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The First Emperor and Our World

Date: November 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Location: Miller Theatre

A roundtable discussion with Columbia faculty and the distinguished artists who are collaborating on the production of Tan Dun's The First Emperor, which has its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on December 21. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera

 


Participants:

Tan Dun, composer, conductor and co-librettist (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Tea; The Map: Concerto for Cello, Video and Orchestra; Water Passion after St. Matthew)

Zhang Yimou, film director (House of Flying Daggers; Hero; Raise the Red Lantern)

Ha Jin, National Book Award-winning novelist and co-librettist of The First Emperor (Waiting; War Trash)

Lydia Liu, professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature and author (The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making)

James Schamus (program moderator), screenwriter, film producer and film executive (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Ice Storm; Brokeback Mountain)