Rowan to celebrate Asian-Pacific Cultural Heritage MonthMarch 30, 2011
Throughout April, Rowan University will honor the Asian-Pacific culture with a variety of events that will reflect on the importance of their heritage.
The following events are planned:
Monday, April 4, 5-6:30 p.m.
"Why do Asians use chopsticks instead of forks and knives?" Campbell Library Room 126
History professor Edward Wang will discuss why Asians have eaten using chopsticks for over two millennia.
Thursday, April 7, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
"What do plants symbolize in Chinese Culture?" Bunce Hall Room 205
Fulbright Scholar Yinan Li will identify several plants and flowers and discuss their cultural meaning in feng shui and life.
Monday, April 11, 9:25-10:50 a.m.
"Growing Up with a Tiger Mom: Rowan students share their coming-of-age experiences," Chamberlain Student Center Room 221
Moderated by Sociology Professor Yuhui Li, Rowan students from different ethnic backgrounds will discuss Amy Chua's controversial book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom.
Thursday, April 14, 9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
"ACA Spring Festival," Chamberlain Student Center Pit
Co-sponsored by Rowan After Hours, students can view an Asian Fashion Show, attend karate and tai chi demonstrations, and more.
Friday, April 15, 7-9 p.m.
"Asian Extravaganza," Boyd Recital Hall of Wilson Hall
An evening of entertainment, with Indian dances, Asian folk songs, and Chinese martial arts. Tickets are available at the Student Center and are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Monday, April 18, 10:50 a.m.- 1 p.m.
"Asian Cultural Month Luncheon," Eynon Ballroom Chamberlain Student Center
Dr. Haili Kong, Professor of Chinese Language, Literature, and Films in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Swarthmore College, will present the keynote speech, "Time, Space, Being: Presenting Hong Kong in Movies." Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. Contact Denise Williams at 856-256-4818.
Tuesday, April 19, 1-2:30 p.m.
"Bearing the Unbearable: An Insider's look into the Impact of Japan's earthquake," Chamberlain Student Center Room 129
Professor Chie Matsumura, a native of Japan, will share her thoughts on how Japan is recovering from the unpredicted tragedy.
Monday, April 25, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
"In Search of China after the Communist takeover: Taiwan's policy toward Mainland China in the 1960s-1970s," Education Hall Room 2097
Dr. Ta-ti Fan of the University of Bingham (SUNY) grew up in postwar Taiwan, where he witnessed the government's effort to uphold the Chinese identity after losing mainland China to the Communists in 1949. He will give listeners an inside look into the life of that part of the world during the Cold War.
Tuesday, April 26, 5-6p.m.
"Tea Ceremony," Chamberlain Student Center Room 221
A demonstration on the ceremonial rituals of tea drinking in Japan. For more information contact, Tomoyo Fukumori, email@example.com.
Friday, April 29, 6-8p.m.
"Asian Food Cook-off Competition," Dewey Lounge Robinson Hall
Sponsored by the Asian Cultural Society, the cook-off will offer prizes to the best cooks serving up Asian foods.