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Film Speaker Series - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: September 10-24

hidden dragonAng Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon remains a cultural touchstone around the world, winning new fans and influencing filmmakers ever since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. From September 10 through 24, Webster Films Series and the Confucius Institute at Webster University invite patrons, both in and outside of the Webster University community, to watch this film for free!

Free film access:

Webster students, faculty, and staff can watch it for free at this link. Non Webster patrons simply need to follow these four steps to watch the film:

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Join us for a discussion panel with film study experts on Sept. 24th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Title: Mysterious World, Fascinating Martial Arts: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dr. Yongzhen Shu Curtin, adjunct professor of Chinese cinema and culture at Webster University;
Dr. Yuqian Yan, Postdoctoral teaching fellow of Chinese cinema and performing culture at Washington University.
Moderated by Pete Timmermann, Director of the Webster Film Series.

Link to the Zoom event:
This event is co-organized by the Webster Film Series and the Confucius Institute at Webster University.


Beijing Opera Introductory Workshop: September 19

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Asian Cuisine Cooking Contest (Social-Distancing Style): NOW through Oct. 20

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Past Events

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July 8-27, 2020   Bridging Eastern Practices and Western Brain Science– Mindful Meditation Virtual Workshop Series

July 13, 2020      Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Public Health and International Relations Perspectives: U.S., China, and Ghana

June 2-July 2, 2020   Free Virtual Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Meditation, Session II

June 6, 2020     12th Annual Chinese Bridge Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony

April 9-May 12, 2020   Free Virtual Tai Chi Session I

Feb. 26, 2020     "Drinking from the Dragon's Well: Tea in Chinese Art and Culture," a presentation by Steve Owyoung as part of the Webster University Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Feb. 20, 2020     Webster Film Series: Piano in a Factory

Feb. 16, 2020     Lunar New Year Celebration at the Webster Groves Public Library

Feb. 3, 2020      Lunar New Year Celebration at Webster

Jan. 31, 2020     Webster Film Series: Girls Always Happy

Dec. 7, 2019      Chinese Story Time at Webster Groves Public Library

Nov. 22, 2019     Celebration of France and China Cultural Exchange

Nov. 18, 2019      CHINA Town Hall

Sept. 3, 2019       Webster Film Series: Farewell My Concubine

Sept. 3, 2019       Webster Film Series: Comrades: Almost a Love Story

Sep. 16, 2019     Confucius Institute Hosts Exhibit, Demonstration with Chinese Artist Dengbai Yuejin

Sep. 13, 2019     Confucius Institute Hosts Academic Conference, Art Exhibit

Aug. 27, 2019     Confucius Institute Hosts Annual Teacher Training

Aug. 20, 2019     From Customs to Kung Fu: the Confucius Institute's Annual Chinese Summer Camp

Aug. 19, 2019     Chinese Professor Leads Master Class for Dance Summer Intensive, China Spotlight Series

Aug. 8, 2019      Two Countries, One World: International summer camp brings children from two countries together for a week of fun

Apr. 30, 2019     Confucius Institute Participates in Chinese Culture Days at Missouri Botanical Garden

Apr. 19, 2019     Confucius Institute Hosts Annual Chinese Bridge Competition

Mar. 25, 2019     The Confucius Institute Announces Affordable China Trip Summer 2019

Mar. 6, 2019     'Revolutionary Bodies: Eighty Years of Chinese Concert Dance' at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Feb. 18, 2019     Snapshots: Confucius Institute Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

Nov. 7, 2018     Confucius Institute Events: Chairman Ni visit; annual teacher training workshop

Sep. 28, 2018    Highlights: 'Doing Business in China: What They Don't Teach You in Business School'

Sep. 6, 2018     CHINA Town Hall: A videoconference featuring Condoleezza Rice, with local lecture, reception

Apr. 16, 2018     Trade War? Webster University Hosts Expert on U.S.-China Economic Relations

Mar. 14, 2018     Snapshots: Bristol Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year at Confucius Institute