2017 Confucius Institute Day
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm, September 29, 2017
Location: Modern Languages Building, 532 Kilgo Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
Free and open to the public
The 2017 Chinese Culture Fair to highlight the Confucius Institute's mission of fostering the learning of Chinese language and culture among schoolchildren and the public was held on Emory campus on September 29. The annual Chinese culture fair is organized by the Confucius Institute with assistance by the Chinese program at Emory. The day's colorful program includes workshops on various aspects of Chinese culture such as folk dance, traditional martial arts and Chinese shadowboxing, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese watercolor painting, Chinese opera masks painting, and Chinese papercutting.
Schoolchildren from Wesley International Academy, North Atlanta High School, and the Lovett School joined the workshops. At the workshops, participants learned about the philosophical ideas informing the various forms of traditional Chinese art and had a great time through hands-on activities. The event was a day of celebration of cultural diversity and a day of learning to enhance cultural competence. The Culture Fair ended with a taste of traditonal Chinese food of dumplings, spring rolls, and fried rice.
Chinese Film Series
Finding Kukan. Oct. 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, White Hall 103, Emory University
FINDING KUKAN- Filmmaker Statement (Robin Lung)
“I started this film project as a way of bringing visibility to an inspirational Asian female, but I grew to realize that the missing faces of Asian women in popular culture only mirror much deeper and disturbing exclusions of their stories from our historical records.
Li Ling-Ai’s story not only highlights the systemic racism and sexism that still exists in Hollywood, it provides an inspirational rallying cry to women and people of color to fight to change the system. In my work, I hope to leave a legacy that will empower other women and people of color to become media makers, and that they, in turn, will create work that corrects the inequities and injustices that still exist in how we record history and tell stories in America.”
Finding Mr. Right. Oct. 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, White Hall 103, Emory University
A pregnant Beijing mistress travels to Seattle to give birth to her child, and learns the meaning of humility when she befriends a humble maternity-ward driver while awaiting the arrival of her negligent sugar daddy. From the moment she arrives in Seattle, Wen Jiajia (Tang Wei) is positively insufferable. Berating everyone at the nursing ward as she casually flaunts her wealth, Wen quickly alienates herself from the staff and patients alike. The only one who can tolerate her is reserved driver Frank (Wu Xiu-Bo), and that's only because he's too polite to put her in her place. Meanwhile, an unexpected development prompts gold-digging Wen to reflect on her attitude and reassess her priorities.