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Shanghai Story: Traditions and Modernity
Wed 26 April 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
Join us for two contrasting cultural perspectives from two speakers visiting Edinburgh as part of a delegation organised by the Foreign Affairs Division of the General Office of the CPPCC Shanghai Committee.
Our first speaker Shi Dawai will discuss The Traditions and Innovations of the Chinese Painting Art.
Our second seaker Wang Liping will focus onThe Love of the Young Chinese in TV Series.
Both our speakers are well qualified to address these topics as shown from their biographies.
Current President of Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy and former president of the China Arts Museum, Mr Shi Dawai is one of the most important masters of Chinese painting in Shanghai. In addition to his many cultural posts such as vice Chair of the China Artist Association and chairmanship of Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles, he is also a member of the CPPCC (the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) National Committee.
Mme. Wang Liping is a member of the CPPCC Shanghai Committee and a playwright of the Shanghai Film Group. She is also a hugely successful and prolific screenwriter who over the last two decades has developed some of the most popular series on Chinese TV, winning awards both at home and abroad. She also holds a number of high level posts in the industry including VIce President of the Shanghai Television Art Association.
Programme for the afternoon- please note this event will be in Chinese with sequential translation.
13.30: Registration over tea & coffee
14.00: Welcome and opening remarks
14.15: The Traditions and Innovations of the Chinese Painting Art from Mr Shi Dawei
14.35: The Love of the Young Chinese in TV Series from Mme Wang Liping
15.00: Q & A session
15.30: Programme Ends