Welcome to KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org, a portal website promoting Chinese culture in Knoxville and East Tennessee.
This area, home to thousands of Chinese, has numerous
festivals, dance, martial arts, food, and other aspects of Chinese culture.
Please visit our page on the Chinese New Year Festival, a large celebration held yearly in February during the Chinese New Year. This show brings together all the major Chinese Organizations in Knoxville and surrounding areas for an evening of singing, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate the coming of Spring !
The 2014 show -- the Year of the Horse -- will be held on Feb. 2, 2014. The 2013 show -- the Year of the Snake -- was held on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.
We had two very special guests (shown above) this year. The first was be Zhigang Chen, who performed the art of bian lian or face changing. From Chengdu, China, Chen learned the art form from the famous face changing Master Xiong Jian of Sichuan Opera House where the opera stunt was originated. Our second guest was professional singer Yayu Khoe, An accomplished coloratura soprano with three CD albums recordings to her credits, Khoe has given many solo recitals in New York Lincoln Center and performed with major music groups and opera companies in the US, Europe, and China. She has also lectured and given recitals and masters classes in Universities in China and in public schools and colleges in the U.S., and won numerous US and international awards for her singing and contributions to the arts.
Both Chen and Khoe currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona, and did a terrific job to help us celebrate the Year of the Snake! Our show also featured members of the Knoxville Chinese community performing traditional Chinese folk dancing, singing, Chinese martial arts, and more.
Our area is also home to numerous Chinese Organizations, including:
East Tennessee Chinese Association (ETCA)
East Tennessee Chinese School (ETCS)
Families with Children from China (FCC)
Knoxville Chinese Christian Church (KCCC)
Organization of Chinese Americans - East Tennessee Chapter (OCA-ET)
Univ. Tennessee Asian American Association (UTAAA)
Univ. Tennessee Chinese Students and Scholars Association (UTCSSA)
Univ. Tennessee Confucius Institute (CI@UTK)
Univ. Tennessee Hong Kong Student Association (UTHKSA)
Univ. Tennessee Taiwanese Student Association (UTTSA)
Use the links above and at left to start your exploration of the language instruction, festivals, dance, martial arts, food, and other aspects of Chinese culture in the Knoxville area.
Please send any suggestions for listings, images, videos, or other related information to Coordinator@KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org.