Dr. Huimin Qi
National University Library (Þjóðarbókhlaðan), January 24th from 12:00 – 1:00. This lecture is the second in a series of talks called "China and Iceland."
Kunqu originated in the 16th century and is one of the oldest type of opera in China. It is regarded as a treasure of Chinese traditional art and culture. The lecture will consist of a brief introduction to Kunqu, focusing on melody, characters, and the evaluation of this unique form of Chinese art.
Ms. Huimin Qi graduated with PH.D in Ethnomusicology from the Chinese National Academy of Arts in 2003. She is a professor in Ningbo University, China, and is currently working as the Chinese Director of Northern Lights of Confucius Institute, at the University of Iceland. Ms. Qi had the experience of teaching in the University of Central Arkansas, USA, in 2011. Her specialty is Chinese folklore music of ethnic minority groups, such as Tu, Tibetan, and Hui. Her research also includes local Chinese operas in Shandong and Zhejing Province. Her major publications include 3 books and over 20 papers, some of which have been published by prestigious journals both at home and abroad.