Friday, October 26, 2018
"Special Talent in the Chest, Special Eyes under the Brows": Jīn Shèngtàns (1608-1661) Discursion on Travel in his Commentary to The Story of the Western Wing: “胸中別才、眉下別眼”：金聖嘆《西廂記》漫筆遊記與評點
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Stephen H. West, Foundation Professor of Chinese; Head of East and Southeast Asian Section, Arizona State University
Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; EALC, UC Berkeley
An eccentric commentary to the famous drama The Story of the Western Wing (西廂記) may seem like strange place to begin a discussion about travel. But Jīn Shèngtàn's (金聖嘆) commentarial exegeses are in fact noted for their discursive nature.