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NEW East Asian Library exhibit "East Asia’s Centennial: China and Korea in the Modern World"

This exhibit features photos, videos, publications, etc. from the East Asian Library to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the March First Movement in Korea and May Fourth Movement in China. (March 4 - May 31, 2019)

May 31, 2019 10:00am

The First World War was primarily fought in Europe, but its impact touched countries around the globe, if for no other reason than that the attentions of the chief colonizing powers had been diverted for four long years. The end of the War seemed to promise new beginnings, perhaps most prominently expressed in President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, point five of which read, “A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable government whose title is to be determined.” Although their recent histories had differed markedly, the peoples of China and Korea saw reason for new hope for their place in the world. Those hopes were quickly dashed and both nations realized the need to re-shape their politics, their cultures and their societies.


December 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Pasadena, California

Longtime instructor Guang-Li (David) Zhang, a graduate of the Shanghai Art Academy teaches beginner and advanced students Chinese Calligraphy in mixed lecture and workshop classes.