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Interchange – James Yang

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Host Robert Shull talks to James Yang, professor of English and American literature who began with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees earned in Taiwan, culminating with a Ph.D. at Indiana University and a career of teaching in Taiwan. James talks about his love of Bloomington, of Chinese culture, and of disciplines which include playing the Erhu, calligraphy, and various martial arts such as Tai Chi and Kung Fu Fan. James plays a short piece on his Erhu and describes the instrument’s structure and origin. Also, James details his passion for the ancient art of calligraphy, characterizing it as a performance that leaves a visible record.

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