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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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Planting Seeds of Education: A rice paddy takes form in Lower Manhattan

Jun 7, 2019

  In the shadows of the steel and glass towers of the new World Trade Center and next to the soaring sculpted concrete of Calatrava’s gleaming white Oculus, stands a delicate installation with small green vegetation swaying in the wind.   The creation of LUCKYRICE founder Danielle Chang and put on in partnership with The […]

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Crypto, Not Cryptic: Blockchain industry breakfast panel at China Institute

Jun 3, 2019

  On May 13, during New York’s Blockchain Week, a series of conferences and panels about the new technology that is shaking the financial world, China Institute convened top blockchain players to discuss developments in China and the opportunities and challenges of doing U.S.-China blockchain business. Xiaochen Zhang, president of blockchain company FinTech4Good, which co-hosted […]

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In Search of China’s Soul, Subversively

May 21, 2019

In Search of China’s Soul, Subversively A conversation with artist Sun Xun and author Barbara Pollack By Jeremy Willinger   When artist Sun Xun conceives of a new phantasmagorical piece of animated art, he refuses to think through the end before he begins. In his mind, to have a predetermined conclusion would be too commercial. […]

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