The Second Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the semester, Prof. Richard VanNess Simmons from Rutgers University will be giving a talk entitled, "The Charms of Mandarin in the Qīng and the Key to Northern and Southern Guānhuà” on April 14, 2017.
At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and all other aspects of the text, and work together to resolve difficulties in comprehension and translation. Presentations include works of all sorts, from the earliest times to the twentieth century.
No preparation required: all texts will be distributed at the meeting
Cornell East Asia Program
Richard VanNess Simmons
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