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Education Local Culture U.S.-China Relations

Summer Wrap-Up: Education Programs

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September 2, 2019

This summer we’ve had a busy season packed with education programs, culinary tours, awesome speakers, and guests like you! Here’s an overview of what we’ve been up to here at the Centre over the past few months. This post is part 3 of our Summer Wrap-Up series, with a…


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Travel U.S.-China Relations

Working in China in 2018

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December 29, 2018

In a year of increased political and trade tensions between the U.S. and China, we are now more convinced than ever that our nations need increased efforts to bridge cultural understanding between our people. ‘Soft power’ becomes increasingly important during a time of ‘hard power’ conflicts. We set up…


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Education Humans of Xizhou Travel U.S.-China Relations

Golden Flowers Go to New York

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October 28, 2018

2 Local Bai Ethnicity High School Students from Xizhou
1 Documentary Film: “The Soul of the Bai”
1 All American High School Film Festival in New York City
6 Days of Memories for a Lifetime
On Wednesday afternoon in October (the 3rd to be exact), Xiao Juan Yang & Pei Jie Yang, two…


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Business Development History Travel U.S.-China Relations

Where is China? A View from the “stans”

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September 11, 2018

10,000 miles. Dali to Kunming to Chongqing to Xian to Xining to Hami to Urumqi to Yili… five days of changing trains and hopping buses to arrive at the Kazak border. Only to be repeated in reverse order two weeks later!

My youngest son, Bryce, was in Almaty…


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U.S.-China Relations

What can America learn from China?

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June 30, 2018

This article was written by Brian Linden

After delivering talks last week at a rural development conference, I was approached by dozens of government and private attendees all earnestly armed with questions such as:

How do they ensure that their respective local communities can benefit from the inflow of outside investment?

How do…


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Daily Life Travel U.S.-China Relations

Brian Linden: Surprising Optimism After U.S. Visit and Need for a More Balanced Understanding of China 

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June 13, 2018

With the eyes of an outsider, I returned to the US last month to participate in my son’s graduation from the University of Wisconsin.  For nearly three years, I had been away from the US, interacting with my home via Skype calls and online media.  I was preparing for…


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Architecture Art Events Humans of Xizhou The Linden Commons Travel U.S.-China Relations

A Party at the Linden Centre: A Reflection

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April 20, 2018

On April 14, 2018 we held a Crafts Fair and Organic Market event in collaboration with Chai Mi Duo at the Linden Centre: Bao Cheng Fu. Chai Mi Duo is an organic farm and restaurant located in Dali Old Town that is…


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Business Development Education Events U.S.-China Relations

Linden Centre’s Collaboration with the Kelley School of Business: Cross Cultural Exchange at its Finest

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March 13, 2018

The Linden Centre is not merely a boutique hotel but a pillar of the Xizhou and Dali communities; a social enterprise devoted to promoting a more sustainable tourism model for China as well as cross cultural exchange and education. As such, the Centre was delighted to have the opportunity…


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Art U.S.-China Relations

Cross Cultural Creation: Focus on Artist-in-Residence Josh Hadar

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November 13, 2017

As you walk toward the Linden Centre, you can’t help but notice that next to the iconic orange wall of the Centre stands a statue made up of black, brown, and copper tones. To many it looks strange, but to locals, the form of the statue is obvious: it’s…

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