October 5, 2010
Symposium Explores 'China in the Cultural Imaginary: Inside and Out'
Cecilia Feilla, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, (212) 774-0774 / email@example.com
Manuel L. Romero, M.A., director of communications and publications, (212) 517-0451 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(New York, NY) - The Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences at Marymount Manhattan College are sponsoring “China in the Cultural Imaginary: Inside and Out,” a one-day symposium on October 15, 2010. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Regina Peruggi Room, located on the second floor of Main Building at the College.
“It will bring together leading scholars from the New York area working in the fields of history, religion, literature, and culture,” says Cecilia Feilla, assistant professor of English, “to discuss the ways China has been imagined and constructed both in China (inside) and in the West (out) from the 16th century to the present.”
The symposium discussions are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
Welcome & Introductions
10:15 – 11:40 a.m.
Session One: Chinese Perspectives I: Religion and Thought
Chair: Joanna Waley-Cohen, New York University
Imagining Confucianism in the West—On-Cho Ng, Pennsylvania State University
Changing Cosmology, Changing Perspectives on History and Politics: Christianity and Yang Tingyun’s (1562-1627) Reflections on China—Yu-Yin Cheng, Marymount Manhattan College
From Missionization to Indigenization: The Christian Cent. of South China (1860-1960)—Joseph Tse-hei Lee, Pace University
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Session Two: Western Perspectives on China
Chair: Brad Herling, Marymoutnt Manhattan College
China in Enlightenment Cosmopolitan Discourse: Voltaire's Rescript of the Emperor of China (1761) and Goldsmith's Citizen of the World (1761)—Cecilia Feilla, Marymount Manhattan College
Archibald Little and the Chungking Trading Company: Occupational Hazards in British Imperial Ambitions—May Chan, College of St. Rose
Orientalism in The Atlantic Monthly—Martha Sledge, Marymount Manhattan College
1 – 2 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
Session Three: Chinese Perspectives II: Literature and Culture
Legacies of Aesthetic Formation: Reframing Chinese Revolutionary Literature—Peter Button, New York University
Women and Gender Concerns in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium—Ya-Chen Chen, Clark University
Marymount Manhattan College is an urban, independent, liberal arts college. The mission of the College is to educate a socially and economically diverse student body by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth and by providing opportunities for career development.