Performing “Ghost Village” at the Symposium “Sensorium of the Early Modern Chinese Text” (Performance)
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 2021Principal Investigator(s): Ariel Fox, University of Chicago; Paize Keulemans, Princeton University; Suyoung Son, Cornell University
This musical performance of three arias from the opera Ghost Village will accompany a two-day symposium, The Sensorium of the Early-Modern Chinese Text, scheduled for October 23-25 at the University of Chicago. Ghost Village is based on one of the stories from Strange Tales of the Liaozhai by the early Qing dynasty author, Pu Songling (1640-1715). The opera is a collaboration between Chen Yao, of the Central Conservatory in Beijing, and Judith Zeitlin, of the University of Chicago. Open to the public, the project aims to foster an appreciation of late-imperial Chinese culture.