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Scenes and Visions: Approaches to 20th-Century Chinese Visual Culture

An international group of scholars will examine how the notion of a dynamic and interrelated "visual culture" will introduce new insights and perspectives to our understanding of Chinese societies and cultures since 1900.

April 6, 2007 9:00am to April 7, 2007 5:00pm

Organized by Professor Xiaobing Tang, the two-day conference will bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to examine various visual forms and experiences in twentieth-century China. The four panels will focus on the Republican era, the socialist visual legacy, photography and documentaries from different historical moments. Speakers at the conference include Julia F. Andrews (OSU), Frank Dikötter (University of Hong Kong/London University), Joyce C.H. Liu (Chiao T'ung University), Kuiyi Shen (UCSD), Xiaobing Tang (USC), Haiping Yan (UCLA) and others.

For detailed information on the program and parking facilities, visit the official website.

Please feel free to direct your inquiries to Xiaobing Tang (, his assistant Sally Kim (, or the East Asian Studies Center (

Please RSVP to Sally Kim at:

-American Council of Learned Societies
-USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
-USC Visual Studies Graduate Certificate
-Research Advancement in Humanities, USC Office of the Provost
-East Asian Studies Center at USC
-Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at USC

Free and open to the public.