Idle Chatter: The Productive Uses of Gossip and Rumor in 17th-century Chinese Literature.

February 27, 2013
7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

UMass Amherst Campus

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Free admission
Sue McFarland

This lecture will explore the relationship between oral and written literature from a different point of view and the seemingly endless production of printed hearsay, rumor, and gossip in late-Ming and early-Qing novels, short-stories, and opera. 

Associated Event
February 28th at 4:30 PM in Paine Lecture Hall, Amherst College Free and Open to Public
On Stage Whispers and Off Stage Voices: Rumor and the Production of Contemporaneity in the Opera of Li Yu 

Presenter: Paize Keulemans (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2004) is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University who began studying Chinese language and culture in 1986 at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Since then, he has studied and taught Chinese language and literature in a variety of places: Nankai University, Cambridge University, National Taiwan University, the University of Chicago, Beijing University, Columbia University, and, most recently, Yale. Keulemans’ research interests are focused on the interaction between oral and written literature.