Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
All events are free with admission, unless otherwise noted. Call (626) 449-2742, extension 31 to RSVP.
Sunday, November 9, 2pm
Lecture/DemoAppreciate the art of Chinese calligraphy, its different styles, and understand how it is practiced, together with Dr. Hung-hsiang Chou of UCLA.
Wednesday, November 12,7pm
Authors on Asia, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies: A NovelIn conversation with Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW 89.9 FM's Bookworm.Reservations required and must be made online through L.A. Central Library. FREE. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call ext. 20 for information.
Saturday, November 15, 8:30am-4pm Conference, Grace Nicholson: Redrawing the Boundaries of Art and LifePacific Asia Museum, in collaboration with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, The Autry National Center, and Grace Nicholson scholar Kathleen Peck, will host a day-long conference at the Huntington Library. Open to the public. Registration is $25. For more information or to register, please contact Professor Bill Deverell at email@example.com.
Saturday, November 15, 8pm
Film, Oh, Saigon, directed by Doan Hoang
An intimate and complex portrait of family. The film demonstrates the consequences of split-second choices and the bitter legacy of war that lives on long after the fighting stops.
$8 for members; $10 for non-members. Call ext. 31 to RSVP. This screening is presented through a collaboration with Visual Communications.
Sunday, November 16, 2pmAuthors on Asia, Sandra Tsing Loh, Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting! Prompted by her own mid-life crisis, in a theater-of-the-absurd-style odyssey, the popular NPR commentator, Atlantic Monthly contributor and successful performance artist, documents her “year of living dangerously” among pompous school admissions officials, lactose intolerant, Prius-driving parents, mafia dons of public radio, vindictive bosses, and old friends with new money.
Saturday, November 22, 2pm
Authors on Asia, Mark LeVine, The Weapon of Future? Music & Youth Culture in a Global Asia. Join us for a provocative, insider’s view on music and youth culture in a global Asia, by Mark LeVine, a musician and professor of History at UC Irvine. LeVine is the author of the best-selling new book, Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam in which he explores the influence of Western music on Middle Eastern youth. Through interviews with musicians and fans we see the struggle of young Muslims to reconcile their religion, with a passion for music and a desire for change. Program co-sponsored by the museum’s Pakistan Arts Council.
Saturday, December 6, 2-4pm
Lecture and Discussion, Confucius in Modern AsiaConfucian scholars, including Dr. David Schaberg, Dr. Robin Wang and Dr. Samuel Yamashita, come together for a panel discussion, and then break into small group discussions with the audience. Free with admission; call ext. 31 to RSVP.