Jazz in China (2022) 

Jazz in China? It may seem strange that this democratic form of music would be thriving for over a century in a country rooted in authoritarian rule, but after learning about the development of this musical genre in the greater context of China’s political landscape you’ll finally understand how and why. Please take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity unique for the China Council: exclusive limited-time access to this documentary, which is the companion to a book of the same name.

Join Movie Chat Host Shireen Farrahi for a lively online movie discussion.

Watch the movie first at your convenience then join us at 7 PM PST Monday to discuss.

Film: Jazz in China (2022) - 60 minutes. In English

Chat: Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, 7pm PST. Cost to attend is free; please register here

NW China Council members can view the movie free on Vimeo for a 3-day period - Friday through Sunday (2/24 - 2/26). Registrants will receive a link on Friday to view the film.

How it Works...

This program runs like a book club: you watch the selected film at your leisure, then join other participants on Zoom at 7pm on the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month to discuss. Discussion questions will be emailed to registrants a couple of days before the chat. Most movies are available free on Kanopy.com or YouTube. Kanopy can be accessed through a web browser or an internet-connected t.v. A Kanopy login account requires a library card. Please watch the movie and then join us to discuss.

The Northwest China Council's Movie Night is a program to promote a better understanding of Chinese history, culture, and current affairs. Please consider supporting its programming at www.nwchina.org.