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  1. Nov
    6
    Thu
    2014

    1. The Memory Project: Independent Chinese Documentary Film Festival (all-day)
      Nov 6 – Nov 7

      Featuring Wu Wenguang, Zou Xueping, Zhang Mengqi and Li Xinmin

      Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 @ HSSB 6020 McCune Conference Room

      • 6:30 Because of Hunger: Diary I (90 min. 2013; dir. Wu Wenguang)
      • 8:00 Documenting Contemporary China: Panel Discussion with Wu Wenguang, Zou Xueping, Zhang Mengqi, and Li Xinmin

      Friday Nov 7, 2014 @ UCSB, MultiCultural Center Theater

      • 10:00 Trash Village (82 min. 2013; dir. Zou Xueping)
      • 1:00 Self-Portrait (77 min. 2013; dir. Zhang Mengqi)
      • 3:00 Huamulin, Boy Xiaoqiang (76 min. 2013; dir. Li Xinmin)

      pdf (icon) Wu Wenguang flyer


      Organized and Sponsored by the
      East Asia Center and the Mellichamp Global Studies Fund

      Special thanks: Multicultural Center, Interdisciplinary Humanities CenterDuke University, Susan Tai, Friends of Asian Art, UCSB East Asian Library, Yiman Wang, Tanya Lee, Michael Curtin

  2. Nov
    15
    Sat
    2014

    1. “Dust in the Wind” Film Screening @ Multicultural Center Theater
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      Hou Hsiao Hsien

      Hou Hsiao Hsien

      Taiwanese filmmaker, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s critically acclaimed movie portrays Ay-yuan and Ah-yun who grow up together in the small mining town of Jiufen which is in economic decline. After graduating from junior high school, Ah-yuan leaves for Taipei where he finds work as an apprentice in a printing house and attends school at night. Ah-yun also leaves for Taipei to work as an assistant seamstress in a tailor’s shop. Living in the big city presents difficulties for both of them. Ah-yuan is drafted into military service and on the eve of his departure, Ah-yan gives him a special present — 1096 self addressed and stamped envelopes — wishing him to write her every day during the three year military service period. The film follows this young couple through lost love and innocence.

      Refreshments served before screening

      Film in Chinese with English Subtitles. Q&A in English and Chinese.

      Dust in the Wind


      Sponsored by Center for Taiwanese StudiesEast Asia Center, Taiwanese Student Association, UCSB Taiwan Academy, Ministry of Culture (R.O.C.), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (L.A.)

  3. Dec
    6
    Sat
    2014

    1. “God Man Dog” 流浪神狗人 Film Screening @ Multipurpose Room
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      God Man Dog FIlm

      Singing Chen

      Singing Chen

      Director/Writer, Singing Chen brings us a story of interwoven lives in God Man Dog. Ching, a depressed hand model, tries to release herself from the pain of losing a newborn baby, but neither religious belief nor random affairs can help her. Her husband is an architect, deeply involved in the power/money games of the real eastate business. An Aboriginal couple, Biung and Mei, toil to live a poor life, transporting top grade peaches between a remote tribe in Taidong and Taipei city every day. Yet they find themselves valued less than even the peaches. One legged Yellow Bull drives a truck, filled with deserted god statues of various sizes, roaming around to pick up and shelter more. A homeless boy accompanies him, collecting amulets to earn blessings. Then there’s a fatal car accident caused by a stray dog. The lives of the three groups of characters converge and are changed as a result.

      Refreshments served before screening

      Film in Chinese with English Subtitles. Q&A in English and Chinese.


      Sponsored by Center for Taiwanese StudiesEast Asia Center, Taiwanese Student Association, UCSB Taiwan Academy, Ministry of Culture (R.O.C.), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (L.A.)

  4. Jan
    5
    Mon
    2015

    1. Japanese Language Placement Test – Winter 2015 @ HSSB 3041
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      View the Japanese Language Program Website for more information and to sign up for the test.