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Talk by Professor Jocelyn Chey AM

September 27, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Jocelyn Chey AM has kindly agreed to once again come and give a talk at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 September 2023 in the Catchpole Room of the Southern Cross Club, Jamison.

Humour is a universal human attribute, but is there something special or unique about humour in Chinese life or literature?  The author is the co-author and co-editor of two books that have attempted to answer this question.  In this illustrated talk, she will give a brief introduction to how humour has been recorded in Chinese writing over the centuries and how it is being expressed in the present digital age.  The special qualities of Chinese humour relate to the written and spoken language, but there are also universal qualities that are shared with Australians and others around the world.

Jocelyn Chey AM is Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University and UTS Sydney.  She is retired from the diplomatic service.  She and Jessica Milner Davis have published two books, Humour in Chinese Life and Letters, and Humour in Chinese Life and Culture, as well as several articles on the same subject.

A gold coin donation will be collected at the door with proceeds going to support our 7 Project Hope students in China.

As usual, members and friends can enjoy dinner in the bistro from 6.00pm before the talk. Please book by emailing acfsevent@gmail.com by 22 September.


September 27, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm