Ghosts in the Far East of yesterday and today
Thursday 19 October 2017 to 18H30 to Foreign missions of Paris, 128, rue du Bac - 75341 Paris
Conference by Marie Laureillard and Vincent Durand-Dastès and presentation of the two volumes of their work “ Ghosts in the Far East of yesterday and today "(Presses of Inalco).
« China presents a vision of the spirits of the dead that differs in many ways from that of Western societies. We will try during this conference to trace the evolution of the Chinese vision of the Beyond over the centuries by specifying in what conditions the deceased were allowed or not to escape to come back to haunt the living. In doing so, we will try to do justice to the wonderful philosophical, literary and artistic corpus devoted to ghosts by the culture of China and its neighbors. "