Category Archives: Events and Student Opportunites

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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February 8: “唐山大地震 (Aftershock)”

This IMAX disaster-drama depicts the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake through the eyes of two children orphaned by the disaster.  The film was a critical success in Asia and was considered one of the best Chinese films of 2010. This film will be shown in Breland Room 170A at 7:00 PM.

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NMSU professor’s China school exchange in “Global Connections” lecture

Date: 01/26/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu It’s a centuries-old game that originated in China but is played around the world. Last summer, a New Mexico State University sociology professor watched as the game known as “rock, paper, scissors” helped her 7-year-old son to navigate culture and language barriers when he visited a school in…
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KTAL’s Peter Goodman interviews Bill Porter AKA Red Pine

Some of you may remember when Red Pine joined us for our Confucius Institute Speakers Series last semester (Fall 2016).  It was a fascinating talk with great attendance.  For those of you that missed it, or for those of you who would like to learn more about the role of hermits in Chinese history and…
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