28 Apr 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Fitzwilliam Museum Courtyard


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CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies, Xu Bing,  will give  two public lectures  and participate in a concluding symposium during his stay  in Cambridge. At this special evening at the Fitzwilliam Museum to celebrate his visit to Cambridge you will  have the opportunity  to meet Xu Bing and to see a small installation of his four birdcages in the Chinese Gallery. Xu Bing will  discuss his work with Shelagh Vainker who curated his exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in 2013. The evening will also include  a wine reception in the Courtyard.

Other events in this series

Lecture 1: Monday 27 April  The Reactivation of Tradition

Lecture 2: Wednesday 29 April The Energy of Reality and the Creativity of Art

Symposium: Thursday 30 April Chinese Tradition/Chinese Reality


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About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Chinese Studies  has been made possible by the generous support of Sir David Tang.

The Humanitas Chair in Chinese Studies will gather together academics and graduate students from different disciplines across the arts, social sciences and humanities with a research interest in China.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professors in Chinese Studies

2013-14: David Derwei Wang (Edward Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature at Harvard University, Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Senica)
2012-13: Chen Yung-fa (Modern History Institute of the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
2011-12: Wu Hung (Harrie A Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Standing Committee

Hans van de Ven (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Susan Daruvala (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Adam Chau (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Boping Yuan (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Uradyn Bulag (Social Anthropology)

Hosting College
St Catharine's College

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