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Ever-present past

By Amanda Thatcher

“Looking Both Ways,” which explores the legacy of the the Xinhai Revolution, is on exhibit at the North Campus Research Complex.

The exhibition is located in building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. The Xinhai Revolution — named for the Chinese year of Xinhai (1911) — was the overthrow of China’s ruling Qing Dynasty, sometimes known as the Manchu Dynasty, and the establishment of the Republic of China.

The art exhibit, which coincides with the centennial of the Xinhai Revolution, aims to enhance the public’s understanding of modern Chinese history and the complex interactions between China and Taiwan.  An array of international artists are featured.

Performances of traditional dance and music will be given 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

All events are open to the general public and free of charge.

“Looking Both Ways” is the first exhibit produced by the NCRC art program. The exhibit is made possible through a collaboration with the Eastern Michigan University Art Galleries, and  Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan.

For more information, please call 734-963-5604, or visit


Amanda Thatcher is a communications specialist for North Campus Research Complex at the University of Michigan.