Graduate Students and Young Scholars Meeting (GYM): April Workshop

Date: 
April 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Graduate Students and Young Scholars Meeting (GYM): April Workshop


Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 
Time: from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST).  
Address: Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street, Haidian District, Beijing


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About Speakers
H. Seung Cho, is a Political Science Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University. He is currently visiting the School of International Studies at Peking University as a Confucius China Studies Plan fellowship. He can be contacted at:hc2550@columbia.edu

Allison Bernard, is a PhD candidate studying premodern Chinese literature at Columbia University, where she is affiliated with the East Asian Languages and Cultures department. Her research interests span Ming and Qing dynasty literature and print culture, and the intersections of literary and historical writing. Her dissertation takes Kong Shangren’s historical drama The Peach Blossom Fan as a centering point to address pivotal themes in late Ming and early Qing dramatic writing, and the complex print and socio-political atmosphere in which the play and its textual contemporaries were produced. She can be contacted at: aeb2197@columbia.edu

 

Workshop

H. Seung Cho: "Are U.S. and China competing over East Asia's regional institutions?"

Popular media has increasingly highlighted U.S.-China competition as a key factor behind the creation of East Asian regional institutions from the TPP, RCEP to the AIIB. Yet, existing International Relations theories understand institutions as a function of cooperation, not competition. How does competition cause regional institutional change? And does it in the context of U.S.-China relations? I develop a theory of institutional power competition and interrogate the popular narrative by testing the theory in the cases of East Asian free trade agreements, regional forums and developmental banks.

 

Allison Bernard: “Poetics and Persona: On Reading Kong Shangren’s Portrait-Poetry”

The early Qing writer Kong Shangren is most famous in the field of Chinese literature for his masterwork of historical drama, The Peach Blossom Fan. Yet in addition to his work as a playwright, Kong was also an accomplished poet. This talk provides a thematic overview of one sub-genre of Kong Shangren's poetry: poems related to paintings, and especially poems that matched or commented on portraits of his friends and acquaintances. Aside from confirming that Kong’s poetry marks out a loose history of his social engagements and bears witness to that history as a vivid record of his friendships, I discuss some prevalent rhetorical devices in these poems, and consider how Kong deals differently with his diverse array of poetic subjects. I argue that in his “portrait-poetry,” Kong initiates a theory of symbolic visuality that he expands in The Peach Blossom Fan. I have not yet found concrete evidence that explicitly connects Kong’s portrait-poems to the play; however, the kind of thinking that Kong displays in his poetry does connect to The Peach Blossom Fan's paradigm of symbolic portraiture, which is conceived through association based in topic and theme, rather than purely mimetic or descriptive rhetoric. Further, Kong Shangren’s poems imply that a portrait -- at least as it is rendered in a poetic text -- should represent the life-history of a person and his accumulated experience. Thus, a portrait should transcend the superficial, visible qualities of the subject by creatively delimiting his personality. It should also encapsulate some aspect of the portrait-subject’s relationship with the portrait-poet or artist.
 

 

研究生和青年学者会议(GYM)研讨及联谊会 
 

日期: 2016年4月6日,星期三
时间: 下午6:00至晚上9:00
地点: 哥大全球中心 | 北京,北京市海淀区立方庭大厦


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演讲人介绍

赵显承, 哥伦比亚大学政治学在读博士。目前他正通过参与孔子新汉学计划在北京大学国际关系学院进行访学。

柏惠心, 哥伦比亚大学中国古代文学在读博士候选人。她在哥伦比亚大学东亚语言和文化系进行学习,她的研究兴趣主要是明清时期的文学作品和出版物,特别是文学与历史著作之间的交叉。她的毕业论文以孔尚任的历史戏剧《桃花扇》为着眼点,阐释在明末清初的社会文化环境下产生的历史作品中所包含的各种关键主题。

 

演讲内容介绍

赵显承: “中美是否在各东亚地区性组织之间展开竞争”

大众传媒日益宣扬中美竞争是东亚区域性组织不断设立背后的一个重要因素,无论是跨太平洋伙伴协议(TPP),区域全面经济伙伴协定(RCEP)还是亚洲基础设施投资银行(AIIB)。但现当代的国际关系理论认为(区域性)机构具有合作而非竞争的特性。竞争关系如何使得区域性组织发生改变?是否是在中美关系的大背景下发生的改变?通过对于东亚自由贸易协议、区域性论坛和发展银行案例的分析,主讲人发展了国际组织权利竞争理论,并以此来审视与检验大众流行的观点。

 

柏惠心: "诗与人物形象:解读孔尚任的文人诗"

清代早期文学家孔尚任因其创作的历史戏剧《桃花扇》而蜚声中国文坛。除了作为一名剧作家,他还是一名很有成就的诗人。本次讲座将对孔尚任诗歌的一个门类,暨其创作的与绘画相关的诗歌,特别是他在朋友和熟人的画像上所配的诗歌(以下简称“文人诗”)进行主题性概述。这些诗歌为孔尚任各个时段的社交经历提供了印证,生动再现出他与朋友间的友谊。主讲人将讨论的内容主要是关于孔尚任在这些诗歌中所普遍使用的修辞手法,及在面对不同主体时,他对所选用的修辞手法进行的不同处理。主讲人认为孔尚任在这些诗歌中使用了“视觉象征”的艺术手法,并在《桃花扇》这部作品中对这一手法进行了广泛运用。目前,还没有找到具体的证据清晰地将“文人诗”和戏剧作品联系起来,但孔尚任在“文人诗”中所体现的思想的确与《桃花扇》中的象征性白描手法有关联。这种关联主要体现在主题上,而不是单纯的表达方式上的模仿。更进一步的说,孔尚任的文人诗表明肖像应该体现出肖像主人的生平和经历。因此一幅文人画应该超出对绘画对象表面的和可视特质的描绘,而应更深层次的反应出他的性格特质,同时通过文人诗体现出绘画主体和诗人、艺术家的联系。