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Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade...

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Grinnell College faculty, staff, students, and the general public are invited to attend the College's 2015 Faculty Named Chair Installation Ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will take place in Herrick Chapel. This celebration provides a unique opportunity to honor...
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Grinnell College’s partnership with Nanjing University. At the end of May, President Raynard S. Kington, Dean Paula Smith, and other College officials travel to Nanjing, China — a city of about 8 million on the Yangtze River and some 250...
In 1993, a tomb in Hubei Province, China, produced a trove of ancient texts as significant as the Dead Sea scrolls. The collection of Confucian and Daoist texts from around 300 B.C. is shedding new light on ancient Chinese philosophy, which is why Scott Cook, professor of...
Huiping Pang, professor of art history at the University of Iowa, will give a talk using Chinese art as historical documents to investigate the legal history and imperial violence of the Ming imperial era. The free, public lecture starts at 4 p.m. Nov. 20, in Alumni Recitation...
November 9, 7:30 pm – Screening of A Chronicle of My Cultural Revolution (ARH 302) November 10, 4:15 pm – Roundtable discussion, “An International Life of Arts and Letters” (Burling Lounge) Bejing writer and documentary filmmaker Xu Xing is finishing a month-long speaking tour...
Grduating majors in Chinese attended a dinner with faculty from the Department of Chinese and Japanese on May 12, 2016 at Chuong Garden.
Graduating majors in Chinese attended a dinner with faculty from the Department of Chinese and Japanese on May 6, 2014 at Chuong Garden. 
Lane Atmore ’16 of St. Paul, Minn., and Chase Booth ’16 of Wichita, Kan., have been awarded the prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. They are two of 40 students selected nationwide to receive the $30,000 fellowship for postgraduate...
The annual lunar new year celebration took place in Harris Concert Hall at Grinnell College on February 21, 2015, Saturday, from 5:30-8 p.m. Over 300 students, faculty, staff, and family members attended. They enjoyed a Chinese buffet dinner catered by China Sea, watched a...
Happy year of the horse! A Lunar New Year celebration was held on the evening of January 31, 2014 at Harris Concert Hall. The party was attended by around three hundred students, faculty and staff members, families, host families, and Grinnell community members. We had delicious...
The annual Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival celebration took place on September 5, 2014, in Harris Concert Hall. Over 300 guests, including students, faculty, staff, and host families attended. The audience enjoyed Chinese food, moon cakes, and a wonderful program put together by...
Two different productions of Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 play Anna Christie will be performed Oct. 9–12, offering an opportunity to juxtapose the musical and theatrical traditions of China and the United States. The award-winning Ningbo Yong Opera Troupe from Ningbo, China, will visit...
When Sydney Banach ’18 browsed college websites as a prospective student, Grinnell College’s Liberal Arts in Prison Program quickly grabbed her attention. “I remember reading about it on the website and the program contributed to my decision to apply to Grinnell early decision...
  “Food is a prism that absorbs and reflects a host of cultural phenomena,” says Jin Feng. “An examination of Chinese and Chinese American foodways — behaviors and beliefs surrounding the production, distribution, processing, preparation, and consumption of food — reveals power...
It is often said these days that whenever China sneezes, the world catches a cold. Indeed, some time within the next decade, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy. This paradigm shift has wide-ranging implications, in particular for a United States that dominated...

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Want to engage deeply and knowledgeably with China and Japan? Grinnell takes you there, with a full curriculum in Chinese language and literature and two years of Japanese language and literature. The Chinese major and Chinese studies concentration include courses in history,...