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Posted: Tuesday Jan 24, 2012

January 24, 2012

Saint Vincent College’s Loe China Studies Center will host a Chinese New Year celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 26 in the student lounge of the Robert S. Carey Student Center featuring performances, cultural activities and foods. Admission is free and open to the public.

The celebration will include three sections. The first, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., will be an opportunity to taste and enjoy authentic Chinese foods. The second will feature performances including a Good Days Dance performed by Confucius Institute Chinese teachers, a Peking opera performed by Zhou Suo, a chopsticks game, Chinese songs performed by students from Serra Catholic High School, Pitt-Greensburg and the Valley School, a bamboo flute and Chinese poetry by Zhou Suo and Li Wenquian, and a Mongolian dance by Yang Yuan. Students from St. Joseph Catholic High School will perform a drama, Lady Chang flies to the Moon.

Cultural activities include dumpling and wonton making, calligraphy and painting, Peking opera mask making and Peking opera face painting, Chinese paper cutting and Chinese ornament crafts.

The event is being coordinated by Dr. Tingting Guo, visiting professor and Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Tina Philips Johnson, assistant professor of history at Saint Vincent College who also coordinates the activities of the James and Margaret Tseng Loe China Studies Center at Saint Vincent in the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.


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