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Drake University hosts Chinese Cultural Workshop Series

March 11, 2014

Drake University is proud to present its Chinese Cultural Workshop Series, a public lecture series occurring every Friday over the lunch hour from 12:10-12:50 p.m. through May 2, 2014. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The series is made possible by Drake University’s World Languages and Programs Department, the Chinese Student Association, and the Chinese Cultural Exchange Program. The presentations aim to promote multicultural and global understanding on campus, helping Drake fulfill its mission to “provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.”

All presentations will be held in Aliber Hall, Room 103, 2847 University Ave., unless otherwise noted, and are offered by Drake students, instructors, and visiting scholars. They provide an introduction to a wide variety of artistic and cultural practices that reflect China's rich heritage and its current place in the world.

The series began on Friday, March 7 and the remaining events in the series are as follows:

Friday, March 14: “The Art of Chinese Calligraphy”
• Presented by Alicia Pei Wen Kang, a junior from Malaysia, studying journalism at Drake University.

Friday, March 28: “Chinese Choral Music and the Chinese Choral Singing Style”
• Presented by Wu Lingfen, deputy director of the China Chorus Association and professor of conducting at the Department of China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Friday, April 4: “POP Art of Chinese Writing”
• Presented by Luo Meichen, an exchange student in journalism and mass communication.

Friday, April 11: “Chinese Traditional and Ethic Minority Music”
• Presented by Han Changmei and Wen Hongxuan, visiting professors of music from Minzu University of China in Beijing.

Friday, April 18: “Paper Cutting”
• Presented by Wang Wenzhao, Chinese language exchange teacher at Des Moines Hoover High School.

Friday, April 25: “Gugin (Chinese Ancient Lute)”
• Presented by Xia Ri, sophomore studying international relations.

Friday, May 2: “The Dragon Boat Festival”
• Presented by Zhang Xin, senior from China, studying actuarial science.

For more information, contact Kirk Martin, director of the Chinese Cultural Exchange Program at kirk.martin@drake.edu or 515-271-3035.