Category Archives: Events and Student Opportunites

Chinese Culture Night at Las Cruces Academy

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Tai Chi Class to Resume in August

Thank you to all the students who have attended Xue Laoshi’s free Tai Chi classes this semester.  Now that the semester is over, Tai Chi classes will be postponed until next semester.  We look forward to seeing you in the Fall! Remember to check back here with updates!

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Contemporary Chinese Rock Suggested by NMSU-CI Speakers Series

Check it out!  On April 11, 2017, Matt Clark gave an entertaining and comprehensive talk on Chinese rock’n’roll all the way up until today’s third wave of Chinese rock.  Those who would like to learn more, or those who simply enjoy good tunes, should check out Matt Clark’s recommendations below.     First on the…
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April 26: “葉問 (Ip Man)”

This biographical kung fu movie tells the story of Ip Man, the grand master of Wing Chun style who famously taught Bruce Lee.  Starring kung fu star Donny Yen (who recently appeared in the new Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One), Ip Man was well received in China and has seen two sequels.  In this first film, Ip Man…
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Confucius Institute and KRUX’s Imported Beats

Our program coordinator, Tom Burnham, was on KRUX’s Imported Beats on April 1st, 2017! No Joke!  You can check out a recording of this live radio broadcast here.

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April 12: “画皮 (Painted Skin)“

This award-winning action romance is set in a fantastical reimagining of the early Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE).  Warriors and demons must deal with life, death, and love on the border of Han civilization. The film was a monumental success in China and a sequel is currently in the works. This film will be shown in…
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Chinese Rock’n’Roll: From Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping – This Tuesday!

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Mesita Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

 

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Art and Experience in Contemporary China: Professor Charles Townley on Chinese Modern Art

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March 15: “人再囧途之泰囧 (Lost in Thailand)”

This hilarious and absurd comedy is immensely popular in China.  It portrays two competing scientists and an over-eager tourist visiting Thailand.  Shenanigans ensue, but the film all leads to an uplifting conclusion. Despite, or maybe because of, its lack of pretense, the film was a critical success in Asia.  It was the first Chinese film…
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