In the Press


November 2008 News Articles

UCF Newsroom, Feature Article
“Understanding China’s Folk Culture: New Student Photo Exhibit Opens at UCF”

October 2008 News Articles, The First Art Newspaper on the Net
“College Students Preserve China’s Lost Art Leading Up To Beijing Olympics” PDF

September 2008 News Articles

ArtBeat, a production of 89.9 WUCF-FM
Radio Show interview with Dr. Kristin Congdon and Mike Diaz.

Other news reports are in the works, including coverage from The (Lakeland) Ledger, Florida Today, Seattle Times’ Blogging Beijing site, Oregon Public Broadcasting and WESH Channel 2 News.

August 2008 News Articles

Our Connection to the 2008 Olympics

ChinaVine’s mission is to educate English speaking children, youth, and adults about the material and intangible culture of China. The primary means though which the mission is achieved is through this interactive website.

Associated with this mission is to serve the interests of those people attending or following the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and who also want to learn more about China’s cultural traditions. The official 2008 Beijing Olympic mascots are inspired by this cultural heritage.

A UCF-generated press release appeared on more than 25 media outlets’ Web sites, including, RedOrbit, TecTrends and newspapers, such as The Miami Herald; published Aug. 4, 2008.
“College Students Preserve China’s Lost Art Leading Up To Beijing Olympics”

A UCF News & Information article posted on the UCF Newsroom site, published Aug. 7, 2008.
“UCF Students Preserve China’s Lost Art for a New Audience Online”
PDF Version

A section-front story in the Orlando Sentinel, published Aug. 9, 2008.
“UCF Web project keeps China’s folk arts from fading Away” PDF

Blogging Beijing, Seattle Times Newspaper Blog
“Beijing’s Kite Master” PDF

Central Florida Future, The University of Central Florida Newspaper
“ChinaVine documents folk art and village life for English- speaking audiences” PDF

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Denver Business Journal
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The Business Journal Milwaukee
Portland Business Journal
South Florida Business Journal
Pacific Business News
Wichita Business Journal
Phoenix Business Journal
Washington Business Journal
Silicon Valley/ san Jose Business Journal
Columbus Business First
Philadelphia Business Journal
News Blaze

July 2008 News Articles

An online article from New America Media, published July 25, 2008.
“Beijing Olympics Promote Lost Arts in China”