(Chinese Studies Workshop) Presentation by Dr. Fan Guoqiang, Associate Professor of History, Jiangsu University, and visiting research associate in the Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, “Back to Qianlong-Jiaqing?
Since 1949, China has adopted nine national military strategies, which govern how the PLA plans and prepares for war. This talk will review these strategies and explain when the PLA initiated major changes in military strategy
Center for World Performance Studies and Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies present the Yandong Grand Singers at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on September 24, 2019 at 7:30pm. In bright voices and natural harmonies shaped by the unique environment of the area, the Dong people of Guizhou, China sing about nature, romantic love, history and moral values. For the Dong people, Grand Song is an indispensable part of life, just as their saying goes, “rice feeds the body–but songs feed the soul”. The Dong people transmit much of their history, culture and knowledge through songs that accompany them throughout their lives. Choirs of children, young and senior people are formed in every village, representing a crucial symbol of Dong ethnic identity and cultural heritage.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the Asia Society Southern California present a talk with Robert Koepp, the Hong Kong Director of The Economist Corporate Network, about the implications of the latest developments in Hong Kong.
Xiaoze Xie will discuss his research into the history of censorship in China that inspired the current exhibition Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence. The artist will be joined by noted experts on the subject of censorship in a panel led by Michelle Yun, Asia Society Museum Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The program is organized in conjunction with Banned Books Week.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Thursday, October 31, 2019
Lan Su Chinese Garden presents Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a month long series of events and activities celebrating poetry, tea, and tea arts.
Medieval Chinese Buddhists were some of the world's most strident animal rights activists. Monks and devout lay people swore off meat and wrote moving accounts about the suffering of animals. Yet the concern with animal welfare did not make vegans out of them. Monasteries kept loads of cream in their pantries and sheep on their lands. This talk explains why.