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Talking Music: Wu Man


Apr 07 2016


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Talking Music - Wu Man

Talking Music

A Conversation with Wu Man

A conversation with Wu Man and Elise DeVido, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Duke and Duke Kunshan University in China, about Wu Man’s career, her musical influences, and the link between traditional and contemporary Chinese musical performance. Wu Man will perform with the Shanghai Quartet in Baldwin Auditorium on Friday, April 8.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Made possible, in part, with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. A part of Talking Music: Conversations with Scholars, Writers, Archivists, and Artists, co-sponsored by Duke Performances, Forum for Scholars & Publics, and Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke.


Wu Man

Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso, cited by the Los Angeles Times as “the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World.” Born in Hangzhou, China, Wu Man studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she became the first recipient of a…...

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Elise DeVido

Duke Kunshan University

Elise Anne DeVido received her doctorate in History and Asian Languages from Harvard University. She lived in Taiwan for a number of years and there she served as Secretary-General of the Taipei Ricci Institute for Chinese Studies, and taught history at National Chengchi University and at National Taiwan Normal University.…...

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