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Boston Chinese Soccer Charity Tournament to Kick off on 10/6

By Boston Chinese Soccer Association

The Boston Chinese soccer charity tournament will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 21 2018 in Acton, MA. Over the past decades, many Chinese immigrants have been blessed to be welcome into greater Boston area. We settle down and thrive. Some of us are even playing in Division 1 over the hill soccer league (OTHSL.org). We have been taking a lot from Bostonian. Now is the time for us to give back!

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The Last Sacred Place of Poetry Draws Rave Reviews at MIFF

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, August 31, 2018, — The Last Sacred Place of Poetry, a documentary about the Grolier Poetry bookshop by Director Weiying (Olivia) Huang and Editor Mengyuan Lin, who received master degree in Digital Media program at Northeastern University. This is the only Chinese international student’s film, has been officially selected to the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MIFF) 2018. The premiere drew rave reviews from the audience at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on August 25.

Director Huang (left) and Editor Lin(right) pose for a picture.
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Music Creates Future International Youth Competition Successfully Held at NEC

Boston, — On August 2, 2018, the first Music Creates Future International Youth Competition completed successfully at the New England Conservatory of Music(NEC). The event was
co-organized by the Beijing International Education Exchange Center(BIEE) and the East Coast Cultural Exchange Center (ECCEC) and hosted by the New England Conservatory of Music.

Contestants from China (upper left), USA (upper right), Brazil(lower left) and France (lower right).
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2018 Asian American Day To Be Celebrated on Sept. 9. We Want You!

July 28, 2018, — The Asian American Day (AADay) was initiated by the Asian American Association of Boston (AAAB) in 2011. The Asian American Day was approved by both the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts in September 2016 and is celebrated on the second Saturday of September every year. bostonese.com is a proud media partner of Asian American Day.

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Yuchen Cui Wins Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston

Photos by Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, July 10, 2018, — Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston regional final was held at the Empire Garden Restaurant in Boston Chinatown on July 7. Ten contestants showed their wisdom and beauty to nearly 500 guests in the Qipao, swimsuit and self-introduction, talent show, and Q&A in evening gowns during the contest.

Gary Yu congratulates winner Yuchen Cui(photo credit: Olivia Bornstein).
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One-Month Countdown to The 3rd N. A. Chinese Directors Short Film Tour!

One last month to submit your short films to The 3rd North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour! Initiated by EnMaze Pictures and co-presented by Blueberry Pictures, North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour is the platform for overseas Chinese film students to begin their career in the flourishing film industries across the Pacific. This year’s Short Film Tour is estimated to attract over 2000 audiences with a combination of events, including screenings, Q&A sessions, press conferences and interaction sessions with filmmakers and industry specialists in major cities in the US and China.


The 3rd Short Film Tour will focus on broadening, diversifying, and expanding the platform to provide more opportunities for filmmakers. Short Film Tour will premiere at CAA’s headquarter in Los Angeles and tour in major US and Chinese cities, providing marketing opportunities, including coverage by US mainstream media, press conferences, industry fairs, and VC conferences. This year, the Tour will also establish strategic partnership with top platforms and streaming sites to provide a professional development hub for filmmakers.

The Story Behind Your Short Film Tour

Five years ago, being Chinese film students in the US themselves, founders of EnMaze Pictures realized the enormous potential of a community and the common dilemma they’re facing: in the past ten years, film schools in North America that have trained the backbones of today’s Hollywood also cultivated a generation of Chinese student equipped with strong professional skills. However, unlike their fellow American schoolmates who often find paths in Hollywood industry, Chinese film student often have difficulty beginning their career in the film due to their in-between status as an oversea student away from home. This distance limits the change of young filmmakers to exhibit their talents and it is also a great loss for Chinese film industry that is in need of talents who can create universal contents.

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Based on this vision, EnMaze Pictures founded North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour in 2014 with the goal to scout talented filmmakers and to support them with a warm community. The Tour has travelled far and beyond, helping filmmakers start new adventures in LA, Chicago, NY, Boston, San Francisco, DC, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xi’an. Through various events in major US and Chinese cities, Short Film Tour has been supporting young filmmakers to jumpstart their careers.

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The first two Tours received over 600 submissions with a stellar jury team consisting of scholars and industry experts, including Dai Jinhua, Peggy Chiao, Terence Chang Chia-Chen, Wuershan, Mabel Cheung, Jeffrey Sharp, Hardy Justice, etc.

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Attendees for the past two Short Film Tours have made incredible achievements in the US and in China. Their projects have been selected by critically acclaimed film festivals as well as global online platforms to showcase their films to audience around the world.

Zao Wang (The Precipice Game, signed by UTA)
Sky Wang (Lost in Apocalypse, signed by CAA)
Dennis Liu (Raising Dion, ordered by Netflix)
Zhao Quan (End of Summer, Audience Award at 22nd BIFF)
Johnny Ma (Old Stone, Best Canadian First Feature Film at 41st TIFF)

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After four years, Short Film Tour has successfully drawn a newly emerging power together to build a community of Chinese filmmakers in the US, creating a creative hub where overseas Chinese film students could communicate and learn from each other.

The 3rd North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour is now open for submissions. Please visit https://www.shortfilmtour.org/ for more information.
Submit your films before the Aug 1 deadline!

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Interview with Nuo An, Founder of Spiritual Dance

By Cindy Sibilsky

“Spirit” refers to the invisible force that animates and breathes life into a person, feeling or object. The spirit of something or someone is its absolute essence in the purest form. Chinese-born choreographer Nuo An, along with her New York-based company and foundation, seek to tap into that unseen quality and portray those inner essences outwardly through her method of “Spiritual Dance.”

Nuo An (front) and dancers of Nuo Spiritual Dance Company (photos provided to bostonese.com).
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Pictures and Video from Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School

Photos by Eric Zhang

Quincy, Mass., May 31, 2018, The Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School was held at China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy on May 20. Over 300 guests, including representatives from many different dance groups, attended this wonderful fest of beautiful performances and delicious food.

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Winners of the 27th Annual US National Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Competition

Boston, April 25, 2018, A total of 52 pieces of Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy were chosen as winners from a total of 195 entries (Brush Painting 148, Calligraphy 47). They were submitted by 16 different Chinese Schools, arts studios, and individuals from four states (CA, CT, MA, NJ). The images of the 52 winners’ art works will be posted on Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts’ website at: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net around June 10, 2018.

Judges of the competition pose for a picture.
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Two Seniors Raised $2098 for Cary Memorial Library

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

April 3, 2018, — Two senior artists Mr. Junyu Cheng and Ms. Jinyuan Dong recently held a Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. A total of $698 in total proceeds from the exhibition was donated to the library. With the 1:1 match by two anonymous donors, each donating $700, a total of $2098 has been raised for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation (CMLF).

Mr. Junyu Cheng explained his Chinese calligraphy to visitors (photos by Dongxu Shan).
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The 67th Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalists: Wang Yinuo and Mei Li

Dec. 11, 2017, — Wang Yinuo and Mei Li were named Gold Medalists at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition. Both young pianists were rising stars in China.

Wang Yinuo, born in Beijing, China in October 1996. Starting to play the piano at the age of 4. In 2007, she was admitted as a piano student to the Music Elementary School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing, and in 2010 she entered the Music Middle School attached to CCOM.

Pianist Wang Yinuo (Photo: Courtesy of Wideman International Piano Competition)
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Videos from Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet

Boston, March 12, 2017, — Closed to 300 people, including Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, attended New England Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet last night at China Pearl restaurant in Boston Chinatown. The Chinese last name 梅 has several variations in English, such as Moy, Mei and Fong.

Councilor Flynn (middle) presents a citation to Moy Shee Association.
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Amazing Pictures from Belmont Chinese New Year Celebration

Photos by John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer

Boston, Feb. 19, 2018, — The Belmont Chinese American Association (BCAA) held a cultural festival at the Chenery Middle School recently to celebrate the Chinese the New Year of the Dog. This is the second year in a row such a colorful celebration was held in Belmont, and it draw over 700 people to the festivities.

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Grace Cai and The Skating Club of Boston Raise Fund to Eliminate Cancer

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Inspired to change the impact of cancer on the lives of those in our Club community, The Skating Club of Boston and its Theatre On Ice of Boston program are inviting all Club members to partner with them and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Turn Cancer Upside Down. Funds raised for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation support cancer research, education, and survivorship with 20% of the funds raised through this Club initiative going directly to two of our local, world-class institutions: Mass General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Grace Cai has been a member of Skating Club of Boston since 2013 (provided to bostonese.com).
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