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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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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.


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。




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May 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Downtown Office
40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
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