Southeast the Peacocks Fly: A Ben Wang Lecture Series (Session II)

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by Jia Wei Teo on June 22nd, 2017   19 views

When and Where

  • 22/06/2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Confucius Institute at China Institute
    40 Rector Street
    New York
    NY
    10006
    United States
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Southeast the Peacocks Fly: A Ben Wang Lecture Series (Session II)

Event Details

Session two of a two-session series; China Institute Senior Lecturer Ben Wang will delve into the epic narrative poem Southeast the Peacocks FlyWritten by an anonymous poet at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, it is a tale in which love soars above death to defy destiny and ultimately triumphs over the strict feudal and social confines of its era. The blending of its unique theme of feminism, depicted poignantly for the first time in Chinese literature, and surpassing poetic writing technique has evoked deep sympathy in readers and has been passionately praised by generations of Chinese over the centuries.

In this two-session series, China Institute Senior Lecturer Ben Wang will delve into the epic narrative poem Southeast the Peacocks Fly. Written by an anonymous poet at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, it is a tale in which love soars above death to defy destiny and ultimately triumphs over the strict feudal and social confines of its era. The blending of its unique theme of feminism, depicted poignantly for the first time in Chinese literature, and surpassing poetic writing technique has evoked deep sympathy in readers and has been passionately praised by generations of Chinese over the centuries.

This series is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou. The lecture will be conducted in English. No previous knowledge of the Chinese language is required.

Please Register Online at https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/southeast-peacocks-fly/ . For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: anicholson@chinainstitute.org or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138

Speaker: Ben Wang
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members (each lecture)
$15 Members/$25 Non-Members (for the series)

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