Chinese seed that sprouted in US culture

2013-05-17 11:40:25

When Anchee Min came to the US in 1984, she spoke little English. She had barely slipped through on a student visa granted by an American consul impressed with her "crazy determination".

Calligraphy aids language learning

2013-05-17 11:40:25

Two years ago, the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina initiated a trial calligraphy immersion course in a K-8 language school to accelerate their learning of the Chinese language.

Lacquer painter brings artistry to NYC

2013-05-14 14:48:26

Zhang Wenzhi's exhibition of lacquer paintings, Back to Renaissance, opens this week in New York, giving American audiences a rare look at the Chinese contemporary artist's work.

Athletes reunited after '73 trip

2013-05-13 11:44:32

In June 1973, a group of 10 American swimmers and divers embarked on what was then described as a "rare and unique" trip to China.
China's swimming legacy makes splash

China's swimming legacy makes splash

2013-05-13 11:44:32

When Bruce Wigo saw the Chinese movies Enter the Water Dragon (1959) and Diving Girls (1964), he was amazed by the quality of swimming and diving that existed during decades when China's borders were closed.

Overseas Chinese alumni form emergency aid fund

2013-05-13 11:44:32

New York-based alumni of Peking University have established an emergency-assistance fund for Chinese students in the United States, inspired by the impact of the Boston Marathon bombing.

At home with the Jangs, the 'Chinese Brady Bunch'

2013-05-10 11:18:37

In the summer of 1973, a college student named Michael Jang took a photography workshop in San Francisco. His classroom assignments required that he take photos of the people around him, and his Chinese-American family quickly became his favorite subject.

A debt to her heritage

2013-05-10 11:18:37

When the poet Lynn Xu was a child in Shanghai, she was diagnosed with a severe allergy to the sun. As a result, she spent long days indoors with her grandmother, pouring over classical Chinese poems. Brimming with evocative images of lonely men on snow-ringed lakes and mountains, the poems made an ineradicable impression. Through the playful rhythms of an art form known for its meditative images, she came to view language and the world in a distinctive manner that shapes her writing even today.

Young yangqin master aims high

2013-05-10 11:18:37

When Lu Jing applied for a Columbia University graduate program in stage management in 2010, her friends feared she might give up the musical instrument she had been playing since age 4.

Graduates encounter difficulties in US

2013-05-10 11:18:37

Sophia Su, who will graduate with a master's degree in communication from Michigan State University this year, seems relaxed, even though almost all of her classmates are anxious about their next destination after graduation.

Artist uses her brush to aid quake victims

2013-05-08 11:15:07

When Yan Weihong sent images to Sibylle Schwarz of the earthquake that struck Ya'an city in Sichuan province, China, in April, the German artist got out her brush.

Chinese artist's abstractions on display

2013-05-06 11:23:47

Wang Ming's journey has been long, but his passion for painting remains unflappable, even in his 90s.