Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel (張充和題字選集)
You are cordially invited to the opening reception for the exhibit The Calligraphy of Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel 張充和題字選集 with the renowned artist. It will include a performance of Chinese Kunqu Opera by the New York Kunqu Society.
10:30 – 10:45 AM
Opening Ceremony with Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel
Location: East Asia Reading Room (Sterling Memorial Library, Room 222, 120 High Street)
10:50 – 11:50 AM
Performance of Chinese Kunqu Opera by the New York Kunqu Society
Location: Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 120 High Street
This special calligraphy exhibition (April 13 – May 7, 2009) is in celebration of the renowned artist Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel’s 96th birthday. The exhibition features her calligraphy for book covers that were authored by prestigious scholars in China and around the world, as well as books from the Yale collections by and about the artist.
Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel is a renowned Kunqu opera singer, poet, and calligrapher. Born on May 17, 1913 in Shanghai, she was married to the late Hans Frankel, a prestigious Chinese literature scholar and translator who taught at Yale University from 1961 until his retirement in 1987. Since 1950, Mrs. Frankel has been teaching calligraphy and Kunqu at more than twenty universities, including Harvard and Yale. Although she is in her mid-nineties, Mrs. Frankel still reads books and practices calligraphy every day. She also loves singing Kunqu opera in her spare time.