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[Conference] The Chinese Writing System and Its Dialogue with Sumerian, Egyptian, and Mesoamerican Writing Systems

Dates:
May 30-31, 2015

Place:
Rutgers University and Conference Center

Conference Program:

Friday May 29, 2015
Participants check in at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center.

Saturday May 30, 2015
8:00-9:00
Registration and Refreshments

9:00-9:20
Welcome and Introduction
Ching-I Tu,Director,ConfuciusInstitute of Rutgers University (CIRU)

Opening Remarks
Kuang Yu Chen, Rutgers University



Panel I Theorizing Writing and Writing Systems
Moderator: Sarah Allen (Dartmouth College) (9:20 – 10:50)

Leo Depuydt (Brown University)
The Scientific Theory of Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writing in Boole’s, Saussure’s, and Maxwell’s Footsteps

Michael D. Carrasco (Florida State University)
Conventions and Linguistic Tropes in Olmec Art and Writing

Ilona Zsolnay (University of Pennsylvania)
Writing, What was it Good for? An Investigation into Intent

Coffee Break (10:50–11:00)



Panel 2 Probing Origins of Writing
Moderator:Ching-I Tu (Rutgers University)(11:00–12:30)

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (The University of Texas at Austin)
Writing after Accounting in the Ancient Near East

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos (Yale University)
A Comparative Approach to the Origin of Writing in Mesoamerica

Hui Wang (Shaanxi Normal University)
Methodology for Dating the Origin of Chinese Writing System

Lunch (12:30–1:30)



Panel 3 Proto-writings, Art and Symbols
Moderator: Dietrich Tschanz (Rutgers University) (1:30–3:00)

Yunzhi Wang (Henan University)
Chinese Writing System Occurred in the Yellow River Basin

He Zhang (William Paterson University)
Identification of a Group of Olmec Jade Design

Yongsheng Chen (Brown University)
Two Cognitive Principles Underlying the Usage of Determinatives in First
Writings: A Comparative Study of the Determinative in Egyptian and
Chinese

Coffee Break (3:00–3:10)



Panel 4 Social and Cultural Context in the Formation of Writing
Moderator: Richard V. Simmons (Rutgers University) (3:10–5:40)

David Mora Marín (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
The Social and Cultural Context of Early Mayan Writing and the Development of
Logographic and Logosyllabic Spelling Practices

Yaping Huang (Ocean University of China)
The Study of the Social Context of Literacy on the Oracle Bone Inscription in
Shang Dynasty

Mingchorng Hwang (Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Rethinking the Origin of Chinese Writing: Gene, Ethnic Groups, and Writing
Systems

Jonathan Smith (Christopher Newport University)
Writing Time: The Luni-Stellar Solution to the Origins ofthe Chinese Sexagenary
Cycle, and the Problem of Indigeneity

John Darnell (Yale University)
Illustrated Rocks and Illuminated Bodies: the Ritual Cosmographic Precursors of
Egyptian Writing

Reception and Dinner (6:00–8:00)



Sunday May 31, 2015

Panel 5 Archeology and the Origin of Writing Systems
Moderator: Richard V. Simmons (Rutgers University) (9:00–10:30)

Franco Rossi and William A. Saturno (Boston University)
An Archeology of Early Maya Writing

Yushu Gong (Peking University)
Principles for Creating Signs Used in Ancient Writing Systems from Sumer, Egypt and China

Kuang Yu Chen (Rutgers University)
A Model for Dating the Genesis of the Chinese Writing System: Comparison with Other First Writings

Coffee Break (10:30–10:40)



Panel 6 Transformation, Obsolecence, and Cataloguing
Moderator:Xin Ning (Jilin University)(10:40–12:10)

Zhenhao Song (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing)
Oracle Bone Inscriptions: Recent Work on Cataloguing

Philip Jones (University of Pennsylvania)
The Beginning of the End: Longer Term Perspectives on the Decline of Cuneiform in First Millennium BCE Babylonia

Joshua A. Roberson (University of Pennsylvania)
Whose Error, Anyway?Non-StandardOrthography,Cryptography, andthe Transmission of Texts: The Case of the Egyptian Underworld Books

Lunch (12:20–1:20)



Panel 7 Overview and Discussion
 (1:30–2:30)
Panelists: Zhenhao Song, Sarah Allan, Adam Schwartz, David Mora Marín, Michael Carrasco,
Philip Jones, Ilona Zsolnay, Joshua Roberson, Leo Depuydt,

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