Arts & Culture Programs

Monthly Qin & Tonic at China Institute

Thursday, May 31, 6:00 – 9:00 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 a special prize drawing! Don’t miss it!

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

Upcoming members’ events:

· June 7-23, discounted tickets to Romulus the Great by Yangtze Repertory Theater

· June 28, Monthly Qin & Tonic at China Institute – Dragon Board Festival Edition!

· July 9, a private tour of Heavenly Bodies at The Met Museum

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


Mountains through the Ages in Classical Chinese Poetry: A Ben Wang Short Course

Tuesdays, June 19 & 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Wang
Event Fee: Members Free (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $15
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

The Chinese word for “landscape painting,” 山水画, translates literally as mountain and river painting, a testament to how prominently the mountain features in Chinese art, and how deeply mountain imagery is engrained in the hearts and minds of the Chinese people. Pillars that hold up the sky, connecting heaven and earth, mountains have inspired the work of innumerable poets and artists throughout the more than 3,000-year history of Chinese literature.

On June 19 and 26, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ben Wang, Senior Lecturer on classical Chinese literature and award-winning translator, will lead a special two-session short-course that will explore the poignancy and significance of the mountain in classical Chinese poetry. Participants will join Ben in a close reading of selected poems from some of China’s greatest poetic masters from the ancient Book of Songs, a collection of songs-turned-poems from the Zhou Dynasty (1,100 to 500 B.C.) to the present.

This event is held in conjunction with China Institute’s current exhibition, Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens

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For questions please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Monthly Qin & Tonic at China Institute
May 31, 2018
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Cultural event: Changshu Day
June 10, 2018
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Mountains through the Ages in Classical Chinese Poetry: A Ben Wang Short Course
June 19, 2018
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Past Programs