Cultural Revolution, Propaganda Art, and Historical Memories: Exhibition, Film Screening, and Lecture
The C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University, in partnership with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute will host “Cultural Revolution: Propaganda Art and Historical Memories” exhibition from September to November, 2016. The exhibition will be inaugurated with a film screening, a lecture and a reception on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
The two-month exhibition will showcase the Cultural Revolution collections of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, particularly posters, pamphlets, booklets, documents, and Mao badges and busts. The film screening will present “China - The Red Sons: Inside China during the Cultural Revolution in 1968”, a rare documentary film on Chinese people taking part in Cultural Revolution shot by Australian filmmaker Roger Whittaker during a trip to China in 1968 organized by the Australian Union of University Students. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania.
Events on September 22, 2016
Film Screening 4:00-5:00pm
“China - The Red Sons: Inside China during the Cultural Revolution in 1968” by Roger Whittaker
Introduced by and Q & A with Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Place: Changed from 300 Reading Room to ROOM 403, KENT HALL
Performing the Cultural Revolution: Loyalty, Violence and Dissent by Prof. Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Introduced by and Q & A with Dr. Chengzhi Wang, Starr East Asian Library.
Exhibition Opening Remarks 6:00-6:35pm
- Ann D. Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian
- Eugenia Lean, Director of Weatherhead East Asian Institute
- Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science
- Ying Qian, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Guobin Yang, Associate Professor of Communication and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
- Judy Manton, collector of Cultural Revolution Propaganda Art
- Jim Cheng, Director, Starr Library
Book Sale and Signing
Prof. Guobin Yang's new book The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China (Columbia University Press, 2016) is available for purchase and auhtor signing immediately following the conclusion of the remarks.
September 22 - November 22, 2016
Reading Room, C.V. Starr East Asian Library