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Year of China Film Series: The Other Half

Year of China Film Series: The Other Half

This film portrays the life of a law clerk, Xiaofen, living in a Chinese industrial town. The film alternates between true stories told by Xiaofen’s clients and Xiaofen’s own narrative, a glimpse into the contemporary lives of women living in China’s inland. This film is being shown as a part of Year of China: awaken the past, discover the future.

6-7:40pm, Tuesday, April 17

Whitehall Classroom Building room 118

Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom Building room 118
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Year of China Film Series: The Warriors of Quigang

Year of China Film Series: The Warriors of Quigang

This film tells the story of farmer Zhang Gongli and his fight to shut down the chemical plant polluting his home. Zhang encounters threats from local thugs, rallies fellow villagers, and travels to Beijing to attend a meeting of China’s emerging environmental movement. The Warriors of Quigang was released in 2010 by director Ruby Yang. This is a film being shown as a part of Year of China: awaken the past, discover the future

6-7:40 pm, Tuesday, March 27

Whitehall Classroom Building room 118

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom Building room 118
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Year of China Film Series: Dreams of Tibet

Year of China Film Series: Dreams of Tibet

This one-hour documentary is a part of the PBS series FRONTLINE which examines the United States’ fascination with Tibet. It explores Tibetan Buddhism while providing a brief survey of Tibetan history. This is a film being shown as a apart of Year of China: awaken the past, discover the future.

Tuesday, March 20

6-7:40pm

Whitehall Clasroom Building room 118

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom Building room 118
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John Kamm and The Dui Hua Foundation

John Kamm was a visiting scholar for the A&S Year of China initiative, and presented the talk, "US/China Relations in the Year of the Dragon." He is an American businessman and human rights activist, and has received a MacArthur fellowship for “designing and implementing an original approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China.” In this podcast, Denise Ho, an assistant professor in the Department of History, interviews Kamm about the function of the Dui Hua Foundation and its work in a global context. 

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Chinese New Year Celebration / Chinese Art Exhibtion

The UK Confucius Institute in partnership with the Headley-Whitney Museum is hosting a Chinese New Year's Celebration with the opening of a new exhibition entitled, "Art on a Roll: Modern Chinese Scrolls". Come and enjoy traditional Chinese painting, as well as Chinese music, calligraphy, Taichi, and Chinese food.

Time: February 5, 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.


Place: Headley-Whitney Museum
          4435 Old Frankfort Pike
          Lexington, KY 40510

Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
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Headley Whitney Musuem

Contemporary Chinese Art with Eugene Wang

Denise Ho, assistant professor of history and historian of modern China, recently interviewed guest lecturer Eugene Wang, Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University, who came to UK as part of the Year of China Initiative. Professor Wang discusses contemporary Chinese artists diverging from China’s national narrative in the wake of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Whirlwind Tour: Rick Sellnow's Visit to China

Rick Sellnow, an undergraduate senior, visited China over the summer with the International Scholar Laureate Program. During his relatively quick visit to China, he covered a lot of ground! Find out more about his time in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Xi'an. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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