Past Event

The First Emperor and Our World

November 30, 2006
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
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Miller Theatre
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This World Leaders Forum program features a roundtable discussion with Columbia faculty and the distinguished artists who are collaborating on the production of Tan Dun's The First Emperor, which has its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on December 21. The roundtable discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Participants:
Tan Dun, Composer, Conductor, and Co-librettist 
Ha Jin, National Book Award-winning Novelist and Co-librettist 
Lydia Liu, Author; Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
Zhang Yimou, Film Director

Moderated by:
James Schamus, Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Film Executive 

Cosponsored by:
The Metropolitan Opera