China’s breathtaking mountains, graceful visual arts and historic emergence from a feudal past are all subjects to be explored during Chinese Culture Week.
Visiting Chinese scholars will shed light on their country’s cultural and aesthetic traditions in a series of events organized by the UT Dallas Confucius Institute.
Delivering the first lecture will be Chinese cultural scholar Kam Louie, dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong. Louie will discuss “Confucius in China and Abroad” on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall.
Louie is President of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities and a Fellow of the Australian Humanities Academy. He has published more than 10 books, which include Theorising Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China and The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture.
Other events for the week include an exhibition of Chinese landscape photography, screening of a film that examines the Xinhai Revolution, a calligraphy demonstration and a Q&A session with Dr. Chen Jun from Yangzhou University.