Taking place on Saturday, October 21st, Humanities Day is a project of the Division of the Humanities, one of the University's five graduate divisions. An annual tradition at the University of Chicago since 1980, this day celebrates the humanities with free discussions, tours, performances, and lectures featuring the latest research of the Division's award-winning faculty in the Division of the Humanities. With 200+ faculty members, 100+ staff members, and nearly 800 graduate students housed within 20+ departments, centers, institutes, and programs, the Division of the Humanities supports innovative humanistic research through rigorous inquiry.
Humanities Day presents over 30 presentations by some of the world's leading scholars in art, literature, langauge, philosophy, music, and more. This year's program will feature two CEAS faculty members from the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations - Professors Paola Iovene and Youqin Wang. Professor Iovene, a scholar of 20th and 21st Chinese literature and film, with interests in Chinese opera film, translation, and media studies, will be presenting on "Literature and Media Censorship in China, July 2017." Professor Youqin Wang, a scholar of Chinese history and culture, will be presenting on "1000 Victims of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: An Unreported History of Persecution, Inprisonment, and Murder (1966-1976).
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