Renwen Society

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Witnessing History: New Discoveries at Sanxingdui

Witnessing History: New Discoveries at Sanxingdui

Tao Xingzhi: A Foremost Exponent of Modern Education in China and a Teacher of Teachers

Tao Xingzhi: A Foremost Exponent of Modern Education in China and a Teacher of Teachers

Lu Xun: A Product of Shaoxing

Lu Xun: A Product of Shaoxing

Be a Public Historian: Feasibility and Approaches

Be a Public Historian: Feasibility and Approaches

Ben Wang on The Story of the Stone

Ben Wang on The Story of the Stone

The Buddhist Art to the East: A Monumental Spread

The Buddhist Art to the East: A Monumental Spread

Crossing the cultural boundaries, translating Tang and Song poetry in English

Crossing the cultural boundaries, translating Tang and Song poetry in English

The Imperial Examination System in China and the Imperial Examination Museum of China in Nanjing

The Imperial Examination System in China and the Imperial Examination Museum of China in Nanjing

Chiang Yee and Shih-I Hsiung: Renowned Chinese Writers in the West

Chiang Yee and Shih-I Hsiung: Renowned Chinese Writers in the West

Modern-day Noah’s Ark: Stories of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai during WWII

Modern-day Noah’s Ark: Stories of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai during WWII

How to Put Dinosaurs in Noah’s Ark – A Glance at the Diversity of Museums in America

How to Put Dinosaurs in Noah’s Ark – A Glance at the Diversity of Museums in America

The Beauty of the Kunqu Opera

The Beauty of the Kunqu Opera

Spatial Aesthetics of the Chinese Garden as Seen from Cinematic Images

Spatial Aesthetics of the Chinese Garden as Seen from Cinematic Images

Treasures of the Chongqing Library

Treasures of the Chongqing Library

Chinese Films: Hits and Flops

Chinese Films: Hits and Flops

Chinese New Year inside the Forbidden City

Chinese New Year inside the Forbidden City

Six Dynasties Through the Oriental Metropolitan Museum in Nanjing

Six Dynasties Through the Oriental Metropolitan Museum in Nanjing

Paul Monroe and His Chinese Students – U.S-China Collaboration on Chinese Educational Reforms during the 1920s -1930s

Paul Monroe and His Chinese Students – U.S-China Collaboration on Chinese Educational Reforms during the 1920s -1930s

Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin Through Their Manuscripts

Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin Through Their Manuscripts
2020

“Beethoven in China”— In Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth

“Beethoven in China”— In Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth

The Story of the American Constitution—Beginning with the Mayflower Compact on the 400th Anniversary of Its Voyage to America

The Story of the American Constitution—Beginning with the Mayflower Compact on the 400th Anniversary of Its Voyage to America

How to Look at Tensions and Conflicts of Different Approaches: From Yin-Yang model and Hegelian Model to Overall-Complementarity-Seeking Model

How to Look at Tensions and Conflicts of Different Approaches: From Yin-Yang model and Hegelian Model to Overall-Complementarity-Seeking Model

Mei Lanfang, China’s Stage Idol—On the 90th anniversary of his performance on Broadway

Mei Lanfang, China’s Stage Idol—On the 90th anniversary of his performance on Broadway

Raphael: A Glorious Life and a Monumental Legacy—On the 500th Anniversary of His Death

Raphael: A Glorious Life and a Monumental Legacy—On the 500th Anniversary of His Death

Eileen Chang and Her Book Lust, Caution—On Her Centennial Birthday

Eileen Chang and Her Book <em>Lust, Caution</em>—On Her Centennial Birthday

Online Event: Rediscovering Cao Yu, China’s Shakespeare

Online Event: Rediscovering Cao Yu, China’s Shakespeare

Online Lecture: Southeast the Peacocks Fly and the Theme of Feminism

Online Lecture: <em>Southeast the Peacocks Fly</em> and the Theme of Feminism

Online Lecture: The Dream of the Red Mansion and Nanjing

Online Lecture: <em>The Dream of the Red Mansion</em> and Nanjing

Online Lecture: Walking with Su Dongpo, The Legendary Poet of the Song Dynasty

Online Lecture: Walking with Su Dongpo, The Legendary Poet of the Song Dynasty

Online Lecture: Yuen Ren Chao: Father of Modern Chinese Linguistics

Online Lecture: Yuen Ren Chao: Father of Modern Chinese Linguistics

Online Lecture: Chen Yin-Koh and Philology

Online Lecture: Chen Yin-Koh and Philology

Online Lecture: Bing Xin and Pearl Buck: Their Impact on Asian American History and Literature

Online Lecture: Bing Xin and Pearl Buck: Their Impact on Asian American History and Literature

Renwen Lecture: The Men behind the Rise of MET’s Asian Art Department

Renwen Lecture: The Men behind the Rise of MET’s Asian Art Department

Renwen Lecture: Mei Lanfang, China’s Stage Idol—On the 90th anniversary of his Broadway performance

Renwen Lecture: Mei Lanfang, China’s Stage Idol—On the 90th anniversary of his Broadway performance

Renwen Lecture: The Chinese Shadow Puppetry in the US.—A Centennial Story

Renwen Lecture: The Chinese Shadow Puppetry in the US.—A Centennial Story

Renwen Lecture: Chinese Beliefs and Rites and Their Encounter with the West during the Ming-Qing Dynasties.

Renwen Lecture: Chinese Beliefs and Rites and Their Encounter with the West during the Ming-Qing Dynasties.
2019

Renwen Author Talk: An Actress’s 15 Years in Tibet.

Renwen Author Talk: An Actress’s 15 Years in Tibet.

Renwen Lecture: Stories of Oracle Bone Inscriptions — a Pivotal Link in Chinese Civilization

Renwen Lecture: Stories of Oracle Bone Inscriptions — a Pivotal Link in Chinese Civilization

Renwen Music Chat: Songs for the Guqin

Renwen Music Chat: Songs for the Guqin

Renwen Lecture: Selected Readings of The Book of Songs

Renwen Lecture: Selected Readings of The Book of Songs

Symposium: The Man Who Changed both the American Education and the Chinese Education – On the Centennial of John Dewey’s Historical Visit to China

Symposium: The Man Who Changed both the American Education and the Chinese Education – On the Centennial of John Dewey’s Historical Visit to China

Renwen Society Lecture: From Broadway to the traditional Chinese Theater: A Comparison Between Two Art Forms

Renwen Society Lecture: From Broadway to the traditional Chinese Theater: A Comparison Between Two Art Forms

Renwen Society Concert: Bubble Tea Fantasy

Renwen Society Concert: Bubble Tea Fantasy

Book Launch Lecture: The Manifold of Chinese Students from Ivy League Universities by Shao Sirui [Renwen Society event conducted entirely in Chinese]

Book Launch Lecture: The Manifold of Chinese Students from Ivy League Universities by Shao Sirui [Renwen Society event conducted entirely in Chinese]

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]

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]

Wellington Koo: The Top Diplomat in the Republican China [Renwen Society event conducted entirely in Chinese]

Wellington Koo: The Top Diplomat in the Republican China [Renwen Society event conducted entirely in Chinese]

Play: Teahouse in commemoration of the 120th Birth of Lao She

Play: <em>Teahouse</em> in commemoration of the 120th Birth of Lao She

Music Performance: A Day in the Life of Zhang Dai

Music Performance: A Day in the Life of Zhang Dai

Lecture: Waiting For A Flower To Unfold (Event Full)

Lecture: Waiting For A Flower To Unfold (Event Full)

Gu Ge – Vocal Art Inspired by Classical Chinese Music and Verse

Gu Ge – Vocal Art Inspired by Classical Chinese Music and Verse
2018

Tian Han: The Pride of China

Tian Han: The Pride of China

Bamboo Clapper Rap and Xiangsheng Standup Comedy Showcase/Workshop

Bamboo Clapper Rap and Xiangsheng Standup Comedy Showcase/Workshop

Bai Yang: An Actress and a Film Era

Bai Yang: An Actress and a Film Era

Li Yu: Last King of the Southern Tang

Li Yu: Last King of the Southern Tang

Cao Jun’s Art of Splash-Ink

Cao Jun’s Art of Splash-Ink