Wandering Out and Looking Within

Dr. Dimitri Drettas (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

 

Wandering Out and Looking Within: Views on Dream in Traditional Chinese Culture

Expressed by the single character meng 夢, dream has been a constitutive element of Chinese traditional knowledge since antiquity, most notably as a medium for divination. The ambivalence of dream, seen as either a sign to be deciphered, or as a ghostly vehicle, is present already in early speculative writings. This lecture will analyze the tension between those two facets of dream as a constant of traditional Chinese culture.

  • Mo, 20. Mai 2019, 18.00 - 20.00 Uhr

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