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The Philadelphia Chinese Language Meetup Group / 费城汉语组 Message Board › Chinese Events for Thursday Nov 8 & Friday Nov 9

Chinese Events for Thursday Nov 8 & Friday Nov 9

Elizabeth F.
Philadelphia, PA
2 Chinese themed events:


1. (MOVIE) Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) presents "Shanghai Calling"

Where: Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut St, Phila. 19104)
When: Thursday, November 8, 2012

7:00PM - Movie Starts

9:45PM - Free catered reception from Mikado and wine tasting from CBL Wine Co. LLC

Get your tickets here:

Cost: $8 General / $6 Students & Seniors

Shanghai Calling synopsis

Youtube Trailer:­

Imagine a steady stream of immigrants, traveling across a vast ocean to a foreign country, searching for new jobs and better lives.  But the immigrants are Americans, and the country they are moving to… is China.

SHANGHAI CALLING is a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land.  When an ambitious New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career.   But with help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer.

2. (LECTURE) The Roz Perry Memorial Lecture - "Puns in Chinese Art" - Friday, November 9th, 2012

6:30 p.m. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium

Free, Ticket required (http://www.philamuseu...­)

Motifs found in Chinese art are not merely decorative—they often represent hidden meanings and symbolize a wish for all the good things in life. Terese Tse Bartholomew, Curator Emeritus of Himalayan Art and Chinese Decorative Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, explains the use of visual puns in Chinese art and covers the basic wishes for blessings, good marriage, children, passing exams, high rank, riches, and longevity.


Have a good Weekend!


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