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Featuring traditional musicians, hip-hop crews, rock stars and dynamic music fans, this documentary taps into the rhythmical zeitgeist of what it means to be young and Uyghur in China, showing how music becomes a liberating element for a minority trying to assert its identity within a repressive environment.
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (Hashima Island) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.
This presentation attempts to provide an introduction to Chinese politics and reform, especially after the 19th CCP’s National Conference.
When Morup Namgyal sparked a movement to preserve his Himalayan culture, he never imagined he would ultimately embrace modernization. Through the lives of three generations of the Namgyal family, "The Song Collector" explores the uneasy relationship between culture and development.
AAS Film Expo was established as a conference program in 2011 by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), an outreach program of CEAPS. Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia are projected in a dedicated screening room with a schedule running from Thursday through Saturday.
The Midwest Forum on Chinese Literature and Culture is devoted to fostering dialogue on relevant topics among the faculty and graduate students of Indiana University (IU), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and other Midwest universities. The 2019 Forum focuses on pre-modern subjects.
KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to audiences around the world, was the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award in 1942. When filmmaker Robin Lung discovers a badly damaged film print of KUKAN, she pieces together the inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of it.