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calendar of China events

Exhibitions, Readings, Concerts, Networking events and more.

Find events related to China in and around Zurich in our calendar of events. There's always something going on in Zurich Chinatown.

Jan
1
Mon
«Chinesische Inspiration» – Exhibition @ BPS (Suisse)
Jan 1 – Feb 28 all-day
«Chinesische Inspiration» - Exhibition @ BPS (Suisse) | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

Art from three different Chinese artists is on display: He Cilian, Liang Guorong and
Li Ziyu.

Schedule:
30 August 2017 – 28 February 2018; Mo – Fr 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 16:30

«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”.

Jan
22
Mon
«Vorurteile – Erfahrungen: Erkenntnisse einer Chinareise» – Presentation @ Haus der Universität
Jan 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30
«Vorurteile – Erfahrungen: Erkenntnisse einer Chinareise» - Presentation @ Haus der Universität | Bern | Bern | Switzerland

In the spring of 2017, various allegations about China were made in the corridors of the Gymnasium Interlaken before a study trip to China: The air is dirty, dogs and cats are eaten, the Chinese are unfriendly. During the preparations for the trip, the students were repeatedly confronted with numerous prejudices. Patricia von Weissenfluh explains in her presentation how the young people experienced China and gradually developed a fascination for this country and its culture.

Jan
23
Tue
«Tafelspitz für Peking» – Documentary @ Confucius Institute at the University of Basel
Jan 23 @ 18:30 – 20:00
«Tafelspitz für Peking» - Documentary @ Confucius Institute at the University of Basel | Basel | Basel-Stadt | Switzerland

The long-term documentary “Tafelspitz für Peking” accompanies three restaurant founders in the Chinese capital over a period of one and a half years. Carinthian restaurateur Walter Lampersberger, his Chinese student friend Haoxin Qu and their chef Alfred Krasser had to overcome numerous hurdles before their restaurant could be opened in Beijing in June 2015.

Jan
26
Fri
«Hotpot & Karaoke» – Chinese Conversation Table @ Asian art
Jan 26 @ 18:30
«Hotpot & Karaoke» - Chinese Conversation Table @ Asian art | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

The topic of the Chinese Conversation Table will be «Hot Pot and Karaoke». There will be a hotpot dinner and karaoke thereafter. Everybody will just pay his meal by himself.

Chinese New Year’s Concert @ KKL
Jan 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Chinese New Year's Concert @ KKL | Luzern | Luzern | Switzerland

Programm:
Jiang Ying, Die Seidenstrasse, Traditionelles chinesisches Orchesterstück
Jiang Ying, “Der Geburtsort”, Konzert für Guzheng und Orchester
Hua Yanjun, “Der Mondschein über der zweiten Quelle”, Konzert für Erhu und Orchester
Jiang Ying, Eindrücke der traditionellen chinesischen Musik
1. Satz: Gesang der Vögelein
2. Satz: Das vorhergegangene und das gegenwärtige Leben
3. Satz: Grosses Lied
Jiang Ying, “Glückseeligkeit”, Konzert für Dunhuang und Orchester
Jiang Ying, “Erlösung”, Konzert für Konghou und Orchester
Jiang Ying, “Der Krieg zwischen Chu und Han”, Konzert für zwei Pipas und Orchester
Shaanxi Volkslied, “Xintianyou Rhapsodie”, Konzert für Zhongruan, Suona und Orchester

Jan
28
Sun
«The Inclusion of Eastern and Western Music» – Piano Recital @ Konservatorium
Jan 28 @ 14:00 – 17:00
«The Inclusion of Eastern and Western Music» - Piano Recital @ Konservatorium | Luzern | Luzern | Switzerland

Shih-Wei Huang Piano Recital

By introducing Taiwanese music, this concert will present how wonderful the Eastern music from Taiwan and the Western music can work together to fresh our minds.

14:00-14:30 Welcome
14:30-15:30 Concert
15:30-17:00 Apero

Jan
30
Tue
« A Long Way Home» – Movie Screening
Jan 30 @ 9:30 – 11:30
« A Long Way Home» - Movie Screening

Five Chinese artists are at the centre of the film: dancer Wen Hui, writer Ye Fu, animated film-maker Pi San and visual artists Gao Brothers. Starting from their own family history, they explore the upheavals of Chinese history to understand the problems of the present. Their struggle for a democratic civil society seems increasingly relevant both within and outside China.

«Young Lives in China» – Conversation @ Literaturhaus Basel
Jan 30 @ 18:30 – 20:00
«Young Lives in China» - Conversation @ Literaturhaus Basel | Basel | Basel-Stadt | Switzerland

China’s role in the world is becoming increasingly more dominant and will influence our future. But who is China’s future?

British author and journalist Alec Ash has moved to Beijing almost a decade ago. His latest book, a literary nonfiction called Wish Lanterns, follows the lives of six of young Chinese millennials born from 1985 to 1990 as they grow up in a rapidly changing country and start their careers. It paints a rich picture of contemporary China, its future challenges, and manages to convey a lot of insights on Chinese politics and its fast-changing society.

Jan
31
Wed
«Standardization and related legal issues in China» – Seminar @ Hotel Kreuz
Jan 31 @ 13:30 – 17:30
«Standardization and related legal issues in China» - Seminar @ Hotel Kreuz | Bern | Bern | Switzerland

How to identify, anticipate, and prevent costly and time-consuming side issues.

China does not only raise tall standardization issues to the Swiss import/export operators. It also brings along several peripheral legal issues which are often unknown, underestimated, misunderstood or simply deliberately ignored. A better understanding of such issues facilitates standardization by anticipating issues which otherwise typically hamper it.
 

 

«Young Lives in China» – Conversation @ Theater Stadelhofen
Jan 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00
«Young Lives in China» - Conversation @ Theater Stadelhofen | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

China’s role in the world is becoming increasingly more dominant and will influence our future. But who is China’s future?

British author and journalist Alec Ash has moved to Beijing almost a decade ago. His latest book, a literary nonfiction called Wish Lanterns, follows the lives of six of young Chinese millennials born from 1985 to 1990 as they grow up in a rapidly changing country and start their careers. It paints a rich picture of contemporary China, its future challenges, and manages to convey a lot of insights on Chinese politics and its fast-changing society.

Feb
3
Sat
EuroAsian New Year 2018 @ Labor Bar
Feb 3 @ 22:00
EuroAsian New Year 2018 @ Labor Bar | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

As the Spring Festival is approaching, the Labor Club of  Zurich will launch a large-scale Asia and Western fashion music dance gala to create a platform for Chinese and Asian culture exchange with Switzerland.

Feb
15
Thu
Chinese New Year celebration @ Tonhalle Maag
Feb 15 @ 19:30
Chinese New Year celebration @ Tonhalle Maag | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

The conductor and founder of the Beijing Music Festival, Long Yu, has been a converter between the worlds since his studies in Shanghai and Berlin. In his programme, he brings together traditional Chinese and western instruments. He reflects, among other things, Beijing opera and Fritz Kreisler, whose playing at the beginning of the 20th century was as enthusiastic and polarized as that of Maxim Vengerov today.

 

Feb
16
Fri
Chinese New Year Buffet @ Tee-Raum Entenweiher
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Chinese New Year Buffet @ Tee-Raum Entenweiher | Sissach | Basel-Landschaft | Switzerland

Big Chinese New Year Buffet from our friends at China House Basel.

Registration required: info@wakong.ch

Feb
17
Sat
Chinese New Year Buffet @ Tee-Raum Entenweiher
Feb 17 @ 16:00 – 20:00
Chinese New Year Buffet @ Tee-Raum Entenweiher | Sissach | Basel-Landschaft | Switzerland

Big Chinese New Year Buffet from our friends at China House Basel.

Registration required: info@wakong.ch

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