RADII presents: china.wav, an exciting new event series highlighting an alternative wavelength of Chinese underground culture you never knew existed. As part of the 2019 ChinaWeek program, RADII presents four live music performances bridging the US/China culture gap through music in distinct, exciting ways. china.wav will take over Silver Lake’s historic El Cid venue on Friday, May 3 with a multifaceted, genre-spanning image of the past, present and future of the Chinese music underground — essential listening for a sampling of the China that gets missed by the mainstream. It’s a crash course in how Western counterculture has influenced divergent forks of grassroots expression in China, and an object lesson in how we might better communicate across cultural lines through the shared language of music.
Chinese art critic/curator and poet Zhu Zhu joins the Poetic Research Bureau in LA’s Chinatown for an evening of bilingual poetry, drawn from his latest book, "The Wild Great Wall," translated by Dong Li and published by Phoneme Media. In the words of author Srikanth Reddy, "The Wild Great Wall" “will introduce American readers to a singular poetic consciousness adrift in modernity.”
The UCLA Asia Pacific Center presents the culminating event for ChinaWeek 2019 with a public forum focusing on the ways in which immigration and US-China relations have shaped Chinese American life over time.
In The Bloodstained Shirt (2018), Chinese artist Wang Qingsong restages in Highland Park, Michigan, an iconic 1959 drawing by Wang Shikuo of peasants rising up against a cruel landlord and triumphantly reclaiming their right to the land. (February 2 - May 26, 2019)
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)