Opening ceremony of “China Tourism Culture Week – Beautiful Anhui”

“China Tourism Culture Week – Beautiful Anhui” On June 3, 2019, the “China Tourism Culture Week – Beautiful Anhui” event kicked off at the Chinese Cultural Center in Stockholm. Mr. Gui Congyou and his wife, the vice governor of Anhui Province, Yang Guangrong, both the Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of the Swedish Embassy and the Director of the Chinese Cultural Center of Stockholm, Chen Xiao, the Director of the Anhui Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, Yuan Hua, and the the Director General for International Affairs of Swedish Ministry of Culture, Thomas Lindman and people from all walks of life in Sweden, including embassies, politics, economics, literature, and education. More than 150 representatives from various countries and representatives of overseas Chinese attended the opening ceremony. Ambassador Gui expressed his warm congratulations on the successful hosting of the “China Tourism Culture Week – Beautiful Anhui” event! He said: Cultural exchangesRead More…


Ancient Chinese Shadow Play Brings Joy to Stockholm

Ancient Chinese Shadow Play Brings Joy to Stockholm    On 5 June, a group of special Swedish friends came to the China Cultural Center in Stockholm, where the Ma-style Shadow Play from China’s Anhui Province is already awaiting. The venue of the shadow play was once the castle of Queen Cristina of Sweden in the 17th century. The dome structure is exquisite, lovely, and artistic. When sunlight shone through the window of the dome and blended with the soft pink light within, it gave the venue a dream-like atmosphere. The Anhui Ma-style Shadow Play required only a simple traditional style stage commonly seen in the Chinese countryside. Under the reflection of sunlight and stage lighting, two exquisitely and skillfully crafted Chinese Long, or dragon, appeared on the curtain playing with each other to the cheerful music, making the audience feel like being in a warm and joyful Oriental paradise. AllRead More…


Kunqu theater lecture

Invitation to a lecture on the most traditional and Avant-garde Art of Kunqu: You are welcome to an afternoon about the art of Kunqu, one of the most traditional form of theater in China with lecture, live presentation and discussions. Main participants: 柯军 – Ke Jun, one of the most well known Kunqu artists in China, the recipient of the Plum Blossom Award. 龚隐雷 – Gong Yinlei, Artistic director of Kunshan Kunqu Theater, famous performer of female characters. 钱振荣 – Qian Zhenrong, National artist of the 1st level, famous performer of young male character. 王建农 – Wang Jiannong, National artist of the 1st level, 1st flute of Jiangsu Kunqu Theater. Time 2019-04-13, 14:00-16:00 Place: China Cultural Center in Stockholm Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2 111 53 Stockholm Organized by: 中瑞教育科学文化交流协会 Sino-Swedish Association for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Exchange 江苏省演艺集团 Jiangsu Art Exchange Fund 昆山当代昆剧院 Kunshan Contemporary Kunqu Theatre