|CHAO CENTER FOR ASIAN STUDIES |
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
A Film Screening and Q&A with
Director Evans Chan
"Datong: The Great Society" & "2 or 3 Things about Kang Youwei"
DATE: Friday, March 15, 2013
TIME: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
VENUE: HUM 328 (Alternate Location, Shell Auditorium Rm. 108 in the Jones Graduate School of Business)
•This event is free and open to the public.
•Registration is required. Please click on the following link to registration: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001O0clft2A_pObHl6oiJrsI9o2Wbk_Xn5T83WzShoI-KlxxZu6poe51DyJ5jkhLmrrGJ6svYEwof6XhCGEaZIGpvS3axmT0mkVcJvGtXrwxCCRzkb5qTQDHA==
The film "Datong: The Great Society" was Movie-of-the-Year by China's progressive Southern Metropolitan Daily for "returning fuller memories and humanity to Chinese history. It focuses on modern China's first major dissident/constitutional reformer and utopian philosopher Kang Youwei. After the Qing government's bloody crackdown on the political reform, he initiated in 1889, Kang and his daughter, Tung Pih fled into 16 years of exile, including residence on a Swedish island. Evan Chan's docu-drama recounts Kangs epic struggle for China's modernization as well as for his dream of Datong-the Chinese Utopia.
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