Arts and Culture
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Los Angeles Chinatown, or “New Chinatown” as it was called when dedicated in 1938. The oldest Chinatown was once located where Union Station and part of the Hollywood Freeway are today.
On April 4, 2017, students from six LAUSD schools with Mandarin Immersion programs visited the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a special screening of Disneynature's Born in China , a nature documentary that tells the stories of love, survival, struggle, and growth of four families of animals native to China -- golden snub-nosed monkeys, snow leopards, chiru, and, of course, pandas. The film was screened in its original version: Mandarin language voice narration and subtitles, challenging students to put their language skills into practice.
*Applications for the Fall 2017 UCLA China Arts Fellowship are due May 26, 2017*
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On April 4, the students of six LAUSD Mandarin Immersion schools -- Castelar Elementary School, Broadway Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, El Sereno Middle School, Woodrow Wilson High School, and Abraham Lincoln High School -- attended a special screening of the Chinese language version of Disneynature Born in China at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
春节快乐！Chūn jié kuài lè!
Photos from contemporary Chinese artist Huang Rui's January 24 talk at UCLA on the STARS avant-garde art collective and his own artistic development. Featuring an introduction by art dealer and gallery owner Katie de Tilly.