My Thoughts on American Sinology

My Thoughts on American Sinology

Xu Zhixiao(徐志啸)- Professor in Chinese Language and Literature Department, Fudan University

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Room 312, Hall Of Graduate Studies (HGS) See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 6511

Professor Xu Zhixiao’s lecture, “My Thoughts on American Sinology,” is part of a larger project sponsored by China’s Ministry of Education, entitled “The Circulation and Reception of Classical Chinese Literature Overseas,” of which Professor Xu is Chair, and several other scholars are involved. In this lecture, Professor Xu will share his thoughts about American Sinology since the middle of the 20th century, with a focus on the studies of classical Chinese poetry and poetics in the United States–in particular the special circumstances, traits, and methodology that characterize the main approach of the American School. Some comparisons of Chinese and Western poetics will also be discussed.

This lecture will be given in Chinese.

我看美国汉学 —— 以中国古代诗学为中心

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