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June 2019

EuroAsia Short Film Festival- China and France

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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  EuroAsia Shorts 2019 proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. ​France and China will screen their short films on June 6 at 6:30 PM at the Alliance Française de Washington DC, followed by a panel discussion. Space…

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Books and Boba Community Book Club

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Looking to expand your library with the stories of Chinese authors? Interested in exploring literary themes while connecting with other Chinese language and culture enthusiasts? Then, Books and Boba is for you! The CIUS Center is excited to announce our fourth meeting of Books and Boba, a casual, community book club that explores Chinese culture through contemporary novels and classic literature. For our June 2019 meeting, we will be reading Dr. Lilian Willens' Stateless in Shanghai. We are excited to announce that Dr. Willens will be joining us…

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July 2019

Harbin, Manchuria (Heilongjiang) – The Russian City in China (1900-1945)

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join us for a presentation and lecture exploring Russian immigration to China during the 19th century with, Dr. Lillian Willens, author of Stateless in Shanghai. Dr. Willens will be giving a one-hour presentation followed by a Q&A. Summary of Lecture: At the end of the 19th century, Russians of various ethnicities moved to Harbin, China to manage the Chinese Eastern Railroad. The Russian population helped develop the economy of Harbin and as a result, during the Bolshevik Revolution waves of Russian refugees…

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Friends of the CIUS Center Community Picnic

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hains Point Picnic Area, 2301 Ohio Dr. Southwest
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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The CIUS Center invites you to join us for our 2019 Friends of the CIUS Center Community Picnic and Crab Boil! Our community of global education advocates, organizational partners, event attendees, and volunteers are an integral part of our organization's development and we are excited to share our appreciation! Join us for an afternoon of fun and food as we prepare to kick-off a busy season of fall programming!

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August 2019

International Youth Peace Forum

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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The inaguaral International Youth Peace Forum brought together 17 univeristy students from 9 countries to reflect on issues of global peace in a series of lectures, panel discussions and professional development workshops. Students from Ireland, China, Israel, South Africa, Germany, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States spent the week discussing the conflicts they aim to address in their home countries as well as the the importance of building bridges that connect people across communities and cultures.

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September 2019

Brush Strokes of Modern China

September 3 - October 17
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Brush Strokes of Modern China- curated in partnership with the US-China Policy Foundation. The exhibit provides a glimpse into contemporary China through the artwork of authors, politicians, military generals, and notable historical figures. The pieces represent various time periods including the late Qing dynasty, the fall of Imperial China, the start of the Republic of China, the Sino-Japanese War, the rise of the Communist Party, and the the founding of the People's Republic of China. Despite the numerous changes that occurred…

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2019 Mid-Autumn Festival Community Celebration

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the CIUS Center Community! TheChinese Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally a time to celebrate the gathering of friends and family during the brightest full-moon of the year! For the CIUS Center, this is an exciting opportunity to welcome members of the CIUS Center community from near and far for an evening of food, fun, music, art and great conversation. This celebration will also kick-off our2019 Confucius Institute National Honors Gala Weekend! With Confucius Institute colleagues from across…

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2019 National Honors Gala

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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  Come join us at the National Press Club for the 4th annual National Honors Gala to honor 10 extraordinary students from across the U.S. for their contributions to mutual understanding and people to people exchange.

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Exploring the Globalization of Beauty Standards

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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  Join the Confucius Institute U.S. Center for an informative and engaging discussion with three industry experts and YOU. Our panelists have spent their careers working within their communities as educators, advocates, researchers, and mental health providers. We are honored to be bringing these esteemed guests together so we can learn from their experiences and research while also exploring our audience's voices. The evening will begin with our panelists answering questions which, later on, our audience members can chime in…

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October 2019

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join the CIUS Center and world-renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners for a lecture and demonstration. RSVP HERE  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combines the dual properties of humanities and natural sciences manifesting wisdom and creativity gained through five thousand years of Chinese history. TCM contains elements of Chinese traditional culture and philosophies, representing Chinese perceptions of life and relationship with nature. Organized in partnership with Beijing Language and Culture University, world-renowned traditional Chinese medicine practitioners will present the culture of TCM,…

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