Lectures and Symposia 2017-08-16T14:43:32+00:00

Lectures and Symposia

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.

september

20sep12:00 pm- 1:00 pmKunqu Singers and their Performance of Ci SongsLecture by Professor ZHOU Qin, Suzhou University, China
22sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmSong Dynasty Ci Songs with Ming Qing Vocal Practices of Qu Aria (以歌曲之法歌词)Discussion with Professor ZHOU Qin, Suzhou University, China (Invitation only)
26sep4:00 am- 5:45 pmExhibition Opening Talk & Reception: Endi Poskovic Presented by Professor Endi Poskovic
27sep12:00 pm- 1:20 pmVestiges of Snake Cults: The Banana Python (蕉蟒) and His SonsLecture by Professor Fan Pen Chen, SUNY-Albany
29sep5:00 pm- 6:30 pmElectric China: An Insider's StoryPresented by Helen Feng, Nova Heart Lead Vocal

october

4oct12:00 pm- 1:20 pmLights, Camera, Patriotism: The Politics and Production of China’s Contemporary Action CinemaLecture by Professor John Berra, Renmin University of China
11oct12:00 pm- 1:20 pmChinese Food and Female Characters in Late Imperial Chinese NovelsLecture by Professor Yan Liang, Grand Valley State University
25oct12:00 pm- 1:20 pmThe Amazing Molihua: Culture and Meaning of China’s Most Well-known FolksongLecture by Professor Frederick Lau, Ethnomusicologist and Professor, University of Hawai’i

november

1nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pm“Nothing About Us Without Us”: Engaging Persons in My Work of Confucius InstitutesLecture by Kathryn Johnson, Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University
15nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmA Journey to Making an Ideal ViolinPresented by Mr. Jiang Feng, Violin Maker
17nov4:00 pm- 5:00 pmThe Way of QinLecture by Professor Shuishan Yu at the Northeastern University, Boston

december

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