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China Comics author Jing Liu embarks on German Tour

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 11, 2018

Jing Liu, author of the popular Understanding China Through Comics series is embarked on a tour of Germany this September to speak about using comics in the classroom to teach Chinese history.  Read More

Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The dog: loyal, clever, bursting with joy, ever loving and unfailingly gracious—man’s perennial best friend. All of which, with the Year of the Dog officially kicking off on Friday, is naturally copacetic with us. But, in the context of Chinese culture, what is the Year of the Dog all about? And what does it signify?  Read More

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