Cornell University

CCCC - Richard VanNess Simmons

Friday, April 14, 2017 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Kroch Library, Cho Room, B59

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

Event Type



Asian Studies, History, East Asia Program, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Global Cornell




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Cornell East Asia Program

Contact Phone

(607) 255-6222


Richard VanNess Simmons

Speaker Affiliation

Rutgers University

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the public

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