Why Dunhuang Matters Today: A Conversation Between Peter Sellars and Orville Schell

May 11, 2020

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Poster House is thrilled to be partnering with China Institute on a series of events in honor of The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy.

Acclaimed theater director Peter Sellars and China expert Orville Schell talk about Dunhuang, the ancient Buddhist caves known for their magnificent Buddhist art, as a model for multiculturalism. Sellars, a professor at UCLA, is known for his unique contemporary stagings of classical and contemporary operas and plays, including Nixon in China in 1987. He is currently working on staging the Vimalakirti Sutra, whose hero is a businessman, proving, in his view, that anyone can be spiritual. Sellars will join Schell, Director of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and author of 15 books about China, in a wide-ranging conversation about Buddhism, contemporary China, and the cultural shift Sellars believes we need to cope with global challenges such as climate change.

This event is offered to Poster House members at Discount Ticket Pricing with the code FRIENDOFCI.

PLEASE NOTE: This event does NOT take place at Poster House, but at China Institute at 40 Rector Street in Manhattan.

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