• TN-China Network Blog


    2017 Chinese New Year Celebrations Across Tennessee

    Chinese New Year will be on January 28 this year. From late January to mid-February, Chinese-American communities across Tennessee will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster. Read below to find a celebration in your community.   Middle Tennessee   Nashville   Host: Vanderbilt University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (VUCSSA) Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM CT […]

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    Upcoming Export/Import Trainings and China Events

    Several events related to exporting, importing, and China are coming up in the next couple weeks. See below for descriptions of the events:   Export Boot Camp – Oak Ridge, TN – July 24, 2015 Time: Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00pm Location: Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, […]

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    Dragon Boat Festivals Across Tennessee June 20th and 21st

    This weekend, people across Tennessee are celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival, one of the most important annual Chinese holidays. Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) is holding a dragon boat race fundraiser at the Cove at Concord Park on Saturday, June 20th starting at 8:00am. On the same day, Chattanooga Chinese Association is hosting a Chattanooga […]

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    TNCN’s Executive Director Discusses Evan Osnos’ New Book on China in Knoxville Wed May 20

    Join Elizabeth Rowland, Executive Director of TN-China Network, for a discussion of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos on Wednesday, May 20, at 12 noon in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The discussion will be part of the Knox […]

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    New Non-Credit Chinese Language Courses Starting Next Week at Confucius Institute – UT-Knoxville

    Do you do business with China? Then learning at least a little bit of Mandarin is a must in order to strengthen your business relationships and better navigate intercultural communication. The Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville is offering a new series of Chinese language and culture courses starting the week of […]

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    Taiwan Photography Exhibition Opening in Knoxville January 9

    On January 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta will present the opening of an exhibition entitled “A Narrative of Light and Shadow,” featuring photography by three Taiwanese female photographers. According to […]

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    Sister Cities of Nashville seeks host families and students to participate in student exchange with Taiyuan, China

    From February 22 to March 3, 2015, Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) will be hosting students and teachers visiting from Nashville’s sister city in China – Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province in northern China. The visiting delegation is part of the SCN 2015 Student Ambassador Program, which according to the SCN website, “typically bring(s) […]

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    “Secret History” of the First Asians in Knoxville

    Here’s a fun read in the MetroPulse about the first Asians, including Chinese, to move to Knoxville, starting with the first Japanese immigrant back in 1881.

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    Asian Festival This Saturday Sept 20 in Downtown Knoxville

    Come see cultural performances and eat food from across Asia this Saturday September 20 from 10am to 6pm at the First Annual Knoxville Asian Festival in Krutch Park next to Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Door prizes will be given away periodically throughout the day, and City Mayor Madeline Rogero will speak at 12:20 pm.

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    Chinese Schools Across Tennessee Start the Fall Semester

    In order to attract more Chinese investment into Tennessee, it is important that the state have schools where the children of Chinese business owners and employees can continue to study Chinese language and keep in touch with their Chinese culture. Fortunately, there are several such schools across Tennessee, and they are now starting up their […]

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