2018 James Ford Bell Lecture

Watching Weddings in 1735: Two Representations of Chinese Wedding Processions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120


Ann Waltner is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ where she specializes in Chinese history. She was the founding director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Study and has served as editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.

Waltner has published widely in both Chinese history and world history. Most recently, she has completed an open access online course on Dream of the Red Chamber in conjunction with the San Francisco Opera.  The course may be found at z.umn.edu/redchamber. In 2014, Waltner received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service at the University of Minnesota. She has helped to create and is an active participant in multi-media performance events with the early music ensemble ¡Saccabuche!, including “Matteo Ricci:  His Map and Music,” and “Venetia 1500.”


This lecture is presented by the James Ford Bell Library with support from the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library and the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.  Reservations recommended for this free event