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Teaching Teachers: Chinese Language Teachers Leadership Series

Oct 15, 2019

In partnership with New York University Project DCLT (Developing Chinese Language Teachers), China Institute held a seminar for Chinese language teachers this past Saturday called “Leadership: Starting from a Framework.” This is the first session in an ongoing series that will focus on leadership skill building for Mandarin instructors. NYU Professor Robin Harvey led an […]

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Mandarin Immersion as a Gateway to the Future

Oct 2, 2019

  This op-ed was published in Education Update, Volume XXV, No. 1, New York City, SEP/OCT 2019.   Does the future still speak Mandarin?   As parents exploring potential schools for their children (for some it might be before when they are born!), this may be one question that is worth considering. Today, Mandarin has […]

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Sounds from the Mongolian Steppe at China Institute

Sep 26, 2019

On September 25, China Institute hosted the band SULD, hailing from Inner Mongolia, who treated our audience to Mongolian traditional music, its unique techniques and instruments including Khoomei (often referred to as “throat singing”) and Morin Khuur (the “horse-head fiddle”). Below, we present photos and the full event video from the talk and performance. We […]

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Tech Titans in China with Rebecca Fannin and JIANG Wei

Sep 26, 2019

Below, we present a selection of insightful excerpts from China Institute’s public event “The Secrets of China’s Tech Titans” which explored China’s biggest tech successes, the challenges entrepreneurs face, and the country’s enormous high-tech ambitions. The full event video is also featured so you can relive the full, and far-reaching, discussion. From Rebecca Fannin, leading […]

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Food & Ideas Festival 2019

Sep 24, 2019

From left to right: Panel 1 with Adam Platt, Carolyn Phillips, Kate Wang, and Lucas Sin   Our inaugural Food & Ideas Festival took place on September 21, 2019 and by all accounts, was a huge success! We welcomed more than 300 people to our open warehouse space at 100 Washington Street for a day […]

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Ezra Vogel and Orville Schell on China: Is China the Enemy?

Sep 18, 2019

The current state of U.S.-China relations leaves much to be desired on both sides of the negotiating table. But, is the connection irreparably damaged and should the U.S. now look at the second largest economy in the world as an adversary rather than a partner? And, how can the U.S. learn to live with a […]

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U.S.-China Trade War is Counter Productive: Peter Walker Interviewed in Global Times

Sep 6, 2019

“If the goals of the trade war were to strengthen the U.S. economy at the expense of the Chinese, the longer-term results will be the opposite,” according to Peter Walker, McKinsey Senior Partner Emeritus and author of the newly published Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US. In an […]

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The Cost of China-U.S Tech Decoupling: A conversation among Huawei USA Chief Security Officer and Geo-technology experts

Aug 7, 2019

By Nina Huang The Trump Administration has brought technology to the center of U.S.-China trade conflicts and is forcing American companies to stop selling its technologies to Chinese companies. On August 1, China Institute’s Center for Business organized a panel discussion with Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer of Huawei USA, Paul Triolo, Head of Geotechnology […]

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China Institute Class Observations

Jul 2, 2019

It’s that time of year again: Summer 2019 Registration for Adult Classes is still open!   I recently had the opportunity to visit several courses at China Institute, focusing on Mandarin, Culture & Humanities classes, Studio classes, and Private Tutoring sessions. Courses are designed to be taken independently or in conjunction. One student, L, talked […]

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Out of the Shadows: A puppet performance at China Institute with Chinese Theatre Works

Jun 14, 2019

Shadow figures danced across the screen and performers shared fascinating folklore at China Institute on Wednesday, June 12 as Chinese Theatre Works presented their award-winning original shadow play, Tiger Tails 老虎的故事 and led a discussion regarding the work of their Shadow Restoration Project. The organization strives to preserve, create, and foster interest in Chinese Theatre […]

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