April 10, 6pm
Keynote: “Performance and the Spectacular in Ming Painting”
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 South Greenwood Avenue, room 157
The symposium opens with a keynote address by Craig Clunas, professor of the history of art, Oxford.

April 11, 9:30am – 10:30am
Exhibition Viewing
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

April 11, 11am–5pm
Session I
Franke Institute for the Humanities, 1100 East 57th Street
Panel 1 “Envisioning Opera” April 11, 11:15-12:45
Chair: Judith Zeitlin (University of Chicago)

Andrea Goldman (UCLA) Title: “A Visual and Material History of the Thirteen
Stars of Peking Opera”

Jonathan Hay (Fine Arts Institute, NYU) Title: “Theatrical Themes in Shanghai
School Painting”

Panel 2 “Theatricality and the Art of the Qing Court” April 11, 2:00-3:30
Chair: Wu Hung (University of Chicago)

Mei Mei Rado (Bard Graduate Center) Title: “Raising the Curtain:
Drapery and Theatricality in Eighteenth-Century Qing Court Arts”

Shang Wei (Columbia University) Title: “The Story of the Stone and the Visual Tricks in the Art of the Manchu Court, 1723-1796″

Panel 3 “Boundaries to the Stage” April 11, 3:45-5:15
Chair: Paola Zamperini (Northwestern University)

Yuhang Li (University of Wisconsin – Madison) “Backstage as Spectacle”

Sarah Kile (Brown University) “False Bound Feet and Fake Paintings: Minor
Props in Late Imperial Opera”

April 12, 10am–5pm
Session II
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Performance Penthouse

Panel 4 “Theatricality and Things” April 12, 10:00-11:30
Chair: Craig Clunas (Oxford University)

Sophie Volpp (University of California – Berkeley)”The Substance of the
Stage in The Story of the Stone

Dorothy Ko (Barnard College) “Theatrical Inkstones in the Early Qing”

Panel 5 “The Lives of Opera in Modern China” April 12, 1:00-2:30
Chair: Paola Iovene (University of Chicago)

David Rolston (University of Michigan) “Comparing Paintings of Peking Opera Characters from the Nineteenth-Century Qing Court and Selections of Characters from Beijing Opera (1999)”

Catherine Yeh (Boston University) “Dancing Pictures: “Mei Lanfang’s ‘The
Goddess Spreads Flowers’ and the Inherent Ambiguity of Modernism”

Concluding roundtable discussion 3:00-4:30

April 12, 7:30pm-10pm
A Night at the Peking Opera
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Performance Hall

April 13, 2pm
Ling Ke Salon Recital of Chinese Opera
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Performance Penthouse