2012 US–China Forum on the Arts and Culture at the Aspen Ideas Festival
Last November, Asia Society and The Aspen Institute, along with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries organized a 4-day cultural festival in Beijing called the US–China Forum on the Arts and Culture. Now, the US–China Forum on the Arts and Culture continues at the Aspen Ideas Festival where a distinguished group of Chinese artists joins us to further discussions and collaborations. Read more about the Forum. Here's a glimpse of the lineup at Aspen Ideas next week!
Join Asia Society President Vishakha Desai (left) and President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Li Xiaolin, in a conversation about what fascinates us about American and Chinese culture.
What is the state of journalism today in China? How influential is the media in galvanizing public opinion and expression? Hear from Hu Shuli (left), Editor in Chief of Caixin Media and one of TIME’s 100 most influential people on how her investigative reporting has shaken up China’s media landscape.
As music has globalized in our digital era, how do we hear culture? Musician and composer Wu Tong (left), his generation’s most visible proponent of traditional Chinese music, will discuss the message of music with the Academy-Award winning American composer, Elliot Goldenthal.
Ou Ning (left) can best be described as China’s cultural Renaissance man. Artist, curator, activist, writer, documentary filmmaker, he has recently dedicated himself to rural reconstruction in China. Hear him in discussion with acclaimed architect and 2012 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Liz Diller about the use and reinvention of public spaces.
A galvanizing film can often represent a culture’s collective eye. (Watch trailers of the amazing films that are coming to Aspen Ideas this year.) How are Chinese and American filmmakers addressing the heroes, citizens and values of our societies through documentary and feature films? Join Fan Lixin (whose Last Train Home will screen at the Festival) and Lu Chuan (whose City of Life and Death is screening at the Festival) and Louie Psihoyos (left), Academy Award winning director of The Cove, for a discussion on Chinese and American culture through film. Watch the film trailers.
In honor of the US-China Forum, here's Tu Weiming on the importance of cultural dialogue. (Aspen Ideas 2007)