Invited speaker for the Biennale of Sydney Family Days 2018: The Wuxing

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


TALK – Shirley Chan: Wuxing
11.45–12.15 pm
Superposition Studio
This 30-minute talk by Chinese culture and philosophy scholar Shirley Chan explores the Chinese concept of wuxing, from its origins to its multiple uses over time. Wuxing is a term that refers to the five elements or phases that make up the universe, and is behind the concept of ‘equilibrium’ in the title of the 21st Biennale of Sydney.
Associate Professor Shirley Chan is Head of Chinese Studies in the Department of International Studies, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University and has served as President, Chinese Studies Association of Australia. She researches and teaches in the field of Sinology with broad interests in Chinese culture, classical Chinese philosophy, textual studies, intellectual history, and the excavated Chu bamboo manuscripts, on which she has published in English and Chinese.
Period20 May 2018
Event titleGiven a talk to the public on the Family Day at Sydney Biennale 2018
: The Wuxing (Five Phases)
Event typeSeminar
LocationSydney, AustraliaShow on map