Scholar’s Lecture | Dr. Chao Ling: Poetic Construction of Multiple Times in the Tang Poetry

FU QIUMENG FINE ART 65 E 80TH STREET 10 June 2022
FU QIUMENG FINE ART 65 E 80TH STREET Friday, June 10th, 6 pm - 8 pm

In this Scholar's Lecture, Dr. Chao Ling will use the Tang poet Li Shen's (772–846) 李紳 "Twenty Poems on the New Tower" 新樓詩二十首 as an example to discuss some linguistic and poetic issues. First, how do Chinese poets, responding to the challenge of a syntactically tenseless Chinese language, articulate temporal concepts—such as the sense of temporality, grammatical aspect, and instant in time? Also, why does poetry, which is primarily about spatial constructs (in particular high towers), often yield to a reflection on time?

Curated by Dr. Chao Ling, the exhibition 
"Moonlight on Stones" which features 19 paintings selected from Wang Mansheng’s "Night Mountain" and "Ancient Trees" series is now on view at FQM through 23rd July.

 


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