Asian Studies

Korean Dinner

Mission Park Dining hosted a special Korean meal to celebrate the First Full Moon of the Lunar Year on Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 5-8pm.

The menu included Dak-Galbi (spicy stir-fry chicken), beef bulgogi (stir-fry beef with onions), dobu-jorim (braised tofu), Japchae (glass noodle stir fry), Hobak Buchim (zucchini pancakes), Gyeran Bokkeumbap (egg fried rice), Japgokbap (multigrain rice), Kimchi, Ddeok Mandu Guk (dumpling soup) and Sangchu Moochim (salad). Danpatjuk (sweet bean dessert), Yakgwa (cookie), and Shikhe (traditional rice beverage).

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Kitanodai Ensemble: Gagaku Performance

Mr. Anzai

Gagaku is the classical Japanese court music and dance with over a thousand-year history, which was registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO with its historical, and artistic values.

Solo of the Japanese traditional flute
by Mr. Anzai
(former chief conductor of the Music Department of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan)

Gosechi-no-mai dance
(accompanied by a traditional song and a dragon flute)

April 25 | ‘62 Center Dance studio
Workshop: 4:00-4:45
Performance: 5:30-6:30
Reception to follow

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Chinese Government Scholarships (Apply by Fri, noon, Feb 15)

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2019 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia (Apply by March 1)

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An Evening of Chinese Song

Slater Rhea

Slater Rhea, a singer, songwriter and TV personality in China with a following of millions, will mark the Chinese New Year with an evening of Chinese folk songs.

Sat, February 9th, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Paresky Center, Auditorium

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Mountain Water: Poems of Tradition and the Environment in Southwestern China

photo by Thai Nguyen '08

❖ Mountain Water:  Poems of Tradition and the Environment in Southwestern China
featuring poet Aku Wuwu
4:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ Hollander Hall 241

❖ Poetry reading with Aku Wuwu
6:30-7:30 pm, Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ Williams Bookstore (81 Spring Street)

Aku Wuwu (Prof. LUO Qingchun) is a poet and academic of the Nuosu (Yi) ethnic minority group of Southwest China. Growing up in the Greater Cool Mountains of Sichuan province, Aku’s powerful poems are regarded as “text books” of traditional lore and cautionary tales about human interaction with the environment. He will perform a number of poems in Nuosu and Chinese, accompanied by English translations.

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A Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

Haiyan Feng

Performed by Haiyan Feng, certified tea master, guzheng performer, and healer

Saturday, February 2nd., 2:00 – 3:30 pm | CenterStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance

Attendees are invited to sample teas and gourmet snacks after the presentation.

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100 Years Korea

100 Years Korea

Come mark an important historical event in Korea – the centennial celebration of the March 1st movement and the establishment of the Republic of Korea. Learn about the significance of the March 1st movement and how it is celebrated today in Korea. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, Feb 27th, at 6:30 P.M | Hollander 241
Traditional Korean snacks will be served.

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Chinese Program Study Abroad Information Session (November 6)

Tuesday, November 6, 7 – 8 pm, Hollander Hall 040 Are you interested in studying Chinese abroad? If so, attend the Chinese program’s study abroad information session to learn about your study abroad opportunities, funding resources, and hear from students about their experiences of attending some of these programs.

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The Feminist Awakening in China

Betraying Big Brother

A talk by journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher

Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist and scholar who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, CNN and others. Her latest book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso) was named one of Vanity Fair’s top eight political books of fall 2018.

November 15, 7:30PM | Griffin 3

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