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

Existential Concerns: A Comparative Study of Modern Science and Chinese Science

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wenyu_Xie

Fung Yu-lan had made a strong suggestion that Chinese philosophers did not want modern science. I will attempt to provide a justification for this statement through an existential analysis of Chinese concept of nature, and demonstration of Chinese existential concerns prevailing in Daoism and Confucianism, which distaste for scientific study in the sense of modern science. Read more

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

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