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Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits - Review

Xu Weixin’s portrait exhibit is an installation piece, hung as a wall of voices--an outer circle of players from the Cultural Revolution, images accessed in part from his blog and painted in black and white, in which he highlights individuals as ordinary people, not purveyors of a revolutionary message.  

The inner circle comprises color paintings of miners from the present  whom Xu photographed.  The contrast of historical moments, past and present, heroes and victims, is powerful; the painterly technique and digital interface well-crafted and expressive.  German visual artist Gerhard Richter once said that a portrait can never come as close to the sitter than when it’s a very good likeness—better to paint from a photograph…a practice that sits true in many manifestations…

The portraits are on display at UMMA from now until June 11th.  Click here for more info.

Wang Zheng Stars in Vice Documentary about Chinese Feminism

Wang Zheng 王政   Associate Professor, Department of Women's Studies, LSA Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender


Wang Zheng 王政

Associate Professor, Department of Women's Studies, LSA
Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender

LRCCS Faculty and Associate Professor of Women's Studies Wang Zheng was recently featured in a Broadly (a subsidiary of Vice) documentary titled "Unmarried at 27: Meet China's 'Leftover Women."  You can see the documentary below:

In her work at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Wang Zheng is currently helping coordinate a photo exhibit which revolves around some of the same feminists featured in this documentary; it is titled Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation. This exhibit displays many images of feminist actions the Feminist Five and their friends had engaged in before their detention.  The exhibit curator, Lü Ping, will be giving a talk on January 26th at 4:10pm at the Lane Hall Gallery.  Click here for more info.  

This event is co-sponsored by LRCCS, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Department of Women’s Studies, and the Stamps School of Art & Design.

LRCCS and SJTU Co-host Methodology Training

Mary Gallagher   Associate Professor, Political Science  Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Mary Gallagher

Associate Professor, Political Science

Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Original article (in Chinese), by Shen Waiyi, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, July 7th 2015

LRCCS Director Mary Gallagher is now in China participating in the Summer Survey Methodology Training program, being jointly hosted by Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and LRCCS.  The program, which began on July 1st, has about 150 participants from inside and outside SJTU.  Professor Gallagher and many others will be facilitating trainings on issues such as questionnaire design, interviewing and field investigations. 

Celebrated play "Sunrise 日出" to be staged in Ann Arbor

A masterpiece of modern Chinese theater, "Sunrise" is part of a triology by the legendary playwright Cao Yu (曹禺) and tackles the progressive moral degradation of individuals at a time when cultural and social norms are being questioned. 

In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. Please click on poster for ticketing information. 

Contemporary Chinese Music and Dance Residency 2015

All events are free.

*Discussion with Videos

Led by Professor Emily Wilcox

Educational Conference Room, School of Social Work | Thursday, February 19, 5pm–7pm

*Master Class

The Dance Building - Studio A | Saturday, February 21, 11am–1pm

*Performance, followed by Q & A with the artists

The Keene Theater, Residential College | Tuesday February 24, 7pm–9pm