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.
The UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, and UCLA Confucius Institute present "A Century of Chinese Cinema." Uniting archival materials from the collections of the China Film Archive (Beijing), the Hong Kong Film Archive and the Chinese Taipei Film Archive in the first ever such collaboration between those organizations, this series offers audiences a chance to consider what unites and separates the highly connected cinematic traditions of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The Five Elements and the Chinese Zodiac
Many people have heard of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, but did you know that each lunar year is also associated with one of five elements?