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The Year of Dunhuang, Online

Virtual tours of China Institute’s symbiotic exhibitions Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road and Inspired by Dunhuang: Recreation in Contemporary Chinese Art are available online.  Together, they form The Year of Dunhuang...

2014 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation

This year’s Susan Sontag Prize for Translation will award a $5,000 grant for a literary translation from Mandarin Chinese.  Here are the eligibility and proposal rules: “This $5,000 grant will be...

Ai Weiwei's Leg is a Gun

Ai Weiwei, who has a penchant for sticking out appendages and pointing them at things, does it again with a new photo of himself  holding up his leg like a rifle and...

[Updated] Neon Hong Kong

Neon signs have long been part of Hong Kong’s look. Mostly invisible by day and unremarkable when they are first electrified around twilight, they really come alive when it gets...

Events and Exhibitions: May 16 – May 22, 2014

Documentaries galore this week!  Really diverse topics: a Chinatown-born sport, a Taiwanese classical composer, Ai Weiwei’s fake case, and a Chinese drama school… None of them strike your fancy?  There’s other...

Exhibition Review: Liu Chuang – Love Story

Hubei-born artist Liu Chuang (刘窗 / 劉窗) is interested in social conventions and perceptions of details and patterns in the everyday. In Love Story (爱情故事 / 愛情故事), he provides a...