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To Live

An epic story about a family during China's tumultuous times from the 1940's to the 1960's.

April 27, 2008 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li.

Based on the book of the same name, by author Yu Hua, which was initially banned in China.

Panel Discussion will immediately follow after the film - hosted by Mr. Yongyi Song.  Other panelists to be confirmed.

For reservations, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at 626-307-1388

About Mr. Song -
Mr. Song is a recipient of American Library Association's 2005 Paul Howard Award for Courage and winner of the 21st Century Librarian National Award by Syracuse University in 2004.  Mr. Song is a librarian faculty of California State University, Los Angeles.  He received his MA on China Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and MLS at the Indiana University at Bloomington.

Mr. Song has long devoted himself to preserving the true history of China's Cultural Revolution and combating government censorship through his myriad publications.  He is a  leading bibliographer on China studies, particularly on the Cultural Revolution (1996-1976) internationally.