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Paul Monroe and His Chinese Students – U.S-China Collaboration on Chinese Educational Reforms during the 1920s -1930s

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Paul Monroe is widely recognized for his important contributions to the development of the field of international and comparative education. Monroe’s far-reaching impact on education worldwide is best exemplified by his significant influence on modern Chinese education system, which he exerted through extensive fieldwork, lectures, and charity work spanning over three decades. As one of […]

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Six Dynasties Through the Oriental Metropolitan Museum in Nanjing

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The Six Dynasties takes its name from the six ruling dynasties of the Eastern Wu (222–280), Jin (265–420), Song (420–479), Qi (479–502), Liang (502–557), and Chen (557–589), all with their capitals in Nanjing. It was an important and glorious period in Chinese history, when arts, literature and philosophical ideas flourished. During the Six Dynasties, Nanjing […]

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Chinese New Year inside the Forbidden City

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Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is unquestionably the most important festival celebrated in China, some Asian countries and overseas Chinese communities. As old as the Chinese civilization dating back about 4000 years, the tradition comes in a multitude of forms and customs observed by both […]

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Chinese Films: Hits and Flops

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The coronavirus that started in early 2020 has produced a devastating effect on the global film industry. However, the film market in China seems to have weathered the storm, as demonstrated by a whopping box-office gross of $1.2B during the Chinese New Year period in February 2021 alone.  In order to gain an in-depth understanding […]

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Treasures of the Chongqing Library

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Founded in 1947 and originally named the National Roosevelt Library in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, the Chongqing Library is one of the largest comprehensive public libraries in China and a main center for document and information services. Among the Library’s collections of note are government documents during WWII; over […]

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Spatial Aesthetics of the Chinese Garden as Seen from Cinematic Images

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The spatial aesthetics epitomized in the Chinese Garden is a climax of Chinese culture and art. It involves architecture, gardening, literature, calligraphy, painting, and craftsmanship, and in a unique way, integrates them in the creation of an ideal world to accommodate the mind. The Renwen Society presents a lecture by Prof. Lu Andong on April […]

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The Beauty of the Kunqu Opera

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With a history of over 600 years, the Kunqu Opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera still performed today. It emerged during the Ming Dynasty (14th-17th centuries) in the city of Kunshan, situated in the region of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. With its roots in popular theatre, the repertory of songs evolved […]

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Modern-day Noah’s Ark: Stories of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai during WWII

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After Adolf Hitler seized power in 1933, Nazi Germany used the state apparatus to persecute Jews. In the 1930s, most countries restricted entry for Jews who were trying to flee from the Holocaust. For many of those desperate refugees, Shanghai was the only hope and the last resort. From 1933-1941, this Chinese metropolis accepted more […]

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Chiang Yee and Shih-I Hsiung: Renowned Chinese Writers in the West

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During the 1930s and 1940s, Chiang Yee and Shih-I Hsiung were celebrated in the West for their original English-language works that enchanted the public with their delightful freshness and charm. Best known for his Silent Traveller series, Chiang Yee wrote about familiar Western landscapes from a Chinese perspective. Among his publications were three titles on […]

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