Pietro De Laurentis‘ lecture on his book Protecting the Dharma through Calligraphy in Tang China explores the multifaceted context of the stele bearing the Buddhist inscription Ji Wang shengiao xu 集王聖教序 (Preface to the Sacred Teaching Scriptures Translated by Xuanzang in Wang Xizhi's Collated Characters).
It will be held at the École Française d’Extrême-Orient, Maison de l’Asie, Grand Salon du 1er étage, 22 Avenue du Président Wilson in Paris, on 15 September 2023 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
De Laurentis’ book was published as volume LXXII of the Monumenta Serica Monograph Series in 2022. The author is professor for the history of Chinese calligraphy at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
For more information, see the event announcement in French here.