A Glimpse of an Era: The Functional Style and Artistic Spirits of Modern Short Stories

Topic A Glimpse of an Era: The Functional Style and Artistic Spirits of Modern Short Stories
​Speaker ​Associate Professor Wu Deli (Visiting Scholar, Chinese Program, School of Humanities, NTU)
​Time ​10 February 2018 (Saturday), 9am - 1pm
​Venue CCLC Meeting Room (12 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637721)

About Speaker

Associate Professor Wu Deli
Visiting Scholar, Chinese Program, School of Humanities, NTU

Wu Deli, Associate Professor in Humanities Department, Southwest Jiaotong University. He specialises in 20th century Literary Thoughts in China Literature, analysis in short stories and Criticism Writings. His  publications includes: Interpretations and Criticisms (《阐释与批评》), 20th Century Chinese Literary Journals and Thoughts (1949-2000) (《20世纪中国文学期刊与思潮(1949-2000)》) etc.

About the Workshop

Is there a “correct” way to read short-stories? How do we “understand” the implicit meanings behind a short-story? Which are the Modern Chinese Literature that is worth a read or re-read? Centre of Chinese Language and Culture (CCLC) and Chinese Program in Nanyang Technological University collaborated a half-day “workshop”, personally instructed by Associate Professor Wu Deli, who will guide us through the “way” to read Modern Chinese short-stories. Under Professor Wu’s guidance, the participants will be able to learn and appreciate the literary aesthetics of Lu Xun(鲁迅), Shen Cong Wen(沈从文), Zhang Ailing(张爱玲) and Wang Zeng Qi(汪曾祺). Furthermore, participants will have the chance to seek for Professor Wu’s guidance with regards to literary queries.    


08.45 - 09.00   Registration
09.00 - 10.00   Lecture 1: Era and Genre of Short Stories
10.00 - 10.30   Discussion 1: The relationship of Short-stories and the Era
10.30 - 10.40   Tea-Break
10.40 - 11.40   Lecture 2: Forms of Modern Short-stories and  its meanings
11.40 - 12.00   Speech by Graduate Student 
12.00 - 12.45   Discussion 2: How forms of short-stories affects its literary values
12.45 - 13.00   Conclusion

Event Poster
Event At A Glimpse 
 Associate Professor Wu Deli​ giving the presentation​
Audiences were captivated by Associate Professor Wu Deli​'s presentation

​During Q&A session
Speech by Graduate Student 

Group shoot with audiences
Event Report (in Chinese)