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Global Jingdezhen

The Mongols & the Ming:

New Approaches to the Fourteenth Century

Workshop at the University of Warwick, 10-11 June 2011

Convenor: Dr Anne Gerritsen

Programme (also available in PDF (PDF Document) form):


Friday 10 June: Ramphal Building (R0.3/4)


9:00 Welcome


9:15-12:30 The Mongols (chair: Anne Gerritsen)

9:15-10:15 Morris Rossabi, ‘Notes on Mongol Influences on the Ming Dynasty’

10:15-11:15 Peter Jackson, ‘The Mongols and the Islamic World’

11:15-11:30 Tea & coffee

11:30-12:30 David Robinson, ‘In the Shadow Empire: The Early Ming Court in Eurasia’

12:30-13:45 Lunch


13:45-17:15 Art Historical Approaches (chair: Stephen McDowall)

13:45-14:45 Ankeney Weitz, ‘All Puns Intended! Word-Image Play in the Yuan’

14:45-15:45 Yuka Kadoi, ‘Further Thoughts on Islamic Chinoiserie: Sino-Persian Artistic Interactions in the Late 14th century’

15:45-16:15 Tea & coffee

16:15-17:15 Shane McCausland, ‘What Art did Yuan Bequeath to Ming?’


17:30-18:30 ‘Ming China 1400-1450: Courts & Contacts’

Presentation by Craig Clunas & Jessica Harrison-Hall on a forthcoming exhibition at the British Museum (September 2014-January 2015).


Saturday 11 June: IAS Seminar Room


9:15-12:30 Material Culture (chair: Regina Llamas)

9:15-10:15 Dagmar Schäfer, ‘Multimedia Culture: Tao Zongyi writes about Practical Knowledge and Material Culture’

10.15-11.15 Anne Gerritsen, ‘Shufu Ceramics and the Material Culture of the Yuan Court’

11:15-11:30 Tea & coffee

11:30-12:30 Shih Ching-fei, ‘The Multiple Markets of Jingdezhen Blue-and-White Porcelain in the Mongol Yuan period’

12:30-13:45 Lunch


13:45-17:15 Comparative Perspectives (chair: Regina Llamas)

13:45-14:45 Elif Akcetin, ‘Objects on the Move: A Reinterpretation of Qianlong-era Corruption Cases (1736-1795)’

14:45-15:45 Peter Ditmanson, ‘Gender and Daoxue in the Fourteenth Century’

15:45-16:15 Tea & coffee

16:15-17:15 Kaveh Hemmat, ‘Merchants, Material Culture, and the Sino-Islamic Contact Zone’


17:15-18:00 Final Discussion & Future Directions (chair: Anne Gerritsen)







Liu Guandao image 
Kubilai Khan on a hunting expedition. Silk handscroll attributed to Yuan court artist Liu Guandao 劉貫道. c. 1280. Taipei: National Palace Museum.
 Yongle dish
Chinese porcelain dish. Jingdezhen kilns. Yongle period (1403-1424). Honolulu Academy of Arts.