Journalist and filmmaker Jennifer Lin will discuss her documentary film in progress, Beyond Yellowface. This film shines a light on the persistence of anti-Asian stereotypes in ballet and explores current advocacy work to make ballet more inclusive. Jennifer will discuss themes of race, ethnicity, and representation in the United States, and will reflect on her process of putting this film together.
A veteran journalist and former foreign correspondent in China, Jennifer Lin created the documentary Beethoven in Beijing, as well as a companion book on the Philadelphia Orchestra's China legacy (Temple U. Press, 2022). Lin worked as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer with postings as a correspondent in New York, Washington and Beijing. She's the author of three books, including a family memoir, Shanghai Faithful.
On Friday, February 10th, Jennifer Lin will return to present "Beethoven in Beijing: Exploring Cultural Diplomacy and the Philadelphia Orchestra’s China Legacy," a film screening and book discussion with the OSU Institute for Chinese Studies. Go to their website for more information: https://go.osu.edu/CWBU.
For more information on Beyond Yellowface, visit this website: https://www.beyondyellowface.com.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute For Chinese Studies at the East Asian Studies Center (ICS), the Humanities Institute and the Department of Dance.
Free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com.
This event will be presented for both in-person and virtual attendance. To attend virtually, register for the event via Zoom; you’ll receive an attendance link in the automatic confirmation email.
The Humanities Institute and its related centers host a wide range of events, from intense discussions of works in progress to cutting-edge presentations from world-known scholars, artists, and activists, and everything in between. In our current moment of riding the unpredictable currents of the pandemic, we reaffirm the value of in-person engagement. We strive to amplify the energy in the room. But we also recognize the need to be careful and the fact that not all our guests will be able to visit our space. We, therefore, will continue to offer Zoom access to all our events upon request.