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Global Confucius Institute Day – Saturday, September 26th:

Come join us at Binghamton University to celebrate with two great events!

First, come join us for the Chinese Cultural Experience Center Grand Opening! Experience Chinese Culture with a giant interactive touch-screen TV, take a picture of yourself posing in a Beijing Opera Costume, view our museum-quality wall of Confucius Institute Activity photos, or browse the Beijing Opera book exhibit, surrounded by authentic Beijing Opera costumes and headpieces! There will be refreshments and live Chinese Instrumental music; this event is free and open to the public.

Where: Glenn G. Bartle Library Lobby, Binghamton University
When: 2 PM Saturday, September 26th

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Then, the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University will hold its spectacular "Amazing China" show! Don't miss these outstanding performances, including Beijing Opera, Chinese vocal and instrumental music, and even a Chinese magician! Performers include Binghamton University faculty and students, the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts faculty, and guest artists from the New York Chinese Traditional Art Center.

Ticket prices are $3 for students, $8 for seniors and BU faculty/staff, and $10 for general public. For tickets, please contact the Anderson Center Box Office (607-777-ARTS) or purchase online at For questions about either of these events, please contact Carrie Buck (607-777-3056).

Where: Binghamton University Anderson Center Chamber Hall
When: 7:30 PM Saturday, September 26th

News: "Reshuffling the Past" Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Exhibit Opening Ceremony Held at Roberson Museum

March 24, 2015: At 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24, CICO held the opening ceremony of "Reshuffling the Past," a unique contemporary Chinese ink painting exhibit, at Roberson Museum in downtown Binghamton. "Reshuffling the Past," organized by the Confucius Institute HQ/Hanban, features works by eight Chinese artists, one of whom—Huai Yi—came to Binghamton especially to hold a lecture during the event. At the opening ceremony, over 200 guests enjoyed snacks and time to stroll through the paintings and take in the features of each distinctive work.

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Audience members attending the opening ceremony lecture given by Huai Yi; Student attendees observing the paintings

Huai Yi lectured on "The Ink Stone and Chinese Culture," which gave an in-depth discussion of the relationship between the ink stone in Chinese ink art and the spirit of Chinese scholars.

In addition to Huai Yi, guest speakers at the ceremony included Dr. Donald Nieman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Binghamton University; Terry McDonald, Executive Director of Roberson Museum; and Quansheng Chang, Education Consul from the Chinese Consulate General in New York.

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Binghamton University Provost Don Nieman at the Opening Ceremony

Roberson Museum and Science Center, a popular and historic museum located in downtown Binghamton, was a superb venue for this exhibit and event. Binghamton University faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the local community arrived at the Sawtelle Gallery and were impressed by the forty works by Huai Yi, Jin Weihong, Li Jin, Liu Qinghe, Qian Zhongping, Shen Qin, Wu Yi, and Yi Liao.

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Dejun Cao, Linghui Tu, Zu-yan Chen, Huai Yi, Terry McDonald, Harvey Stenger, Dan Zhu, and Bing Han

"Reshuffling the Past" was displayed at the Roberson Museum from March 20 to June 21, 2015.  This traveling exhibit was a great opportunity to experience Chinese culture and art.


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Last Updated: 9/10/15