Lecture series »Sinophone Classicism« / David Der-wei Wang
28. Oktober, 16:00 bis 18:00
About the speaker
David Der-wei Wang is Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University and holds a joint appointment in Comparative Literature. He is Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Sinica. His research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; plus Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century.
About the lecture series
In recent years, literary and cultural works that evoke the cultural memories of classical Chinese traditions are gaining popularity in the global Sinitic-languages space and cyberspace.
From literary to visual culture, from pop music to fashion, from state policies to daily rituals, these classicist articulations present Chineseness as complicated, multifaceted, multilingual,
and cross-cultural. They raise important questions on the relevance of Chinese traditions today to China, to global Chinese communities, and to a future of “world literature”– as Goethe envisioned it nearly two centuries ago. In this multiannual lecture series, prominent scholars, writers, and artists will present fascinating case studies from their research or draw upon heir aesthetic practices to elaborate on their understanding on these important questions. Such investigations demonstrate the abundant aesthetic and intellectual resources that the vast repertoire of Chinese cultural memories may provide to engage in a dialogue on the present and future of a global culture.
Concept of the lecture series: Professor Zhiyi Yang, Professor of Sinology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Termine im Überblick
- 28. Oktober 2021
David Der-wei Wang
Professor of Chinese Literature
- 26. November 2021
Poet in Exile
London and Berlin
- 17. Dezember 2021
University of Bielefeld
- 21. Januar 2022
Jeroen de Kloet
Professor in Globalisation Studies
University of Amsterdam
- 10. Februar 2022
Professor of Asian Cinema
University of Michigan,
Online- oder Hybridveranstaltung vor Ort am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg.
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