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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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Asia’s Ultimate Dealmaker on China’s Past and Present

Jan 23, 2019

By Nina Huang In 1969, a 15-year-old Weijian Shan stepped into the Gobi desert in Inner Mongolia and, like the sand dunes, became shaped by the experience. Shan, one of the many Chinese urban youth sent by Chairman Mao to rural areas to work and live as part of the Cultural Revolution, spent his time […]

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Brave New World: Will China Dominate the Global Internet?

Jan 10, 2019

Jan. 8, 2019 By Dorinda Elliott Shanghai restaurants that no longer accept cash or credit cards—only mobile payment. The vegetable seller on the street equipped with a barcode instead of change for customers. Entire villages of farmers-turned-entrepreneurs in the remote Chinese countryside who use e-commerce to sell organic vegetables directly to urban consumers. Chinese smart […]

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