Campus News

Lecturer to Discuss Chinese Cinema

Story posted March 15, 1998

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Jerome Silbergeld, professor of art history at the University of Washington, will deliver two lectures on post-socialist Chinese cinema in conjunction with the tenth annual Lehman Lectureship at Bowdoin College.

The first, titled "Ruins into Art: Cinematic Views of China's Cultural Decline," will take place on Tuesday, April 7.

Silbergeld will speak on Wednesday, April 8, on "Gender, Allegory, and Melodrama: Traditional Rhetoric and the Search for Cinematic Form."

Both lectures will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Silbergeld has written four books and numerous journal articles on Chinese art. He is working on his fifth book, "Frames of Reference: Art Historical Essays on Contemporary Chinese Cinema." Silbergeld has served as an advisor, consultant and curator of Chinese art exhibits in the Seattle area. He has presented papers at more than a dozen conferences and delivered more than 20 public lectures. Silbergeld is on the board of directors of the Seattle Chinese Garden Society and an advisory board member of the Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Association.

Silbergeld received his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Stanford University. He received a master's degree in art history from the University of Oregon, and a doctorate in art history from Stanford. Silbergeld has also taught at Harvard University and the University of Oregon.

The Lehman Lectureship was established in 1986 by the Robert Lehman Foundation of New York to appeal to a general audience and increase their knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts.

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