FAH/PHIL Guest Lecture – “Defining Yijing (意境): Intension, Extension, and Beyond” by Prof. Peng Feng, Peking University, China


Speaker:

Prof. Peng Feng, Peking University, China

Date:

30 Aug 2017

Time:

17:00 - 19:00

Venue:

E21-3127

Description:

Abstract:

Yijing (意境) is one of the most important concepts of traditional Chinese aesthetics. Unlike most traditional aesthetic terminology, yijing has survived the modern transformation of traditional Chinese aesthetics and continues to be of central concern from the early 20th century to the present. The famous contemporary Chinese thinker Ye Lang (叶朗) has identified it is as the key concept of a Chinese aesthetics rather than “beauty.” This presentation traces the history, meaning, and significance of this highly intriguing term.

Bio:

PENG Feng (彭鋒) is professor of aesthetics and art criticism at the School of Arts at Peking University (北京大學) and a prestigious Changjiang Scholar (長江學者). He has published 15 academic books, numerous translations, and over 200 papers on aesthetics, theory of contemporary art, and history of Chinese philosophy. He is also a playwright, freelance art critic, and curator of exhibitions, including the China Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. 2014. Since 2013, his musical The Red Lantern has been performed throughout China.

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

English

Enquiry:

Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme
Tel: (853) 8822 4768
Email: fah.philosophy@um.edu.mo