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China Institute Screens A Soul Haunted by Painting

A Soul Haunted by Painting, China Institute
In-person program, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6-8:30pm

Set at the beginning of the 20th century, the film tells the story of Pan Yuliang, a young woman employed as a prostitute, who eventually climbs her way into becoming a professor for a prestigious Chinese institute of learning, and an accomplished artist, renowned as the first woman in the country to paint in the Western style. This film was made in 1994, directed by Huang Shuqin, and featured Gong Li.

The screening will be introduced by Jiaxuan (Jim) Zhang, who has taught Chinese Cinema at Queens College for 20 years. Jim is also an accomplished photographer and calligrapher, as well as a film critic for both Chinese and English publications in the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

The screening is free, although advance registration is requested. All visitors must bring a photo ID when entering the building and present proof of COVID vaccination. Masks are required when on site at China Institute.

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