12 Jan Up the Yangtze
Introduction by Ronald Egan (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UCSB)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / 3:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze, navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as “The River.” The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river’s edge, a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam — contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle — provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Oil + Water Series and the Community Environmental Council.