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September 19, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Wu Dunn

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Dr. Jennifer Wu Dunn
Assistant Director,
The China Center


September 18, 2008

Jennifer Phelps

Jennifer Phelps
Art Director
Chambers, the Luxury Art Hotel


Dawei Xu

Dawei Xu is faculty at the Beijing Film Academy in the area of New Media. As an international artist Dawei has shown his film works extensively as well as collaborated with many artist world wide. He is also a curator for exhibitions and theater performances, focusing on new media and experimental digital video.


Jason McGrath

Jason McGrath is Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese literature and film in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has published several articles and anthology chapters on contemporary Chinese cinema.

Jason’s new book Postsocialist Modernity: Chinese Cinema, Literature, and Criticism in the Market Age has been published by Stanford University Press (March 2008). Andrew Jones of the University of California - Berkeley has said "This is the most lucid, engaging, and theoretically acute account of contemporary Chinese cultural production to have emerged in recent years from the Western academy." (ALL UThink Blog)

Jason is also the recent recipient of a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship (2008-2010) for his project “Inscribing the Real: Chinese Cinema from the Silent Era to the Twenty-first Century. This is one of the University of Minnesota’s most prestigious awards.


September 15, 2008

Artist Statement

Mikes' artist statement goes here.

September 9, 2008

Tang Meng

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Professor Song Jing and Professor Tang Meng discussing the book "Life is Beautiful" which features Song Jing's photography from Tibet.

Tang Meng is an international artists who has studied at the Beijing Film Academy, NYU, and the University of Minnesota. Meng holds a faculty position at the Beijing Film Academy with a focus on cinematography and lighting. She has exhibited her art work internationally.

September 1, 2008

visiting artist / guest lecture / field trip

visiting artist / guest lecture / field trip in following cagtegories

Artist Statement

As an artist and filmmaker, the complexity of childhood pulls me in for another look. For several years I have investigated the idea of self as it is constructed through language and communication in early childhood. This study continues. In my newest work, I have discovered the distortion that occurs with childhood revisited. Bearing in mind the power of costumes, rituals, and environments, narratives develop around the relationship these have to my subjects. My own experiences are measured throughout these assessments.

Some of my digital video projects also include a wide range of environmental examinations. These focus on the influence of the day-to-day and profound effects of what we take in mostly unaware.

artist statement and resume
thesis exhibition