2015 Chinese Health Day

CIUA Event Date: 

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (All day)

Chinese Health Day in Tucson

9:00 am -- 1:00 pm

Saturday April 4th, 2015

University of Arizona Mall

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Monday March 2, 2015

Contact: Dr. Larry Lang, (520) 626-5124, confucius@email.arizona.edu    

 

TUCSON − To promote healthy lifestyles and overall wellbeing and to increase cross-cultural awareness on the University of Arizona campus and in surrounding communities, the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona will once again convene its annual “Chinese Health Day” on April 4th, 2015, co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

This unique event includes information-sharing on health services, health assessments and screening, Chinese massage, hands-on training of CPR, healthy lifestyle games and demonstrations, performances of Chinese martial arts, music and dance, and introductions to Traditional Chinese Medicine. A healthy Chinese food preparation show and Chinese food tasting are new highlights of this event. A traditional Chinese Lion Dance, fashion show, calligraphy exhibition, tips on taking photos of martial arts customs and Easter egg paining with Chinese characters are some examples of exciting activities that will be featured. 

 

Professor Zhao Chen, co-director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, (CIUA) said “In recent years, more K-12 school students and community members are learning Chinese, and people’s interest in Chinese medicine and martial arts for optimal health is also growing.  CIUA is very glad to share Chinese wellness culture and practice with Tucson communities. It is a fun day for people of all ages to enjoy the beautiful Tucson spring and to experience health promotion activities.”

 

“CIUA has designed Chinese Health Day to appeal to as many constituencies as possible. We are extremely happy to have many partners joining us to present health exhibitions, lectures, interactive activities and performances. We believe that everyone will find something to captivate their attention and expand their horizons at the events and performances which range from music to taiji,” said Professor John Olsen, CIUA Co-director.

 

Tentative Program

 

9:00 am           Exhibitions and games open

9:30 am           Musical performance

10:00 am         Chinese Lion Dance

10:20 am         Opening ceremony

10:30 am         Dance performance and fashion show

11:00 am         Chinese martial arts

12:00 noon      Lecture—Traditional Chinese medicine and health

1:00 pm           Closing

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