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Film Society screening: The Legend of the Qinhuai River

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, April 7, 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

Qinhuai River, a tributary of the great Yangtze River, is the mother river of Nanjing, dating back to the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (221-206 BC). Over the last two millennia, the river has nursed the rich civilization of the region. Its myriad of cultural institutions and famous personalities has captured the imaginations of people in China and, in modern times, people abroad as well.

At this lecture, Mr. Ma Weiyuan, a Nanjing-based historian specialized in the Ming Dynasty and frequent guest on various TV programs in China, will focus on the scholar-official gentry class in the Qinhuai area in their response to the change of times following the collapse of the Ming and the rise of the Qing and particularly in relation to their involvement with the famous “Eight Courtesans of Qinhuai”. He will offer a new interpretation to the prevalent stories of the characters.

Free, but advanced registration is requested.

在中國傳統文化藝術領域中,《圓圓曲》、《桃花扇》、《紅豆曲》……無疑是令世人讚嘆不已的稀世珍寶,可誰知道它們最先孕育、“誕生”於非常之時的非常之地:400多年前,以錢謙益、陳子龍、吳偉業、冒辟疆、侯方域、阮大鋮為代表的東林黨或複社風雲人物相繼來到南京,與秦淮河畔的柳如是、卞玉京、董小宛、李香君等“八艷”相識相知,甚至有著終身相伴之約。但隨後滾滾而來的變幻風雲將這一切擊得粉碎:國破家亡,天崩地裂,明清鼎革,生靈塗炭。面對如此殘酷的現實,明清之際的這些風流人物分別做出不同的抉擇:或反清復明,殉難於國;或隱居山林,獨善其身;或左顧右盼,做個“貳臣”;或投敵求榮,淪為民族罪人,演繹了各色各樣的人生故事,道盡了人世間的悲歡離合。

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Date:
April 7
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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