Chinese Week at EMU combines learning, entertainment and fun

by Geoff Larcom, Published January 18, 2012

Chinese Week has become an annual tradition at Eastern Michigan University, not only to celebrate the rich Chinese culture, but to involve EMU students and Ypsilanti community members in this festival.

Mei Hua Tongxue Hui, the American Chinese Students Association, is pleased to present the annual Chinese Week at EMU. The 2012 festivities run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, and the community is invited.

All events are free and open to the public. Eligible students can also earn Learning Beyond Classroom (LBC) credit for most events they attend.

A roundup of events includes:

• Monday, Jan. 30: Kung Fu demonstration from 3-4 p.m. in Room 310B in the Student Center, followed by Chinese Brush Painting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Village Common Room.

• Tuesday, Jan. 31: Presentation by Professor Noelle Lechner on "Chinese Visual Culture" from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Student Center Room 350.

• Wednesday, Feb. 1: Presentation on "Tourism and Miao (Hmong) Women's Traditional Handicraft in Fenghuang, China" from 4-5 p.m. in Room 310B of the Student Center. Ice Skating will take place at Big Bob's Lake House, weather and ice conditions permitting.

• Thursday, Feb. 2: Chinese games, from 3-5 p.m. in room 310B of the Student Center.

Friday, Feb. 3: Karaoke with the Office of International Students in room 300 from 3-5 p.m. The movie, The Karate Kid (2010 version) will be shown in the Student Center Auditorium from 7-9:30 p.m.

For more event details, visit or email Yen-ling von Meister at or call 734-604-2562.



Geoff Larcom


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