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The Life of Wen Yiduo as a Patriot, a Poet and a Scholar—In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of his birth [Renwen Society event conducted entirely in Chinese]

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

涅槃的鳳凰:中國現代史上的聞一多

Sunday, May 19, 2:00-4:00 PM
Event Fees: Free, but advanced registration is requested
The event will be conducted in Chinese
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

To mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Wen Yiduo, the Renwen Society at China Institute presents a lecture by Mr. Wen Liming, his grandson, on the prominent poet, scholar and student representative in the May 4 Movement. Wen Yiduo initially received his college education at Tsinghua University and then in the United States at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Colorado and New York Academy of Art. After returning to China in 1925, he taught as a professor at Beijing Art Academy, Southeast University, Wuhan University, Tsinghua University and a few others. He joined the China Democratic League in 1944 and served as a member of the Central Executive Committee. He was assassinated in 1946 by Kuomintang’s agents in Kunming.

Wen Yiduo devoted himself to the New Culture Movement in his youth by writing the new-style poems, typified by Red Candle” and Dead Water. As a scholar, his academic research covered a wide range of subjects in literature with many publications.

The speaker Wen Liming is a graduate of Peking University with a degree in history. He has served as a researcher in the Institute of Modern History, a professor at the Graduate School, both at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Vice President of the Chinese Society of Modern History, and Vice President of the Wen Yiduo Research Institute of China. He penned the Biography of Wen Yiduo among many other books on his grandfather. His lecture will be focused on Wen Yiduo’s life as a patriot, a poet and a scholar as seen from a family member.

Free, but advanced registration is requested.

今年是著名詩人、學者、民主鬥士聞一多先生誕辰120週年,為緬懷​​先賢,弘揚愛國主義精神,華美人文學會將於5月19日(星期日)下午2:00時至4:00,特邀聞一多先生的長孫聞黎明做“涅槃的鳳凰:中國現代史上的聞一多”的專題講座

聞一多,1899年生於湖北省浠水縣。 1912年入清華留美預備學校,1922年赴美留學,相繼在芝加哥美術學院、科羅拉多大學、紐約藝術學院攻讀西洋美術。 1925年回國後歷任北京藝術專科學校、東南大學、南京第四中山大學、武漢大學、青島大學、清華大學、西南聯合大學教授。 1944年加入中國民主同盟,任中央執行委員會委員,1946年在昆明遭國民黨特務暗殺身亡。

聞一多青年時期投身新文化運動,《紅燭》是中國新詩史的第七部詩集,《死水》詩集是新詩史第二個流派“格律派”的代表作。他的詩充滿了愛國主義激情,《七子之歌》在澳門回歸時傳唱海峽兩岸。聞一多熱愛中華文化,學術研究廣涉神話、詩經、楚辭、莊子、周易、唐詩等領域,成果豐富,創見甚多。抗日戰爭後期投入民主運動,堅持和平建國、反對內戰,被譽為雲南民主運動中的“獅子”。本次講座將從至親家人的角度以生動的情節展示聞一多詩人、學者、民主鬥士三個方面的成就和影響。

聞黎明,北京大學歷史系畢業,中國社會科學院近代史研究所研究員、研究生院教授,中國現代史學會副會長、中國聞一多研究會副會長。著有《聞一多傳》、《聞一多年譜長編》、《聞一多畫傳》、《西南聯大·聞一多:走向現代化的中國知識分子》等。

聞一多先生的曾孫女、哥倫比亞大學東亞系教師聞亭女士也將出席講座。

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Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Downtown Office
40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
Phone:
212.744.8181
Website:
http://www.chinainstitute.org

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