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Year of China Film Series: Dreams of Tibet

Year of China Film Series: Dreams of Tibet

This one-hour documentary is a part of the PBS series FRONTLINE which examines the United States’ fascination with Tibet. It explores Tibetan Buddhism while providing a brief survey of Tibetan history. This is a film being shown as a apart of Year of China: awaken the past, discover the future.

Tuesday, March 20


Whitehall Clasroom Building room 118

Whitehall Classroom Building room 118

Tai Chi Demonstrations


The Confucius Institute in Bradley Hall will lead informal Taichi sessions in the Bradley courtyard. Starting on Tuesday February 28th, at 10:00 a.m., Confucius Institute Professor Zhou Yufang, who has won national prizes in Taichi in China, will be leading 10 minutes of Taichi exercises in the courtyard outside OIA, every Tuesday and Thursday.  All you need is comfortable shoes for this exercise.


Taichi is a gentle version of Chinese martial arts, and is part of the rich cultural heritage of China. Recent research has proven that Taichi is not only good physical exercise, but that it also combats stress. It will boost the immune system and help with general wellbeing . For this reason, Chinese communities often engage in collective Taichi in the mornings, as they get ready to face the day.


Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.


Courtyard outside Bradley Hall

John Kamm and The Dui Hua Foundation

John Kamm was a visiting scholar for the A&S Year of China initiative, and presented the talk, "US/China Relations in the Year of the Dragon." He is an American businessman and human rights activist, and has received a MacArthur fellowship for “designing and implementing an original approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China.” In this podcast, Denise Ho, an assistant professor in the Department of History, interviews Kamm about the function of the

US/China relations In The Year Of The Dragon

WHO: John Kamm, Executive Director and Founder, Dui Hua Foundation
WHAT: US/China Relations in the Year of the Dragon
WHERE: W.T. Young Auditorium
WHEN: Monday, January 30, 7:00p.m.

Free and open to the public.

For more information on the Year of China please contact Keiko Tanaka at or vist the

W.T. Young Auditorium

Chinese New Year Celebration / Chinese Art Exhibtion

The UK Confucius Institute in partnership with the Headley-Whitney Museum is hosting a Chinese New Year's Celebration with the opening of a new exhibition entitled, "Art on a Roll: Modern Chinese Scrolls". Come and enjoy traditional Chinese painting, as well as Chinese music, calligraphy, Taichi, and Chinese food.

Time: February 5, 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Place: Headley-Whitney Museum
          4435 Old Frankfort Pike
          Lexington, KY 40510

Headley Whitney Musuem

On Being an International Student: Yiwen Chen (in Chinese)

The Hive is the College of Arts & Sciences' newly unified team of creative and technical services. This provides A&S with support for web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. This podcast features Yiwen Chen, who works on Social Media for Arts and Sciences. Interviewed by Wenbo Zeng, Chen answers some fundamental questions that international students might have when considering to study abroad at UK.

Year of China: Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch

On November 10, 2011 the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences hosted a trailblazing American diplomat to continue the college's Year of China initiative. Former U.S. Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch spoke on “Leadership and Education in a Globalizing World: China’s Challenge” Sponsored by the "Passport to China: Global Issues & Local Understanding" course taught by UK sociology Professor Keiko Tanaka. For more about Ambassador Bloch and other Year of China information, please visit
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