Arts & Culture Programs

Girl Power! A Feminist Awakening in China

Leta Hong Fincher, journalist and scholar, author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, in conversation with Lu Pin, founding editor of Feminist Voices

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Speakers: Leta Hong Fincher; Lu Pin
Moderator: Dinda Elliott
Event Fee: Members Free (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $15; Student: Free
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

From university campuses to the nonprofit sector and the media industry, accusations of sexual harassment have exposed prominent Chinese intellectuals, charity leaders and journalists. They say a single spark can set a prairie on fire. Can China’s #Metoo Movement be the spark that reconfigures China’s patriarchal society? Will China’s censorship nip the feminist awakening in the bud?

Join Leta Hong Fincher, author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, and Lu Pin, founding editor of Feminist Voices, a Beijing NGO that promotes gender equality, for this timely discussion on China’s feminist awakening.

This event is made possible with generous support from the Mei Hua Society.

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Monthly Qin & Tonic Mixer – celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival!

Thursday, September 27, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Event Fee: Members Free (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $10
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Qin and Tonic? You got that right! Join China Institute every last Thursday of the month to mingle with old and new friends who share an interest in all things China. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Our evening will conclude with an app-based and fun game. Don’t miss it!

Live Guqin music by New York Guqin School
Guided China Institute Gallery tour at 7:00 PM – Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens

Upcoming members’ benefits:

• October 25th: Monthly Qin & Tonic mixer

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For questions, please contact Michael Liu at [email protected]


Finding Tranquility in Crazy Times: A Confucius Day Celebration

Wednesday, October 3, 4:30 – 8:00 PM
Speakers: LIANG Dong
Event Fee: This event is FREE for all attendees
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

On Wednesday October 3, join China Institute for an afternoon and evening dedicated to personal health and wellness. From 4:30 – 6:30 we invite you to learn to meditate with our instructor, enjoy special Chinese teas provided by Tea Drunk Teahouse, and enjoy music performed by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York. At 6:30, the evening will culminate in a conversation with Liang Dong, who will discuss how he uses traditional Chinese wisdom to address modern issues.

This conversation will take place in Chinese, with Chinese-English translation.

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China’s Best Idea: Building National Parks

A conversation with Chinese environmental experts Rose Niu and Bob Tansey

Thursday, October 11, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Speakers: Rose Niu; Bob Tansey
Event Fee: Members Free (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $15; Student: $5
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

After rapid development and economic progress, China is now turning its attention to preserving its magnificent natural beauty. The country is committed to creating an “eco-civilization,” with plans to create its first system of national parks. But will China be able to protect the environment while growing the economy? And will China’s national parks be “loved” to death? Two top environmentalists will share their insights on China’s new drive to save its natural environment.

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Qin & Tonic Monthly Mixer

Thursday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Event Fee: Members Free (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $10
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Qin and Tonic? You got that right! Join China Institute every last Thursday of the month to mingle with old and new friends who share an interest in all things China. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Our evening will conclude with an app-based and fun game. Don’t miss it!

Live Guqin music by New York Guqin School
Guided China Institute Gallery tour at 7:00 PM – Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens

Register Now

For questions, please contact Michael Liu at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Girl Power! A Feminist Awakening in China
September 25, 2018
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Monthly Qin & Tonic Mixer – celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival!
September 27, 2018
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Silk and Bamboo (sizhu): Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Chinese Music
September 29, 2018
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Finding Tranquility in Crazy Times: A Confucius Day Celebration
October 3, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the World
October 5, 2018
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I Have Awoken, Ergo I See Life
October 6, 2018
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China’s Best Idea: Building National Parks
October 11, 2018
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Cao Jun’s Art of Splash-Ink
October 20, 2018
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Qin & Tonic Monthly Mixer
October 25, 2018
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Past Programs