College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Other Shore

by Gao Xingjian
One of the most important and controversial pieces of contemporary Chinese drama, "The Other Shore" draws on Chinese culture to tell the story of an ensemble who seek enlightenment from their current circumstances and decide to travel to "the other shore." Once they reach this mysterious land across a body of water, they must rediscover what it means to be human in order to survive. As they meet other beings, they learn about consequences, leadership, manipulation, faith and love. Performed by a large, versatile ensemble, the characters must relearn everything they thought they once knew. Originally published into English in 1997, "The Other Shore" is an international work of art written by Gao Xingian, whose imaginative storytelling earned the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000. Director Allison Christy imagines this piece as a transformative process for both actor and audience--in a play about discovery and the meaning of existence we all must play our part.
April 12, 2014
07:30 pm
William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall
785-864-3982
Cost: $15/public; $14/seniors and KU faculty/staff; $10/students

August 2014
August 03, 2014 | 03:00 pm | Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St
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SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

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Panel and Individual Paper Proposal Deadline:     June 15, 2014
 

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

A group of KU students and other students form Kansas universities travelled to Japan this summer as part of the Kakehashi Project. Watch this video to see highlights from their trip and hear what they learned from the experience.
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