January 20, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year celebration

Join us to celebrate the Chinese New Year! A week of events is planned to bring in the Year of the Dragon.

Schedule of events:

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4-8 p.m. in The Underground: The Big Show! Celebrate the New Year with CCTV!

Monday, January 23, 2012:

  • 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. in the LSC Atrium: “Ode of Mulan:” 5th Century Poetry, An Experiment in Mandarin and Cantonese. David Wong and Zhenping Shao
  • 12:45 p.m. in the LSC Atrium: The Lion Dance Spectacular presented by the Kwan Family Lion Dance Troupe.
  • 4-8 p.m. in Schott Dining Hall: Special Chinese New Year menu! An Aramark initiative. *Note: this menu is part of the regular dinner menu for JCU meal plan subscribers. Meal charge will apply for non-meal plan subscribers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the LSC Atrium: Ready for a change? Choose a Chinese name and let an expert write it in characters for you to keep!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, noon-12:50 p.m. in the Mackin Room of Grasselli Library: “China: Art and Technology,” an Art-to-Go presentation by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President. There is limited capacity for this event. Please email eas@jcu.edu to sign up!

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the LSC Atrium: Ready for a change? Choose a Chinese name and let an expert write it in characters for you to keep!

Friday, January 27, 2012:

  • 4 p.m., in AD 258: “Looking Both Ways,” China’s 1911 revolution through the lens of a contemporary Chinese art exhibition. Presented by Dr. Wen-chien Cheng.
  • 8 p.m. in AD 258: Showing of the movie 1911 Revolution starring Jackie Chan.

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7 p.m. to midnight in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center: Kung Fu double feature on JCU’s big screen! Kung Fu Hustle starring Stephen Chow and Fearless starring Jet Li.

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 3 p.m. in Saint Francis Chapel: “Melodies for the Year of the Dragon,” performed by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, incorporating classical dance and tea ceremony performance by JCU Professor Zhenping Shao. The concert will be followed by food tasting in the Atrium of the Lombardo Student Center.

Except where noted, all activities and events are sponsored by JCU’s Confucius Classroom Program, a collaboration with the Confucius Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.