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Nov. 4-Dec. 6, 2009

hosted, in 2009, by Northwestern University and

Originated and organized under the auspices of the

US China Peoples Friendship Association-Chicago Chapter

Consisting of the following events (see accompanying announcements for more info):

***Annual China Symposium 2009, Sat., Nov. 14, 2009 at Northwestern University’s Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, includes 9 talks on China Topics presented in 3 simultaneous tracks with the following 3 talks in each track by leading Chicagoland university and other authorities: Arts & Philosophy (Comparing Chinese and Western Music, Chinese Literature, and Kunqu Opera in China Today); Commerce (China Acquisitions: New Challenges and Opportunities, Chinese Labor Relations, and Building an International Chinese Antibody Company), and Society, Science & Technology (Daoism, China’s Newly Announced Healthcare System, and Architectural Preservation in China). The Keynote Address is The Pacifist Tradition in China.

For registration and more programming see www.nbo.northwestern.edu after Oct. 15

***Beijing Performing Arts Gala 2009, Fri. and Sat. nights, Dec. 4 and 5, 2009 at Northwestern University’s Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston, IL 60201, featuring Master and other Beijing Performing Artists (including professors and teachers at the China Conservatory in Beijing, China’s leading traditional music conservatory, and teachers, performers and actors from the China National Opera Troupe, China National Symphony Orchestra, China Traditional Opera College, North Kunqu Troupe, Beijing Acrobatic Troupe, and Beijing Dance College), performing up to the following number of acts of the following genres: 10 vocal and opera acts, 8 folk dances, 2 acrobatic acts, and 3 instrumental pieces.

For tickets and more programming see www.nbo.northwestern.edu after Oct. 19

***Annual China Friendship/Beijing Art Exhibits 2009, Nov. 4-Dec. 6 at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Gallery, in the Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Dr., Evanston, IL 60208, includes up to the following number of artworks in the following genres by Master and other Beijing artists: Chinese Traditional Paintings, 12 paintings by 12 artists on the themes: river, mountain, flower, bird; Ink Painting Show of 10 works by Mr. Zhu Mingde, called a “living national artistic treasure” in Beijing, on the quintessential Chinese motif, FISH.; Chinese Folk Art from Beijing, featuring the following genres: Kite craft and art (12); Paper-Cuts (24); Snuff-bottle painting (exquisite miniature painting from inside a bottle - 6), and miniature Dough Figurine Sculpture (6); Photography Exhibit, consisting of 40 photos by over 20 prominent Beijing photographers, on the theme, Beijing at Night;. Contemporary Art, up to 6 works by professors of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, one of the 3 top art schools in China (photographs of art works).

***Demonstrations by Exhibiting Beijing Master and other Artists, Nov. 7 at Evanston Art Center, 11 am-2pm, 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201, selected from among the following genres: Chinese Traditional Painting, Ink Painting, Folk Art (Kite Art & Craft, Paper-Cuts, Snuff Bottle Painting); Chinese Calligraphy



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