China Institute

  • 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

  • President Harrison with NUST scholars

    President Harrison with NUST scholars

  • CSUN alumni in China with CSUN Delegation in Shanghai

    CSUN alumni in China with CSUN Delegation in Shanghai

China Institute

Reports

Events

Translating Yu Hua

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Prof. Allan Barr

Yu Hua (1960-), the author of To Live, Brothers, and China in Ten Words, is one of China’s best-known living authors. It is thirty years since he first began to make an impact on the Chinese literary world and twenty years since his first collection of stories in English translation was published; now is a good moment to take stock of the factors shaping the reception of his work by a Western audience. In this lecture I talk about my collaborations with Yu Hua, the challenges I have encountered when translating his stories and essays, and my role as an intermediary between author and editor. Read more

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

A Manchu Bride, Beijing 1871-72

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China. The photographs taken on these journeys form one of the most extensive records of any region taken in the 19th century.  The range, depth and aesthetic quality of John Thomson’s photographic vision mark him out as one of the most important travel photographers. Read more

Qin’s Path to Empire: Tracing Qin’s Ancestors through Archaeology

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Prof. Huangcheng Zhao is Professor of Archaeology in Beijing University. Prof. Zhao has published numerous books and articles on early Chinese archaeology from Shang-Zhou period to Qin-Han dynasties. Prof. Zhao has been teaching at Beijing University since 1984. Read more

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