Target Free Thursday Curators Talk: Yale-China and a Century of Transformative Encounters
Join Ming Thompson, curator of Both Here and There: Yale-China and a Century of Transformative Encounters for a discussion on this exhibit that explores the hundred-year history of the Yale-China Association.
This program is free and open to the public, courtesy of Target. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Here and There: Yale-China and a Century of Transformative Encounters
On View September 2- October 11, 2010
This exhibit explores the hundred-year history of the Yale-China Association and the personal narratives behind its long history of cross-cultural exchange. Both Here and There: Yale-China and a Century of Transformative Encounters includes personal accounts, images, and artifacts that together explore the profound power of grassroots exchange on communities, cultures, and individuals an ocean apart. Since 1901, the Yale-China Association has built U.S.-China relations through programs in education, health, public service, and the arts.
For many, Yale-China programs deeply shaped their sense of identity and produced a lasting empathy for their adopted culture. Whether they returned home or remained, the experience influenced their personal and professional lives, and collectively, new levels of understanding guided the direction of Chinese-American relations in the 20th century. Their stories will be told through photography, oral history, and film, including rare footage from early twentieth century China.
Both Here and There is curated by Ming Thompson, Yale-China’s first Design and Curatorial Fellow. Ming was a Yale-China Teaching Fellow from 2004-06 at Yali Middle School in Changsha, China.
Both Here and There is organized by the Yale-China Association, in conjunction with the centennial of the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship Program.