Local Ming reading and research groups

  1. Ming In Southern California (MISC). Meets on the third Saturday of September, January, and April, from 1:00 to 4:00, usually at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Garden, but sometimes at UC, Irvine or UCLA. Workshops for work-in-progress, archive reports, skills training, collaborative translation, sandboxing new methods, etc. Members include graduate students and faculty members in the area. Contact Maura Dykstra (maura@caltech.edu), Devin Fitzgerald (devinfitzgerald@library.ucla.edu) or Sarah Schneewind (sschneewind@ucsd.edu).
  2. Classical Chinese Reading Group at University of Minnesota. Contact Ann Waltner (waltn001@umn.edu).
  3. Berkeley Ming History Reading Group. We are a small group dedicated to reading the Mingshi. Our sessions combine intensive and extensive reading; each session, a convener (TBD each week) leads the group in a guided reading of a particular juan, introducing issues of historical, literary, and linguistic interest. For the other half of the meeting, members discuss a selection of other juan more broadly. We meet by Zoom on Sunday mornings from 9-11 a.m. PST twice a month. Please contact seancronan@berkeley.edu for more information.
  4. Ming & More Reading Group, University of British Columbia. Group of graduate students and faculty in the Vancouver, British Columbia area, meeting every two weeks to read and translate texts in Literary Chinese, with a focus on the Ming and adjacent periods. For more information contact Bruce Rusk (bruce.rusk@ubc.ca).