Distinguished Princeton Sinologist to Give Two Lectures

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jan 6, 2003

The Center for Chinese Studies Spring 2003 Research Seminar series will open with a lecture by visiting Princeton professor E. Perry Link, who will talk on "The Tiananmen Papers" on Wednesday, January 15, at noon in the Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319.

Professor Link will give a second lecture cosponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies and the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department on Thursday, January 16, at noon in the Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319. The title of this talk will be "The Rhetoric of Rhythm in Contemporary Chinese." ["Do rhythms in daily-life language have meanings? If so, what are they? Are people aware of them? Are there more of them in Chinese than other languages, such as American English?" (To appreciate the content audience members will have to be middling or better in modern Chinese.)]

E. Perry Link is a professor of Chinese at Princeton University. In addition to "The Tiananmen Papers" (2001) [edited with Andrew J. Nathan], he has authored or edited many books, including "Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society" (2002), "The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System" (2000), "Evening Chats in Beijing: Probing China's Predicament" (1992), "Unofficial China: Popular Culture and Thought in the People's Republic" (1989), "Roses and Thorns, The Second Blooming of the Hundred Flowers in Chinese Fiction, 1979-1980" (1984), "People or Monsters?: and Other Stories and Reportage from China after Mao" (1983), "Stubborn Weeds, Popular and Controversial Chinese Literature After the Cultural Revolution" (1983), "Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies : Popular Fiction in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Cities" (1981), "Genie and the Lamp: Revolutionary xiangsheng" (1979).

For more information, please contact Daniel Cole, Coordinator, Center for Chinese Studies, 956-8891, or e-mail danielc@hawaii.edu