This panel discussion explores the long-term issue of national forms of China in the international context. The evening’s music event revolves around the orchestral performance of the Yellow River Concerto, a classic that expresses the revolutionary ethos by blending folk, indigenous, and local elements into a Western orchestral genre. Four scholars / critics will discuss the assumptions, innovations, and practices that modernize the folk and regional heritages. The panelists will include Emily Wilcox, specialist and professor in Chinese traditional dance and music at the University of Michigan; Christine I. Ho, Ph.D. student in Art History at Stanford, specialist in national painting and socialism; and Sheila Melvin, music scholar and critic; moderated by Ban Wang, Professor of Asian Languages and Comparative Literature at Stanford.
Free, but registration is required (see "more information" link).