Oberlin College and Conservatory

Public Intellectuals in a Changing World: Wu Wenguang, Keynote

Friday, March 1 at 11:00am to 12:15pm

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Keynote speaker Wu Wenguang is the founder of modern Chinese documentary film, with a distinguished career in both film and community service.

His topic is “Art and Public Service.’’

Wenguang’s presentation is part of the international symposium, bringing together scholars, scientists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and publishers to discuss the impact of art on public discourse.

How can art become a lingua franca that speaks to people from different parts of the world? What are the risks and rewards for cross-cultural translation, adaptation, and appreciation?

Drawing from the strengths of Oberlin College as a liberal arts institution, this symposium explores how the study of literature, art, music, and science can prepare students to become globally engaged citizens.

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International/Cultural, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops


Administrative, Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures



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Hsiu-Chuang Deppman and Blanche Villar

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