Humour in Chinese life and letters: classical and traditional approaches
29 January 2012
Co-presented with Art Gallery of NSW
Humour in Chinese life and letters: classical and traditional approaches draws together essays on humour and laughter in their multitudinous forms of expression in Chinese culture past and present. Verbal, visual and behavioural modes of humour are explored by specialists in fields ranging from cultural and political history to linguistics, literature, drama and the history and philosophy of science.
Dr Stephen Fitzgerald, Australia's first ambassador to China following the establishment of diplomatic relations with the PRC in 1972, will offer remarks based on his long engagement with China.
This event is part of the 2012 City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, celebrating the Year of the Dragon.
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Location: Centenary Auditorium, Art Gallery of NSW