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Literati Painting: China’s Unique Art Form (SOLD OUT)

June 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(This event is sold out)

Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23
Event Fees:
$25 Members/$30 Non-Members [each lecture]
$60 Members/$75 Non-Members [for the series]
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor,New York, NY 10006

A classical Chinese poem is a rich tapestry woven with the poet’s observations of Nature and the myriad allusions to the lives and events of others. Artists of classical Chinese literature and fine art seem incapable of separating themselves from Nature, a special characteristic that is clearly manifested in the poetic and artistic metaphors in their compositions. In no other literary and artistic form is this phenomenon more evident than in China’s Literati Painting, unique to the Chinese culture, yet universal in how it can be relished by all those interested in beauty and art.

In this lecture series Ben Wang, Senior Lecturer of Language and Humanities of China Institute and an award-winning translator, will delve into this incredible art form, from its birth in the Song dynasty, to its blossoming during the Ming, and continued resonance into the 20th century. The relationship between classical Chinese poetry, music, painting and major schools of thought will be explored, with comparative points of interest made between Chinese and English poetry.

This lecture will be conducted in English. No previous knowledge of the Chinese language is required.

For questions or to register by phone, please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]


June 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Downtown Office
40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
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