Rowan events to celebrate Asian-Pacific Cultural Heritage MonthMarch 26, 2009
Rowan University students, faculty and staff will mark Asian-Pacific Cultural Month with events that highlight the tastes, dances, history, struggles and philosophy of the Asian-Pacific culture throughout the month April.
The events include:
Friday, March 27: The Asian Cultural Association will sponsor the Asian Food Cook-Off Competition, where student "Iron Chefs" compete for honor and prizes (6-9 p.m., Room 221, Chamberlain Student Center).
Wednesday, April 8: In an event sponsored by the department of sociology, Professor Yuhui Li will moderate the panel "Overcoming the Culture Shock: Rowan and International Students Exchange Ideas on Studying Abroad," composed of Asian students studying at Rowan and American students who have studied abroad (9:25-10:40 a.m., Room 304, Bunce Hall).
Monday, April 13: Military history expert Dr. Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the keynote speech, "Great Wall of China: Myth or History?" at the Asian Cultural Month Luncheon (10:50 a.m.-1 p.m., Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center). Tickets are $12; $10 for students. RSVP to Denise Williams, (856) 256-4818 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 15: History professor Dr. Edward Lang will address China's economic expansion in recent decades and challenges facing the country as he delivers "China's Economic Growth: Progress and Problems" (3:15-4:30 p.m., Room 323, Robinson Hall).
Thursday, April 16: Department of foreign languages and literatures professor Lily Li will discuss her experiences -and those of her students- in China during "Student Culture and Social Life on and off College Campuses in China" (12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 226, Campbell Library).
Thursday, April 16: Rowan After Hours will host the Asian Cultural Festival including an Asian fashion show, Indian and Chinese dances, Karate demonstration, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean singing, free food and bubble tea (9-11 p.m., Pit, Chamberlain Student Center).
Monday, April 20: Dr. Chun Lang Su of the Oriental Healing Center in Philadelphia and former professor at Anhui Chinese Medical University will lecture on "Yin-Yang Theory and Chinese Medical Healing," covering how ancient Chinese wisdom is used to enhance our understanding of the human body (3:15-4:30 p.m., Room 226, Campbell Library).
Tuesday, April 21: College of Communication professor Aiguo Han will discuss Taoism's profound influence on Chinese thinking on well-being and health in his lecture titled, "Taoist Philosophy and Practice of Health" (4:45-6 p.m., Room 226, Campbell Library).
Saturday, April 25: Asian Extravaganza will feature an afternoon of entertainment with dances, songs, music and martial arts demonstrations by Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese performers and artists in the Delaware Region (3-5 p.m., Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall). Tickets are $10; $5 for students, with a 20-percent discount if purchased by Friday, April 17. They are available at the Chamberlain Student Center Information Desk, (856) 256-4606.
All events are open to public. Events are sponsored and supported by The Asian Cultural Association, the Asian Studies Program, the Office of International Student Services, the International Center, the Asian Faculty and Professional Staff Association, the Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Departments of History, Philosophy and Religion.
For information contact Edward Wang, Coordinator of Asian Studies, at (856) 256-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.