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−Talk: Juhn Ahn on “When Crows Cry and Rain Starts to Fall: Mongols, Temples, and the Late Koryǒ Elite” @ McCune Conference Room, HSSB 60205:00 pm – 7:00 pm
University of Michigan
About the talk
Yŏnbok-sa, a grand Korean Buddhist temple that once stood in the heart of the Koryŏ capital, Kaegyŏng, as a memorial temple for the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, became the site of a heated controversy over the legitimacy of Buddhism itself. Using the story of Yŏnbok-sa as a backdrop, this talk will examine why this controversy came about and how it was related to the fall of the Koryŏ and rise of the Chosŏn dynasty.
+5:00 pmTalk: Juhn Ahn on “When Crows Cry and Rain Starts to Fall: Mongols, Temples, and the Late Koryǒ Elite” @ McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
−“God Man Dog” 流浪神狗人 Film Screening + Q&A @ Multipurpose Room2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.
+2:00 pm“God Man Dog” 流浪神狗人 Film Screening + Q&A @ Multipurpose Room
−Chinese Language Placement Test – Winter 2014 @ HSSB 40802:00 pm – 5:00 pm+2:00 pmChinese Language Placement Test – Winter 2014 @ HSSB 4080
−Japanese Language Placement Test – Winter 2015 @ HSSB 30413:30 pm – 5:00 pm
View the Japanese Language Program Website for more information and to sign up for the test.+3:30 pmJapanese Language Placement Test – Winter 2015 @ HSSB 3041