The Regulation of Lyrics through Song Structure: Pure Singing & Tang-Song Lyric Poetry in Kun Opera

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Young Research Library - Library Presentation Room 11348

Lecture in Chinese

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Chinese Studies Center
(310) 825-8683

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Professor Zhou Qin is a professor at Suzhou University, as well as the associate director of the Kunqu Research Center of China, the associate director of the Chinese Association of Kunqu and Gunqin Research, and a researcher at the Research Center of Jiangsu History and Culture.

He was the principal coach for traditional singing and chanting practices for Peony Pavilion, the Young Lover’s Edition (2004). Currently, he hosts and teaches Kunqu yishu (The Art of Kunqu), a nation-wide online course in China. Devoted to promoting kunqu domestically and internationally, Professor Zhou has extensively toured China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, France, Japan, and the US.

In 2004, the Suzhou municipal government awarded him a prize to acknowledge his efforts of preserving kunqu. In 2009, the Cultural Ministry honored him as a distinguished researcher on kunqu theory and history.

Professor Zhou has published Cunxin shuwu qupu (Annotated Anthology of Kunqu Aria from the Cunxin Studio), Suzhou kunqu (Kunqu in Suzhou), Kunxi jicun (A Collection of Preserved Kunqu Scripts) and Fengying wunong (Five Kunqu Scripts).

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