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May Fourth: An Incident. A Movement. A Revolution?

What impacts and legacies has the May Fourth revolutionary movement brought to the American and Chinese intellectuals? After a century passed, is it still relevant today?  

Stepping Forth into the World: Edward Rhoads

Former University of Texas professor Edward Rhoads gives a lecture on his new book Stepping Forth into the World about the fascinating history of the first 120 Chinese students to study in the U.S. at the end of the 19th century at the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City.

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony

Temple Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony at Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai

EASC Colloquium: Going Global: Development, Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese as a World Language in the United States (Shuwan Wang, ELE Consulting International)

Indiana University Bloomington presents Dr. Shuhan C. Wang as she highlights progress made in the Chinese language field in the United States over the past decade, analyzes issues associated with its expansion, and explores promising opportunities to build a robust Chinese learning and teaching environment.

Documenting the Western Desert: Liu Xiangchen's Films of Xinjiang

Filmmaker, scholar, and writer Liu Xiangchen will speak at University of California, Berkeley on May 2 and May 9 respectively.

"Provoke": Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–1975

The short-lived Tokyo magazine Provoke is now recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the last 50 years. Although it existed only for three issues and a mere nine months—November 1968 through August 1969—Provoke crystallized the best of progressive art photography and cultural criticism in Japan during the 1960s and early 1970s. This exhibition is the first anywhere in the world to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.

BOOK READING: The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World by Linda Lau Anusasananan

Veteran food writer Linda Lau Anusasananan opens the world of Hakka cooking to Western audiences in this fascinating chronicle that traces the rustic cuisine to its roots in a history of multiple migrations.

(No)worries about China: Contemporary Intellectual Trends and Their Social Environment

The UCLA Center for Chinese Studies hosts Chaohua Wang for a talk surrounding how intellectual discussions have progressed in China.

Screening: Kun 1 Action (2008)

Wu Haohao's independent documentary, Kun 1 Action will be screened at Harvard University.

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