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Performing the Modern: The Politics of Culture and the Arts in Early 20th-Century China (Feb 19-21)

Performing the Modern Symposium- Feb 19-21, 2010

THE THREE DAY SYMPOSIUM (FEB 19-21, 2010) IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Co-sponsored by the Cantor Center for Visual Art, Center for East Asian Studies, History Department, Department of Music, Stanford Institute for the Creativity and the Arts (SiCA), and Department of Art and Art History.

Schedule subject to change. Please check back for updates or changes.

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=== FEBRUARY 20, SATURDAY (Dinkelspiel Auditorium) ===

9:30 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS

Xiaoneng Yang (Curator of Asian Art, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University)
Richard Vinograd (Professor, Art & Art History, Stanford University)

== 9:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ==
PANEL I: PAINTING, VISUALITY, AND DISCOURSE

Moderator: Julia Andrews (Professor of Art History, Ohio State University)

Eugene Wang (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University)
"Flowers in the Mirror; Moon in Water: Reinventing the Medium around 1911"

Tao Wang (Senior Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology, SOAS, University of London)
"Archaeology and Visuality: A New Reading of Huang Binhong's Painting"

Aida Yuen Wong (Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Brandeis University)
"Lessons from Pan Tianshou and the Limits of Realism"

== 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ==
LUNCH BREAK

== 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ==
PANEL II: ARTISTS PERSPECTIVES

Moderator: Kuiyi Shen (Professor of Art History, University of California San Diego)

Qingli Wan (Founding Director and Chair Professor of Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University)
"From the Three Perfections to the Four Perfections: From the 18th Century Ding Jing to the 20th century Qi Baishi"

Gongkai Pan (President, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)
"Self-Consciousness and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Painting"

Qianshen Bai (Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Boston University)
"Hiring Artists as Secretariats in the Late Qing Period: The Case of Wu Dacheng (1835-1902)"

== 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ==
COFFEE / TEA BREAK

== 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ==
PANEL III: MUSIC AND DRAMA

Moderator: Jindong Cai (Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, Department of Music, Stanford University)

Claire Conceison (Professor of Theater Studies, Duke University)
"Theatre as Cultural Import: The Art and Politics of Early Spoken Drama (Huaju) in China"

Sheila Melvin(Writer and Journalist)
"Classical Music in Twentieth Century Chinese Society"

Yi Chen (Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance)
"Traditional Cultural Influence on Contemporary Chinese Composers"

Long Zhou (Research Professor of Composition, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance)
"Composing the Opera Madame White Snake in English"

== 8:00 p.m. ==
"PAPER AND POETRY, FIRE AND WAVES"- AN EVENING WITH STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
** Special Musical Performance (Tickets required -- see below for admission prices)**
In collaboration with Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival

- Jindong Cai, Conductor
- Dohi Moon: Fragile Wave for Electronics and Orchestra (world premiere)
- Zhou Long: Song of Eight Unruly Tipsy Poets from Tang
- Chen Yi: Rhyme of Fire
- Tan Dun: Concerto for Paper and Orchestra
**Tickets: $10 general admission / $5 students**
Purchase tickets at http://panasianmusicfestival.stanford.edu/schedule.html

Saturday, February 20, 2010 | 9:30 am — 10:00 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford University

Cantor Arts Center