Esteemed university professor Ning Wang of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Tsinghua University, and member of Academia Europaea, will give two lectures as part of his visit to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
• Contemporary Chinese Fiction in the Context of World Literature
Tuesday, 5th March, at 11 a.m., lecture hall D1
Modern Chinese fiction formed its unique tradition mostly under western influence or inspired by literary masters from around the world. In that sense, it can be said that Chinese literature is a part of world literature. Unfortunately, due to a lack of suitable translations, critical analysis, and publicity, contemporary Chinese fiction is largely unknown outside of China.
• Comparative Literature in China: Historical Retrospection and Contemporary Orientations
Thursday, 7th March, at 11 a.m., lecture hall D1
Although many believe the growing discipline of comparative literature in China to have started in the 1980s, it has in fact existed for over a century. Influential thinkers, writers and scientists such as Lu Xun and Wang Guowei are regarded as the forefathers of comparative literature in China. Due to historic and political factors, comparative literature in China has not been established as an independent discipline until the Cultural Revolution.
You can find out more about Ning Wang, Ph. D., and his lectures here.
The public lectures are open for all and will be held in English.