Calendar

Dec
13
Thu
Next Stop Nirvana – Exhibition @ Museum Rietberg
Dec 13 2018 – Mar 31 2019 all-day

Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism
Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions that a major exhibition at the Museum Rietberg addresses.
Artworks from China, Japan, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia tell of the beginnings of Buddhism in India and its spread across the world, including Switzerland. Select experts and practising Buddhists introduce viewers to key concepts of Buddhism and explain terms such as nirvana, karma, and compassion. Discovery tours for different age groups, a short ABC of Buddhism, as well as playful interventions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating and intricate universe of this religion.

 

Mar
27
Wed
Next Stop Nirvana – Public Guided Tour @ Museum Rietberg
Mar 27 @ 18:30

Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism
Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions that a major exhibition at the Museum Rietberg addresses.
Artworks from China, Japan, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia tell of the beginnings of Buddhism in India and its spread across the world, including Switzerland. Select experts and practising Buddhists introduce viewers to key concepts of Buddhism and explain terms such as nirvana, karma, and compassion. Discovery tours for different age groups, a short ABC of Buddhism, as well as playful interventions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating and intricate universe of this religion.

Mar
29
Fri
Next Stop Nirvana – Personal Encounters @ Museum Rietberg
Mar 29 @ 15:00 – 17:00

Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism
Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions that a major exhibition at the Museum Rietberg addresses.
Artworks from China, Japan, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia tell of the beginnings of Buddhism in India and its spread across the world, including Switzerland. Select experts and practising Buddhists introduce viewers to key concepts of Buddhism and explain terms such as nirvana, karma, and compassion. Discovery tours for different age groups, a short ABC of Buddhism, as well as playful interventions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating and intricate universe of this religion.

Mar
31
Sun
Next Stop Nirvana – Last Public Guided Tour @ Museum Rietberg
Mar 31 @ 11:00

Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism
Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions that a major exhibition at the Museum Rietberg addresses.
Artworks from China, Japan, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia tell of the beginnings of Buddhism in India and its spread across the world, including Switzerland. Select experts and practising Buddhists introduce viewers to key concepts of Buddhism and explain terms such as nirvana, karma, and compassion. Discovery tours for different age groups, a short ABC of Buddhism, as well as playful interventions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating and intricate universe of this religion.

Apr
2
Tue
The Belt and Road Initiative – Separating Myth from Fact @ Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter
Apr 2 @ 14:00 – 17:00

An Asia Society Long Conversation in cooperation with Credit Suisse

Much has been written about China’s «Belt and Road Initiative» – the ambitious but also shape-shifting initiative aimed at upgrading the world’s connectivity infrastructure. After a little over five years, the project has expanded to include a «Polar Silk Road» and a «Digital Silk Road», among many other things. Yet much remains unclear about the BRI: How much money is actually being invested? Is the motivation behind the initiative political, economic – or both? Will it bring opportunities for Switzerland and Swiss companies – or does it pose challenges?

Apr
4
Thu
«China Garden – Beauty and Aesthetics in Chinese Culture» – Guided Tour Through the China Garden @ China Garden Zurich
Apr 4 @ 18:00 – 19:00

Public guided tour for the season opening in the Chinagarten

Even Confucius attached great importance to aesthetics. Until today it has a high cultural value in China.

Our Eurasian Future @ Amboss Garage
Apr 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30

A Thought Experiment With Author Bruno Maçães

In his 2018 book «The Dawn of Eurasia», Bruno Maçães – a former minister in the Portuguese government turned author and contrarian thinker – argued that the border between Europe and Asia, which always had been blurry, would increasingly start to disappear. The Eurasian landmass would become so interconnected that the distinction between two separate spheres would no longer make sense. The EU, Russia and China would engage in what Maçaes calls «competitive integration» – not an all-out clash as Samuel Huntington envisioned, but also not a harmonization of systems as Francis Fukuyama predicted.

In this thought experiment, the Asia Society Switzerland takes the argument one step further and ask Bruno: How will our Eurasian Future look like? What are the centers of power in Eurasia, and how do they relate to each other? How does the progress of «competitive integration» work? Will there be a Eurasian Union? And what will be Switzerland’s position in this new landscape?

Apr
5
Fri
«China an seinen Grenzen» – Book Presentation @ Rösslitor Orell Füssli
Apr 5 @ 20:00 – 21:30

China at its Limits

With their atmospheric travel book, the authors also present a political-historical analysis. With reading, photos and stories. – Anyone who wants to understand China must know more than the east coast and the major metropolises, they must advance to the periphery.

Apr
14
Sun
MärchenKonzert: Popo- Berg 音樂會: 屁股山 @ Mimos
Apr 14 @ 14:15

Popo- Berg 屁股山

Fairytale concert for families with children from 3 years (told in Swiss German and Mandarin Chinese).

MärchenKonzert: Popo- Berg 音樂會: 屁股山 @ Mimos
Apr 14 @ 15:30

Popo- Berg 屁股山

Fairytale concert for families with children from 3 years (told in Swiss German and Mandarin Chinese).

Apr
30
Tue
«Bangzi Melody» – Movie Screening @ Stadtkino Basel
Apr 30 @ 18:30

Presented by the Confucius Institut Basel

The third film in the series «Drei Generationen Film» will be «Bangzi Melody» by Zheng Dasheng. With a film talk between the director and the filmmaker Mr Song Yunlong.