Gallery director sees great value in traditional Chinese art

2013-12-20 08:17:21

The China Institute is in the midst of its Year of Dunhuang, which kicked off in April with the traditional art exhibition, Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road.

Reading China's future through its past

2013-12-20 08:13:19

Contrary to the popular historical narrative that China's exposure to the West in the 1800s hastened a slew of problems for an inward-looking Qing Dynasty, historian Odd Arne Westad argues that the Qing were not only eager to expand outward but benefited immeasurably from Western creativity and knowledge.

Amy Tan packs the house

2013-12-20 06:34:22

Enthusiastic fans packed the auditorium of the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston to capacity on Monday night to hear writer Amy Tan talk about her new book The Valley of Amazement.

Cave art's wide influence explored

2013-12-16 07:22:24

Everything has a source. This notion is what inspired Willow Weilan Hai to study the art in China's ancient Dunhuang Caves as a source of influence on contemporary Chinese artists.

Chinese Fulbrights 'internationalize' campuses

2013-12-13 07:00:30

For Sun Ying, an English language teacher from the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, the students she now teaches Chinese to at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, are quite a bit different from her students back home.

United Way improves traction in China

2013-12-09 10:02:42

After a 15-year presence in China, United Way, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit organization, recently launched a new partnership with the Shanghai Charity Foundation to improve school conditions for migrant children.

Asian Americans' buying power rises

2013-12-06 07:06:15

Asian American households outspend median US households by an average of 19 percent, and earn 28 percent more on average than the US median income, according to a consumer report released by Nielsen this week.

'Western' Chinese opera previews

2013-12-05 11:44:29

Chinese composer Huang Ruo joined members of the Santa Fe Opera at New York's Asia Society Monday night in a panel discussion and preview of the upcoming American premiere of his opera Dr Sun Yat-Sen, which will open next summer in Santa Fe.

SUNY-Albany gets Confucius Institute center

2013-12-04 11:41:35

A State University of New York (SUNY) campus in the state's capital will launch a new Confucius Institute.

Martyrs and marauders of Chinese history

2013-11-29 04:44:58

In the late 1890s, against a backdrop of economic discord and growing Western influence, a group of Chinese peasants formed The Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists, later known as the Boxers.

New York City seeking more bilingual teachers

2013-11-26 11:09:34

New York City needs teachers who can speak more than English - including those conversant in Spanish and Chinese -is turning to the city's colleges for help.

Confucius Institute meets a need

2013-11-22 14:39:04

To the 98 Confucius Institutes at American universities and colleges, this week's visit to the US by Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong has opened a new chapter.