On Monday, November 3, Michael Szonyi and Peter Bol will hold a Master Class on the Chinese Genealogies, Past and Present, with Professor Mel Thatcher, a leading authority on Chinese genealogies, in the Common Room at 2 Divinity Avenue, 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please sign up with your Harvard email address here. Texts will be posted closer to the date.
Kyōgen is the name for a dramatic style and repertoire of short comic plays that form one of the oldest theatrical traditions in Japan. Though developed in the 14th century, kyōgen is still performed today: both as an independent form (hon-kyōgen) and as an interlude during the more serious Noh theater (ai-… Read more about Kyōgen (狂言) Lecture and Performance
Heaven's Story Filmmaker in Person Directed by Takahisa Zeze Japan 2010, 35mm, color, 278 min, Japanese with English subtitles
A running time of four and a half hours, a dozen main characters, a plot spanning nine years. This film from former "King of Pink" Zeze Takahisa tells the story of a revenge by proxy in truly epic scope. Eight-year-old Sato, whose… Read more about Filmmaker Takahisa Zeze in Person
On Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. in room #212 at 2 Divinity Avenue, the next screening in the EALC Screening Series will show The President's Last Bang (Im Sang-soo, 2005 with English subtitles), a dark comedy that tells the story of the assassination South Korean dictator Park Chung Hee.
On Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 in room #212 at 2 Divinity Avenue, the next screening in the EALC Screening Series will show Kanaria (Akihiko Shiota, 2005, Japanese language w. English subtitles), a harrowing film about a boy's escape from his upbringing in a religious cult in Japan.