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Made in China Festival Day

Immerse yourself in China: a day-long celebration that promises a feast for all your senses. This festival day combines a live podcast session, a captivating book presentation, inspiring short films, cutting-edge virtual reality, poetry, vlogs and delicious food and drinks.

Romain Deconinckplein 2, 9000 Ghent

SUNDAY 24 MARCH

13:00 - 19:00

LANGUAGE

English & Dutch

€ 20 / € 10 (students) / UiTPAS kansentarief

OVERVIEW

13:00 - Short films
14:00 - Book Presentation Veerle De Vos (in Dutch): Alles onder de hemel. Ferdinand Verbiest en de ontdekking van China
15:30 - Podcast VRT Tom Van de Weghe & Veerle de Vos

Continuously:
virtual reality - vlogs by Pascal Coppens - Poetry Cabinet - short films -  Literature Corner - food & drinks

PROGRAMME

Short Films

Short Films

13:00

With English Subtitles

A selection of Chinese short films will be screened between 13:00 and 14:00 in the big hall and continuously in the attic all day long. More info about the films online soon!

Book Presentation:
Veerle de Vos

Book Presentation:
Veerle de Vos

14:00

In Dutch

'Alles onder de hemel. Ferdinand Verbiest en de ontdekking van China' tells the fascinating but forgotten story of the first real meeting between China and the West.

Podcast

Podcast

15:30

In Dutch

Live recording of the VRT NWS podcast 'China voorbij de muur', with journalists Tom van de Weghe and Veerle de Vos & guests. In collaboration with VRT.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Continuously

No dialogue

This artwork by Heremans & Dainotti captures a delicate whispering that becomes the possibility/virtuality of a space, inviting viewers to take part in the game and reflect on the potential for creating a safe space between virtual and real.

Vlogs

Vlogs

Continuously

In English

When we read news from China, it seldom has a positive tone. In a series of blogs, Pascal Coppens counterbalances this trend by sharing novel ‘Made-In-China’ ideas, innovations and achievements.

Poetry Cabinet

Poetry Cabinet

Continuously

In Dutch

Video with recitals by the poets Wang Jiaxin, Jidi Majia and Zheng Xiaqiong from China, with commentary by translator Silvia Marijnissen.

Literature Corner

Literature Corner

Continuously

In English & Dutch

Literature corner by Boekhandel Walry with an extensive selection of books about China in Dutch and English.

Chinese Cuisine

Chinese Cuisine

Continuously

Enjoy delicious dumplings and Chinese inspired food all day long!

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