Schedule for 2nd Annual Chinese Culture Festival

CIUA Event Date: 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:00pm to Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 9:30pm

Lecture Concert: Chinese Instrumental Music
Forum: Meet the Composer - Mr.  Wang Liping
Moon Festival Concert: Music from China
Chinese Language Day
Lecture:  "Finding Them Gone" - Chinese Poems
Lecture: Chinese Medicine - Massages and Acupuncture
Lecture: The Way of Telling a Story: Mo Yan and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Lecture & Movie: "Peony Pavilion"
Chinese Health Day

Lecture Concert: Chinese Instrumental Music

Time: Wednesday, September18th, 2013. 1:00-2:00 pm

Location: Holschlaw Hall, UA School of Music, 1017 Olive Rd

Admission: Free

Music professors from Shannxi Normal University, Xi’an, China will speak about Chinese music and demonstrate Chinese music instruments in a lovely concert lecture.  

Co-sponsored by UA School of Music  

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Forum: Meet the Composer - Mr.  Wang Liping

Time: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 7:00-8:30 pm

Place: Kiva Room, UA Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd

Admission: Reservation via email only: Confucius@email.arizona.edu

Meet the famous Chinese composer, Mr. Wang Liping, and engage in conversation with Mr. Wang about his impressive career and unforgettable music.

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Moon Festival Concert: Music from China - Symphonic Suite “Dream of the Red Chamber”

Time: Friday and Saturday, September 20th & 21st, 2013. 7:30-9:30 pm

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

Admission: $15, $10 and $5

CIUA, the UA School of Music and Tucson Sino Choir collaboratively present the North American premiere of Composer Wang Liping’s suite from the beloved Chinese TV series “The Dream of the Red Chamber.” The original soloist of the TV series, Ms. Chen Li, will perform with Arizona Symphony Orchestra, other local musicians and instrumentalists from China. The concert concludes with excerpts from Dun Tan’s “Heaven Earth Mankind (Symphony 1997)”.

Co-sponsored by UA School of Music and Tucson Sino Choir

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Chinese Language Day

Time: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013. 1:30-6:00 pm

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

Admission: Free

Mandarin Chinese language students from Tucson and surrounding areas will participate in a Chinese Language Proficiency Competition. Other activities will include musical performances, cultural exhibitions and more. Trophies and prizes will be presented during the final ceremony.

Co-sponsored by Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

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Lecture:  "Finding Them Gone" - Chinese Poems

Time: Monday, September 23rd, 2013. 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street

Admission: Free

Mr. Bill Porter, who publishes under the name Red Pine, is one of the foremost translators of Chinese poetry.  In 2012 the Guggenheim Foundation sponsored his pilgrimage to visit the homes, graves and places of exile of over 30 of China's greatest poets.  On Monday night, he will present a selection of slides and poems from his pilgrimage with interludes of the qin, or Chinese zither, played by Mr. Paul Amiel.

Co-sponsored by UA College of Humanities, Arizona Quarterly, Chax Press, and POG

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Lecture: Chinese Medicine - Massages and Acupuncture

Time:Tuesday, September 24th, 2013. 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Madera Room, Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street

Admission: Free

Professors, Wang Zhihong and Dr. Liu Mingjun from the Changchun Chinese Medicine University, Liaoning Province, northeast China will discuss Chinese wellness culture, focusing on massage and acupuncture. A question and answer session will conclude the lecture.

Co-sponsored by Han University of Traditional Medicine, Tucson AZ

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Lecture: The Way of Telling a Story: Mo Yan and Contemporary Chinese Literature

Time: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013. 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Madera Room, Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street

Admission: Free

Mo Yan is one of the most important Chinese writers who emerged in the 1980s. His receipt of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 has brought him onto the world stage.  The Award Committee praised him as one “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary," which highlights Mo Yan’s achievement as a storyteller. Professor Dian Li from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, will lead us into Mo Yan’s fictional world and explain the magic power that his stories hold over his readers.

Co-sponsored by UA College of Humanities

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Lecture & Movie: "Peony Pavilion"

Time: Thursday, Sept. 26th, 2013, 4:00-6:30 pm

Location: Ballroom South, UA Student Union Memorial Centers, 1303 E. University Blvd

Admisssion: Free

Professor Brigitta Lee from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona will walk you through the famous play "Peony Pavilion" written by Tang Xianzu during the Ming Dynasty.

Co-sponsored by UA College of Humanities and School of Anthropology

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Chinese Health Day

Time: Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 6:00-9:30 pm

Location: DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park

Admisssion: Free

900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716

This collaboration between CIUA and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is an interactive event. Participants will enjoy onstage performances of Chinese martial arts, dance and instrumental music; Chinese food; culture exhibitions; and health promotion activities including group Taiji practice. Health information booths and the opportunity to consult with Chinese medicine experts and students will be available.

Co-sponsored by UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion

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Location: 

Multiple locations, refer to each event for specific location.

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