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The Miami-China Connection: Enhancing Chinese Cultural Studies at Florida International University and Miami-Dade College
Steven Heine, Florida International University Board of Trustees

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The Miami-China Connection (Staff/Faculty/Fellow Position)
Name: The Miami-China Connection
Abstract: A permanent faculty position in Chinese language was created and the instructor has since received a promotion to senior level and has been very active teaching and organizing many different academic, professional training, and cultural activities.
Year: 2007
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The Miami-China Connection (Center)
Name: The Miami-China Connection
Abstract: A center has been created that includes in addition to regular course instruction HSK testing, an annual speech contest, an intensive language summer abroad program, ongoing meetings of the regional Chinese Language Teachers Association, and more.
Director: Li Ma
Year: 2008
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The Miami-China Connection (Exhibition)
Title: The Miami-China Connection
Curator: Lidu Yi
Abstract: Xu Bing: Writing Between Heaven and Earth February 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015 The character shu in ancient Chinese signifies books, written characters, and the act of writing. This solo exhibition presents the shu art of Xu Bing (b. 1955-), the world acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist, from his Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground and Landscape Landscript in between. All these shu masterpieces demonstrate the art of writing as image. Together they create a Zen-like textual space drawing the audience into an artistic contemplation of the works while arousing their latent cognitive capacity to communicate with the works. The interactive educational work, Square Word Calligraphy, uses components of Chinese characters. The work, created in a classroom setting, is a perfect fusion of eastern and western culture into one harmony. All these thought-provoking works of art will not only challenge the viewers' preconception about written language and cultural identity, they will also invite them to interact with the art. This exhibition is designed to serve and educate people of different cultures and nationalities with his art. "My aim is to make an art that truly serves the people." Curated by Professor Lidu Yi. We are deeply grateful to the Jane Hsiao Asian Art Endowment for support of this exhibition. Additional support has been provided by the Asian Studies Program at FIU.
Year: 2015
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The Miami-China Connection (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Miami-China Connection
Abstract: A cultural demonstration of traditional Chinese fashion in contemporary and global contexts.
Author: Shengao Wang
Date: 4/17/2015
Location: Florida International University MMC Campus
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Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters (Book)
Title: Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters
Author: Heine, Steven
Year: 2002
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Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780195135862