The 13th Annual ChinaFest is held during February 8-11, 2018
All film screenings are at Ukrop Auditorium, Queally Hall, The Robins School of Business, University of Richmond; in partnership with International Film Series (IFS)
Thursday, FEBRUARY 8
The Inaugural Irby B. Brown Lecture
China: Where Has It Been, Where Is It
Going, and What Does It Mean for America?
Co-Sponsored with UR Osher Lifelong Learning
Thursday, February 8, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. International
Carole Weinstein International Center
U.S.-China ties have become
and economically the most
central bilateral relationship
in today's world. Heading
these two powers are leaders
with strong personalities,
strong-man leadership styles,
and both represent nations
with varied national interests.
Despite the natural frictions,
they must cooperate if global
stability is to be maintained.
Dr. Lampton will assess
how these two leaders have
managed the complex relationship in Donald Trump's first year as
president and consider what future developments are likely.
David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he also heads SAIS China.
He is Chairman of the The Asia Foundation, former president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi
Jinping, was published by UC Press in January 2014.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 10
ChinaFest: Year of the Earth Dog
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sat, Feb 10 | 10 am–4:30 pm
New hours for ChinaFest!
Free | No tickets required
Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New
Year and Chinese New Year: Year of the
Earth Dog! Participate in art activities
such as creating an Earth Dog lantern
and making your own watercolor
lotus card. Enjoy demonstrations and
colorful performances, including the
Lion Dance, to welcome the Chinese
| © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sunday, FEBRUARY 11
Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from
the Carver Collection
February 8 to December 2, 2018
Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature,
University of Richmond Museums
Sunday, February 11, 1:30-3 p.m.
1:30 p.m., Curator’s Talk, Lora Robins Gallery
“Dragons, Auspicious Bats, and Other
Symbols in Chinese Textiles”
Marcin Jerzewski, ’18, Chinese studies
and political science double major,
University of Richmond, and 2017-
2018 Curatorial Assistant, University
2-3 p.m., Tea reception and viewing of
|China, Qing Dynasty, silk thread apestry (kesi), Gift in memory of David June
Carver, Jr. © University of Richmond Museums, photograph by Taylor Dabney
Film Screening Schedules
The 13th Annual ChinaFest Film Program
Friday, Feb. 9, 3:00 pm, presenter: Ursula Liang
dir. Ursula Liang, 2014, US, 89 min.
An award-winning documentary capturing
a sport called 9-Man, a unique streetball
tournament originating in Chinatowns
across the US and Canada. The game
stems from the 1930’s, at a time when
anti- immigrant sentiment prevented
new Chinese-American citizens from
assimilating. 9-Man was invented as a way
for this new community to socialize, becoming a beloved past-time and proud
Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 pm, presenter: Gengsong Gao, assistant professor of
dir. Philippe Muyl, 2013, China/France, 100 min.
In the big city of Beijing, two highpowered
parents depart for business
trips, entrusting their precocious
daughter Renxing to her grandfather Zhu
Zhigen. They embark on a journey to
his rural hometown so he can set his pet
nightingale free – to honor a promise he
made to his wife, encountering hilarious
detours along the way.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:30 am, presenter: Jessica Chan, assistant professor of
A Simple Life,
dir. Ann Hui, 2011, Hong Kong, 118 min.
Ah Tao, a domestic worker, has
taken care of the Leung family for
generations. Suddenly, she falls ill
and announces her retirement. In a
tender reversal of roles, Roger, the
last member of the Leung family
remaining in Hong Kong, looks after
Ah Tao as she has always done for
Saturday, Feb. 10, 1:00 pm
A Great Wall,
dir. Peter Wang, 1986, US/China, 101 min.
The first American movie shot
in China, this delightful comedy
follows Leo, a San Francisco
computer programmer who quits
his job and moves his family to
stay with his sister in Peking.
Leo nostalgically searches for the
traditional China he left behind,
while his son Paul charms his
cousins with his wild Western
ways. This culture clash develops
in hilarious directions, coming to a head in a climactic ping pong battle.
Sunday, Feb 11, 7:30 pm, presenter: a UR student TBD
dir. Yuen Woo-Ping, 1978, Hong Kong/China, 111 min.
Martial arts superstar Jackie
Chan burst onto the scene
with this raucouskung
fu masterpiece, playing a
legendary folk hero who is
punished for his frequent
troublemaking by being forced
to study under a martial arts
master who is notorious for his
drunkenness and injuring his
students. The pupil puts his
new skills to the test when his own father is targeted by a brutal assassin.
ChinaFest 2018 Acknowledgements, with thanks to:
Our committee members for their devotion and hard work: Rose Nan-Ping
Chen, Chair, Cheryl Clark, Cathy Hinton, Kathryn Gray, Mary Nelson, and
Dean Martha Merritt and her team at the Office of International Education,
University of Richmond, for its generous support; Professor Gengsong Gao
for his participation in our film selections as well as coordinating ChinaFest
activities on campus; Molly Fair for help with obtaining the films, and
Michael Warchol for his invaluable support. Dr. Richard Waller, Executive
Director of University Museums, for staging China- related exhibition.
Our programming partners for their behind- the scenes coordination and
support: staff members of Art and Education Division at VMFA: Celeste
Fetta, Natalie Feister, Merenda Cecelia, Lulan Yu, and many volunteers.
Peggy Watson of UR Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Our distinguished speakers for their outstanding scholarship and
contributions. Our many presenters for sharing their time and talents.
Our deepest gratitude to all the contact persons, coordinators and volunteers
who made ChinaFest truly a community effort.
The Thirteenth Annual ChinaFest is made possible by: The Rose
Group for Cross-Cultural Understanding; County of Henrico,
Virginia; Dominion; The Anne Carter Robins & Walter R.
Robins, Jr. Foundation; University of Richmond (UR); Virginia
Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA); Virginia Film Office; Evergreen
Enterprises; The Peachtree House Foundation; The Rock
List of Supporters
Contributor: US-China Peoples Friendship Association, Richmond
In-kind donors:Department of Cultural Affairs, The Embassy of People’s
Republic of China in the U.S.A. ; Universal Leaf.