"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people"
-Mahatma Ghandi
Culture of Incense: Incense Conference

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This upcoming event organized by CCSC will bring together scholars and experts in the field of Chinese incense to disseminate and share information regarding the incense culture, a tradition that dates as far back as the Neolithic periods more than 5000 years ago, and coming into full flourish in the Song Dynasty, up to the Qing Dynasty. This conference aims to provide an intersectional space for incense as seen through the lens of recent archaeological research and scientific findings, and incense as a cultural practice and ritual. The conference will include talks, and live incense demonstrations and ceremonies.

(Alphabetical order by last name)

Chu Xiao Long 楚小龍
(Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology)
"Introduction to the Exhibition: The Dynastic evolution of Incense in China"
Hui Fu Ping 惠富平
(Nanjing Agricultural University)
"The Botanical and Historical Etymology of Agarwood"
Liu Hai Wang 劉海旺
(Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology)
"Han Dynasty Incense Archaeological Discoveries"
Liu Jing Min 劉靜敏
(National Taiwan University of Arts)
"The composition of xiang pu (incense guidebooks) and the culture of incense in the Song Dynasty"
Liu Jun 刘峻
(Chinese antique fan collector and connoisseur)
"The use of fragrant materials in folding fans of the middle and late Ming Period"
Song Zheng Hao 宋政澔
(Jiangsu Second Normal University)
"A study of incense in ancient Chinese paintings"
Wu Qing 吳清
(Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Shanghai Jincheng Art and Cultural Heritage College; China Incense Research Center)
"The etiquette of incense ceremony in the Song Dynasty; The production of incense as a medicine"
Xin Ge 辛革
(Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology)
"Tang Dynasty Incense Archaeological Discoveries"


1-2 May 2015

Building 7, Nanjing Ten Dynasty of History , Xuanmu District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

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Registered attendees to the conference are privilege to a special discount for accommodations, offered by Grand Metro Park Hotel (南京维景国际大酒店). 
Special discount price of RMB 650 (original price 750-800, depending on room).  
Please contact Jasmine Guo at (+86) 185 5205 6090 or to book.

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