Chinese Week at EMU offers array of cultural, educational activities from Jan. 30 through Feb. 5

by Geoff Larcom, Published January 07, 2011

YPSILANTI - Chinese Week at Eastern Michigan University offers an opportunity for the EMU community to participate in educational and cultural Chinese experiences through a variety of exhibits and activities.

 This annual campus-wide celebration of the rich Chinese culture takes place from Sunday, Jan. 30, through Saturday, Feb. 5, at various campus locations.

Participants can gain significant appreciation of the Chinese culture through the week-long activities. The week will start with the Chinese Spring Festival Gala, which is the most important Chinese festival, celebrated around the world.

 Other presentations include the student calligraphy exhibit at the Halle Library, speeches on Chinese people and customs, Chinese games and brush painting, and the Chinese film "The Women, The Gun, and The Noodle Shop," to name a few.

Schedule of Events (All except the gala are free and open to the public):

  • Sunday, January 30 through Saturday, Feb. 5: Special exhibit, Halle Library.
  • Sunday, Jan. 30: Chinese Spring Festival Gala Performance, Student Center Auditorium, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Learning Beyond Classroom (LBC) credit is available. Tickets are $10 per person and include the performance and reception. Tickets are available for purchase at all EMU ticket offices,, or call 734-487-2282. A post performance reception in the Student Center Ballroom will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 31: Professor Mark Hill, of Ball State University, Student Center Room 350, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (LBC)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Martial arts demonstration and teaching, Student Center Room 350, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (LBC)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2: Professor Xianghong Feng, of EMU, Student Center Room 350, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (LBC). Chinese brush painting, Walton/Putnam main lounge, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (LBC)
  • Thursday, Feb. 3: Chinese New Year's Day. Chinese Games, Student Center Room 350, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (LBC)
  • Friday, Feb. 4: Karaoke, Student Center Room 300, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 5: Chinese Film: "The Women, The Gun, and The Noodle Shop," Student Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. (LBC)

2011 Chinese Week at EMU is presented by Mei Hua Tongxue Hui (the American Chinese Students Association). The week is sponsored/co-presented by Dr. and Mrs. Marcus Chao, Eastern Michigan University Campus Life, EMU Center for Multicultural Affairs, EMU Division of Communications, EMU Department of World Languages, EMU Event Planning, EMU Halle Library, EMU Office of International Students, EMU Residence Hall Association, EMU School of Music Percussion Section, EMU Student Center, King's Keyboard House, Mr. and Mrs. Rudi von Meister and Ms. Nancy Keppleman.

For more information contact Yen-ling von Meister at 734-604-2562,, or visit the Campus Life website at



Geoff Larcom


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