CIUA 3rd Annual Chinese Culture Festival Schedule

CIUA Event Date: 

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:28pm

Confucius Institute Day (Language and Health Day combined)

Lecture: “Countdown to Chinese Dreams: A History of Public Time-Telling in Contemporary China”

Lecture: “Yellow River”

Lecture: “From Stray Dog to Kung Fu Master: The Changing Image of Confucius in Modern China”

Lecture: “Acupuncture in China”

Dinner lecture: “The Summer Charm of Lotus  - Chinese Food Therapy”

Workshop: “Chinese Medicine - From Theory to Practice”

An Evening with Chinese Music:  Moon Festival Concert

 

 

     1.     Confucius Institute Day (Language and Health Day combined) 

             Time: Saturday, September 20th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

             Location: Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

             Admission: Free

Mandarin Chinese language students from Tucson and surrounding areas will participate in a Chinese Language and Culture Proficiency Competition. Other activities will include musical performances, a talent show, displays of award-winning calligraphy and photography, health information and tests, cultural exhibitions and various hands-on games. Trophies and prizes will be presented to the winners of the competitions.

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  1. Lecture: “Countdown to Chinese Dreams: A History of Public Time-Telling in Contemporary China” 

Speaker: Professor Hai Ren

            Time: Monday, September 22nd 12: 00 pm – 2:00 pm

            Location: Ventana Room, UA Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.

            Admission: Free

Professor Hai Ren from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona will discuss the relationship between public time-telling and media as a way of understanding the history of public time-telling in China.

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  1. Lecture: “Yellow River”

Speaker: Mr. Bill Porter

            Music: Summer Thunder Ensemble

            Time: Wednesday, September 24th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

            Location: UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street

            Admission: Free

This lecture will focus on the long history of civilization along the Yellow River. Poems will be recited and Chinese music will be played as the background. Through a series of slides, Mr. Bill Porter, award-winning author and translator, will take those lucky enough to attend from the river’s mouth in the Bohai Sea to its source high on the Tibetan Plateau, a journey of more than 3,000 miles through nine Chinese provinces.  As Porter traveled through the cradle of Chinese civilization, he visited the hometowns and graves of its key historical figures, men such as Confucius, Laozi and Bodhidharma, even Genghis Khan, as well as China’s most sacred mountains and its great repositories of Daoist and Buddhist art.  Porter’s talk will be based on his recently released Yellow River Odyssey, already a bestseller in China in its Chinese translation, which recounts his journey to the river’s source in 1991, when “…his hair was thick and his belly was flat and the world was black and white.”

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  1. Lecture: “From Stray Dog to Kung Fu Master: The Changing Image of Confucius in Modern China”

Speaker: Professor Dian Li

            Time: Friday, September 26th 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

            Location: Ventana Room, UA Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.

            Admission: Free

Professor Dian Li from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, will talk about the dramatic changes in people’s perception of and receptivity to Confucius from the past to today’s China.

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  1. Lecture: “Acupuncture in China”

Speaker: Professor Jiping Zhao

            Time: Friday, September 26th 2:00 pm

            Location: Drachman building A118, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public        Health, 1295 N. Martin Ave.

            Admission: Free

Professor Jiping Zhao from the Beijing Chinese Medicine University directs one of the largest acupuncture clinics in an affiliated hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.  She will discuss how acupuncture is used in Chinese hospitals to help patients achieve and maintain optimal health. Professor Zhao is a well-known doctor of Chinese medicine with 30 years clinical practice and research experience focusing on acupuncture treatments. She is often invited to give presentations on Chinese television and radio about the utility of acupuncture in helping patients with various health conditions.  

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  1. Dinner Lecture: “The Summer Charm of Lotus-Chinese Food therapy” 

Speaker: Professor Dawen Wei

Time: Friday, September 26th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

            Location: Gee’s Garden Bistro, 1145 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712           

            Admission: Free for the first 50 participants and $25 per person thereafter (dinner included)

            Registration: email confucius@email.arizona.edu or call 520/626-5124  

Professor Dawen Wei from the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine will talk about the concepts and principles of Chinese food therapy using a special example - the lotus in Chinese medicine and cuisine. A dinner, including lotus dishes, will be served as a demonstration of selected Chinese recipes. Participants will enjoy romantic Chinese music, an informative lecture, fascinating lotus recipes and a special dinner, all promising an unforgettable evening.

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  1. Workshop: “Chinese Medicine - From Theory to Practice”  (lunch provided)

Speakers: Professor Jiping Zhao, Beijing Chinese Medicine University

                Professor Dawei Wei, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

            Time: Saturday, September 27th11:00 am - 2:00 pm

            Location: Drachman Building A118, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public        Health, 1295 N. Martin Ave.

Admission: Free (please register for lunch by emailing confucius@email.arizona.edu or by calling 520/626-5124)

This workshop will focus on how to use basic Chinese medical theory to guide the clinical practice of Chinese medicine. It is open to the general public and health-care providers are especially encouraged to attend to participate in a face to face discussion with Drs. Zhao and Wei from China on key issues of Chinese medical practices.

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  1. An Evening with Chinese Music

            Time: Sunday, September 28th 7:30 pm

            Location: Crowder Hall, UA School of Music, 1017 Olive Rd.

            Admission: Free

Attendees will experience traditional Chinese music, folk songs, and choral masterworks at the Moon Festival Concert. This celebration of Chinese composition is an encounter not to be missed.

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About the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona

The mission of the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is to enhance people’s understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and cultural heritage. Along with approximately 400 Confucius Institutes worldwide, CIUA is proud to be one of a small number of institutes situated in a top-ranked U.S. research university. Established in 2008, the Institute provides comprehensive training to teachers of Chinese language and culture. In addition, the Institute promotes health and wellness via a focus on Chinese medicine, martial arts, music, and performing arts. The CIUA’s goal is to foster multiculturalism and to advance friendly and productive relations between the United States and China. 

 

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