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7.19.14 Haiku and 7.20.14 Authors on Asia

July 15, 2014

SATURDAY, JULY 19 FROM 2-4 PM
HAIKU
The Haiku Study Group of Southern California is devoted to studying, writing, and sharing haiku in English. There is no membership fee and beginners are always welcome. Group meets in the serene Blue Room at USC Pacific Asia Museum. Save the date Sunday, August 24 for the Haiku Study Group-sponsored Authors on Asia appearance by poet Richard Gilbert who will discuss his book The Disjunctive Dragonfly, a New Approach to English-Language Haiku.

zen-spaces-in-neon-placesSUNDAY, JULY 20 AT 2 PM
AUTHORS ON ASIA
BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION
Zen Spaces & Neon Places: Reflections on Japanese Architecture and Urbanism by Vinayak Bharne

Moving across Japanese history in time and space–from its ancient Shinto beginnings to its largest recorded earthquake, and from the spiritual calm of Ise and Ryoanji to the psychedelic consumerism of Shinjuku and Ginza–the book catches all of the dimensions and sensations of the Japanese built environment.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments.
RSVP to tailing.wong@pam.usc.edu or to the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.

EXHIBITIONS
THROUGH AUGUST 17, 2014
The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America

THROUGH AUGUST 24, 2014
I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour

THROUGH APRIL 19, 2015
A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century 



USC Pacific Asia Museum/July 9-13, 2014

July 9, 2014

Bloody Autumn Cape Horn California 1867Bloody Autumn, Cape Horn, California, 1867. Building of the Central Pacific by Chinese Workers. Chinese Ink and color on Chinese paper, 2013. Courtesy of Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, California © Zhi Lin

Artist Talk – Sunday – July 13 – 2 pm

In recent works, internationally acclaimed artist Zhi Lin has explored the experiences of 19th century Chinese railway workers. In addition to the more abstract works currently on view in The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, his deeply moving drawings documenting the individual workers and geography of the Transcontinental Railway were featured in USC Pacific Asia Museum’s exhibition Chinaman’s Chance in 2008.

Trained at the China National Academy of Fine Arts and London’s Slade School of Fine Art, Lin holds an Endowed Professorship at the University of Washington, teaching both in the Art Division and Jackson School of International Studies. His visit is made possible by the University of Washington.

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America
Through August 17, 2014
The exhibition presents a series of visual narratives by five contemporary artists exploring recurring issues of immigration and border relations that have persisted throughout U.S. history