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Institute for Chinese Studies Lecture: Qingben Li, "A Circle Model of Cultural Exchanges Between China and the West"

 

Friday, November 30, 2018, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

     

The Institute for Chinese Studies will present a lecture by Qingben Li, professor, Hangzhou Normal University, on Friday, November 30 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at 110 Orton Hall (155 S. Oval Mall). Professor Li will present, "A Circle Model of Cultural Exchanges Between China and the West, the Case of The Orphan of Zhao."
 
The circle model of cross-cultural research attempts to re-examine the relationship between Chinese and Western literature, treats "Western learning introduced into China" and "exporting Chinese culture to the Western world," which was separated in previous studies, as an overall process, and to show a spatial map of the circle travelling of literary texts or theories. In this circle traveling, the occurrence of misappropriation, transplantation, transfer and transformation in every aspect are normal phenomena. This talk will offer a case study using the example of The Orphan of Zhaoby Ji Junxiang (纪君祥). The circle travelling of this drama, from its original sources to its Western and Eastern (mis)adaptations and critical interpretations, shows the complexity of cross-cultural exchanges which are never merely one-directional and include complex spatial mappings, from ancient Chinese culture to Western culture, and then back to modern Chinese culture.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
 
Visit the EASC website for further information.

Location : 110 Orton Hall
Contact : East Asian Studies Center

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