Upcoming Events from Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

For those interested in learning more about Chinese culture, my good friend Z.J. Tong from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute has some great upcoming events and updates for the new year. If you happen to be in Chicago’s Chinatown over the weekend, make sure you stop by the bookstore and say hi. Their last day of operation will be Jan. 2, 2011. CCCI wishes everybody a great holiday season and look forward to seeing many of you in the new year.

Food and Culture Tour to China in 2011


Join Z.J. Tong in 2011 for a food and culture tour to China in 2011 (May 26 – June 12). The idea of organizing a food and culture tour to China is a direct result of the success of our Chopsticks Dinning Club, which was featured on Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Time and Time Out Chicago. Z.J. Tong will personally lead this 18-day tour to Beijing, Jinan, Qufu (Confucius’ hometown), Xi’an, Chengdu, Shanghai and Suzhou. In addition to wonderful food exploration, you’ll also see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terra Cotta Warriors, Confucius home, the Bund in Shanghai and even an opportunity to see Giant Panda. You’ll be travelling on airplane as well as an experience on China’s fast train. A rare opportunity to visit a Chinese family is also included. Don’t just travel like a any other tourist, travel with an expert who has made many special arrangements for you. For day-to-day itinerary and price of the tour, please click here.

7th Annual Chinese New Year Dinner

Time flies, this will be the 7th year that I have organized the Chinese New Year dumpling making dinner. It has been sold out in the past few years. Register early!

What:               Learn how Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year at home

Learn the Chinese New Year traditions and symbolisms

Win prizes at our Chinese New Year Quiz

Learn to make the Chinese dumplings YOURSELF

Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with the dumplings you made your own

Enjoy Tang Yuan, a special dessert for Lantern Festival

Enjoy your own “Family Style” Chinese New Year celebration

When:              Feb. 5, Saturday, 2011, 3:00p.m.- 5:30p.m.

Feb. 12, Saturday, 2011, 3:00p.m.- 5:30p.m.

Where:             Hing Kee Restaurant, 2nd Floor (2140 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60616)

Who:               Z.J. Tong, President of the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

welcomes you to celebrate the Chinese New Year with him.

Cost:                $35/person, $30/child, Please RSVP before Feb. 1, 2011

For more details and to sign up, please click here.

Last Weekend  Bookstore Closing Sale Everything Must Go

This Saturday and Sunday
10a.m. – 8p.m.
Everything 50% off

Visit chicagocci.com for more info.

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