Guobin Yang examines the factional violence in the Red Guard movement as well as the de-sacralization of that revolutionary culture throughout the 1970s and the rise of a new wave of protest that inaugurated the democratic movements of the reform era.
Chinese New Year Celebration with the New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic ushers in the Year of the Rooster with a festive concert featuring Puccini’s ravishing Turandot; beloved Chinese folk and art songs; a new trumpet concerto, Joie Éternelle (Eternal Joy); and Ravel’s immortal Boléro — which crescendos into an auspicious new year of good fortune!
Program to Include:
- Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
- Traditional: "A Little Path"
- Adam: "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman," from Le Toreador
- Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
- Chen Qigang: Joie Eternelle (Eternal Joy), for trumpet and orchestra (U.S. Premiere)
- Huang Zi/Arr. Bao Yuankai: "Three Rose Wishes"
- Puccini: "Signore, ascolta!" from Turandot
- Li Qingzhu: "I Live Beside the Yangtze River"
- Ravel: Bolero
- Long Yu: Conductor
- Sumi Jo: Soprano
- Alison Balsom: Trumpet
- Frank Huang: Violin
- Robert Langevin: Flute
Aynne Kokas, from the University of Virginia, offers an in-depth look at China’s growing role in the global media industries and how it is shaping Hollywood in the twenty-first century.
The Global Exchange Workshop, founded by Professors Marsha Kinder and Mark Harris, and now in its tenth year, is an intensive documentary filmmaking workshop on the theme of “LA as a Global City.”
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth on her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.