- Buddhist Art Susana Sosa
Examine Buddhist concepts of heaven and hell as imagined by artists in East Asia. Who might one meet in the realms of heaven? What punishments did those in hell face? Artwork from China, Korea and Japan will be discussed in relation to Buddhist texts.
- Tang Dynasty of China John Cho
Learn about the Tang Dynasty of China, 618-907 AD. Meet Wu Zhao, China’s only female emperor and the three images forever connected to her. Read the poems of Tang poets Li Bai and Du Fu. Peruse the artwork of jade pieces from the Tang Dynasty.
- Studying and Teaching Abroad Michael Takeda
What it means to live in another country. Have you ever wanted to travel the world? How about seeing the world while earning college credits? Or experiencing an exciting new culture while working and making money?
Participate and experience
- Japanese Flower Arrangement Aiko Takeda
Japanese Flower Arrangement, or Ikebana, is a cherished traditional art that has been practiced in Japan for over 500 years. Originally a religious art, Ikebana is now practiced worldwide.
- Japanese Taiko Drumming Clovis Heiwa Taiko
Taiko drums have been a part of Japanese culture and history for over one thousand years. Today ensemble groups maintain this cultural heritage and perform in multi-cultural events. Members of Clovis Heiwa Taiko will show and share their skill.
- Hmong Pan Dau Mai Yang & Shoua Yang
Pan Dau “flower cloth” is the embroidery artwork of the Hmong. This is an iconic representation of the Hmong culture and a heritage skill of needlework which has been passed from grandmothers to mothers to daughters for many generations.
Discuss and share thoughts on
- Asian Stereotypes Michael Takeda
Which came first: the reality or the stereotype? Are stereotypes based in reality, or do stereotypes shape reality? Why do Asian stereotypes exist? How do they do harm? Will they persist?
- What Family Are You From? Journeys in Language and Culture Patti Van Vleet, Debbie Ockey, and Rick Santos
Does your language influence your world perspective? Journey through Asian language family trees, untranslatable expressions, and vocabulary that English and Asian languages have borrowed from each other. Explore the theory that how we think is formed by the language we speak!
- Phone Break Mary Ann Valentino
Taking a break from your phone can enhance your life. Come discuss ways to challenge yourself to disconnect from your phone and how this break can help you reconnect with yourself. A phone break can unleash your most productive and creative self.