A feast of Chinese Classics is landing at the Hangzhou Library on June 29, bringing forth by Wei SHANG, Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. The event is organized by Columbia Alumni Association of Hangzhou and Hangzhou Library, and is supported by the Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.
Professor Shang will be joined by Guang JIN and Chuyang GUO to discuss the method of intensive readings over Chinese classic texts and how to motivate teenagers to read the classic literature.
Wei SHANG, Wm. Theodore and Fanny Brett de Bary and Class of 1941 Collegiate Professor of Asian Humanities; Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture
Professor Shang specializes in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture, especially fiction and drama of the Ming and Qing dynasties. His research interests also include print culture, book history and intellectual history of the same era. His book “Rulin Waishi” and Cultural Transformation in Late Imperial China addresses the role of Confucian ritualism and fiction in shaping the intellectual and cultural changes of the eighteenth-century. His other publications are concerned with Jin Ping Mei Cihua (The Plum in the Golden Vase), late Ming culture, fiction commentary, and medieval poetry. He is the co-editor of several volumes and a contributor to The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature.
Chuyang GUO, former senior Chinese teacher of Hangzhou Foreign Language School, now teaching in BeyondSchool in Hangzhou.
Guang JIN, senior journalist, host, documentary director