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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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Chinese New Year Dragon and Lion Dance

Join us on Wednesday, January 25, at 2:30 PM on the International Mall for a Chinese New Year Parade put on by Confucius Institute students and teachers!  The parade will begin at Breland’s North Plaza and head west down the International Mall. We hope to see you there!

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Join Us in Celebrating the Chinese New Year!

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Branigan Cultural Center Chinese New Year Celebration

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An Invitation to Participate in Free Tai Chi Classes

The Confucius Institute would like to invite everyone to join us for free Tai Chi classes! No matter your age or ability, you are welcome to join us every Wednesday and Friday at 5:00-6:00 PM in Breland Room 170. We hope to see you there!  

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Charles Townley on Chinese Modern Art: Save the Date!

Save the date: Former Dean of NMSU Libraries and 2-time Fulbright Fellow in Beijing, China will share his extensive collection of modern Chinese art. More details soon! This event will be free and open to the public on February 16, 2017 at 7 PM at the Health and Social Services Auditorium.

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