Language

2014 Apr 01

Kyōgen (狂言) Lecture and Performance

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Yenching Auditorium - 2 Divinity Ave. 1st Floor

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-...

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Students awarded for Japanese studies

December 20, 2013

The Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies traces a distinguished history to 1995, the year the award was established by Kodansha, Ltd. Publishers in honor of Professor Edwin O. Reischauer. Each year the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies grants Noma-Reischauer prizes to the best essays authored by Harvard students on Japan-related topics. The 2013-2014 awards were presented to Jakobina Arch, a fifth-year GSAS PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, for an excerpt from her dissertation entitled, “Whale Graves and Whale Spirits: The Place of Whales in Early Modern...

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Chinese Language Program hosts Second Annual Chinese Poetry Recitation Contest

Chinese Language Program hosts Second Annual Chinese Poetry Recitation Contest

December 5, 2013

 

On November 6th the basement of Northwest Labs was bustling with a crowd of student performers eager to participate in the second annual Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition. The contest, organized by the Chinese Language Program within Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, brought together students from basic, intermediate, and advanced courses to engage with traditional and contemporary verse. This year’s competition featured a dazzling display of PowerPoint slides complete with musical accompaniment introducing categories and poems. As...

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