My Best Friend: When Fiction Meets Archaeology - I-Hsien Wu hosts Sandrine Larrive-Bass

Conversation Mon 10 May 2010 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Malcolm Klein Reading Room
66 West 12th Street, 5th Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students and New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID, RSVP requested
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Friendship and hospitality frame a series of conversations this spring at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics in collaboration with the Bachelors Program at The New School for General Studies. Each evening features one faculty member from The New School who introduces their best friend—a prominent figure outside of The New School, and coming from a field different than that of the host. Friendship and hospitality serve as more than a framing device: they are engaged in a variety of ways and each pair is free to choose their approach in elaborating on the story of their friendship. The evening has a strong social element. The audience is invited to mix, eat, and drink—gestures of hospitality are extended to all present.

    • Conversation. My Best Friend: I-Hsien Wu hosts Sandrine Larrive-Bass
I-Hsien Wu, Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature whose interests include modern Chinese literature, as well as Chinese music theory and modern ethnomusicology
Sandrine Larrive-Bass, an art historian whose research interests focus on early China art history and archaeology