Friday, October 14, 2011

Asian Culture Center Outreach

IU Asian Culture Center Outreach e-Bulletin
October 12, 2011
Sharing news about ACC Programs, Student Organization Events, Employment/Internship/Scholarship opportunities
 and other related events with the IUB campus and greater Monroe County Community!
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ACC Events

Asian Culture Center’s Over A Cup of Tea presents: Ying-Ying Chang, author of “The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking”
Co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and Creative Writing Program
Date:  October 13, 2011 (Thursday)
Time:  7 p.m. - 8:30pm
Venue:  Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006
Description:  Ying-Ying Chang, mother of well-known late American writer and journalist Iris Chang, currently published a memoir on her beloved daughter titled The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang before and beyond The Rape of Nanking. Ying-Ying will give an overview of her book and discuss the major themes which include parents-children relationship, mother-daughter relationship, Iris’s passion and her American dream, the impacts of Iris’ three books on Asian history and human rights, and finally the causes of her suicide at age of 36.
Iris Chang had published three books in her short yet brilliant writing career. Her international bestselling book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, was published in 1997, examines one of the most tragic chapters of World War II: the slaughter, gang rape, and torture of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers in the former capital of China in 1937. The book made a huge impact on the global redress movement regarding the Imperial Japanese war crimes in Asia during the World War II. The Woman Who Could Not Forget is the story of Iris Chang’s life as told by her mother.

Bloomington Pan Asian Community Call Out Meeting and Picnic
Date: October 15, 2011, Saturday
Time:  3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Venue:  North Shelter, Bryan Park, 1100 Woodlawn Avenue
This invitation is open to anyone who is interested in getting involved in the formation of the BPAC, but RSVP is required by emailing There will be free burgers (including vege burgers), hotdogs, and beverages. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  For more info, please contact or You may also call us at 856-5361. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street (across from Collins Living Learning Center). 

Student Group Announcements

Japanese Student Association Coffee Hour
Date: Friday Oct. 14th
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: International Center
Description: Tonjiru (Vegetarian) will be served with Onigiri (rice ball), and Mugicha (Japanese tea)! Also, we will play a fun game and meet new friends!

From Mr. and Ms. Asia Student Planning Committee
The Mr. and Ms. Asia steering committee is recruiting additional sub-committee members for the event. Committee positions available are: finance, logistics, marketing and program planning. The event will be taking place on Saturday, 18th February 2012. The goal of this event is to foster closer relationships among student groups and promote cultural understanding among diverse cultural groups within the IU student and Bloomington community. If you are interested, please email with your name, the student associations you belong to, position/s you are interested to work in, and your email contact. It is a great opportunity to work alongside various student associations and to foster new friendships while experiencing different cultures. 

 Movie Night hosted by the Japanese Student Association
Date: Friday, Oct. 21st
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Woodburn Hall 120
Description: $2/ person, but if you come this time you will be invited to JSA's next movie night for free. Also, Hamburgers& hot dogs served. The movie is "Always - Sanchome no Yuuhi (Alays sunset on third street)"- great Japanese movie that received 12 Japanese Academy Awards.

Weekly ACC Events

Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Free Tai-Chi Lessons for Beginners
Every Thursday for 7 weeks: September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27
Time:  5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Front Lawn, ACC, 807 E. 10th Street.
Description:   The 7-week lessons are free and open to anyone who has an interest in Chinese traditional martial arts and culture.  Yetao Wang will teach the simplified Tai-chi 24-postures. There will be three postures to learn each week. In case of rain, classes will be cancelled. Participants are limited to 12 per session due to limited space. Please pre-register by emailing Prior experience is not necessary. 

Asian Cultures Around Campus presents:  Learning Calligraphy
Date: Every Friday, beginning September 16, 2011
Time: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Venue: ACC, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Come, learn, and practice Chinese calligraphy every Friday at the ACC. This is open to beginners and those who have prior knowledge. This semester’s teachers are Weitao (Rex) Zheng, Hanzhi (Anna) Cao and Jinghan Zhou. Free and open to 12 years old and above. To pre-register, contact
Weekly Asian Games featuring GO & Mahjong
Every Thursday beginning September 16, 2011 (new schedule)
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Go Game at 4 - 7 p.m.
Description: Go (WeiQi in Chinese, Baduk in Korean) is probably the oldest game still played in its original form. Come to play, learn, or teach this wonderful game.
Let's Play Mah-Jong
Every Friday beginning
Beginners and Advanced players
Time:  2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Venue:  Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

IU Asian Culture Center
807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, In, 47408

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