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Discussion of the 1991 film by director Zhang Yimou and the novella on which it is based will be led by Wei Yang Menkus of the University of San Francisco, where she is Program Director for Asian Studies. The two classes will be discussion based and limited to the first 25 people who register.
Wei Yang Menkus received her PhD in East Asian Languages and Literature from Yale University. She teaches and researches on Chinese cinema in a global context. Her teaching interests include literary adaptation in Chinese cinema.
A Zoom confirmation email with information on how to join the meetings will be sent to all registered attendees the week of November 2. Even though it is not required by Zoom, we recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account.
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