The 9th Spokane Chinese New Year Celebration 2010 is successfully accomplished!
Approximately 600 people visited the culture fair, about 480 audience watched the show, more than 100 volunteers helped the event and more than 80 performers from age 4 to 60 sang and danced on the stage. Throughout this event, we built a team, a network and a community. Thanks to all performers, all culture fair volunteers, all parents, all donors, all supporters and all audiences. Every part is important to the success!
Chinese New Year 2010 is the year of the Tiger. February 14th will be the first day of the year according to the Chinese lunar Calendar. The Spokane Chinese Association will sponsor the celebration on February 13. Most of the celebration will be held from 1pm to 5 pm at The Central Valley Arts Performing Center of the Central Valley High School, Spokane Valley. Please come and join us for this most important Chinese culture celebration.
During the time there will be an interesting Chinese Culture Fair, followed by a wonderful performance prepared and presented by the Chinese from Spokane. And then a New Year’s Dinner will be given to those who like to meet and chat with long-time-no-see friends. It is a quite significant occasion for Chinese families to gather together at the dinner table.
The tickets are $22 for adult show and dinner, $12 for children age 3-10 show and dinner, $8 for show only. Please contact the following for detailed ticketing information.
Spokane Chinese Association: 509-720-8825 Best Asian Market: 509-534-9300 Peking Palace: 509-928-0513
Feb. 12 will be SFCC 2010 Chinese Culture Day, we would like to invite and welcome everyone who is available and interested in knowing more about Chinese culture come to join us. The location is at SFCC Lounge A and B, Student Union Building (Building 17). From 9: 30 am to afternoon. We will have three presentations this year,
9:30 The Chinese Commercial Coalitions in Past and Present: Mr. Zhongmin Wang Mr. Wang received his Master degree of International Management for Business Development at Whitworth University. He is the founder and owner of SinoBiz Online Marketing Consulting. He will be focusing on the history of the several major commercial coalitions in China and the interaction between culture and business.
10: 30 Comparing Chinese and American Cultures: Dr. Lijun Bai Dr. Lijun Bai has a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry and is the Principal Research Scientist for ReliOn. Through his life and studies he has lived and travelled in Canada, the U.S. and China. He will talk about his own experiences and specific observations on the cultures of the U.S. and China.
11:30 Ethnic Minority Groups in China: Dr. Ping Ping Dr. Ping has a Ph.D. in Sociology and is the Sociology instructor at SFCC. She will address the question “Does China have ethnic diversity? How is Han group formed?”. She will briefly review the history of ethnicity started from Xia Dynasty and discuss the current situation as well.
12: 50 Sample Chinese Food from King Yen Restaurant
1: 30 Showing of Ann Hui On-Wah’s Movie: Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006) The movie casts an aging single woman, Ye Rutang. It mirrors some aspects of Chinese people’s modern life in Shanghai. It wins 43rd Golden Horse Awards • Nomination - Best Actress (Siqin Gaowa) • Nomination - Best Supporting Actress (Vicki Zhao Wei) Review by Kozo: “Despite the sometimes exaggerated irony, the film radiates humanity, and life, be it joyous and melancholy, is easily seen in the characters and their lives they lead. …Appreciating the film is possible, and even deserved.” (Kozo 2007)