elisa Giunipero, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy - Discovering Dunhuang's ancient treasures

Liu Zhiqin, Renmin University, Beijing, PRC - "Serve the people ”,  the core principle of One Belt One Road Initiative

Simone Dossi, Università degli Studi di Milano - The One Belt One Road Initiative and the scholarly debate on land power vs. sea power            

Working Languages

Presentations and discussions will take place in Italian, English and Chinese.

Simultaneous translation of Chinese to and from Italian will be provided.

Attendance

The conference is free and open to the public. 

Here the programm in PDF version  available for download.