Exhibition Talk: The Life and Works of Yao Ke

Date: 
06/06/2018 to 23/06/2018

Professor Yao Ke (1905-1991) was an important playwright in Modern Chinese Drama history. He devoted himself to incorporating elements for the traditional Chinese stage into modern drama and film. His history play Sorrows of the Forbidden City (清宫秘史), which premiered in Shanghai in 1941, ran for more than a hundred performance. In 1948 he moved to Hong Kong and resumed his interests in writing historical dramas, among which Xi Shi (西施) and Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) are still remembered today. From 1961 to 1967, Yao Ke further extended his influence to the academy by joining the Department of Chinese at the United College as a lecturer. Apart from focusing on teaching and research in classical Chinese drama, he introduced for the first time the courses in modern Chinese literature into the curriculum when serving as the Head of the Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.This revolutionary practice revealed his identity as a modern Chinese writer.

Workshop details:

重訪「坐忘齋」:作家姚克的香港歲月
講者:盧偉力博士(香港浸會大學電影學院副教授)
主持:何杏楓教授(香港中文大學中國語言及文學系)
日期:2018年6月23日(星期六)
時間:下午2:00 - 4:00
地點:商務印書館尖沙咀圖書中心

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YK workshop poster