China Institute

Journey with the Giant, Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Sierra Hall 120, CSUN

Producer and Discussion lead: James Gabbe
Discussants: James Craine (Geography); Suzanne Scheld (Anthropology); Weimin Sun (Philosophy); Meiqin Wang (Art)

Journey with the Giant


Journey with the Giant, a new and boldly unprecedented documentary film by James Isaiah Gabbe and the CITIZENARTS team, focuses on these and other critical questions about China that have become central to U.S. political discourse and have profound implications for the world. Traveling “under the radar” as a tourist, Gabbe presents an intimate, unvarnished exploration of the land about which Napoleon may have said: “There lies a sleeping giant. Let it sleep, for when it awakes, it will shake the world.”

CITIZENARTS filmed in nearly 20 locations, from the commercial fever of Hong Kong and Shanghai to top-of-the world mysteries of Tibet and into Tiananmen Square, ruling center of the People’s Republic. Journey with the Giant enters the daily life of factory workers, teachers, merchants, tourists, clerics and the like, showing the extraordinary scope of change in that vast country and revealing how the Chinese feel about their frenetic new world and the Communist Party’s leadership.

This lecture is sponsored by CSUN China Institute, GE Global Path, and the College of Humanities. It is free and open to the public. Campus map is available at this link,, and public parking is available on campus ( for $6 per day.  Please contact Dr. Weimin Sun at (818-677-6461) for more information.