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.
The Linguistics of Music: Analyzing Chinese Musical Concepts
Professor Tien will discuss linguistic means of analyzing aesthetic and cultural concepts written about music. Part of CIUM's Chinese Arts and Culture Festival.
New Sounds of Ancient Music: Multiple Interpretations of Traditional Chinese Music Culture
Professor Ye will examine a couple of case studies to discuss multiple interpretations of traditional Chinese music culture. Part of CIUM's Chinese Arts and Culture Festival.
Why Is Chinese So Redundant?
It is widely accepted that many Chinese words seem redundant because Chinese has too few syllables and too many homophones, and disyllabic words can avoid ambiguity. This lecture will show that, despite its plausibility, the orthodox is wrong.
Labor Codes: The Construction of 'Cheap Asian Labor'
This talk examines how media discourse about the issue of Chinese sweatshop labor reinforces the ideological, social, and material basis on which fashion labor markets are segmented.
Class Education Exhibitions: Mnemonic Politics and Embodied History
The Evolution of Libraries in China: From Book Storage to Information Access