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Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival: Panel Discussion and Demonstration - Chinese Music, Arts, and Performance: The Revival of Chinese Culture

Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival: Panel Discussion and Demonstration - Chinese Music, Arts, and Performance: The Revival of Chinese Culture

Panel Discussion

Date and Time /
Saturday, February 09, 2013
11:00 am — 1:30 pm

Contact /

Location /

Sponsor /
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Confucius Institute at Stanford University

Chao Fen Sun
Chair: opening remarks

Sheila Melvin
The Road to Revival: China s Quest to Become a Cultural Superpower, followed by a short musical demonstration.

Barbara Mittler
Wagner goes East (and back again): Opera between Europe and China, followed by a short musical demonstration.

Haiyan Lee
Mao s Two Bodies: On the Curious (political) Art of Impersonating the Great Helmsman, followed by a short musical demonstration.

Ban Wang
The International Face of National Culture: Peking Opera and Ballet.

Four distinguished speakers discuss the social, aesthetic, and international role of Chinese music, art, literature, and culture on the occasion of the visit by China National Orchestra at Stanford. Musicians of the CNO will demonstrate Chinese instruments.