Year of China Closing Ceremony

On May 21, the Year of China marked the end of its yearlong exploration of Greater China’s rich culture, economy, and history witha special closing ceremony. Festivities included a traditional tea ceremony, music, and modern dance performance.

3:00-3:30 Reception             
3:30-4:00 Looking Back: The Year of China in Review
President Ruth J. Simmons and Year of China Director, Chung-I Tan taste tea made by the delegationPresident Ruth J. Simmons and Year of China Director, Chung-I Tan taste tea made by the delegation4:00-5:30 Program featuring Traditional Tea Ceremony Performed by the Cross-Straits Tea Exchanges Association from Fujian Province, honoring President Ruth J. Simmons.


5:30-5:45  Traditional Chinese Music
Location: Andrews Dining Hall 
211 Bowen Street

*Lion Dance Procession 

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Brown students perform a piece choreographed by Gao Yanjinzi, artistic Director of the Beijing Modern Dance CompanyBrown students perform a piece choreographed by Gao Yanjinzi, artistic Director of the Beijing Modern Dance Company6:15-7:00 PM Performance featuring a piece by Gao Yanjinzi, artistic director for the Beijing Modern Dance Company, performed by Brown students as well as a solo performance by Gao Yanjinzi. This program also includes an excerpt from the documentary, Across the Seas.

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Location: Stuart Theatre 
75 Waterman Street

7:00 PM Lantern Reception 

Location: Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Leung Family Gallery 
75 Waterman Street