Category Archives: Events and Student Opportunites

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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When Old Meets New: How China’s “Double-Eleven” Day Challenges Confucianism

“Double-Eleven” Day (aka 11.11 [November 11th], Singles Day, and Bachelors Day) is an e-commerce shopping spree celebrated by millions of Chinese e-shoppers.  Since 2013, Chinese e-tailors have experienced record one-day sales on that date, totaling over $14 billion.  Come learn about this international e-commerce phenomenon. Winnie Lee, Associate Professor, Department of ECON/ASTAT/IB, NMSU Wenkai Zhou,…
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Understanding the US-China Trade Relations

Dr Lijuan Zhang, former Fulbright Scholar to the Middlebury Institute, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor, Shandong University, China The trade imbalance between the U.S. and China has complicated their bilateral relationship.  What are the major issues in U.S.-China trade and economic relations?  How scary is the U.S. trade deficit with China?  What…
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The Search for Solitude: China’s Hermit Tradition

The search for solitude has been at the core of Chinese civilization ever since it began 5000 years ago.  Spending time alone, usually in the mountains, has been an essential part of all three major spiritual traditions in China from their very beginning, and it continues to be so today.  Bill Porter will give a…
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April 26th: “夏洛特烦恼 (Goodbye Mr.Loser)”

It is a 2015 comedy film. Comedians Shen Teng and Mai Li star in this film adaptation of the very popular Mainland theater play following the story of a middle-aged loser who finds himself magically transported back to his high school years, enabling him to fix all his life’s mistakes.

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April 12th: “可可西里 (KeKe XiLi)”

A 2004 film by Chinese director Lu Chuan that depicts the struggle between vigilante rangers and bands of poachers in the remote Tibetan region of Kekexili. 中国电影之夜 Breland Hall, Room 170A – 7pm All movies have English subtitles.

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March 3rd: “一个都不能少 (Not One Less)”

A 1999 drama film by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, set in the People’s Republic of China during the 1990s, the film centers on a 13-year-old substitute teacher, Wei Minzhi, in the Chinese countryside. A moving look at the urban-rural divide. 中国电影之夜 Breland Hall, Room 170A – 7pm All movies have English subtitles.

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Handcrafted Porcelain in China: Collaborative Processes and Methods

Glenn Schwaiger, artist and Associate Professor at NMSU/DACC, recently completed a three-month study of Chinese art history, culture, and ceramics in Jingdezhen, China.  He will present photographic highlights of his travel in China and discusses the unique collaborative working methods of porcelain in Jingdezhen.  (To view his travel blog: http://www.agavearts.com/?page_id=146). Jingdezhen has been a major…
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February 9th: “十七岁的单车 (Beijing Bicycle)”

A 2001 Chinese drams film by Sixth Generation Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai, this is the story of a young man who comes up from countryside to work and another young man who goes to expensive private school and the bicycle they unwillingly share. 中国电影之夜 Breland Hall, Room 170A – 7pm All movies have English subtitles.

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