The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0480 Monday, 7 September 2009
From: Alexander Huang <
Date: Monday, 7 Sep 2009 13:26:21 -0400
Subject: Upcoming 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
Closed federal holidays
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.
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.
September 26, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday at 7:30pm; Tickets $12
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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