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"Sunita S. Mukhi" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:03:18 -0400
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AUTUMN GEM (Rae Chang & Adam Tow/2009/USA/Mandarin & English/56 min.)
Thursday, April 8, 4:00 pm, Wang Theater

With all my heart I beseech and beg
my two hundred million female compatriots
to assume their responsibility as citizens.
Arise! Arise! Chinese women, arise!
- Qiu Jin 

AUTUMN GEM is about the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary 
heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875–1907). During the reign of 
the last dynasty in China, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and 
demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. At a time when women’s 
lives were often marked by repressive practices such as footbinding, arranged 
marriages, and denial of education, she envisioned a future where women 
would free themselves from the confines of tradition and emerge as strong and 
active citizens of a new and modern nation, offering a fresh perspective on 
women in China by sharing the story of a figure known as the country’s first 

A short introduction on the making the film and historical background  be given 
by writer, co-director, and co-producer RAE CHANG. Discussion to follow. 
For the Flier:
For the trailer:

PH Tuan Annual Wang Center Photography Contest  - DEADLINE APRIL 9

Contest is open to non-professional photographers only. The only visual 
criteria is that the Charles B. Wang Center Celebrating Asian & Asian American 
Cultures must be obvious in the photo. High quality digital images only. Color: 
shortest side minimum 2 megapixels (or at least a 2 megabyte photo.) Scans 
of stills are acceptable. Color or black & white. Photos may be digitally altered 
or enhanced. EXIF data must be included. Photos may have been taken at any 
time, not only in the current year. Maximum of 15 submissions per 

PH Tuan, the Wang Center's architect chooses the first, second and third prize 

The public chooses the award winners. 

$400 - First Prize
$300 - Second Prize
$200 - Third Prize
$250 - People's Choice Award 
$100 - Global Choice Award

Deadline: Friday, April 9, by midnight. 
Exhibition, April 19 to May 16; 
Reception to announce winners: April 29, 7:00 pm. 

For more information:

For the Flier :

Send entries to [log in to unmask] Include full name and contact 
information, including address and phone number. If photo(s) are too large to 
be sent by email, upload to Guest Gallery at All 
entries become the shared property of [AA]2, AA E-Zine, P.H. Tuan, Wang 
Center, and the photographers, and may be used for non-profit purposes by all 
parties providing artist is given attribution under the Creative Commons By-NC-
SA 3.0 License.

Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call (631) 632-4400 or 
(631) 831-6062. 

Co-sponsored by Wang Center architect P.H. Tuan, [AA]2 AA E-Zine, and 
Charles B. Wang Center Asian and Asian American Programs

Exhibit: April 19–May 21
Reception: Thursday, April 29, 7:00 pm, Wang Sculpture Garden

by YaliniDream, joined by musicians Ganessa James and Chesney Snow
Thursday, April 15, 7pm, Wang Theater

YaliniDream is a Sri Lankan Tamil raised in outside lands.  She lives in the 
borderlands where poetry is theater is love is movement is song is prayer is 
rebellion. She looks to reshape reality seeking peace through justice in the 
lands of earth, psyche, body, and dream. WOUNDS UNKISSED incorporates her 
unique blend of spoken word poetry, song, theater, and dance in a 
performance that speaks to the survival of spirit. 

From the humorous conflict between a young girl's dilemma between sexy 
thoughts and bedtime prayers to the heart wrenching stories of the ethnic 
conflict in Sri Lanka to an immigrant mother coming to terms with her 
daughter's sexuality and her community's contradictions--YaliniDream's 
vigorous performance promises to bring laughter and tears. 

She travels this terrain through a hybrid form of dance that draws upon 
contemporary and classical South Asian forms, US Urban forms such as 
Popping, Hip Hop, and Experimental House, and the specialized aerial circus 
dance form--Corde Lisse. As this performance is in evolution audiences  have 
the opportunity to inform the future development of the piece. 

Come witness YaliniDream's spirit literally fly. 

For the Flier:

$35 for VIP; $20 for general admission; $15 for seniors; $10 for students 
20% discounts for groups of five or more. 

To purchase tickets online, visit our website at
or call 631-632-4400 or email [log in to unmask]

For more information on these and other Asian and Asian American Programs at 
the Wang Center please visit:  or call 631-632-4400.