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Upcoming Lectures

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan welcomes all students, faculty, and the community to attend its lectures. Eminent scholars will discuss various topics on Chinese arts and culture. Some lectures are presented in conjunction with performances.


Apr 04
2014

The Potent Eunuch: The Story of Wei Zhongxian

Focusing on Wei Zhongxian (1568-1627) and others from the Ming and Qing, this talk will address key questions that lurk in the portrayal of eunuch.


Presenter(s): Keith McMahon, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Kansas
Time: 4 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Pendleton Room, Michigan Union

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Apr 09
2014

Engaging Aliens: Ming “Inward Imperialism” and the Construction of the “Great Wall on the Chu Borderland”

This talk seeks to explore the cultural meaning of the Great Wall on the Chu Borderland, examining how the Ming government perceived and constructed the cultural and ethnic identity of their political entity along the Han-Miao borderlands.


Presenter(s): Yonglin Jiang, Professor of East Asian Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Time: 12 - 1 pm
Venue: Koessler Room, Michigan League

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Apr 11
2014

Chinese Cinema - The Tradition and the New Trend

Professor Tan Ye will discuss three major traditions that fostered the Chinese cinema and then analyze the new trends that appeared during the economic boom of the last decade.


Presenter(s): Tan Ye, Professor of Comparative Theatre, University of South Carolina
Time: 4 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Koessler Room, Michigan League

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