School of History, Classics & Archaeology

PAIXUE Project

PAIXUE is a European Research Council funded project examining medieval Byzantine and Chinese cultures systematically and in-depth from a cross-cultural vantage point.

This project seeks to examine in tandem, with equal focus on structural parallels and divergences, the conscious revival and subsequent dialectics of classicising learning in middle and later Byzantium (c.800–1350) and Tang/Song China (618–1279) and trace the evolution of classicising learning in Byzantine and Tang/Song literati culture. 

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Events schedule

Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 10-Saturday 12 Mar 2022

PAIXUE Workshop 2

Classical Antiquity in Byzantium and Middle Period China: Revivals and Reinventions in Visual and Intellectual Culture

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