November 2014 – April 2015
From a most cultivated prestige family, Beilun Ningbo The Lee in China, to a longtime professor at the Yale School of Drama in America.
As a 84-years-old professor and co-chair of the Design Department of Yale School of Drama, Lee was awarded National Metal of Arts in 2002 and Lifetime Achievement of Tony Award in 2013.
Inherited from his talented mother Tang Ying,
and apprenticed to Chang Dai-chien and Jo Mielziner, the Chinese American stage designer legend,
Ming Cho lee, is giving a lecture of his life story at CAA Master Talk.
This is one of the very rare times that Mr. Lee has appeared to public in recent years.
Hosted by Chinese Artist Alliance of New York City.
(Lecture will be given in English)
China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry will explore new ways of looking at the interplay of the conceptual and the material in studies of urban India and China. A collaborative and exploratory field-building exercise, this conference will pursue alternatives to theories of social science and design that sometimes draw upon universalist and/or linear assumptions about processes such as capitalism, urbanization, and modernity. Instead, our conference participants, many of whom have engaged in ethnographic, interpretive, or other qualitative approaches to urban forms and processes, will pursue new concepts and expose areas of future inquiry based on their work on urban and urbanized spaces of China and India. ICI believes that a conference engaging scholars committed to theorizing from careful, contextualized studies of Chinese and Indian cities has the potential to create new fields of inquiry. Please check back for updates on logistical information about this conference.