How to join the China Culture Center
Do I have to become a member first before I attend your tours or classes/workshops?
No, not really, no membership is required. CCC is open to all expatriates and visitors, as well as groups and corporate clients. Just book your c;asses /events or tours online or by phone and pay the fee online or by bank transfer.
It is very simple and convenient! You can just review the Tours & Classes Calendar on our website and book the ones you are interested in online or via phone call. If the schedule does not fit your needs, then you can request a bespoke class or tour, etc.
How can I know your updated clasess or tours info each week?
We have a mailing list. Subscribe for a free email newsletter online and then you will receive all the updated tour/class info every week. Then you sign up online for the ones you intend to attend.
Who are your members or clients?
Individual s (expatriates living in China & their friends, and visitors to China) and groups (corporate clients from multi-national companies or collage/school students).
The China Culture Center is specifically for expatriates and visitors), providing them an easy access to Chinese culture and contacts to mainland artists and experts. CCC is not an organization for local Chinese for the first 15 years (2000-2015) (Local Chinese are serviced since 2016). English is the main language that we use for all classes/workshops & tours. They are particularly designed to meet western needs, taste and standards.
Most of them are well-educated people aged between 30-60. They include diplomats in the embassies to China; employees from Multinational companies or international organizations (UN, EU, etc.); or correspondents & journalists; or experts, researchers or teachers in China's organizations, universities, institutes, or international schools.
More and more individual tourists get to know CCC before they come to China, book tours or classes through the internet and join our group.
Do you have any tours or clases/workshops suitable for first-time visitors?
Yes, we have monthly scheduled tours such as Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square Walk; Hutong (lane) tour and the Great Wall Hike, Canal boat tour to the Summer Palace. Check our online calendar for other possibilities.
My company has some visiting clients or colleagues; or I have some visiting foreign friends, can you do some tours or cultural events for them?
Yes, they may join our weekly scheduled tours; or we can do customized tours and clases/workshops for your guests and friends.
What types of tours and classes & workshops do you organize?
* In Beijing tours and rural Beijing excursions
* Shanghai Walks
* Travel around China and Asia
* Courses and workshops:
* Lectures & talks, book club
The topics range from Philosophy, Religion, History, Folk custom, Geography to Social & Human Science, Education and Heritage protection.
* Festive celebrations & parties
Traditional festivals and New Year celebrations, theme parties and networking gatherings.
1. The mission of the CCC is to deepen the foreigners’ understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture so as to help enhance relations between China and other world cultures. We believe that this will help to bring about a more harmonious world. At CCC, "'foreigners" are seen in two categories: short term tourists and long-term residents. CCC organizes cultural/educational activities tailored to meet the needs of both these constituencies:
In terms of tourists, CCC endeavors to provide a glimpse not only of the usual attractions but to give more in-depth explanations and show sites not so commonly known. Opportunities are also provided to attend lectures on major aspects of Chinese culture, arts, medical practices etc.
2. A secondary function of the CCC is to help its members living in Beijing meet other like-minded residents and form lasting friendships and an active support network. This network allows our foreign guests to seek advice from each other and provides them with companions with whom they can do their own exploring of Chinese culture.
3. The third function of the CCC is to support and restore many traditional forms of art and culture.