Thursday, April 05, 2012

China: From the 1950s to Today Photo Exhibition

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -- one day only -— Organized by China Photo Services of Xinhua News Agency and Chinese Culture Development Center, China: From the 1950s to Today Photo Exhibition will be held at Crowell Public Library on Wednesday, April 18, one day only, in the Barth Community Room and surrounding areas of the library. The exhibition will also be held April 16 (12:30 pm to 4:00 pm) at UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library. Both exhibitions are free to the public. The Chinese Culture Development Center has invited Ms. Xiaobo Chen, chief editor of the Photographic News Department of Xinhua News Agency, and Mr. Yu Liu, director of the International Photos Newsroom of the Photographic News Department of Xinhua News Agency, to make a special presentation on this wonderful photo exhibition. “China: From the 1950s to Today” Photo Exhibition includes 130 pictures, documenting the changing lives of ordinary Chinese people in the last six decades. Selected from Xinhua News Agency’s huge photo archive, this series is not only an incredible photo collection, but has extraordinary historical value. Many photos are very rare and have just become available to the public for the first time. The co-organizers of this exhibit are UCLA East Asian Library, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA Confucius Institute, as well as Crowell Public Library. This exhibition will move to East Coast and be displayed at Asian Cultural Center NY on April 21, 2012. Founded in 1995, Chinese Culture Development Center is an Alhambra-based cultural institution that promotes Chinese cultures and education in Southern California, organizing and sponsoring programs in the local community that help to deepen understanding between American and Chinese public. For more information, please visit