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The National Palace Museum and Asia Today

The Bowers Museum presents a talk by Dr. Kung-Shin Chou, former director of the National Palace Museum, on its history and her career.

February 25, 2018 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Presented by Dr. Kung-Shin Chou, former Director of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, a specialist in Chinese lacquerware, and a pioneer educator in museology in Taiwan. 
Dr. Kung-Shin Chou will discuss the National Palace Museum’s history, the ways in which the institution paved the way for education, and her tenure as the museum’s former director. Presented in in Mandarin with English translation.
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium 
Ticket info: Member or with paid museum admission $15 | General $20
TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.


June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).