October 25, 2011

CCS celebrates 50th anniversary!!!

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Kenneth Lieberthal, a professor emeritus and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, returned to the University of Michigan to join ongoing celebrations for the Center for Chinese Studies' 50th anniversary.

US and China Relations

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Ken Lieberthal on China's Problems

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Ken Lieberthal on U-M China Relations

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Ken Lieberthal on Chinese Currency

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Read the official press release on the 50th anniversary of the founding of CCS here.

50th Anniversary Celebration Video

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Posted by zzhu at 10:38 PM

September 28, 2011

Media coverage of the Kite Festival

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Front page of the Michigan Daily, Monday, September 26, 2011
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A child watches a kite-filled sky at the Kite Festival sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies in Nichols Arboretum on September 25, 2011. (TODD NEEDLE/The Michigan Daily).

At the 'U,' kites soar to new cultural heights
by Jeff Waraniak, The Michigan Daily

The Record Update, Monday, September 26, 2011
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Kite Festival again graces the University of Michigan Web portal:

Posted by zzhu at 02:09 PM

September 11, 2011

CCS Kite Festival! September 23 and 25, 2011!

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September, Friday 23, 2011
U-M Ferry Field (outdoor track) behind U-M Stadium and adjacent to baseball field (near Yost Ice Arena)
1150 S. State St., Ann Arbor
Demonstrations by master kite flyers; kite flyers showcase your skills and ask the experts.
Kite lines not to exceed 100ft.
For more information, kite.info@umich.edu


September, Sunday 25, 2011

In the Main Valley of Nichols Arboretum: Master flight at 1:15, lion dancing at 1:30 followed by taiko drumming, ribbon and yo-yo performances, erhu melodies, and more! Craft minute-made kites and flying art forms in the Peony Garden. Student and community registrations starts at 1:00; competition begins at 2:00 for university students and 3:00 for community! Dare to fly at 4:30 in the Prairie, wind and weather permitting.

U-M Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor
Master kite demonstrations, competitions & challenges, and community art table--with a garnishing of entertainment (Chinese ribbon dancing, yo-yo demos, lion dances, taiko drumming, and zithers)
Kite aficionados are invited to participate, bring their own self-crafted kites, and show off their competitive edge. No experience is necessary. Like flying in your backyard.

For more information, kite.info@umich.edu Parking is challenging—try the Visitors’ Parking (VP) area of the Taubman Center at U-M Hospital.

Rain Day Info: Events will be held at the International Institute, 1080 South Univ., corner of East Univ and North Univ.—demos and visual display of kites, entertainment, and dumplings as long as they last!

Please click on flier to e-mail your inquiries.

Posted by zzhu at 12:19 PM