Events

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.

Following his talk meet the book's editorsJocelyn CheyandJessica Milner Davisfor a book signing.

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

Cost: Free

More info: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/book-launch-humour-chinese-life-letters/