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Returning to Mall of America on April 21 and 22 for its 5th annual presentation of A Passage to China, the Chinese Heritage Foundation, together with China Insight, reaffirms its goals by ‘inscribing’ them in both English and Chinese on its entrance gates into the Rotunda. There is no better way to achieve its goals of mutual understanding and mutual courtesy between the Chinese community and the greater Twin Cities community than to have proponents from both communities come together at Passage.
By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer
Although we have all enjoyed an unusually mild winter here in Minnesota, the arrival of spring marks the return of the 5th annual A Passage to China that will be held at Mall of America on April 21 and 22. This free event is devoted exclusively to Chinese culture, history and entertainment with over 50 participating organizations that will provide fun, informative interactive activities for young and old. A great way to explore China without any hassle. Everything has been planned and organized…all you have to do is show up. The 2-day event will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will take place simultaneously at the Mall of America Rotunda and Sears Court at Mall of America located in Bloomington, Minn.
Each participating organization will run individual stations for visitors to engage in such activities as Chinese chess, tangrams, name translations, learning to speak Chinese, painting and calligraphy lessons, paper cutting and paper folding, making Chinese musical instruments and ribbon sticks and various other Chinese arts and crafts. There will also be cooking demonstrations and dumpling-making lessons.
The throngs of visitors to the Mall of America that recently attended A Passage to China attest to the success of the event that was enjoyed by young and old, Chinese and non-Chinese alike.The goal of the event was to promote mutual understanding of Chinese culture, history and geography which was accomplished by many kinds of interactive activities.The theme of this event was conveyed through several entrance gates made of a bamboo frame and silk panels that bore the following Chinese characters and are translated accordingly.
On April 4 and 5, the Chinese Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with ChinaInsight, presented the second annual A Passage to China, an interactive journey, at the Mall of America in Bloomington. With 40 Chinese community and local organizations, together with a New York-based bookseller, participating, preparations leading up to the two-day event were intense. The arrivals, from China, of 4 life-sized terra cotta warriors and 10 custom-made 6-foot tall lanterns increased the excitement. Long after the Mall had closed on April 3, a team of volunteers worked hard to uncrate and move the warriors in place, while another team hung the lanterns, numerous large silk kites, and the two newly commissioned bamboo and silk entrance gates. A specially constructed bamboo butterfly arbor provided the last touch in transforming the huge, impersonal space of the Best Buy® Rotunda into a congenial and welcoming Chinese landscape of human proportions.
By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer
To celebrate American-Pacific Heritage Month, CHINAINSIGHT, in collaboration with the Chinese Heritage Foundation, is presenting the Third Annual A Passage to China…an interactive journey” on May 22-23, 2010 at The Best Buy Rotunda at Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. Complete details are available on the back cover of the paper. Come and learn about China’s history, have fun and show your support of the Chinese community. Authentic Chinese music, dance performances and martial arts demonstrations will also be featured at the Sears Court throughout the two day event.
We are pleased to report that A Passage to China held recently at Mall of America (MOA) was a huge success and, according to MOA staff members, was enjoyed by over 10,000 visitors.