Please join the RASBJ's film showing of "Devils on the Doorstep" 鬼子来了， a 2000 black comedy directed by Jiang Wen, preceded by remarks by Matthew Hu Xinyu. You may know that the movie, set in the waning days of WWII, sparked heated discussion because it underscored common human traits of both Japanese and Chinese. But did you know its most memorable scenes were filmed not far from Beijing, in ancient walled towns in Hebei province? Before the film, Hu Xinyu, one of Beijing's top cultural-preservation experts, will identify important examples of traditional Chinese architecture shown in the film.
RASBJ is back at the Courtyard Institute Dec. 3 showing Jiang Wen's film "Devils on the Doorstep" 鬼子来了; before the screening, cultural-preservation expert Matthew Hu Xinyu will provide some tips on important ancient architectural sites seen in the film -- can you spot them? After Spring Festival, we hope you'll join us at a talk on China's ambitions in space by Prof. Richard de Grijs, Professor of Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University. To learn of coming RASBJ events in a timely fashion, sign up on this site to join our mailing list. Happy holiday wishes to all RASBJ members,co-organizers and friends. Thank you for your support!
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