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One Country, Two Cultures: Can Hong Kong Find Its Way?

Feb 13, 2020

China Institute hosted a timely panel discussion on February 12, 2020 on “One Country, Two Cultures,” encompassing the ongoing upheaval in Hong Kong and the deep anxiety and frustration motivating new questions about the complex framework that has bound Hong Kong and the PRC together since 1997. Below, we present quotes, photos, and the full […]

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Music Chat with Guqin Master Dai Xiaolian

Feb 10, 2020

Dai Xiaolian, one of China’s master guqin players, comes to China Institute to perform and share the fascinating history and culture of the Guqin, also known as the Qin Zither, on February 7, 2020. For over two thousand years, Guqin symbolized the sophisticated, philosophical, and intellectual life celebrated in traditional Chinese culture. The instrument is […]

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“Yellow is Forbidden” Panel Discussion at the Oculus

Jan 28, 2020

As part of China Institute’s suite of events for the Lunar New Year, China Institute conceptualized six distinct programs for families and adults at the Oculus at the World Trade Center. On January 27, we held a screening of the documentary “Yellow is Forbidden” about the rise of Chinese couture designer Guo Pei, followed by […]

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Lunar New Year Greetings from CI President James B. Heimowitz

Jan 24, 2020

Dear Friends of China Institute, As we gear up to welcome the Year of the Rat — the first animal in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle– I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your ongoing support. We believe insight into China through culture provides powerful human connections, and as the […]

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Photography: Xiao Quan, in China When It All Began

Jan 23, 2020

Xiao Quan, China’s top portrait photographer, shares insights on 40 years of dramatic social change—from the thrilling experimentation of the 1980s to the commercial obsessions of today—in conversation with American rock and celebrity photographer Michael Halsband via a panel discussion at China Institute on January 22, 2020. We invite you to browse quotes, photos and […]

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