A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Talking Points, January 9-23, 2008
January 9 - January 23, 2008
On Saturday, Jan. 12 voters in Taiwan go to the polls to elect a new legislature. The number of legislative seats has been reduced from 225 to 113 and the term of service has been lengthened from three to four years. Each voter will cast a vote for an individual candidate and for a party. 73 of the seats will be elected directly and 34 will be allocated in accordance with the proportion of the total vote each party receives. Six seats go to aboriginal representatives. At present, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has the largest number of seats in the legislature (89), but the coalition led by the Kuomintang (KMT) controls the legislature with 114 seats. In March, voters in Taiwan will elect a new president. The DPP’s Frank Hsieh and the KMT’s Ma Ying-jeou are the leading candidates.
01/13/2008: The Evolution of Badge Design Through the Qing Dynasty
Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Free with admission.
To R.S.V.P., call (626) 449-2742, ext. 31.
Space is limited.
David Hugus wraps up his three-part series with a look at how rank badges developed over almost three hundred years of China’s Qing Dynasty.
01/16/2008: Images of War: Picturing the Taipig Occupation of Jiangnan, 1860-84
UCLA 6275 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
A talk by Tobie Meyer-Fong, Johns-Hopkins University.
01/18/2008: Chinese New Year Spectacular
NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court Los Angeles, CA 90015
The splendor and beauty of the east will be majestically brought to life as New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) presents the 2008 "Chinese New Year Spectacular."
01/18/2008: Hood, Veil, Shoes
UCLA Kaufman Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: $15 general, $10 students/seniors
Time: 8:00PM - 9:30PM
“Hood, Veil, Shoes” responds to the visceral heat of urban transit in Taipei, Taiwan’s bustling capital city, where gender-based rites of passage for young women overflow into and permeate their daily journeys through the urban landscape.
01/19/2008: China National Opera House Performance: Farewell My Concubine
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
This is a Western-style adaptation of a famous Chinese opera. In addition to performances in Pasadena, the opera will be performed in San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York, Houston, and Dallas.
01/23/2008: The Future of Chinese Cuisine in the U.S.
Chinese Culture Center Chinatown Hilton 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA
Cost: $25 Asia Society Members, $35 Non-members
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
This program will look at the changing face of Chinese food in China, as well as in places like Vancouver, Flushing, and the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California.
09/06/2007 - 01/20/2008: Zhang Huan: Altered States
2nd Floor Starr & Ross Galleries
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave, New York, NY
This exhibition is the first ever museum retrospective of Zhang Huan, encompassing major works produced over the past 15 years in Beijing, New York, and Shanghai.
10/12/2007 - 01/27/2008: Rank and Style - Power Dressing in Imperial China
Pacific Asia Museum
Address: 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors
Phone: (626) 449-2742
For the first time in the United States, the Pacific Asia Museum presents selections from the Chris Hall Collection of Hong Kong, October 12, 2007 - January 27, 2008.
10/04/2007 - 02/08/2008: From the Abundant Pharmacy: Traditional Chinese Medicine in LA's Chinatown
The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities: Big Sur Education Gallery
1000 N. Alameda Street , Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Monday thru Friday
The exhibition features historical and contemporary photographs and videos of selected stores and herbalists.
11/06/2007 - 02/10/2008: China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century
Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Illustrated books, prints, and maps from the special collections of the Research Library tell the fascinating story of mutual interest and collaborative works produced by Chinese and Europeans from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century.
11/10/2007 - 02/17/2008: Everyday Luxury: Chinese Silks of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The exhibition features a collection of Chinese costumes and textiles from the last three hundred years.
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