Symposium

Performing the Modern: The Politics of Culture and the Arts in Early 20th-Century China
Friday-Sunday, February 19-21, 2010
Campbell Recital Hall at Braun Music Center
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China

Schedule

Friday, February 19
Evening Keynote Event
Speaker: To Be Announced

Saturday, February 20
10 am - noon, Panel I
Painting and Calligraphy

Moderator: Julia Andrews (Professor of Art History, The Ohio State University)
Speakers:
- Aida Yuen Wong (Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Brandeis University)
- Eugene Wang (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University)
- Wang Tao (Senior Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology, SOAS, University of London)

Noon - 1:30 pm, Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3 pm, Panel II
East-West Encounters Across Film and Photography

Moderator: Jean Ma (Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Stanford University)
Speakers:
- Weihong Bao (Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture, Columbia University)
- William Schaefer (Assistant Professor Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California Berkeley)
- Frances Terpak (Curator of Photographs, Getty Research Institute)
- Yingjin Zhang (Professor of Chinese Literature and Film, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies at University of California San Diego)

3 - 3:30 pm, Coffee/Tea Break

3:30 - 5 pm, Panel III
Music, Dance, and Drama

Moderator: Jindong Cai (Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, Department of Music, Stanford University)
Speakers:
- Chen Yi (Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri, Kansas City)
- Zhou Long (Visiting Professor of Composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

6 - 8 pm, Conference Dinner

8:00pm, Music Performance Program
Dinkelspeil Auditorium

Sunday, February 21
10 am - noon, Panel IV
The Making of Modern Chinese Culture: Language, Literature, World View

Moderator: Thomas Mullaney (Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University)
Speakers:
- Chaofen Sun (Professor of Chinese, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University)
- Tsang Cheng-hua (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei)
- Ban Wang (William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University)
- Haiyan Lee (Assistant Professor East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University)

Noon - 1:30 pm, Lunch

1:30 - 3 pm, Panel V
Artists' Perspectives

Moderator: Kuiyi Shen (Professor of Art History, University of California San Diego)
Speakers:
- Wan Qingli (Founding Director and Chair Professor of Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University)
- Pan Gongkai (President, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)
- Qianshen Bai (Boston University)

3 - 3:20 pm, Coffee/Tea Break

3:20 - 4:30 pm, Panel VI
Wrap-up Roundtable Discussion: Modernity, Media, Historiography

Moderator: Yang Xiaoneng (Patrick J. J. Maveety Curator of Asian Art, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University)
Speakers:
- Kuiyi Shen (Professor of Asian Art History, Theory, and Criticism, University of California San Diego)
- Zaixin Hong (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Puget Sound)
- Richard Vinograd (Christensen Fund Professor of Asian Art, Stanford University)



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