Author to speak on Chinese poetry

As KSU’s Year of China draws to a close‚ the university has invited noted professor and author Michele Yeh to give a lecture on Chinese poetry Thursday‚ April 13.

Georgia (Apr 11, 2006) — As KSU’s Year of China draws to a close‚ the university has invited noted professor and author Michele Yeh to give a lecture on Chinese poetry Thursday‚ April 13.

Nearly 50 lectures‚ art exhibits and performances have been a part of this year’s country study program‚ which examines one country during an entire academic year.

Yeh’s lecture‚ “Chinese Poetry: From Classical to Contemporary‚” begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center and is free and open to the public. For more information‚ contact professor David Jones at djones@kennesaw.edu.

Yeh teaches in the department of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of California−Davis and serves as co−director of the Pacific Regional Humanities Center at the university.

She has conducted extensive research into traditional and modern Chinese poetry‚ comparative poetics‚ international modernism and translation. Her publications include “Modern Chinese Poetry: Theory and Practice since 1917‚” “Essays on Modern Chinese Poetry” and “Poetic Life.” Yeh is currently working on several projects‚ including a book on the tension between modernity and cultural identity in China‚ an anthology of modern poems on Taiwan and an essay collection on aromatics in Asian and Western traditions.




 

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