Calendar

Aug
30
Wed
Exhibition «Chinesische Inspiration» @ BPS (Suisse)
Aug 30 2017 – Feb 28 2018 all-day
Exhibition «Chinesische Inspiration» @ BPS (Suisse) | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

Art from three different Chinese artists is on display: He Cilian, Liang Guorong and
Li Ziyu.

Schedule:
30 August 2017 – 28 February 2018; Mo – Fr 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 16:30

Sep
2
Sat
Exhibition «Sich dem Fremden über das Vertraute annähern » @ China House Basel
Sep 2 – Sep 30 all-day
Exhibition «Sich dem Fremden über das Vertraute annähern » @ China House Basel | Sissach | Basel-Landschaft | Switzerland

To illustrate Swiss landscape with Chinese painting: The project started in 2015 and the upcoming exhibition is another realization of said project. This year’s artist is Jiang Xianjiao.

Schedule:
2 September 2017, 11 – 13 h: Vernissage
9 September 2017, 10 – 16 h (hourly): Guided tour
30 September 2017, 11 – 16 h: Finissage

Sep
30
Sat
Basel Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 @ Münsterplatz
Sep 30 @ 12:00 – 20:00
Mid-Autumn Festival @ Kleiner Münsterplatz
Sep 30 @ 12:00 – 20:00
Oct
24
Tue
The mass media in the religions of Ancient China @ Confucius Institute at the University of Basel
Oct 24 @ 18:30 – 20:00
The mass media in the religions of Ancient China @ Confucius Institute at the University of Basel | Basel | Basel-Stadt | Switzerland

The topic of “media and religion” is still a particularly explosive subject today. The medium, which in modern usage of the word “intermediary” (lat. medius,”the middle”), becomes in the modern mass media a mere (water) carrier of information and opinions. For the transfer of religious contents, for which the respective religions assert a special claim to truth, the medium cannot be arbitrary. In most cultures, the history of the media is therefore closely linked to the history of the transfer of religious content. In addition to the distribution of the Scriptures, the Christian pictorial panels, the Christian sculptures and even the Christian cathedrals, which could be understood and read as an exemplary media programme for the presentation and distribution of Christian contents, are eye-catching for us in the West. In the lecture – in a streamlined passage through one and a half millennia of Chinese cultural history – the most important media will be presented, by means of which religious contents were conveyed in different contexts. In order to get an overview of the respective “fall height” between content and medium, the contents themselves as well as the medium as such, we have addressed the following questions to the traditional sources: Who communicates with whom? What is communicated? Which medium is used to communicate?

Lecture held by Prof. Dr. Stephan Peter Bumbacher.