Arizona State University has received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the American Experience Initiative—a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural education and engagement. The program expands the work of The American Centers for Cultural Exchange (ACCEX), a network of 19 American culture centers located on university campuses throughout China.

The funding will support development of an American Studies course that will be taught at Chinese universities, both in-person and online. Development of the course will be collaborative, involving both Chinese faculty and American experts. In addition, it will encourage increased public outreach by the 19 American culture centers in China, and develop a web portal accessible in China and beyond.

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Authorzijian mu

Ping Pong Productions is a catalyst that brings China and the world together through the performing arts. As artistic ambassadors, we engage cultures in discourse, searching for points of cooperation, mutual exchange and understanding.

Ping Pong Productions (PPP) develops cultural exchange projects and facilitates creative collaborations between Chinese and international artists, scholars and audiences. With teams based in China and the United States, PPP has extensive experience providing the following services:

PRODUCING performances, festivals, conferences and creative gatherings. PPP initiates projects or collaborates with partners to facilitate their ideas. We work with artists at all stages of their careers to produce new works, develop brand identity, and introduce them to new markets in China or abroad.

CONSULTING for organizations and individuals to ensure successful projects bringing artists to China, sending Chinese artists abroad, and generating cultural exchange projects. As leading experts in the Chinese performing arts market and in cultural exchange, PPP team members frequently deliver keynote speeches and participate in professional panels around the globe.

MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING for all aspects of project development and execution, including generating creative programs, sourcing content and collaborative partners, handling tour logistics, providing contract negotiation and budget oversight, developing fundraising and marketing plans, etc.

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AuthorZoe Wang

SHANGHAI — China opened a new type of free-trade zone here on Sunday in a bid to test financial changes that the government said could eventually spread to other parts of the country.

The new zone, which has the backing of the State Council, the Chinese cabinet, was first announced last July. It is expected to allow banks and other businesses within its boundaries to experiment in areas that are tightly controlled in China, including loosening regulation of interest rates and full convertibility of nation’s currency, the renminbi.

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AuthorJessica Korinek
CategoriesEditorials

Thanks to Ohio State's connections at the NFL China offices in Shanghai and the University of Minnesota's American Cultural Center for Sport in Tianjin, American Cultural Centers have three exciting opportunities to use American football programming for their ongoing cultural exchange programs at their respective ACCs this year.

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AuthorJessica Korinek
CategoriesAnnouncements

Cowboy Tour with Wylie and the Wild West receives national print coverage in China and local coverage in the U.S. Take a look at some of the positive feedback received for the show... 

...meanwhile back in the U.S., coverage was received in the Great Falls Tribune and the Tulane University "New Wave." To read more about this event, visit:

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130922/LIFESTYLE01/309220006

Tulane University - Folklorist stirs up a cultural gumbo with China

 

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AuthorJessica Korinek
CategoriesArticles