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May Events from China Institute (NY)
May Events from China Institute (NY)
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Spring is in full swing in New York and our upcoming events at China Institute are even more exciting! On May 25th, we are proud to present the opening of our newest exhibition:Dreams of the Kings:A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty From Xuzhou. This exhibition will feature a stunning gold-threaded jade suit made of 4,248 pieces of white jade tiles tied together with more than 50 ounces of gold thread that once belonged to a Han dynasty(206 BCE-220 CE)king. More than 70 objects including jade, earthenware, metalwork and seals will be exhibited in the U.S. for the first time.

 

A series of exhibition-related lectures will also be offered to continue our discussion about the art and culture of the Han Dynasty. Seats are filling up fast, reserve yours now!

 

On May 7th, China Institute will host its second annual China Fashion Gala in partnership with China Beauty Charity Fund. at Tribeca Three Sixty. Join us for a glamorous evening with legendary model Carmen Dell'Orefice, China's leading fashion photographer Chen Man, and renowned designer Lan Yu, featuring a full length haute couture fashion presentation of her exquisite designs. Also, don't miss out on our noteworthy events:a discussion on The Role of the Asian Artists in America followed by a performance. If you are curious about Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, or just traditional Chinese wisdom, make sure to check out our lecture Exploring The Chinese Mind and its Modern Influence.  

 

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Registration Open Now!

Summer Semester Starts July 10

 

Register by May 31 to Receive Up To $50 Discount

 

Online Private Tutoring

 

Mandarin - All Levels

Private Tutoring

Brush Painting Calligraphy

Summer Special Course

Classical Poetry:The Book of Songs

Tuesdays, July 11 - August 8

6:30 - 8:30PM

 

Taught by Ben Wang, Senior Lecturer at China Institute. 

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Workshop/Short Course:

Essential Chinese for Travelers

Saturday Workshop(single session):May 20, June 3, or June 17

Thursday Short Course(2 sessions):June 29 & July 6

 

Join us for a cultural & language workshop/short course designed to introduce essential Chinese language and etiquette tips for travelers(tourists, exchange students, business people, etc.)who are interested in learning to speak basic Chinese for functional purposes.

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School of Chinese Studies - Kids & Teens

 

 

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NYC Day Camp

Three sessions:July 10 - August 18

Register before May 12 to receive a $50 Discount! 

 

Make your child's summer a fun-filled experience by enrolling in the Children's Summer Day Camp at China Institute.

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Explorers in NYC

A fun summer immersing Chinese students in English and experiencing American culture. 

 

Registration deadline:June 8, 2017 Register before May 8, 2017 and receive a $50 discount.

   

Designed for age groups ranging from 6 to 12, this camp offers instruction of English language, history, literature and culture in an exciting and interactive environment.

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Private Tutoring

Flexible Schedule, 

Location & Times

Private tutoring through China Institute offers a flexible alternative to regular language classes.

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SAT & AP PREP

Flexible Schedule, 

Location & Times

China Institute delivers personally tailored Mandarin Chinese SAT & AP Prep lessons. 

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School of Chinese Studies - Educators

 

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FREE Gallery Exhibition Opening for Educators!

Wednesday, June 7

4:00 - 6:00PM

 

China Institute opens its Gallery Exhibition, Dreams of the Kings:A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou, on this evening with special programs for K-12 educators. It is a great opportunity to experience our signature gallery education program, Discover China Through Art(DCTA), including a hands-on workshop and a gallery tour led by Ms. Willow Weilan Hai, Director of China Institute Gallery. 

 

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May Events from China Institute (NY)Gallery Exhibitions

 

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Dreams Of The Kings:A Jade Suit for Eternity

Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou

May 25 - November 12, 2017

 

In 201 BCE, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty knighted his younger brother as the first king of the Chu Kingdom, which was centered in Peng Cheng, today's Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu Province. Ruling under the emperor's protection, and given special exemption from imperial taxes, elites in this Kingdom enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. Twelve generations of kings lived, died, and were buried in sumptuous tombs carved into the nearby rocky hills. 

 

Since the mid-20th Century, nearly hundred tombs were excavated, revealing contents that testify to the Chu kings' affluence, as well as their beliefs in immortality and the afterlife. One of the most stunning finds was an elaborate jade sarcophagi burial suit, assembled from thousands of pieces of jade, the precious stone adored by Chinese people since the Neolithic period as an auspicious material that could ensure immortality. This exhibition will feature the jade suit, and other tomb contents that highlight how these powerful and wealthy kings prepared for death and envisioned their afterlife to come. Learn More 

 

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday:10 AM - 5 PM 

Thursday:10 AM - 8 PM, free from 6 - 8 PM 

Saturday:11 AM - 5 PM

Closed on Sundays and major holidays

Admission

Members:FREE

Adults:$10 

Seniors:$5

Students:$5

Children under 16:Free

 

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Curator's Lecture - 

Discovering Shizishan:Archaeology in the Chu King's Mausoleum

Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:00pm

$15 Non-members/ $10 Members/ Free for FOTG 

 

Li Yinde(李银德), Director Emeritus of the Xuzhou Museum, a renowned archaeologist, will share his unique personal experience in excavating the Chu King's Mausoleum in Shizishan(Lion Mountain)and interpret Chu works of art. The lecture will be in Chinese with interpretation.

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Discover China Through Art

Discover China Through Art(DCTA)tours and programs provide an in-depth experience of the exhibition. The three-part program features an introductory video presentation, a docent-led gallery tour, and a hands-on art workshop.

 

Available for booking 

May 30 - November 12, 2017 

Mornings 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Afternoons 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   

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Exhibition Catalogues

To purchase catalogues for current and past exhibitions, visit our website at www.chinainstitute.org or contact 212.744.8181, ext. 117, or galleryassist@chinainstitute.org

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The Chinese Mind:Traditional Wisdom and Its Transformation in Modern Times

Thursday, May 11

6:30 - 8:00PM

Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism constitute the "three teachings" that have historically had the largest influence on Chinese culture. This lecture by acclaimed scholar Yu Zhenhua will explore these three influential schools of thought from the perspective of world history, and examine what happened when Chinese society was confronted with the large-scale introduction of Western ideas, beginning in the 17th century.

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Sinica Podcast Live at China Institute:Jerome A. Cohen on Law in China

Wednesday, May 17

6:30 - 8:00PM

In this live Sinica Podcast interview, Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser Kuo will talk to Jerome Cohen, one of the earliest and most prominent Western scholars of the Chinese legal system, about his own long and fascinating involvement with law in China, the emergence of the country's legal system after the Cultural Revolution, and prospects for China implementing the rule of law that Xi Jinping has talked about so much but that cynics might say is still a long way off.

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China Institute Children's Book Festival

Sunday, June 4

11:00AM - 3:00PM

In honor of International Children's Day and in conjunction with Book Expo America, China Institute presents a family festival celebrating some of the most beloved Chinese children's stories with a puppet show, author readings, pop-up exhibition, movies, costumed characters, e-book launch, crafts and more!

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Gourmet Food Circle:Chinese Tuxedo

Tuesday, June 6

7:00 - 10:00PM

Kick off the summer with a one-of-a-kind evening at Chinatown's hottest new restaurant, Chinese Tuxedo. Guests will dine in the restaurant's private room, where Chef Paul Donnelly will meet the group and set us upon a journey through eleven mouthwatering courses, with a cocktail, wine, beer, and drinks included.(Must be 21 or older to participate.)

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Lecture:Dreaming of Kings in the Han Dynasty with Nancy S. Steinhardt

Wednesday, June 7

6:30 - 8:00PM

On June 7, 2017, delve into the history behind China Institute's upcoming exhibit, Dreams Of The Kings:A Jade Suit for Eternity with lecture exploring the architecture and decoration of Han dynasty tombs by renowned scholar, Nancy S. Steinhardt. Placing objects from the exhibition in their architectural context, Dr Steinhardt will contrast royal and non-royal tombs, and through the tombs of wealthy citizens of Han dynasty show how the desire for immortality is only part of the final statements of men and women in Han China.

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Southeast the Peacocks Fly:A Ben Wang Lecture Series

Thursdays, June 15, 22

6:30 - 8:30PM

In this two-session series, China Institute Senior Lecturer Ben Wang will delve into the epic narrative poem Southeast the Peacocks Fly. Written by an anonymous poet at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, it is a tale in which love soars above death to defy destiny and ultimately triumphs over the strict feudal and social confines of its era. The blending of its enduring theme, resilient female protagonist, and surpassing poetic writing technique has evoked deep sympathy in readers and has been passionately praised by generations of Chinese over the centuries.

Learn More & Register

Please register online. For questions or to register by phone, please contact : 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at anicholson@chinainstitute.org

40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006 l Tel:212.744.8181

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