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Michael Cochet

Head of Communications & Events / Head of Cultural Kiosk at UNOG, CAGI (Centre d'Accueil de la Genève Internationale) in Genève

La Chine, une révélation personnelle

PRESENTED ON MAY 09, 2019
IN GENÈVE @ VOL 9

In 1992, I flew to China where I walked for the first time. The cultural shock was indeed at the rendezvous with lots of good surprises and ... worse. But what a rewarding personal experience! This milestone in my life changed me, revealed me and opened me to the world, the world of interculturality. "Discover the rest of this story.

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New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters

BY RYO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

Ryo showcases some of his art projects, with a focus on a beautiful set of alphabet letters based on Chinese characters. (in Japanese)

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Orange County, China

BY KOTAMA BOUABANE
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Orange County, CA in China? Not quite, but in this presentation, Kotama shares photos of a suburb in Beijing that has been made to look like Orange County. He also takes the opportunity to cover other Western-influenced elements he spotted in China.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2013.

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The Chinese Restaurant

BY IMOGENE LIM
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

The Chinese restaurant is an iconic example of Asian-pacific influence in current culture. Take a trip into Nanaimo's past with Imogene Lim, and explore Chinese influence in our city theough the eyes of immigrant settlers, and multi-generation families that helped shape our present, and future. 

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Ancient Coins and Modern Chinese Paintings

BY SHENTON SONG
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Shenton Song shares his passion in collecting items ranging from ancient coins that he turned into unique cufflinks to modern Chinese art that is unique to Sarawak, his home.

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Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about?

BY LEIGH TURNER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

"Releasing of the lantern symbolizes the letting go of the past self.....It's not that different from the concept of the new years resolution..."

In Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about? at PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 14, Leigh Turner clears up common misconceptions about Chinese culture and unravels the mysteries of Chinese New Year.

Leigh has travelled across China and currently teaches Chinese language at William Ross State High School. 

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Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa

BY MICHAEL MARTIN
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Michael Martin has an interest in developmental studies and has written papers on Belarus, Taiwan, Tibet and China in Africa. His presentation explores how Chinese economic engagement in Africa is aiding the development process,

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Travels in China

BY ANNE DUDEK
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Anne Dudek talks about her travels in China during the Martin Roche Travelling fellowship award, made by the AIA Chicago Foundation

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Memoirs of a Jamaican-Chinese-Canadian Dragon Lady

BY CAROL WILLIAMS-WONG
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Chinese-Jamaican by birth, and Canadian by choice, Carol Williams-Wong has lived in Jamaica, Montreal, Hong Kong, is now living in Unionville, Ontario. This is her story of adapting, integrating, embracing and appreciating through active contribution and involvement in her community.

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Des cloches à internet, une petite histoire de l'annonce publique de la mort

BY LENID
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

L’annonce du décès fait partie de ces rites qui nous permettent d’appréhender la mort. Observer son histoire, c'est la mettre en lien avec la société de chaque époque, avec son rapport à la mort, mais aussi la situer au regard de l’arrivée de nouveaux canaux de diffusion de l’information et de l’impact de la culture de masse. Ainsi nous verrons comment de la sonnerie des cloches, nous sommes arrivées aux avis de décès dans la presse qui deviennent au XXe siècle la principale façon d’annoncer la mort à la communauté, pour aujourd'hui observer une transition vers un nouveau support: internet.