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[Highlight Event] Hong Kong Arts Festival’s Plus Event :Orientalism Today

"Oriental" is an old-fashioned term, redolent of age-old stereotypes borne out of fantasy and prejudice. Yet we continue to stage, perform - and love - works that trade with "oriental" imagery, whether visual, verbal or musical. Think of Scheherazade or Turandot. This makes us uneasy. Hence the pleas for critical distance. But can we pass judgement without being reductive? Hasn't the time come for considering Asian stereotypes about the West? Taking cue from the programme of this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival such as La Bayadère and Dream of the Red Chamber, a panel of young scholars debate the lingering appeal of escapist fantasies and the role of Hong Kong as incubator of new ideas about East, West, and anything in between.

 

Date/ Time: 28 November 2016 (Mon) / 7:00- 8:30 pm

Venue: University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Fee: Free Admission. Registration required.

No. of Participants: 60

Moderator: Dr. Giorgio Biancorosso

Panelists: Dr. José Vicente Neglia
                   Dr. Nathan Seinen
                   Dr. Winnie Yee

 

* The Roundtable will be conducted in English.

 

Event Enquiry
Tel: 2828 4944
Email: esther.mok@hkaf.org

Event Website:

http://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/Events/view/335