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BARD IN CHINA TO HOST LECTURE AND SCREENING OF THE FILM THE GODDESS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
03-15-2006
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Wednesday, March 15, Bard in China will host a screening of the early Chinese film The Goddess (1933), which will be introduced with a lecture, “Women in the Early 20th-Century Chinese Cinema,” by SUNY New Paltz history professor Kristine Harris. The Goddess, which will be screened with English translation, details the life of a streetwalking prostitute in 1930s Shanghai. The event is presented by Bard in China and Bard’s Asian Studies Program, with support from the Freeman Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative. The lecture and screening are free and open to the public and take place at 8 p.m. in room 115 of the Olin Language Center on the Bard College campus. Kristine Harris is associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies Program at SUNY New Paltz. Her recent research explores the social and political impact of film culture in China from the 1890s through to the present, with an emphasis on the period prior to the 1949 revolution. For this research, she works with original sources in Chinese and Japanese, located in archives in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. For more information about the lecture and screening, please call 845-758-7388 or e-mail gould@bard.edu. # # # (03.01.06)

Website: http://inside.bard.edu/academic/programs/bardinchina

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This event was last updated on 03-16-2006