FREE SCREENING: A Stranger in Shanghai

February 26, The National Press Club, Washington, DC

Presented by the Washington Film Institute and NHK World-Japan. Reception and Q&A session included. Registration required.

About the film

China was in turmoil in 1921 when renowned Japanese novelist, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, (author of “Rashomon”) visits Shanghai as a newspaper correspondent. He’d read classic Chinese novels growing up but China is quite different from the utopian place that he was expecting. It’s hard for him to reconcile fantasy with reality. In a country lost between hope and despair, the novelist meets a variety of locals from revolutionaries to prostitutes, each affecting him in unexpected ways.

About the NHK WORLD-JAPAN channel

Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world.

As Japan's only public broadcasting commission, NHK WORLD-JAPAN delivers news and programs to an overseas market, in English, 24 hours a day. Politics, the economy, technology, pop culture and more are presented from a multilateral perspective.