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Ben Wang on The Story of the Stone


The 18th-century novel The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin is a bildungsroman, a tale of a battle between the flesh and the spirit, a mixture of mysticism, romanticism, […]

Pieces of China: Melinda Liu on the Imperial Kilns


The Daolingjian Imperial Tile kilns outside of Beijing once produced the green and yellow tiles that adorn the rooftops of the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs and other ancient sites. […]

Lunch and Learn: A Mandarin Read-Aloud Cultural Series


The Mandarin "Lunch and Learn 午间中文" is a free, online, monthly 'Read-Aloud' series for Chinese language learners of all levels. Join us to learn and practice Mandarin, while engaging with […]

Science Fiction and the Future of AI in China (online)

How will artificial intelligence change our world? On September 16, join Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, and celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan, author of sci-fi sensation […]

Mandarin Immersion Preschool/Early School Year Open House

China Institute 40 Rector Street, 2 Floor, New York, NY

The Preschool / Early School Year Program is an engaging, fully immersive, in-person language environment where children learn skills to begin a lifetime of discovery and inspiration. Our teachers, native […]

Be a Public Historian: Feasibility and Approaches


History often conjures up distant past, distant lands and notable personalities. Historiography, the writing of history, tends to be within the purview of historians and other academics. However, as a […]

A Conversation with Chen Kaige on Yellow Earth (online)

China Institute is honored to welcome Chen Kaige, one of China’s greatest directors, in conversation with filmmaker Janet Yang and film expert Richard Pena, to discuss Yellow Earth, which revolutionized the way films […]