This panel is looking for panelists who explore the role of art （including poetry） in the changing process of history. Art is broadly construed, and we welcome papers that consider not only Memory, Preservation and Documentation, but also other broader forms that carry memory and feelings， especially dynamic Inheritance and mechanism in culture exchange and communication in the history of Asia. We also invite papers that explore the evolution of new art forms that derived from tradition or classical forms.
Here is what I would propose for the panel discussion:
Language, from the perspective of the breadth and depth of human expressions, has much broader and profound cultural and cultural anthropological significance.
The language of Chinese classical poetry has the characteristics of the pitch, length, severity, cadence, rhythm and even melody of reading words, sentences and chapter(s) . Correspondingly, in addition to the above-mentioned properties, Chinese classical music pays more attention to tone, breath, rhythm, artistic conception and romantic charm /or verve. As "visible music" ("dance is the visible appearance of music"), traditional Chinese music -dance (Yuewu 樂舞) also emphasize its unique rhythm, breath, the wavy motions, the movements of opening and closing, cadence, and vividness. The accuracy, expressiveness and elegance of the language of Chinese poetry; the artistic conception（意境）, effect of heart printing（soulmate effect 心印） and the effect of touching the heart of the listener(s) of the language of music; the figurative, abstract and the vivid rhythm of dance language; Between the three , the obvious and unspeakable connection is unbelievably fascinating. From the breadth and universality of language expression and the macro level of cultural anthropology, this panel aims to discuss the inner connection between Chinese classical poetry, music and dance, probe its significance and function to the deep mechanism of cultural evolution and exchanges in Chinese and Confucian cultural circles in Asian through the ages of the history. We are also willing to look into the future prospects of cultural exchanges and prosperity in Asia and the global scale based on the explored mechanisms. It’s indeed worthy of a sincere invitation to colleagues in the field to discuss and learn from each other.
I am also open to participating in the already-existing panel. For those interested, please email me.
Huntington H. He, MD. Ph.D
Associated Professor, Graduate Program, Dept. of Dance, Dept. of General Education
Feitian College, New York