Confucius Salon: 39th Session - The Spirit of Martial Art in a Story

Saturday, January 25, 4:00 PM
Venue: JO 4.102
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

Happy New Year! As the Chinese New Year (January 31) is around the corner, the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas is pleased to hold its first session of the Confucius Salon in the Year of the Horse. The session covers a topic which is popular throughout the world: the Chinese martial art fiction. A martial art story features one swordsman or a group of knights-errant who overcome overwhelming odds and subdue powerful foes with their seemingly superhuman powers. In this session, Dr. Zhang Man, an associate professor of comparative literature at Shanghai International Studies University will give a presentation which examines the spirit of martial art in Chinese literature, film, and TV series by focusing on a short story by Lao She, one of the most famous modern Chinese writers. Her talk will explore these questions: Why are martial art stories popular not only in China but also in the world? What is the spirit of martial art in Chinese literature? What messages does the story want to impart to the reader? 

 

All Are Welcome! Chinese Snacks and Drinks Served.



For more information contact:
Confucius Institute
xxy083000@utdallas.edu
972-883-4860


Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-2982 for assistance or send an email to ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.