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Library Research Guides

Chinese Dance: Exhibitions and Events

This guide is about resources for studying Chinese dance, especially those included in the Chinese Dance Collection at the University of Michigan.

Library Exhibition: "Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945-1965"

Chinese Dance History Exhibition and Opening Reception
March 1 - May 15, 2017 
Hatcher Graduate Library

The University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and the University Library are pleased to announce a new exhibition, Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945-1965, to be held in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery and Asia Library Reference Room, March 1-May 15, 2017.

Join us for an opening reception at the Hatcher Gallery on Monday, March 6, 4-5:30 pm. Remarks begin at 4:30 pm.


Featuring materials from the University of Michigan Library’s Asia Library, home of North America's largest collection of research materials on Chinese dance, the exhibition introduces modern Chinese dance history through issues of ethnicity, nation, gender, and class.

The exhibition is co-curated by Emily Wilcox (Department of Asian Languages and Cultures) and Liangyu Fu (Asia Library) and co-sponsored by the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and the University Library. Materials on display include digitized photographs, performance programs, archival materials, books, and videos.

In tandem with the exhibition, the Library is launching the Pioneers of Chinese Dance Digital Archive, a digital photograph collection designed to make the history of twentieth-century Chinese dance accessible to international researchers. Currently including more than 1,500 digital images, the project was started at the U-M Asia Library in 2014, with support from the Center for World Performance Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

 

Digital Exhibition

The library exhibition "Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945-1965" is currently being converted to the digital form at U-M Library with a generous funding from the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.  The digital exhibition will be announced here upon completion.  Please come back for updates in Summer 2018.

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