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Nov.6th Talk by Professor Gerry Yokota: Theorizing Literature of Millennial Witness

October 30th, 2009 No comments

Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop presents:

 

 Theorizing Literature of Millennial Witness:

The Tale of Genji in New Noh by Women

 

Gerry Yokota

(Professor, Osaka University)

 

  With a Response Offered by

Reginald Jackson

(Assistant Professor, EALC, University of Chicago)

 

November 6th (Friday) 

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Judd Hall 313

5835 S. Kimbark Avenue

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To read the synopses of Ono no Ukifune and Yume no Ukihashi that will be discussed in the talk,

click here.

 

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Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Paola Iovene 

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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October 23rd presentation: “Iconoclasm in Self-Expression: Narratives of Love and Guilt”

October 16th, 2009 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop is pleased to present:

Iconoclasm in Self-Expression: Narratives of Love and Guilt

(the third chapter from her dissertation, “Forbidden Enlightenment: Self-Articulation and Self-Accusation in the Works of Yu Dafu (1896-1945).”)

Valerie Levan

Ph.D.  Candidate

 Department of Comparative Literature

with a response by Scott Mehl (Ph.D student, Department of Comparative Literature)

October 23(Friday) 3:00-5:00 PM 

Room: Judd 313

A summery of  the second section of the paper (pages 20-35):

Section II. Modern Spirits. Modern Flesh?

This section begins with a brief discussion of the “conflict of spirit and flesh” ( ling rou chongtu) as it appeared in the critiques of Yu Dafu’s contemporaries.  First I explore the “conflict of spirit and flesh” as a foreign import that differs from traditional notions of passion/ritual, order (qing/li, li).   The paragraphs that follow are a brief “East-West” comparative discussion of the association of guilt with sex and romance.  I then use these two discussions – of the “conflict of spirit and flesh” and the association of guilt with sex and romance – as the basis for my theory of the modern Chinese male progressive’s romantic predicament circa 1920-1930.  I use Zhang Jingsheng’s (aka Dr. Sex) sexological studies and the famous Ms. Chen debate to illustrate this situation of an educated male public eager for information on modern romance and forced to function in a world of ill-defined romantic moral standards.  

 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive workshop updates, please contact jiyoung22@uchicago.edu

Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Paola Iovene

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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Writing Ethnicity in Contemporary China October 12 (Monday)

October 8th, 2009 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop invites you to attend:

 

Writing Ethnicity in Contemporary China:

A Conversation with Six Writers

We are going to discuss issues such as how these writers bring their own ethnic background into their writing in Chinese, how they deal with the relationship between artistic creation and politics in contemporary China, and so forth. Feel free to bring up related issues which interest you.

We are also going to show some short clips from the Chinese film “Green Tea” (lv cha, 绿茶), which is directed by Sixth Generation director Zhang Yuan (张元) and adapted from a short story written by JIN Renshun 金仁顺, one of the writers who will participate in the event.

Participants:

CAO Youyun 曹有云 (Poet, Tibetan ethnicity)
GUO Wenbin 郭文斌 (fiction writer and essayist from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region)
JIN Renshun 金仁顺 (fiction writer and screenwriter, Korean ethnicity)
NIE Le 聂勒 (Han name 钟华强Zhong Huaqiang, poet and editor, Wa ethnicity)
WANG Hua 王华 (fiction writer, Gelao ethnicity)
HU Xuewen 胡学文 (fiction writer, Vice-President of Hebei Writers’ Association, Han ethnicity)

Interpreter:

Guo Li 郭丽 (Ph.D Candidate, Comparative Literature, University of Iowa) 

Moderator:

Paola Iovene (Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese literature, Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago)

   October 12 (Monday) 3:00-5:00 PM

           Room: Cobb Hall 409

The discussion will be in both Chinese and English.  

Please download the writers’ biographies and writing samples (both in Chinese and English)

Biographies

cao youyun’s poem (Chinese) 

Guo Wenbin’s revised story_9_25 (English)

Guo Wenbin’s short story (Chinese)

Jin Renshun—In Dunhuang (English)

Jin Renshun’s short story (Chinese) 

Li Hui’s poems (Chinese)

Nie Le’s poem (Chinese)

Poetry with trans (both)

Wang Hua’s short story (Chinese)

Wang Hua’s tranlated text (English)

 

 

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**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance,  please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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First APEA Workshop of the 2009-2010 Year (October 9)

October 4th, 2009 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop

is pleased to present:

 

How Do You Tell a Radical Story?: Leftist Experiments in Children’s Literature, 1926-1931 

 

(click on the title to read the paper) 

 

Mika Endo

Ph.D.  Candidate

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

 

Discussants:

 Jae Yon Lee

(Ph.D. Candidate, EALC, University of Chicago)

  Sarah Allen

(Ph.D. Student, History of Culture, University of Chicago)

 

October 9 (Friday) 3:00-5:00 PM

Room: Judd 313

 

 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive workshop updates,

please contact jiyoung22@uchicago.edu

 

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu

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