Monday, October 26, 2020

Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) online with Pitt's Office of International Services, November 4.

The University of Pittsburgh's Office of International Services will present the 2004 Chinese movie Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) online on November 4, part of OIS's Watch Party Wednesday series. From the distributor:
Stephen Chow (director and star of Shaolin Soccer) is at it again with his newest action-packed and comedic martial-arts adventure, KUNG FU HUSTLE. From wildly imaginative kung fu showdowns to dance sequences featuring tuxedoed mobsters, you've never seen action this outrageous and characters this zany! With jaw-dropping fight sequences by Yuen Wo Ping (famed action choreographer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Matrix), KUNG FU HUSTLE will blow you away! In a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing (Stephen Chow) desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turn out to be kung fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung fu master of all.
It is free and open to the Pitt community and plays online from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Registration is required.

Friday, October 23, 2020

More theaters announced for Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] 1 & 2 (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]) in Pittsburgh, November 14.

The Japanese animated movies Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] 1 & 2 (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]) will play in Pittsburgh as a double feature on November 14. From the distributor:
Join fans across the country for an exclusive one-night double feature event featuring parts 1 and part 2 of the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy. Don’t miss “I. presage flower” and “II. lost butterfly” as the films returns to the big screen before the final installment, “III. spring song,” arrives in theaters later in the month.
It is scheduled to play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and Cinemark theaters in Monaca, Monroeville, and North Hills; tickets are available online.

Filipino-American film Yellow Rose continues in Pittsburgh, through October 29.

The 2019 film Yellow Rose, which opened in Pittsburgh on October 8, will continue here through at least October 29. From the movie's official site:
Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.
It plays locally now at the Tull Family Theater in Sewickley, and tickets are available online. The Tull Family Theater is located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley (map).

“Music, Sound, and Nostalgia in My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies" with Pitt's Department of Music, October 29.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Music will host Visiting Scholar Kunio Hara and his lecture "Music, Sound, and Nostalgia in My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies" online on October 29.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Fantuan / Just Order Enterprises Corp. (饭团) hiring Mandarin-speaking Business Developer.

Fantuan, a delivery service catering to Asian restaurants and groceries that recently expanded to Pittsburgh, is hiring a Mandarin-speaking Business Developer.
Full Job Description

Fantuan was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2014. With a mission of “life made easier,” the company is a one-stop platform providing food delivery (Fantuan Delivery), reviews (Fantuan Reviews), an errand service (Fantuan Rush), e-commerce and marketing services. Fantuan is one of the top Asian life-services platforms in North America, currently operating across Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and other metropolitan areas in Canada and the US.


  • Actively develop business partners and maintain relationships with existing businesses
  • Correctly instruct customers to register, install and use merchant app
  • Responsible for the offline promotions
  • Complete specified monthly tasks on time

"All Water Has A Perfect Memory: Video Temporalities of Chen Qiulin," November 5 at Pitt.

The University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center will host Ellen Larson and her talk "All Water Has A Perfect Memory: Video Temporalities of Chen Qiulin" on November 5.
Contemporary Chinese artist Chen Qiulin’s (b. 1975) video projects are inspired by her own personal anamnesis, emotions, and autobiographical connection to space and place. Her slow, meandering video landscapes reflect temporalities seeping in nostalgia; lamenting the irrevocable loss of the physical structures and natural environment that have shaped her childhood memories. Chen came of age in the small Sichuan city of Wanxian, near Chongqing. Like millions of others, her homeland was demolished in advancement of the Three Gorges Dam Project (1994-2012). Through a combination of documentary and surrealist dreamlike aesthetics, Chen’s spatially subjective temporalities reveal particular Chinese notions of time, evoking historical legacies of regional traditions and forms of nostalgia which function as a fluid placeholder for memory. Chen engages both post-industrial and natural landscapes to construct her moving image narratives, all which respond to China’s rapid urbanization during the early 2000s within the Yangzi River region.

Discussion will focus on a dissertation chapter to be circulated prior to the colloquium.
The onlinei discussion will run from 12:30 to 2:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 19, 2020

"Making Indigeneity in 20th Century Japan" at Pitt, October 22.

via Ryukyu Shimpo.

The University of Pittsburgh's World History Center will host Vicky Shen and her talk "Making Indigeneity in 20th Century Japan" on October 22.
Vicky Shen, a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a conversation on the usefulness and challenges of engaging with indigeneity as a global concept. She will share her research on Okinawa, which examines the World Uchinanchu Festival and the cultural politics behind the construction of a transnational indigenous identity by the local government in the 1980s and 1990s.
This is part of a series titled "Global Indigeneities: Parallels and Intersections in the Global Fight for Reparations and Teaty Rights."
The event runs from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Zoom and is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program 2021 info session, October 22 at Pitt.

via Pedro Szekely (Creative Commons) 

The Pittsburgh JET Alumni Association will present its annual JET Program 2021 info session with the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center on October 22. The free event will run online from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and registration is required.

Friday, October 16, 2020

2020 Japanese animated movie Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]」III.spring song) in Pittsburgh, from November 18.

The 2020 Japanese animated movie Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]」III.spring song) will play in Pittsburgh from November 18. It follows a double-feature of the trilogy's first two movies on November 14. From the distributor:
The thrilling Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy comes to its incredible conclusion with the release of the final chapter, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song, on the big screen!