A Dream Under the Southern Bough, written in 1600, is an iconic work of distinguished Ming Dynasty playwright, Tang Xianzu. The talk covers a brief introduction of the author, as well as an overview of the plot and its historical and cultural contexts. It is conducted by Bok Zhong Ming who is the President of the Text and Image Studies Society.
Currently, he is pursuing a Master by Research degree at the School of Humanities in Nanyang Technological University. Prior to this, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chinese with First Class Honours from the same institution. His research interests include classical and modern text and image studies.