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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0480  Monday, 7 September 2009

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Date:       Monday, 7 Sep 2009 13:26:21 -0400
Subject:    Upcoming Folger Exhibitions

FOLGER EXHIBITIONS

== Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700 ==

As travelers returned with tales of a vast empire to the east, curiosity 
about China and its exotic wealth fired the European imagination. 
Curated by Timothy Billings.


== Shakespeare and Chinese Performance ==

Film clips and photos. Shakespeare is a frequent traveler to China, and 
for nearly two centuries, Chinese writers, filmmakers, and theater 
directors have engaged Shakespeare in their works in a wide range of 
contexts.  Curated by Alexander Huang


September 18, 2009-January 9, 2010
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Closed federal holidays
Admission: Free
Learn more at www.folger.edu/china

Free guided tours on weekdays at 11am and on Saturdays at 11am and 1pm.
Group Tours for 10 or more can be scheduled by calling (202) 675-0395.
Cell phone audio tours also available.


The Imagining China exhibition is part of a Folger-wide celebration that 
includes a Folger Institute conference, concerts, readings, and a lecture.


RELATED PUBLICATIONS, available at the Folger Gift Shop

On Friendship: One Hundred Maxims for a Chinese Prince, translated by 
Timothy Billings (Columbia University Press, 2009)

Available for the first time in English, On Friendship matches a 
carefully edited Chinese text with a facing-page English translation and 
includes notes on sources and biographical, historical, and cultural 
information. On Friendship includes 100 Western sayings on friendship, 
rendered in beautiful classical Chinese maxims.

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14924-2/on-friendship/reviews


Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange, by Alexander 
C. Y. Huang (Columbia University Press, 2009)

The first book to concentrate on both Shakespearean performance and 
Shakespeare's appearance in Sinophone culture and their ambiguous 
relationship to the postcolonial question.

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14848-1/chinese-shakespeares


RELATED PROGRAMS

September 26, 2009
FOLGER INSTITUTE
Contact and Exchange: China and the West
While China and Europe developed asymmetrically over many centuries, 
historical moments of contact and exchange profoundly affected both 
continents. This conference features experts from a variety of 
disciplines and explorations of literature, ethnography, science, 
technology, and trade. Support provided by the Chiang Ching-Kuo 
Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.
Hours: 9am to 5:30pm, with reception following
Registration Fee: $50

October 2 - 4, 2009
FOLGER CONSORT
A Harmony of Friends: Music of Italy and China
Italian song and Baroque instrumental works are paired with music from 
China, creating an evening of cultural exchange that Italian scholars in 
Beijing may have heard circa 1610. With sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and 
Elizabeth Hungerford and Chinese pipa virtuoso Yang Wei.
Hours: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Tickets: $35

October 26
PEN/FAULKNER FICTION
Chimamanda Adichie & Fae Myenne Ng
Nigerian author Adichie, a MacArthur Fellow, wrote Purple Hibiscus and 
Half of a Yellow Sunday, a New York Times Notable Book. Chinese-American 
author Ng's first novel, Bone, was a 1994 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist.
Hours: Monday at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15

November 3
FOLGER POETRY
Arthur Sze & Afaa Michael Weaver
Second-generation Chinese American poet Sze is a Guggenheim Fellow and 
the author of eight books of poetry. In his collection The Plum Flower 
Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005, Baltimore native Weaver arranges his poems 
according to the five-element theory in Chinese philosophy.
Hours: Tuesday at 7:30pm
Tickets:  $12

November 10
FOLGER LECTURES
Perspectives on China: The Perpetual Discovery
Atlantic correspondent Jim Fallows and the Asia Society's Orville 
Schell, with a panel of distinguished guests, discuss the converging 
histories of Europe and China and how each influenced the other over the 
centuries.
Tuesday at 7:30pm; Tickets $12

Ongoing
Folger Lectures: Pre-Performance Tour
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour of Imagining China in conjunction with 
Folger Consort's "A Harmony of Friends" at 7pm on October 3, and at 1pm 
on October 4. Tours will also be offered prior to the Wednesday, 7:30pm 
theater performances on November 4, 18, and 25. These short tours end by 
7:15pm. Meet at the First Folio in the Great Hall at 6:45pm.


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