UChicago Presents: Wu Man Luncheon & Screening

Monday, October 14, 2019
12:30PM - 2:30PM | Luncheon
5:30PM - 7:30PM | Screening

Monday, October 14, 2019

12:30PM – 2:30PM | Luncheon

5:30PM – 7:30PM | Screening


12:30PM, Coulter Lounge   

Join the Center for East Asian Studies and International House as we welcome pipa (Chinese lute) musician, Wu Man, to engage in a conversation about her musical career and impressive repertoire. This intimate, yet casual lunch conversation will be moderated by David Wilson (UChicago Ethnomusicologist), and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions.

Free and open to the public, with registration required here. Lunch will be served to all registrants. Registration will close on Thursday, October 10, 2019.


6:00PM, Assembly Hall

Wu Man explores ancient Chinese musical traditions in her documentary Discovering a Musical Heartland: Wu Man’s Return to China. The film documents Wu Man’s expeditions through China’s remote regions as she unearths ancient musical traditions that are in danger of being lost among the more popular musical trends in the country today. Over the course of this independent project, Wu Man interviewed family bands including the Hua Family Shawm Band, the Li Family Taoist Yin Yang Band, and the Zhang Family Shadow Puppetry Band to expose musical rituals and lifestyles to audiences outside of China.

Free and open to the public with RSVP required here. Guests are invited to a reception prior to the screening beginning at 5:30 PM. Following the screening, Wu will participate in an open discussion with the audience.

This program is presented International House Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, the University of Chicago Presents, and the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, with generous support from a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center Grant, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the International House Global Voices Program at the University of Chicago, and the Chinese Fine Arts Society of Chicago. This engagement is further supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.


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