We would like to recognize the following sponsors for their generous contributions. The 2011 Chinese Week at EMU project could not have happened without their support. Thank you!
From the EMU community (in alphabetical order)
Campus Life Center for Multicultural Affairs Department of World Languages Division of Communications Event Planning LIFE Residential Theme Community Halle Library Office of International Students Residence Hall Association School of Music Percussion Section Student Center
From greater EMU communities (in alphabetical order)
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus Chao Mr. Sean Yu-Hsuan Cheng (Sean4love.photoshop.com) Detroit International Auto Salon King's Keyboard House Ms. Nancy Keppelman Michigan Taiwanese American Organization The PACGroup Mr. and Mrs. Rudi von Meister
Sunday, January 30 to Saturday, February 4 Halle Library Lobby
Chinese Cultural Display by Mei Hua Tongxue Hui Calligraphy Group members and students in the Mandarin Chinese classes
Special thanks to Professor Daqing Wang, visiting scholar from Dongbei University, China, for the calligraphy and brush painting practice.
Sunday, January 30 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. EMU Student Center Auditorium Tickets are $10 LBC to eligible individuals
2011 Chinese Spring Festival Gala Keynote Speech by Dr. Susan Martin President, Eastern Michigan University
Monday, January 31 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 350 Student Center LBC to eligible individuals
Practice of Gift Giving and Guanxi
*Change of Speaker
by Yen-ling von Meister, Mandarin Chinese Instructor, Department of World Languages
The session will talk about the significance of gift-giving in Chinese culture. The dos and the don'ts in giving gifts as well as strategies in building relationships (guanxi).
Tuesday, February 1 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 350 Student Center LBC to eligible individuals
Tai Chi Chuan 太极拳 "Shaolin Temple Boxing: Strength and Conditioning - A demonstration of exercises that connect the mind and body" by EMU Martial Arts Masters
Tai Chi Chuan is movement system composed of graceful circular movements, which most people use as a health-promoting exercise. But contained within are both a profound philosophy of life and an effective self-defense. Exercises bring health, flexibility, strength, focus and understanding of one's self (mindfulness).
Steve Harrigan - Currently teaching Tai Chi at EMU; has been teaching around the Ann Arbor area for about 30 years. Mario Aguirre - Currently teaching a PEGN 177 Special Topics course at EMU - Kung Fu: Strength and Conditioning. He has been active in martial arts for 20 years. Mario has been a practitioner of Shaolin Boxing for 10 years, learning various external and internal styles. Karla Groesbeck - Business owner of "Teacup Wedding"; has been playing Tai Chi for about 10 years. Malverne Winborne - Charter School Coordinator for EMU; has been playing Tai Chi for about 10 years. Malcolm Barrett - Recently graduated from EMU; has been playing Tai Chi for 4 years.
Wednesday, February 2 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 350 Student Center LBC to eligible individuals
Tourism and Miao (Hmong) Women's Traditional Handicraft in Fenghuang, China
by Assistant Professor Xianghong Feng 丰向红教授, Department of Anthropology at EMU
This talk focuses on the impacts tourism has on the local Miao (Hmong) women and their traditional handicraft practice. According to the official state development discourse, local Hmong's traditional ethnic culture is associated with both poverty and the solution to poverty. This ethnographic research looks at local Hmong women and their handicraft practice in the context of tourism to illustrate how local people react to this dilemma, and how ethnic minorities and rural residents are being drawn into the widening orbit of contemporary China’s economic growth in the process of accommodation, competition, and resistance.
Xianghong Feng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology at EMU, is a cultural and applied anthropologist. She received her doctoral degree in anthropology at Washington State University, and her master’s degree in folklore and bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central University for Nationalities (now Minzu University of China) in Beijing, China. She worked as a journalist for national newspapers and a magazine in Beijing, China, before she came to the U.S. for doctoral training in anthropology. Her primary research interests are tourism development and sustainability, social inequality, power and scale, global impacts on local communities; Chinese Miao (Hmong) and their gendered handicraft, ritual and belief; and comparative cultural studies between American’s and Chinese.
Wednesday, February 2 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Walton/Putman Main Lounge LBC to eligible individuals
Chinese Brush Painting 中国水墨画
by Jophie Chen, Graduate Student at EMU
This is a 2-hour entry level Chinese painting session led by Ms. Chen. Participants will experience unique skills using brushes to paint shrimp, bamboo, etc. Painting supplies will be provided. There might also be an opportunity to learn how to write your Chinese name.
Jophie Chen was born and raised in China who came to the U.S. 2.5 years ago. She had learned Chinese brush painting for three years when she was young.
Co-sponsors: Center for Multicultural Affairs Residence Hall Association LIFE Residential Theme Communities at EMU
Thursday, February 3 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 350 Student Center LBC to eligible individuals
Chinese New Year's Day!
Chinese Games: Mahjong, Chess, Go, Jianzi, etc. and games created by students in the Mandarin Chinese classes. 中国传统游戏：麻将、象棋、围棋、踢毽子、等等，以及汉语班学生自创游戏
Co-sponsor: EMU International Students Association
Friday, February 4 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 300 Student Center
Co-sponsor: Office of International Students
Saturday, February 5 8:00 p.m. Student Center Auditorium LBC to eligible individuals
Chinese Film "A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodle Shop" 电影欣赏：“三枪拍案惊奇” Director：Zhang Yimou张艺谋导演
"Remade in China: Coen Brothers’ Tale of Infidelity and Re-venge" (A.O. Scott of New York Times. For the complete review, click here.
Directed by Zhang Yimou; written by Xu Zhenghao and Shi Jian-quan, based on the motion picture “Blood Simple” by Joel and Ethan Coen; director of photography, Zhao Xiaoding; edited by Meng Peicong; music by Zhao Lin; production de-signer, Han Zhong; produced by Zhang Weiping, Bill Kong and Gu Hao; released by Sony Pictures Classics. In Mandarin, with English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes. WITH: Sun Honglei (Zhang), Xiao Shenyang (Li) and Ni Dahong (Wang), Yan Ni (Wang’s wife), Cheng Ye (Zhao) and Mao Mao (Chen).
Sponsored by the Student Center International Film Series
Chinese Week will start off again with a Gala. The Gala will take Place on Sunday, January 30th from 5-6:30 PM, with a reception afterward from 7-9 PM. Tickets are $10 a person. For more information, look at the flier above.
Due to the snow day for Eastern Michigan University, the events today have been cancelled. The 1-3 PM "Living in China: A Kaleidoscopic World" and the 7-9 film "Getting Home" are cancelled for the day and will try to be rescheduled soon.