From 3 – 14 July 2017, as part of the CCKF-CHCI Summer Institute China in a Global World War Two, invited guest speakers and select early career scholars are combining the discussion of formal academic papers with the close reading of texts in Chinese history and literature. The Institute aims to foster a more dynamic understanding of the history of World War Two in China and to function as a spur to making the history of World War Two truly global.
In this clip, Joshua Howard (University of Mississippi) starts a talk on Nie Er’s 'The March of the Volunteers' (the national anthem of the People's Republic of China) by playing five of the Chinese composer's songs; Yan Xu (Spelman College) volunteers to sing these songs aloud for the audience. These five songs represent different genres of music composed by Nie, including children’s songs, lyrical songs, and marching songs. Read Yan Xu's blog post from that day.