Wandering Spirits: Chinese Dream Lore & Interpretation
A talk by Richard Strassberg
Saturday, April 26, 2008
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dreams have been taken seriously in China for at least three millennia. In 1562 Chen Shiyuan compiled The Lofty Principles of Dream Interpretation, the most comprehensive work on dream culture in traditional China and still the best introduction to the diversity of ideas held by the educated class about dreams. This treatise compiles various theories, Chen's own comments concerning the nature of dreams and their role in waking life, and almost seven hundred examples assembled from a wide range of literary sources.
RICHARD STRASSBERG, Professor of Chinese at UCLA, will speak about Chinese dream lore and from Wandering Spirits, his new translation and study of Chen Shiyuan’s encyclopedia of dreams.
This event will take place at:
CULVER CITY-FOSHAY LODGE No. 467
9635 Venice Blvd, Culver City
A reception will follow, at:
THE MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY
9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City
with a viewing of stereoscopic renderings by Paula Peng of images from Professor Strassberg’s Chinese Bestiary.
$10 General Admission
$8 Museum members, students & seniors
Tickets can be purchased at www.mjt.org
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