Chinese Culture and Society Workshop


For general registration please click here!

Location: Skirvin Hilton Hotel (1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73012)

(For general registrants we have arranged a special room rate of $119 per night with the Skirvin Hotel . Use reservation code UCO when booking your hotel room. Rooms are very limited and the block will be held only till January 24th.)

Date: Thursday, February 25 to Friday, February 26, 2016 

Cost: $85 Registration Fee (Includes full day of presentations and Q&A discussions, group luncheon and evening reception on Thursday 25th, and an additional luncheon presentation on Friday 26th)

Hosts: Asian Studies Development Program, University of Central Oklahoma, Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma

Sponsors: University of Central Oklahoma, Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma, Hanban, Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

General Registration: (Registration Deadline: February 12)

Oklahoma Chinese Language Teachers and Students Registration: please register here. (For deadlines please refer to registration page)

Tentative Schedule: (Click links for speaker bios)

Thursday, February 25:
8:45 am: Introductions

9:00 - 10:15 am: Peter Hershock, ASDP, "The Relational Self: Person and Community in Traditional Chinese Thought"

10:15 - 10:30 am: Break

10:30 - 11:45 am: Fred Lau, University of Hawai'i, "Traditional Music in Modern China"

12:00 - 1:15 pm: Lunch for Registered Participants, Keynote Speech by Wu Shuang and Charlie Peng, "The Way of Peking Opera," (China's Famous Contemporary Coloratura Soprano)

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Stanley Murashige, Chicago Art Institute, "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy"

2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45 - 3:45 pm: Ban Wang, Stanford University, "Use in Uselessness: How Aesthetics Made Chinese Literature More Political and Moral"

3:45 - 4:00 pm: Break

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Cyndy Ning, University of Hawai'i, "Accessing Chinese Language and Culture through Film: A Look at Film Production, Sitcoms, Documentaries, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema"

5:00 - 5:10 pm: Break

5:00 - 5:40 pm: Panel Discussion and Close

6:00 - 8:00 pm: Reception; Chinese Music performance by Monika (Yixuan Han)

Friday, February 26:

9:00 - 10:30 am: Panel Discussion on Asia in the Eighteenth Century

Or 9:30 - 10:30 am: Networking Meeting for Oklahoma Chinese Language Teachers (Optional)

10:45 am - 1:45 pm: Presentations on and performances of Western Opera and Beijing Opera by Barbara Streets and Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak and their students. (Will include lunch at the Petroleum Club)

In the afternoon and on Saturday, February 27 there will be more panel discussions as part of the SCSECS Conference "East Meets West in the Long Eighteenth Century." Registrants of the Chinese Society and Culture Workshop are welcome to attend this conference. For more information please click here.