Get in on the conversation leading up to the China Conference with events around the community from the IAF Lecture Series and National Writers Series to events at the State Theater and Dennos Museum!

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Feb. 20, 6 pm
The Rise of the Asian Tigers: Lessons for Beijing

Frankfort-based business executive Lowell “Jep” Gruman at Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium

Tickets are available at the door. For more information about this informative event: click here

March 20, 6 pm
The View of Asia from “Down Under”

Nicole Forrester, former Australian Consul and current Director of the Young Leaders Program at the Pacific Forum in Hawaii at Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door. For more information about this informative event: click here

April 17, 6 pm
Nationalist Passions in the East and South China Seas
Dr. John Ciorciari, UM’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door. For more information about this informative event: click here

May 15, 6 pm
The Pivot to Asia: US Defense Strategy

U.S. Rear Admiral (ret.) Alexander Miller at Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door. For more information about this informative event: click here

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Infernal Affairs

March 25, 6 pm

This award-winning 2002 thriller is the story of the race between a Chinese mafia mole in a police department and an undercover cop, each attempting to identify the other. After winning top prizes in Asia, in 2006 Martin Scorsese remade the film as The Departed which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Post-film discussion facilitated by Gary Howe, who lived in China and graduated from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center before returning to Traverse City where he teaches world geography at NMC and serves as an elected city commissioner.

The Last Emperor 

April 15, 6 pm

Winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, this 1987 film was the first authorized by the Chinese government to be filmed in the Forbidden City. It follows the true story of Puyi, China’s last emperor, from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by Communists.

Big Bird in China

May 3, 10 am (25-cent kids matinee)

Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street character meets Chinese schoolchildren, learns Chinese words and visits sites like the Great Wall. Filmed on location in Beijing and other locales, this is a great way to introduce kids – and parents – to China!

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

May 13, 6 pm  

The 2012 hit documentary, one of the favorites at the eighth Traverse City Film Festival, chronicles Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. A fascinating look at contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. 

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Healing the Earth: Mandala Sand Painting – A Sacred Art by the Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery

April 14 – 19 

The creation of a Sand Mandela at the Museum!

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The Mystical Arts of Tibet

April 19, 8 pm

The Tibetan Monks offer a performance of sacred music at Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium preceded by the creation of a Sand Mandela at the Museum!

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如何回归 – How to Return? - Images by Contemporary Chinese Photographers

Organized with M97 Gallery, Shanghai

June 1- September 7

As China reaches the point of its post-boom years, Exhibition Curator, Steven Harris of M97 Gallery, suggests a more contemplative period is setting in. We are entering a time where the general pulse of society has seen through the veil of glittery consumerism and all it promised, and now artists and thinkers are looking in many ways how to return to find what’s left of their roots.

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Exhibition Reception and Presentation 

何回归 – How to Return? - Images by Contemporary Chinese Photographers

By exhibit curator, Steven Harris, M97 Gallery, Shanghai

June 6, 7 pm Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium 

Enjoy food and wine at this special event celebrating the close of the China Conference and the opening of this inspiring exhibit.

Dennos Museum members, free of charge. China Conference attendees, $8.00 at the door.

 

 

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An Evening with Anchee Min

April 24, 7pm

National Writers Series presents and evening with Anchee Min award-winning Chinese-American author at the City Opera House.

For tickets to this amazing event: click here.

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China Rising 

April 29 and May 6 (6-9 pm)

NMC/EES course presented by Jack Segal, Co-Chair, International Affairs Forum.

For more information and to register: click here