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Dr MS Qian Liu 26 March 2024

IICS Public Lecture Series / 54th Confucius PhD Forum

Speaker: Dr Qian Liu, Translation and Chinese Studies, University of Warwick

Time: 6-7pm, Tuesday 26 March 2024

          7.30pm, Complimentary Chinese Dinner

Venue: 004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

            Please register (opens in a new window)here if attending in person

            Hybrid event, zoom link (opens in a new window)here 

Dive into the captivating world of early 20th-century China with Dr Qian Liu's lecture on "Obsessed with Reading: Reading Translated Love Stories In Early Twentieth-Century China." Explore how foreign literary works, especially love stories, shaped Chinese perceptions of romance, marriage, and life. Engage with Professor Liu's insights on the phenomenon of Bovarysm in China, where literary romantic ideals deeply influenced real-life emotions and actions.

Join us for this enlightening session and gain a unique perspective on the transcultural impact of literature. The lecture not only promises a deep dive into historical literary trends but also offers a chance to understand the broader socio-cultural shifts of the time.

Event Details:

  • Date:Tuesday, 26 March 2024
  • Time:6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Complimentary Dinner:7:30 PM
  • Venue:004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
  • Format:Hybrid (In-person and Online via Zoom)
  • Zoom Link for Online Attendees:https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/62775868712

Whether you attend in person or online, you're in for an academic treat that bridges the gap between historical literary analysis and contemporary understanding. Don’t miss the opportunity to enrich your knowledge and participate in a thought-provoking discussion on how translated literature influenced a generation.