Illustration : Qu Lan.

Around the Geneva Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale

Symposium, Exhibition, performances

Geneva, April – June 2024

This website, blog and wiki is about the Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale (BSI), an important library/cultural center active from 1933 to 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland, and from 1951 to 1993 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Designed and run by Chinese personalities, the BSI aimed at building a better understanding between China and the West. A general presentation of the BSI is available here.

The Symposium will take place on April 11-13 at the Geneva HEM, 2, rue du Général-Dufour.
SpeakersProgram – Program in pdf format (744KB)

An exhibition presenting the Bibliothèque Sino Internationale will be on display at 2, rue du Général Dufour, from April 11 to June 30, 2024.

A concert of Chinese Music and theater, and two film screenings are offered to the public.

The BSI Blog presents fascinating details about the BSI. Here are the last entries :

Symposium sessions

Sessions will be held on

Thursday 11 April 2024 13:30-17:00,
Friday 12 April 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
Saturday 13 April 09:00-13:00

Click here for a detailed program

This symposium aims at being an opportunity for exchange and discussion among sixteen specialists to shed light on the Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale and on the circumstances and context of its action. The main focus is on the promotion of Chinese arts: painting, literature, music, theatre and opera.

Public events

Film Screening : Love and Duty, 1931

FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2024, 19:30
Concert : Chinese music and theater around the BSI

Film screening : Yulan, 1929-1930

SUNDAY 14 APRIL, 17:00
Neuchâtel, Haute école de musique,
Concert : Chinese music and theater around the BSI

This is a multilingual site, using reviewed automatic translations.

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