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The Reading Room Blog

It was an enticingly warm, spring-like evening when Yaji took over ThinkTank in Portland’s arts district in March. Lanterns were hanging at the main entrance in celebration of this being the final day of the Chinese Lunar New Year—a sense of newness permeating the air.

  • Guest Blog: Chinese Language Roundtable

    When we all gathered on May 3rd, the topics (話題huà tí... read more

  • Artistic Connections Between China and Maine

    I am sitting at a banquet table in the ancient city of Xi’An as glasses are raised and “gambei” is hollered by all. It’s mid-January, the week before Chinese New Year and celebration is in the air.

    To my left is my good friend, the Beijing... read more

  • The Sister School Initiative

    As Suzanne Fox stood before a delegation of dozens of Chinese and New England educators in the McKernan Center on the wintery afternoon in January, she borrowed a line from one of the wisest minds in Chinese history: “A journey of a ten thousand... read more

  • From Jinhua to Maine

    January marks the launch of some exciting new projects at Fox Intercultural headquarters in Portland. On Friday, January 18th, we will be welcoming a delegation of 12 educators from the Chinese Province of Zhejiang. The principals are traveling... read more

  • Cross-Cultural Competency in Depth

    The interconnectedness of today’s world requires a greater sense of cross-cultural competency.  With the longest continuous history of any country, and complex economic, political, and social issues, a comprehensive... read more

  • New! Quarterly Roundtables

    We organize quarterly networking roundtables in Portland, Maine. These events are open to a wide audience of educators, business leaders and people across the spectrum to provide a forum to learn about current topics in Chinese life, business,... read more