Tradition and Faith: Life in a Northern Chinese Village

Tradition and Faith

Tradition and Faith: Life in a Northern Chinese Village
Lecture & slide presentation
Tuesday, August 15
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Chinese Culture Center – Grand Ballroom
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor


The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, and St. Mary’s Chinese Schools and Center will be co-sponsoring this event on August 15, 2006.

To the west of Beijing lies a mountainous region that contains close to thirty villages that have existed for centuries. Here within Mulberry Valley Village, the faith of the people, Catholicism, has remained unchanged for over a hundred years. Join us for a presentation of photographs by Ms. SHI Song and a detailed explanation by Prof. YANG Huilin as we explore the culture, society, architecture, and religious life of this unique village in China today.

Speakers: Dr. YANG Huilin is Professor of Comparative Literature and Dean, People’s University of China in Beijing and currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the EDS-Stewart Chair at the Ricci Institute. Ms. SHI Song is Senior Editor and Photo-artist at the People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, China.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations, call the Chinese Culture Center at (415)986-1822, St. Mary’s Chinese Schools and Center at (415)929-4690, or Ricci Institute at (415)422-6401.