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Jan
1
Mon
«Tiny Big World» – Exhibition @ Haus Appenzell
Jan 1 – Apr 28 all-day
«Tiny Big World» - Exhibition @ Haus Appenzell | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

«Tiny Big World – Verkäuferlilädeli and Miniatures from West and East»

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, a specialized toy industry developed around Nuremberg, which was mainly concerned with the construction and distribution of children’s toy stores. Pharmacies, spices stores and colonial stores were just as much part of the offer as butcher’s shops or drugstores. The collector Frieda Wick-Willi (1952 – 2016) from Teufen AR has purchased and restored over a hundred of this “toy stores”. In the exhibition season 2017/2018, the Haus Appenzell shows eighty shops from her collection.

The “Hairy Monkeys” or “Maohou” from China – small figures, which are made of magnolia buds and the heads and legs of swamp cicadas – get arranged to everyday scenes of traditional Chinese life. In the exhibition which opens at the 6th of October 2017, the Haus Appenzell shows a selection of over forty contemporary miniatures with “Hairy Monkeys”.

May
3
Thu
«How to do Business in China» – Lakeside Talk @ CEIBS
May 3 @ 18:30 – 20:00
«How to do Business in China» - Lakeside Talk @ CEIBS | Horgen | Zürich | Switzerland
Everyone who did business in China confirms that without cultural understanding and adaptation there is no success.
An interesting debate with inputs on cultural differences and practical insights from China experts.
Jun
9
Sat
Annual General Meeting – Swiss Chinese Association @ Auditorium Maximum ETH
Jun 9 @ 9:30

After the statutory business, Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard will give a presentation on the topic: “Belt and Road Initiative”. This will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from business, science and politics chaired by Dr Peter Fischer (Head of the NZZ Economic Editorial Department).