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Saving Kun Opera: From "Fifteen Strings of Cash" to "The Peony Pavilion"

A talk by ZHOU QIN (Professor of Chinese Literature, Suzhou University), presented in Chinese

Tuesday, April 06, 2010
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Zhou Qin is a native of Suzhou. Following family tradition, from a young age he began learning the arts of music, poetry, Kun opera flute, and aria composition. He graduated from Suzhou Normal College in 1985 with a degree in Ming-Qing literature. In 1989, he became head of instruction in Kun opera at Suzhou Normal College. In 2001, he was appointed Associate Director of the All-China Center for the Study of Kun Opera. In 2003, he was invited to serve as chief instructor of speech and song for the Pai Hsien-yung production of The Young Lovers Edition of The Peony Pavilion. Later, he co-edited with Tseng Yung-i Kun opera production scripts of The Butterfly Lovers (Liang-Zhu), Meng Jiangnu, and Li Xiangjun. He is currently Professor of Chinese Literature at Suzhou University. He is the author of among other works, Cunxin shuwu qupu (Musical Scores from the Cunxin Studio) and Suzhou kunqu (Suzhou Kun Opera).

Professor Zhou will speak in Chinese.

從浙崑《十五貫》到青春版《牡丹亭》

周秦

周秦,江蘇蘇州人。幼承家學,通韻律,工詩文,擅擪笛度曲。1982年畢業於江蘇師院中文系,師從錢仲聯先生治明清文學,為入室弟子。1989年主持崑曲 藝術本科班教務。2001年出任中國崑曲研究中心常務副主任,廣泛聯絡海內外專家學者,迄今籌辦並主持中國崑曲國際學術研討會五屆,編輯出版《中國崑曲論 壇》六輯。2003年應白先勇先生之請擔任青春版《牡丹亭》的首席唱唸指導,復與曾永義先生合作編演崑劇《梁祝》《孟姜女》《李香君》。多次親赴臺北、香 港以及日本、韓國等地講學教習,推動崑曲在兩岸三地的傳承弘揚。2004年獲蘇州市政府頒發的“崑曲評彈傳承榮譽獎”,2009年獲國家文化部授予“崑曲 優秀理論研究人員”榮譽稱號。現任蘇州大學教授、博士研究生導師,中國崑曲研究中心常務副主任、《中國崑曲論壇》主編。主要著作有《寸心書屋曲譜》、《蘇 州崑曲》等。


JennyHuynh
310 825-8683
jenny@international.ucla.edu

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