Shanghai Cinema: Shanghai Bride & Mr. Wong's World
Don't miss the closing day of Shanghai Cinema at the Asian Art Museum. This event will feature two film screenings and a chance to meet Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of Global Shanghai, 1850-2010.
11:00 am: Shanghai Bride.
This film documents the materialistic and competitive nature of Shanghai's marriage market. (51 minutes, in Mandarin and Shanghainese with English subtitles.)
2:00 pm: Mr. Wong's World: Saving the Architectural Heritage of Shanghai. A wealthy businessman has made it his mission to rescue old houses, villas, and temples threatened as a result of Shanghai's unprecedented building boom. (80 minutes, in Mandarin with English subtitles.)
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine, the Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, and author, most recently, of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. A co-founder of and regular contributor to The China Beat: Blogging How the East is Read, and a co-editor of China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, he has contributed commentaries and reviews to various newspapers and to magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and The Nation.