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“King of Masks” Film and Wu Tianming Lecture

February 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:40 pm


The King of Masks

Directed by Wu Tianming
Thursday, February 23
4:00-5:30 pm
Screening Room
Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus

Followed by

Wu Tianming and His Films

Distinguished Lecture by Tan Ye
Professor of Comparative Theater, University of South Carolina
5:30-6:40 pm

Dr. Tan Ye is professor of Comparative Theater, director of the Confucius Institute, and director of the Chinese program at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ye will discuss the distinguished career of Wu Tianming, a “fourth-generation” filmmaker in China who was renowned not only for his own highly-acclaimed films, but also as head of the Xian Film Studio and mentor to Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and other “fifth-generation” filmmakers. Dr. Ye’s publications include Common Dramatic Codes in Yuan and Elizabethan Theaters, Chinese Theater A-Z, Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema, and more than 100 essays, book chapters, and articles in the U.S., Canada, China and Taiwan.

Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Center for Global Media, Department of English




February 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:40 pm


Screening Room, Center for the Arts
103 Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260 United States