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  • Professor Emeritus David T. Roy has completed the fifth and final volume of The Plum in the Golden Vase, his translation of the 16th-century Chinese classic novel, Jin Ping Mei.  To access a recent New York Times interview with David about his work go to the News tab.

     
  • Graduate Student Jeff Tharsen gives a presentation at Fudan University of his online Digital Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese(http://edoc.uchicago.edu), which he developed through a Fulbright grant.

  • "Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture" will open in February 2014 at the University of Chicago's Smart Meseum of Art. The exhibition is being curated by Prof. Judith Zeltlin, Prof. Wu Hung, and Alumna Yuhang Li.

  • Professor Guy Alitto was the subject of a Chinese documentary shown on Tianjin TV and China Central TV. For links please see his faculty page.

  • University Professor Haun Saussy has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. For more information, click here.

  • Professor Judith Zeitlin, 2nd from lefrt, and students from her class Visual Culture of Opera in Late Imperial China, discuss objects from the Field Museum's Chinese theater collections. Alumna Yuhang Li, currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Grinnell College, is pictured 3rd from right.

  • Professor Hoyt Long experiments with quantitative techniques like network analysis to understand the social dimensions of literary form in early-twentieth century Japan and the trans-Pacific trade in modernist poetry.

  • Graduate student and Fulbright grantee Katherine Alexander discusses her research in Taipei.

  • "The Martial Arts Tradition in Chinese Cinema", taught by Professor Judith Zeitlin, focuses on Hong Kong martial arts films in conjunction with the "Drunken Masters" series this quarter at Doc Films, emphasizing the wuxia genre and tracing its historical tradition in Chinese literature and performance, and its reinvention in classic martial arts films.


  • Professor Wu Hung speaks with artist Xu Weixin at the exhibition of his series of paintings, "Seven Miners". Prof. Wu curated the show which is at the University of Chicago's Beijing Center. For more information go to the News tab.
     

  • Visiting Scholar, Kojiro Hirose visits the Elizabeth Morse Touch Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Professor Hirose is building an international network for a museum dedicated to the universal language of touch.

  • A tunnel skirts a damaged section of the highway carved from the cliffs between Suao and Hualian on Taiwan's east coast. Photo by alumnus Ethan Harkness.

  • Newly released CD of recordings by music legends Misora Hibari and Kawada Haruhisa, performing in 1950 Sacramento.  Professor Michael Bourdaghs helped to unearth these previously unknown recordings.  Go to http://tinyurl.com/mkf79wf for the story of their discovery.

  • "Jade head" of a Han dynasty prince, from Wu Hung's new book, The Art of the Yellow Springs:  Understanding Chinese Tombs.

  • Graduate Student Xu Peng (at far left) with the students in her course “Peking Opera” at a training session for acting.

  • Judith Zeitlin discusses this 1676 handscroll of three female musicians giving a "pure singing" concert in a recent study of courtesans and song in China.