Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945-1965

chinese dance exhibit poster

Event Information

March 1st, 2017 through May 15th, 2017
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Event Type

This exhibit introduces modern Chinese dance history through issues of ethnicity, nation, gender, and class. Learn the stories of individual dancers and choreographers, and explore relationships among dance, popular media, and global exchange during a time when China and the United States had little direct cultural contact.

The display features materials from the University of Michigan Library’s Asia Library, the largest resource of materials for Chinese dance research in North America. Materials on display include photographs, performance programs, archival materials, books, and videos.

Sponsored by the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and the University of Michigan Library, the exhibit is curated by U-M faculty Emily Wilcox and U-M librarian Liangyu Fu.

Join us for an opening reception in the Hatcher Gallery on March 6 at 4pm.

This exhibit is associated with the Dancing East Asia conference, the 2017 annual conference of the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

In tandem with the exhibition, the Library is launching the Pioneers of Chinese Dance Digital Archive, a digital photograph collection designed to make the history of twentieth-century Chinese dance accessible to international researchers. Currently including more than 1,500 digital images, the project was started at the U-M Asia Library in 2014, with support from the Center for World Performance Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Liangyu Fu
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