6 April

5th Jao Tsung-I Lecture in Chinese Culture ─ Scene Investigation and Intrinsic Analysis on the Ci-poem “Chao Zhong Cuo” of Ouyang Xiu


Inspired by the use of modern criminology and satellite mapping in the study of classic literature, the speaker will give an alternative way looking into Ouyang Xiu’s Ci-poem “Chao Zhong Cuo: farewell Prefect Liu Yuanfu for his appointment in Weiyang ”: who was the “Wenzhang Taishou” (“Prefect the Literary”) , Ouyang or his friend? Why did Ouyang encouraged the prefect to carpe diem instead of staying to his duty? The speaker will bring you back to Bianjing in 1056 where the Ci-poem was written and help you comprehend the friendship between Ouyang and Liu Yuanfu, as well as Ouyang’s physical and psychological condition and his life attitude. And the speaker will then take you to Pingshan Hall built by Ouyang Xiu in Yangzhou, the place mentioned in Ci-poem, to understand the building and its relation with the Ci-poem. 

Introduction of Prof. Wang Zhaopeng
Wang Zhaopeng is currently Distinguished Professor at the Wuhan University and President of the China Ci-poetry Society. He is also the Executive Vice President of the China Song Literature Association and the Vice President of the Chinese Verse Association. With a publication record of over 10 books and more than 200 papers, he is also the first class winner of “Xia Chengtao Ci-poetry Award” for three consecutive times.

Introduction of Jao Tsung-I Lecture
Organized by Jao Tsung- I Petite Ecole, HKU and funded by Jao Tsung-I Foundation Ltd., the Jao Tsung-I Lecture is established in honor of Prof. Jao Tsung-I, the world-renowned sinologist, to enhance scholarly and cultural exchange and academic excellence. The Lecture shall invite distinguished scholar in the field of Chinese culture, to share with the local academic community their elite insight of the art.

Speaker: Prof. Wang Zhaopeng(Distinguished Professor at the Wuhan University, President of the China Ci-poetry Society) 
Date: April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 14:30-17:00
Venue: MWT 6, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong
Language: Putonghua
Enquiry: 39175599