Now one of Asia's best-known financiers, Weijian Shan was born and raised in Beijing and witness to Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and one of the most tumultuous eras in China's history. Exiled to the Gobi Desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan's improbable journey, from the Gobi to the "People's Republic of Berkeley" and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story.
Premodern China teemed with images of the divine. From the humblest printed image of the Stove God, hung in the kitchen, to the most lavish ritual painting created for a Buddhist monastery, people filled their world with objects that served as portals to realms beyond their own and to forces beyond their control. This exhibition will present a rich display of such images—mostly drawn from the Museum's collection—ranging from serene, monochrome Buddhist paintings to raucous, colorful sculptures of popular deities.
Li Huayi is one of the leading innovators in Chinese ink painting, at a time when this field is experiencing a remarkable transformation. His intricate landscapes immerse the viewer in breathtaking environments that present a bold new vision of contemporary aesthetics.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with journalist and author Matt Sheehan. His new book chronicles the deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges between China and California.
Please join us for a panel discussion on how the current trade conflict between the United States and China affects Washington State and how things will evolve and what are the likely outcomes. What will the impact be on Washington State in 36 months?
As the two largest economies globally, the state of affairs between the United States and China is arguably the most crucial bilateral relationship in our world today. In Prof. Lawrence J. Lau’s book, “The China-US Trade War and Future Economic Relations,” he provides a brilliant analysis on the economic impacts of the 2018 trade war between China and the U.S. The long-term forces that underlie the economic relationship between the two countries beyond this ongoing trade war are examined in detail. His research offers hope that balancing trade between the two superpowers and strengthening their economic interdependence is both possible and mutually beneficial. In this luncheon dialogue moderated by Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Prof. Lau will share his deep insights on China-U.S. economic collaboration and trade competition.
Artist Xiaoze Xie talks about the inspiration behind his most recent body of work included in Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence with the exhibition curator Michelle Yun, Asia Society Museum Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Books have the power to galvanize. As repositories of memory, history, and ideology, books have inspired social revolutions and been banned by regimes threatened by their contents. Born on the cusp of the Cultural Revolution, Xiaoze Xie has experienced the profound power of books firsthand. “Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence” explores the subjectivity of censorship in relation to the shifting nature of sociopolitical and religious ideologies. Through painting, installation, photography, and video, the artist traces the history of banned books in China, providing a means to chart changes in cultural standards and their influence on shaping modern Chinese society.
Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at the 2019 annual symposium featuring leading expert panelists and prominent keynote speakers on US-Taiwan relations. This all-day event will be organized around four engaging panel discussions on a range of challenging and timely issues pertinent to the future of US-Taiwan relations.