Dreaming in Premodern China

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Dreaming in Premodern China

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 11am ET

Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Campany

Gertrude Conway Vanderbuilt in the Humanities


This lecture will provide and accessible overview of how Chinese people in ancient and medieval times thought about and responded to dreams. Touching on a wide range of tests, from anecdotes, histories, and treatises to Daoist and Buddhist scriptures, the talk will show that there wasn’t just one concept of what dreams were, but several. Examples will be introduced to illustrate these various cultural logics at play and what difference they made in people’s lives.


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