五胡十六國時代君主與僧人關係研究The Relationship between Emperors and Monks in the Sixteen Kingdoms Period

2013/2014 The School of Chinese Research Student Seminar

五胡十六國時代君主與僧人關係研究:沙漏理論模型及史料視像化

The Relationship between Emperors and Monks in the Sixteen Kingdoms Period: Theoretical Model and Data Visualization

蕭世友 Mr. Siu Sai Yau, Jeffrey

November 22, 2013 (Friday); 5:30-6:45pm
Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU Language: Cantonese

十六國時代是中國古代之分裂時期,五胡君主於公元三至五世紀佔據北方,建立
邦國,征戰不斷。本演講以「沙漏理論模型」為論述框架,探討十六國君主與佛教僧人間之關係,闡明統治者對釋門之取態及轉變,與沙門弘法之情況。演講 也將運用「史料視像化」概念,重新詮釋各種古籍記載,透過電腦科技,分析各 國王族與佛僧之縱橫交流,希望藉此拓闊中國研究之領域範疇,提出中國佛教史 探究新法。

The Sixteen Kingdoms was a period of political disintegration in medieval China. Foreign rulers of Wu Hu (“Five Barbarian Tribes”) captured the northern China during the 3rd – 5th centuries and established independent states through continuous military actions. This talk examines the relationship between the “emperors” of the Sixteen Kingdoms and Buddhist monks by developing a theoretical model called “Hourglass Model”. The model provides a holistic framework for investigating not only the emperors’ changing attitudes towards Buddhism but also the dissemination of the Dharma by monks. In addition, the concept of “data visualization” is implemented to re-interpret various historical sources. The complex interaction among imperial clans and Buddhist practitioners is further analyzed with computer-aided historical research methods.  This talk hopes  to  expand the scope  of Chinese Studies  and suggest an
alternative approach to the research on the history of Chinese Buddhism.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Poster:
https://web.chinese.hku.hk/poster/Seminar_SIUSY.pdf