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Poetry and Calligraphy in the Garden

Professor Yang Ye explores the arts of poetry and calligraphy in a traditional Chinese garden.

February 5, 2008 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Professor Yang Ye, Dept. of Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages at the University of California, Riverside teaches classical Chinese prose, classical Chinese poetry and poetics, and 20th century Chinese poetry and prose. He is Acting Chair of the Asian Studies Committee in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. His introduction to Chinese civilization course explores the philosophy, history and religion of China with a special focus on fine arts (poetry, calligraphy and painting). He also teaches Chinese cinema in light of major Western film theories, a survey of pre-modern Chinese literature in translation, and graduate seminars on Chinese and Western literary theories. His most recent book, Vignettes from the Late Ming, is a translation of short essays by well-known 16th and 17th century Chinese writers. Relatively informal, these essays were written to entertain the reader and reflect the rise of individualism in the late Ming period. Dr. Yang Ye serves on The Huntington’s advisory committee for the Chinese garden project.

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