Just a quick post from Birmingham, where I’m attending the “Borders and Crossings” conference at Woodbrooke Quaker study centre. The conference stars in the most civilised fashion imaginable with tea and cake from 3pm. I’ll be giving a paper on the Wenxin Diaolong 文心雕龍 (“Literary mind and the carving of dragons”) and the notion of shensi 神思, often translated as ‘imagination’. I’ve written a blog post with some preliminary reflections over on my blog, The Myriad Things. I’ll post over there again as thoughts occur to me whilst at the conference.