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Life in a Chinese Village Comes to the Medicine Hat Public Library
Presentation About Life in Rural China – Sunday, November 9, 2:00 p.m.
Chinese-Canadian author Chunqing Wang will be coming to the Medicine Hat Public Library on November 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., for a free presentation about life in a Chinese village. She will be showing photographs of her village, past and present, and will be discussing lifestyles of rural Chinese villagers today and through the past hundred years. From persistent poverty at the end of the last emperor’s reign, through the Japanese invasion, the Communist takeover, and several decades of Communist schemes like the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, Ms. Wang will discuss the effects of war, politics and market reforms on her family and her fellow villagers.
The presentation will be reveal parts of the real China that very few visitors have a chance to see. “Most tourists travel to the big cities or go on pre-packaged tours, but it’s difficult for an outsider to get a sense of rural China,” Ms. Wang says. “Because hundreds of millions of people live in villages–more than the total population of Canada and the United States combined–it’s worth knowing about if you’re interested in China at all.” As China becomes more and more urbanized, the experiences of Chinese peasant farmers are being forgotten: but her new memoir assists by committing to print her experiences and the experiences of villagers from Shanxi Province.
Ms. Wang will be reading portions of her book: You May as Well Sing, Brother: Seventy Years of Strange but True Stories of Adventure, Determination, Cruelty, Bravery, Survival and Especially Love from Inside a Chinese Village. In this memoir, compelling stories told in the first person show every human foible, folly, virtue and vice, as the villagers describe themselves, their neighbors, and those they have encountered along the way. (The memoir will be available for optional purchase for $15.00.)
Ms. Wang will be accompanied by her husband, Chris Denholm, who will provide his perspective as one of the few westerners to stay in a Chinese village for an extended visit.
Refreshments will be served.
Note: Because some of the topics, including war, persecution and suffering would be sensitive to young audiences, the presentation is intended for adults only.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @ 7.00 pm, Medicine Hat Public Library
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has long been known as a city of culture. A slide presentation highlighting some of its attractions will be shown at Medicine Hat Public Library on Tuesday, May 1 at 7.00 pm.
Buenos Aires, with a population of close to 3 million, is the second largest city in South America, second only to Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Its renowned opera house, the Teatro Colon, is one of the five top international venues and has welcomed the world’s performers since 1912. Buenos Aires is known for its many bookstores and houses the largest and best bookstore, El Ateneo, in South America. The city is host to the annual La Noche de Librerias, a night dedicated to celebrating bookstores, with street closures for performances, author readings, entertainment and crowded bookstores. Museums and art galleries abound, the legacy of a wealthy upper class from the 1880s to the 1920s.
The slide presentation will include a side trip to the mighty Iguazu Falls on the borders of Argentina and Brazil.
The presentation will be made by Hilary Munro who spent November in the city and environs.
For more information, contact Hilary at 403-502-8533.
Want to learn entrepreneurial tips from one of the best? Bruce Poon Tip has received awards for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Canada’s Entrepreneur of the year and he has been honoured as Canada’s 100 Leaders of Tomorrow. Bruce is the founder of GAP Adventures and he is coming to give a presentation on the business aspect of GAP Adventures. A once in a lifetime opportunity for South East Alberta – to hear how it is done from the guy who did it!
Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Medicine Hat College Theatre.
Tickets are available at the Ecotourism booths up around the college until the 2nd, the Students Association Office, or by phone at 403-613-2386.
As previously posted on this article, I talked about how David Hoffos has two installations featured at the Esplanade entitled “Catastrophe” and “Another City” – collectively known as Disaster & Desire. The installations will be up until November 30th, 2008; however, David Hoffos will be doing an “Artist Talk” tonight at 8PM. It’s taking place tonight as part of “Downtown Midnight Madness”, which I talk about more on this post.
David Hoffos will be talking about his work, and giving insights on his work currently exhibited artwork in the Esplanade. He will be presenting in the Studio Theatre, which is located in Esplanade tonight at 8PM. Oh yes, I should also mention there will be free admission tonight for the Art Gallery (where his work is featured).