Asia in the Mirror of Literature (Research Group Conference)

Sun, 13/12/2015 to Thu, 17/12/2015


Yigal Bronner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Shulman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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This workshop will explore the continent-wide success of a single text on poetics, Dandin's Mirror of Literature (Kāvyādarśa), composed in Sanskrit in South India around the year 700 CE.

The conference will be organized according to the regions or literary cultures directly influenced by this important text: the Tamil-speaking region of south India, the island of Sri Lanka, Kannada literature in India's Deccan, China and Japan, Tibet and Mongolia, Burma and the Bay of Bengal, and the lasting influence of the Mirror in Sanskrit.