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A Glimpse of China: Chinese Dance and Music

Performance by the Art Troupe of Xiamen University
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 5:00p
Location: Eugene Public Library Singer Room

Enjoy a show of authentic traditional Chinese dance and music performed by the visiting Art Troupe of Xiamen University, featuring Li Jing on guzheng (zither) and Ye Feisheng on xiao (bamboo flute).

In addition to a busy schedule on campus and around China, the Art Troupe of Xiamen University has been hosted by Confucius Institutes in the U.S., Germany, Britain, Turkey, Thailand, Nigeria, Libya, and the Philippines. Li Jing and Ye Feisheng are accomplished musicians who have performed around the world and who teach at the University. Xiamen University is located in Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China.

This event is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library and University of Oregon Confucius Institute.

Spectacular Sound and Opera Image in the Pacific Northwest: Chinese Theater in the 1920s

Public Talk by Nancy Rao
Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 4:00p
Location: Knight Library Browsing Room

Drawing on Chinese- and English-language research, this talk unmasks the backstage world of Chinese opera while also looking at the role of Chinese theaters in shaping and representing Chinese-American community in the Pacific Northwest during the interwar era.

It brings together the threads of an enormously complex story: on one hand, the elements outside the theaters—including impact of Chinese Exclusion on the theaters, reception of American mainstream society—and on the other hand, the world inside the theaters, encompassing individual performers, audiences, repertoire and the adaptation of Chinese performance practices to the American immigrant context.

Presented by the UO Confucius Institute for Global China Studies and cosponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the School of Music and Dance, The Department of Theatre Arts, and the Oregon Humanities Center.