Rowan University Celebrates Asian And Pacific Cultural Heritage Month

Rowan University Celebrates Asian And Pacific Cultural Heritage Month

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Throughout the month of April, Rowan University will highlight the culture, customs, and contributions of Asia and the Pacific Rim during the university?s annual Asian and Pacific Heritage Month celeb
Throughout the month of April, Rowan University will highlight the culture, customs, and contributions of Asia and the Pacific Rim during the university?s annual Asian and Pacific Heritage Month celebration. Asian and Pacific Cultural Heritage Month will feature lectures, food, music, dance, and films presentations. To learn more about the planned events listed below, contact Rowan Asian Studies Coordinator Youru Wang at 856-256-4077 or wang@rowan.edu.


Thursday, March 31

9 p.m. ? Opening Ceremony (Semi-formal)
Location: Eynon Ballroom, Rowan Student Center


Monday, April 4

11 a.m.-noon ? Lecture: ?Chinese Acupunctural Therapy? by Chunlang Su, Professor and Acupuncturist, Anhui Chinese Traditional Medical College (China) and Oriental Treatment Center (Philadelphia); and journalist Judith Hurley
Location: ?The Pit,? Rowan Student Center
Sponsors: Asian Studies Program, Asian Cultural Association and Department of Philosophy and Religion

Monday, April 4

6-8 p.m. ? Film: ?Together?
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium
Sponsor: Asian Cultural Association


Tuesday, April 5

11 a.m. ? Lecture: ?Oppression and Change: Human Rights in Vietnam and Cambodia? by Kha Diep of the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation
Location: Wilson Hall, Room 204


Tuesday, April 5

7-9 p.m. ? Tai Chi Workshop I by Dr. Aiguo Han, Rowan University Assistant Professor of Composition & Rhetoric
Location: Student Center, Room 129
Sponsors: Asian Cultural Association and Asian Faculty and Professional Staff Association


Wednesday, April 6

3:15-4:30 p.m. ? Lecture: ?Images of the City in Contemporary Visual Culture in Hong Kong and Shanghai: A Comparative View? by Brandeis University Art History Professor Dr. Aida Y. Wong
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium


Wednesday, April 6

3:15-4:30 p.m. ? Lecture: ?Images of the City in contemporary Visual Culture in Hong Kong and Shanghai: A Comparative View? by Dr. Aida Y. Wong, Professor of Art History, Brandeis University
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program, Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program and History Department


Sunday, April 10

10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ? Excursion: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Philadelphia. Bus leaves Rowan Student Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns by 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 each; Available at the Student Center Information Desk
Sponsor: Asian Cultural Association, Office of International Student Services


Monday, April 11

11a.m.-noon ? Lecture: ?Economy and Education in China? by Ai Fanglin, Education Councilor, the Consulate General of the People?s Republic of China, New York, NY
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium, Rowan campus
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program, Dean?s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, President?s Office, Provost?s Office


Tuesday, April 12

6-9 p.m. ? Asian Food Cook-off
Student Center, Room 221
Sponsor: Asian Cultural Association, Asian Faculty and Professional Staff Association


Wednesday, April 13

11 a.m.-noon ? Lecture: ?The Murals of Grace Hyun Yung Jung: Traditional Korean Art and Modern Interpretations? by artist Grace H. Jung
Location: Westby Hall, Room 135, Rowan campus
Sponsor: Office of International Student Services, Art Department, International Center


Thursday, April 14

12:15-1:30 p.m. ? Panel Discussion: ?Interracial Dating and Marriage? by members of Rowan?s Asian Cultural Association and students in the Introduction to Sociology class. Moderated by Rowan University Sociology Professor Dr. Yuhui Li.
Location: Rowan Student Center, Room 129
Sponsor: Asian Cultural Association


Monday, April 18

6-8 p.m. ? Film: ?Warm Spring (Nuan Chun)?
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium, Rowan campus
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program, International Center


Tuesday, April 19

12:15-1:30 p.m. ? Lecture: ?Where Are All the Villages Gone? ? Landscapes of Home and Memory in Modern China? by Professor Wang Ban, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Rutgers University
Location: Bosshart Hall, Room 203, Rowan campus
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program, Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program and English Department

Tuesday, April 19

7-9 p.m. ? Tai-Chi Workshop II by Aiguo Han, Rowan University Associate Professor of Composition & Rhetoric
Location: Rowan Student Center, Room 129
Sponsors: Asian Cultural Association



Thursday, April 21

8:30 p.m. ? Asian Festival featuring an Asian fashion show, Filipino dance troupe, Indian dance troupe, a Stockton College ?break dance? group and more
Location: ?The Pit,? Rowan Student Center
Sponsors: the Asian Cultural Association


Sunday, April 24

3:30-6 p.m. ? ?Asian Extravaganza? featuring an afternoon of world-class Asian entertainment, including: The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society performing selections from The Peking Opera, Peter Tang?s Chinese Music Ensemble performing traditional and contemporary melodies, The Hei Long Jiang Acrobatic Troupe, The Jade River Chinese Dance Troupe, Korean folk singing, Indian dancing and more.
Tickets: $14 - General Admission at the door; $3 for Seniors, Rowan faculty staff and students with official Rowan IDs; Free for children under 13; Advance purchase group rates available
Location: Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan campus
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program, Asian Cultural Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Dean?s Office of the College of liberal Arts and Sciences and The Management Institute


Monday, April 25

11 a.m.-noon ? Lecture: ?Role of the United Nations in the Contemporary World? ? by Dr. Iftikar Ahmed Chowdhury, Bangladesh Ambassador to the United Nations
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium, Rowan campus
Sponsors: Asian Studies Program, Dean?s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, President?s Office and Provost?s Office


Tuesday, April 26

6-8 p.m. ? Film: ?The Ring 2?
Location: Bosshart Hall, Room 203, Rowan campus
Sponsor: Asian Cultural Association, Asian Studies Program and International Center

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