Culinaire ontmoeting tussen Chinese en Nederlandse topkoks op Horecava 2016

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Horecava EastMeetsWest2006

Wat wordt het culinaire resultaat als een Chinese én een Nederlandse topkok met dezelfde ingrediënten koken? Op de kookdemonstratie East Meets West laten topkoks Julius Jaspers, Ron Blaauw en Herman den Blijker dit samen met drie Chinese kookmeesters zien. Bezoekers kunnen zien waartoe andere technieken en kruiden leiden, en of de oosterse en westerse keuken alleen maar verschillen hebben of ook overeenkomsten. East Meets West vindt plaats op maandag 11 januari 2016, in het Aziatisch Paviljoen op de Horecava in RAI Amsterdam.

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Drongo language festival

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Drongo logo

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September, the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht will host the fourth edition of the biggest language festival in the Netherlands and Flanders: DRONGO language festival.

There is no better place than the DRONGO language festival to become acquainted with the many possibilities that language and multilingualism offer, with a programme varying from the best ways to quickly learn a foreign language to tips and tricks on multilingual child-raising (including programmes for children and youths) and from a Business Meeting for everyone who deals with customers who do not speak Dutch to the newest developments in language technology. DRONGO language festival drew thousands of visitors in previous years, and this year will once again welcome great numbers of language enthusiasts and people interested in the function of language in daily life.

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One of Us Is On the Wrong Side of History!

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Light-box Xu Zhen

One of Us Is On the Wrong Side of History!, Xu Zhen (1977, China) focuses on the visual identity of Witte de With’s past exhibitions as well as its archive of posters. As such, this work brings to light not the artworks shown at Witte de With during the past twenty-five years, but rather the wording and design, which mediated them. The archive is read and revealed as a sprawling visual poem made up of fragments and traces of voices past. In the vein of his Metal Language series, Xu Zhen extracts fonts and layouts from their original contexts and reproduces them using metal chains.

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Derde festival van de Chinese kalligrafie

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kalligrafie festival

In een tijd toen vrouwen geacht werden zich ver van geletterdheid te houden ontstond in China een uniek schrift. Eeuwen geleden  schiepen vrouwen in het zuiden van China een voor mannen ontoegankelijke  code, het nüshu of vrouwenschrift, waarin zij met elkaar hun  diepste zorgen en verzuchtingen deelden.

Het Chinese vrouwenschrift is het enige bekende vrouwenschrift ter wereld en werd ternauwernood van uitsterven gered.

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Taiwan Excellence Showcase

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I am Qianlong

This year, the Taiwan Excellence Showcase, a travelling exposition of award-winning products from Taiwan, will take place in Amsterdam from 24th until 28th of June. The Taiwan Excellence Showcase is a pop-up experience store, where the public can get to know over 40 brands and learn about 100 award-winning products. The winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award represent the most innovative and revolutionary products designed and made in Taiwan. In 2016, Taipei will be the World Design Capital.

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