October Events

Institute for Asian Studies
Portland State University
Fall 2015

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

October 3, 9:30 AM 
First Saturday PDX Monthly Program Series
Elegant Graffiti: Art of Public Writing in Traditional China
Dr. Lei Xu, Professor of Art History, Oregon State Univ
A public presentation about the 6th to 12th century accumulation of hundreds of ancient calligraphy inscriptions on stone carvings on Jiaoshan, a famous island in the Yangzi River.
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Sunday, October 4, 2015
7:00-8:30 PM  
(doors open at 6:30)
Impressions of China:
a performance by the student performing arts troupe from Soochow University


A Chinese cultural performance by the Soochow University Student Art Troupe featuring traditional Chinese instrumental music, Chinese opera and martial arts. Ticket (required) are FREE.  Available at the PSU Box Office,  purchase tickets online,  or at the door starting at 6:15 PM.Location:  Main Gym, Peter W. Stott Center, Portland State University
930 SW Hall St, Portland

Monday, October 5, 3:45 PM
CHINA Town Hall
This national day of programming on China feature a live webcast panel discussion at 4:00 pm on Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, followed by a public presentation (5-6:30 pm)Analyzing U.S.-China Economic Relations in the Wake of President Xi Jinping’s Visit to the United States, by Amy Celico, a leading China expert and principal of the Albright Stonebridge Group in Washinton DC.      [View event details]          [Facebook]

October 13,  6:00 PM
Oregon Success Stories in Doing Business with Japan
The Story of Pendleton Woolen Mills in Japan View event details >>

Thursday, October 22, 6:00 PM
Portland ‘s Old Japan Town:
A Charity Event for Tsunami Recovery in Japan
This 2-part program features a public presentation by, George Nakata, “Portland’s Japan Town was my home”  — a history of Portland’s Old Japan Town as told by a former resident, followed by musical performance by Jon Nakamatsu, world-renowned  Japanese-American pianist and gold medalist of the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  Tickets $32/general admission; $17 students; available AT THE PSU Box Office, online, or by tel. 503-725-3307
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Saturday, October 24, 2:00 PM
Chinese Responses to New Qing History:
Bridging the gap between both sides  

Dr. Sz-Ming Ge, Head of Research, National Museum of History, Taiwan
Visiting Scholar at the Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies Harvard University
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