Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Yang’

Your Asian Art Museum: Terracotta Warriors on Sale Now, Out of Character Calligraphy Continues, India Celebration Nov 18th

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Famous Asian Art Museum supporter Jerry Yang came by to introduce Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy so that was nice.

Anyway, here’s what’s going on these days:

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy 
Through January 13, FREE with museum admission

The SF Chronicle has called Out of Character–the first major American exhibition on calligraphy in more than a decade–a “smashing show” that aims to make Chinese calligraphy “less mysterious.” Many of the masterpieces are on public view for the first time, but that’s not all. Rounding out this beautiful presentation are a few modern paintings by abstract American artists and a short animated film by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. Whet your appetite with this fun trailer.

Finally: Tickets for Terracotta Warriors Available Starting Today 
Exhibition Opens February 22

Last month we filled you in on the Terracotta Warriors’ impending visit. Starting today, you can hop online and purchase advance tickets to see the Eighth Wonder of the World. We’re anticipating big crowds, so getting tickets now is your best bet. Click here to get started.

India Celebration 
Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
FREE with museum admission

It’s almost time for Diwali, one of India’s most important festivals of the year. More popularly known as the festival of lights, it’s named after the row of lamps that are symbolically lit outside homes. Here’s how we’ll celebrate at the museum: a performance with Ashwin Batish (of “sitar power” fame) and his family, Hindi script art activities, yoga with kids, storytelling tours with families, and more.

Other Events in November 

11/3 – Screening: World of Alarmel Valli
11/3 – Talk: An Indian Way of Seeing
11/4 – Target First Free Sunday Featuring Calligrapher Kong Pak-yu
11/20 and beyond – Holiday Art Activity for Families

New “Yahoo Human Rights Fund” to Aid Cyber Dissidents in China

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Yahoo! sure has taken a little heat over the years about its activities in China. Like “…morally you are pygmies,” – remember that one from Tom Lantos when Jerry Yang was on the hot seat in Washington D.C. last autumn?

But now Yahoo is trying “to atone for revealing ‘cyber dissidents’ to Chinese officials” by setting up the Yahoo Human Rights Fund and having it run by Harry Wu

Read all about it on Yahoo Search, or Google Search if you prefer. But don’t try searching on Yahoo China – not too much info there yet.

Jerry Yang on the hot seat last year. It looks like he’s turning things around.
chenta on Flickr

The problem is that, just like Fight Club, the first and second rules of censorship is/are don’t talk about censorship. So, sending an email talking about the latest issue to be censored can land you in jail once the government finds out who you are.

If Yahoo is stepping up on this issue, good for them.