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Embracing Multilingual Learners: District 14 Conference at China Institute

Apr 17, 2019

From right to left: Karen Watts, Executive Superintendent, Brooklyn North NYCDOE Borough Office; James B. Heimowitz, President, China Institute; Alicja Winnicki, Superintendent, Community School District 14; Wenwen Zhang, Teacher, PS 250. By Jeremy Willinger, Director of Marketing at China Institute Shalom! Bongiourno! Ni Hao 你好! Buenos Dias! And Good Morning! A multi-lingual welcome characterizing the […]

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China Institute Establishes East China Normal University Center at China Institute to Advance Education, Training, and Cross-Cultural Understanding

Apr 15, 2019

Leaders from China and the U.S. mark signing ceremony on April 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM. By Jeremy Willinger, Director of Marketing at China Institute NEW YORK, April 3, 2019 – Expanding the partnership launched in 2006, China Institute and East China Normal University (ECNU) will join to inaugurate a new physical space at China […]

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Outward Appearances and Inner Alliances? Exploring what it means to be Chinese in America

Mar 18, 2019

By Jeremy Willinger, Director of Marketing at China Institute What is it like to be Chinese in America these days? That’s the question that award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, young contemporary curator Xin Wang, and Nancy Yao Massbach, president of Museum of Chinese in America explored last week at China Institute, sharing the paths they, […]

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The Film Society at China Institute Explores “China Through the Western Gaze” in Two-Part Screening of The Good Earth and The Last Emperor

Mar 13, 2019

By Michael Buening, China Institute’s Director of Operations For the February series of the Film Society at China Institute we screened two works by Western filmmakers, The Good Earth and The Last Emperor, to consider how they presented stories about China to the West. These screenings offered us the opportunity to look at how films […]

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig at China Institute’s Family Festival

Feb 10, 2019

This past Sunday, we welcomed hundreds of guests at China Institute’s Family Festival celebrating Lunar New Year. It was a vibrant and lively event with a record 550 people registered and full workshops, reflecting the growing interest, and popularity of, China and Chinese culture! From the lions that danced their way up Greenwich Street and […]

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China Institute Welcomes the Year of the Pig at Annual Chinese New Year Gala

Feb 8, 2019

L to R: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer along with institute President James Heimowitz; trustee Sophia Sheng; Andrea Sanseverino Galan, senior vice president and chief development officer; and Dorinda Elliott, senior vice president and director of the institute’s Center for Business. China Institute Welcomes the Year of the Pig at Annual Chinese New Year Gala […]

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Lunar New Year letter from China Institute President, James B. Heimowitz, to our community.

Feb 5, 2019

February 5, 2019 By James B. Heimowitz Dear Friends of China Institute, As we gear up to welcome the Year of the Pig, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize what an incredible year it has been for China Institute. As the last animal in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle before it resets, China […]

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China Institute Launches New Film Program with Two Classics from the 1940s:

Feb 4, 2019

Feb. 4, 2019 By Aaron Nicholson On January 16, China Institute launched The Film Society at China Institute, a series of programs for Sinophiles and Cinephiles to join us in exploring the diverse and dynamic world of Chinese film. When China Institute moved to our new downtown home in 2015, we uncovered boxes of old […]

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Getting Hungry for New Interpretations of Chinese Food

Jan 30, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019 By Jeremy Willinger Take one part tradition, two parts innovation and a dash of moxie; blend together and you have a recipe for a new paradigm through which to prepare and view Chinese food. On first sample it is different than the meals of the past. The taste is infused with the […]

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Breaking Boundaries: Lu Yang and Next-Gen Art at the China Institute

Jan 24, 2019

Jan. 24, 2019 By Jeremy Willinger What does it mean to be an artist in China? For provocative, creative, digital artist LU Yang, it means shaking off expected formats and looking at new technologies to interpret tradition, religion and time through the lens of popular Sino-imagery. Hearing from LU Yang is a rare treat, and […]

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