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January 15, 2010

Notes from Carol Stepanchuk, CCS Outreach Coordinator

Chinese New Year - On February 14, the careful plodding of the Ox gives way to the explosive trek of the Tiger. Welcome, Year of the Tiger. According to zodiac lore, those born in Tiger years 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 are passionate, impulsive, and unpredictable. The Chinese horoscope is only one facet of this multi-dimensional celebration beginning each year on the second new moon following the winter solstice. For more info, visit the U-M Center for Chinese Studies Website, ii.umich.edu/ccs/resources/outreach and enter "Features."

For: The Visual Learner
• CCS Photo Exhibit of "China: Global/Local" on view at University of Michigan Hospital.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, Gifts of Art, South 2D Gallery, Floor 1, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor
February 15 - April 12, 2010
Images taken by U-M affiliates and students reflect different perspectives of a changing world in which China plays a pivotal role.
Have students visit the exhibit and write about their impressions; send submissions to cstep@umich.edu. The photographs can also be viewed on-line at http://www.ii.umich.edu/ccs/events_programs/photocontest

• Tradition Transformed: Chang Ku-nien, Master Painter of the 20th Century on view at U-M Museum of Art.
525 South State Street; Ann Arbor 734-764-0395; 734-763-UMMA (24-hour information hotline); www.umma.umich.edu
January 23-April 18, 2010

Curator Talk
Saturday, January 23, 2:00pm
The A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Brush Painting Demonstration
Saturday, January 23, 3:00pm
Guest curator Wen-chien Chang (U-M alum) will introduce the expressive work of Chang Ku-nien (1906-1987), a versatile and proficient artist from the ancient tradition of Chinese painting. Myong Raymond, who was a student of Chang Ku-nien, will give a demonstration of brush painting.

For: The World Music Afficianado
• Korean Kayagum Sanjo: Schools and Players
Wednesday, 01/27/2010; 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Penny Stamps Auditorium, North Campus, University of Michigan
Center for Korean Studies (CKS)
Lecture demonstration with Keith Howard, University of Sydney, of the Korean genre of sanjo “scattered melodies,” one of the most popular genres of traditional music using solo melodic instruments and drum. Guest appearances by renowned musician, Jin Hi Kim and musicologist, Chan E. Park
For a sneak preview of this style of music, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpnEuqgiaII (Professor Chan E. Park giving a "P'ansori" performance).

• The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Music Troupe
2010 US Tour
Saturday, January 30, 3:00-4:30pm
Music Hall Center Detroit, 350 Madison, Detroit
If your school is interested, please contact Dr. Jiuming Liu, Vice Director of Confucius Institute in WSU, to get free
tickets for students and parents. Dr. Liu's contact is as following: Phone: (313) 577-0060
Email: jiuming2001@yahoo.com.cn

For: The Non-Stop Festival Go-er
2010 Chinese Week at EMU
Feb 7-14, 2010. Presented by the American Chinese Students Association, EMU.
Spring Festival Gala (Sunday, Feb 7 4:00pm-9:30 pm) Tickets $15/person are available for purchase at all EMU ticket offices.
Phone: 487-2282 Online: emutix.com (Cost includes games, cultural display, buffet dinner, performance, lucky draw, and dance)
For details of events throughout the week including "Living in China," "Women in the 21st Century," Chinese films, exhibits, and more,
see: acs-association.blogspot.com. Contact: Yen-ling von Meister ychouvon@emich.edu, Dept of World Languages, 219 Alexander Music Bldg., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.

For: The Linguist
Eight-week Conversation Chinese for travelers to China focusing on survival Chinese language skills. No previous Chinese experience required. Text materials: Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute copyrighted materials
Chinese For Travelers on WebEx - Conversation Only, No Characters
Where: Online
When: Wednesdays, 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., Jan. 27 - Mar. 17
Cost: $200/person including teaching materials emailed to you
Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Inc.
Chinese Cultural Bookstore
2145B S. China Place, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: 312-842-1988, Fax: 312-275-7133
info@chicagocci.com; www.chicagocci.com

Posted by zzhu at January 15, 2010 04:19 PM