Lecture Series (in Mandarin)
Chinese and American experts conduct in-depth discussions on various aspects of Chinese literature and culture, both traditional and contemporary, including poetry, novels, art, theater, history, language, cinema and religion.
Starts April 12
Renwen Society Lectures, Fall 2008
Author’s talk, book signing and qin performance by novelist, master qin performer, and calligrapher Mingmei Yip on her newly published Peach Blossom Pavilion. The novel tells the story about the last and most successful courtesan in China, in the 1920′s French Confession in Shanghai. The event will be bilingual in both English and Chinese. For details of this lecture, please visit: .
Lecture on the beauty of Kunqu Opera and demonstration by Cai Zhengren, President of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera and recipient of numerous awards. For details of this lecture, please visit: .
Lecture by Maria Guida, President of Successful Speaker, Inc. on public speaking techniques. In this lecture specifically designed for Chinese speakers, Ms. Guida will show how you can apply techniques that professionals use in order to deliver your message with poise, passion, and persuasive power — in the office, boardroom, courtroom, classroom, or media. Maria Guida has improved performance at some of the world’s premier organizations, including JPMorgan Chase, Shearman and Sterling, and NYSE Euronext. As a university professor, she taught speaking skills to business professionals and Ph.D. For details of this lecture, please visit: . This lecture will be in English.
Lecture by Prof. Zhu Wei on Contemporary Chinese Art. In this lecture, Prof. Zhu will give a general survey of the major stages in the development of the contemporary Chinese art against the backdrop of the world’s art. For details of this lecture, please visit: .
Lecture by Prof. Morris Rossabi on China and the World since 1368. Professor Rossabi is a historian of China and Central Asia who teaches courses in Inner Asian and East Asian history at Columbia. He is author of several books, including Modern Mongolia: Descendants of Khubilai Khan in Transition; Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times; editor of Governing China’s Multi-Ethnic; contributor to several volumes of the Cambridge History of China; and has recently completed a manuscript on Mongolia since 1990. He has helped to organize exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is on the advisory board of the Project on Central Eurasia of the Soros Foundation. For details of this lecture, please visit : . This lecture will be in English.
For lecture schedule and detailed descriptions, call 212-744-8181 x142 or visit .