Event Details

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:00 PM
Department of Music

Message from Department of Music ORIENTALISM TODAY: A ROUNDTABLE Moderator: Dr. Giorgio Biancorosso (Music, HKU) Panelists: Dr. José Vicente Neglia (Music, HKU) Dr. Nathan Seinen (Music, CUHK) Dr. Winnie Yee (Comparative Literature, HKU)​ 28 Nov 2016 (Mon) 7:00 - 8:30pm University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong "Oriental" is an old-fashioned term, redolent of age-old stereotypes borne out of fantasy and prejudice. Yet we continue to stage, perform - and love - works that trade with "oriental" imagery, whether visual, verbal or musical. Think of Scheherazade or Turandot. This makes us uneasy. Hence the pleas for critical distance. But can we pass judgement without being reductive? Hasn't the time come for considering Asian stereotypes about the West? Taking cue from the programme of this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival—works such as La Bayadère and Dream of the Red Chamber—a panel of young scholars debate the lingering appeal of escapist fantasies and the role of Hong Kong as incubator of new ideas about East, West, and anything in between. The Roundtable will be conducted in English. Free admission For more information on the event: http://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/Events/view/335

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