5th Newman Festival

The University of Oklahoma is hosting the 5th Newman Festival March 2-3, 2017. All listed events are free and open to the public.


2:30–4pm   Salon on Chinese Literature, in Chinese 

Featuring Newman laureate Wang Anyi, scholars Dai Jinhua and Wang Ban, and translator Andrea Lingenfelter; moderated by Ping Zhu

(Reception 2-2:30pm)

Bizzell Memorial Library, Fourth Floor, West

7–9pm   Poetry reading by Taiwanese poet Ye Mimi and her translator Steve Bradbury

Featuring His Days Go By the Way Her Years: Poems by Ye Mimi

Mainsite Art Gallery, 122 E Main St, Norman, OK


1:30–2:30pm    Opening Ceremony for OU Libraries’ Chinese Literature Translation Archive and Special Collection

Bizzell Memorial Library, Fourth Floor, West

3–4:30pm    Symposia honoring the 2017 Newman Prize laureate, Wang Anyi

Featuring Dai Jinhua (Peking University), Ban Wang (Stanford), and Andrea Lingenfelter (poet, scholar, & translator); chaired by Ping Zhu (OU)

Auditorium, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., Norman, OK

The flyer of the 5th Newman Festival can be viewed via this link:


If you would like to attend the Newman festival and need more information, please contact Ping Zhu at pingzhu@ou.edu.

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