Arboretum Tour

Take a lovely stroll through the historic arboretum and learn about rare, exotic, and interesting plants planted by Elling O. Eide, his grandfather, and his mother and father beginning in the mid-1930s.

Elling Eide Center Hearing Loop

A Hearing Loop is an assistive listening system that transmits sound directly into hearing aids or cochlear implants.  To receive the Loop signal, manually activate your T-coil or telephone setting on your hearing aid or cochlear implant. If you do not wear hearing aids, ask to use a Loop receiver to receive the sound.  For […]

New College of Florida Annual China Town Hall

New College of Florida will host the annual Town Hall on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 7:00 PM until 9 PM EST. Join communities across the United States in a national conversation on China. This year’s event Features renowned investor, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio, and includes a discussion facilitated by […]

Reading Workshop on Tang Literature: Fu Poetry

The Elling Eide Research Library & Preserve in Sarasota was privileged to host a Classical Chinese translation workshop entitled, “Reading Workshop on Tang Literature: Fu Poetry’ on February 26–March 1, 2020. From A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, by Paul W. Kroll the workshop’s creator, a fu is “A particular genre of verse, […]

Sumi-e 30th Anniversary

January 13, 2020- Monday Sumi-e Sarasota Chinese New Year and 30th  Anniversary Celebration Elling O. Eide Library and Preserve   Tai Chi on the terrace– Nancy Dellamura   Introduction of Japanese Creative Arts –   Furoshiki (fabric wrapping) and Hana Tsutsumi (flower wrapping) Lorelei Michaels  Ikebana and Haiku Marcy Chapman  Painting demo of calligraphy on Shikishi boards, […]

“Love in the Time of Comets: The Playwright Who Rebuked an Emperor”

The Elling Eide Center Research Library Lecture Series Presents: Love in the Time of Comets: The Playwright Who Rebuked an Emperor Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST $35 Tickets Tang Xianzu, 1550-1616 “Love in the Time of Comets: The Playwright Who Rebuked an Emperor” Victoria B. Cass Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:00 […]

The Grand Scribe’s Records: History of the First History of China

Tuesday, December 3, 2019    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM LECTURE 11:00 AM  The Grand Scribe’s Records: History of the First History of China Often compared to The Histories of Herodotus, The Grand Scribe’s Records (Shiji 史記 in Chinese) was the founding work of historical writing in China. Written by Sima Qian 司馬遷 around 100 BCE, Grand Scribe’s […]

International Scholars Convene at Elling Eide Research Library

For the second consecutive year, twelve scholars from China, Europe, and the U.S. meet in Sarasota in early November to continue working on the first complete English translation, in nine volumes, of the Shiji 史記, or “The Grand Scribe’s Records,”. This is one of the most important narratives of traditional China. William H. Nienhauser, Jr., […]

An Introduction to Chinese Shadow Puppet Theater

Elling Eide Research Library & Preserve Presents:An Introduction to Chinese Shadow Puppet TheaterLecture given by: Professor Fan Pen Li Chen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Tickets $15.00  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Lecture Professor Chen’s research focuses on women warriors in Chinese history and fiction;women in Chinese history and fiction; the Chinese shadow theatre, and the […]