China Institute

  • Juneteenth Celebration Road to Freedom

    Dr. Cedric Hackett and his students

  • StopAsianHate

    #StopAsianHate

  • StopAsianHate

    #StopAsianHate

  • With Guest Speaker, Jennifer An, LAPD Special Investigator

    With Guest Speaker, Jennifer An, LAPD Special Investigator

  • "2018 Happy Chinese New Year" World Tour from China

    "2018 Happy Chinese New Year" World Tour from China

  • China—Through the Lens of John Thomson

    China—Through the Lens of John Thomson

  • 2018 Chinese New Year’s Celebration Party

    2018 Chinese New Year’s Celebration Party

China Institute

Events

Premiere Screening of To the Mountaintops

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

FilmScreening_To the Mountaintop

In a corner of our planet, side-by-side, are two of the most dynamic nations on earth — India and China. Together, they are nearly a third of humanity. Their contemporary achievements in building advanced societies are unprecedented in their long, illustrious histories and are of dramatic consequence for the world community. Both are projected to become global powerhouses in the 21st Century. One is the largest authoritarian state and the other the largest democracy. Is China destined to be ascendant? Read more

Representation Matters: The ‘Boat People’ from Vietnam and Refugee Policy in the late 1970s

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Lisa Tran

Although scholars have problematized the dichotomy between “migrant” as voluntary and economic, and “refugee” as forced and political, few case studies exist.  Focusing on the “boat people” who left Vietnam in the late 1970s (most of whom were ethnic Chinese) and resettled in the United States, Canada and Australia, Lisa Tran argues that while international and state policy reified the legal distinction between migrant and refugee, the lived experiences of the people who left Vietnam blurred that distinction. Read more

Visual Documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Intangible Cultural Heritage

My third visit to China, May 28-June 15, was made possible by a Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (RSCA) Travel Grant from the MCCAMC. The first half of the trip was spent documenting Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) artists and locations in a relatively small section of Yunnan Province in southwestern China, and at Yangtze University in Jingzhou, Hubei Province. Read more

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