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Special Events

Lunarfest 2015

Sat, February 21, 2015 | 10AM to 5PM
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Special Events

Fireside Chat featuring Leo Ma

Tue, February 10, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
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Cheongsam Ball 2015

Fri, February 13, 2015 | 6pm-10pm
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Upcoming Events

On view through Fri, July 31, 2015
Precious Driftwood
Stories of China, Migration, and New Haven
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Within the houses of six families in the New Haven area, Chinese heirlooms, documents, and objets d’art sit on mantels, adorn walls, and rest in 20th century steamer trunks. They are treasured artifacts of their owners’ stories—tangible heritage that accompanied families as they traversed the Pacific Ocean, culture to culture, generation to generation. Now, whether through affinity for the trans-Pacific spirit of Yale-China’s work or just by chance, these pieces have arrived at the Yale-China Association. We invite you to marvel at them both for what they are and for what they represent.

Precious Driftwood: Stories of China, Migration, and New Haven, Yale-China’s exhibit from November 10, 2014 through July 31, 2015, features the narratives of individuals and their families in the greater New Haven area—some began in China and others began in the United States. This collection of precious objects illuminates the diversity of the Chinese diaspora and the people who worked side-by-side with their overseas peers seeking to create a more multicultural community in a time of world wars and xenophobic demonstrations on both sides of the ocean.

This exhibit is on view from November 10, 2014 through July 31, 2015 at Yale-China Association's Bierwirth Room, 442 Temple Street in New Haven, Connecticut.

To make an appointment to view the exhibit, please email yale-china@yale.edu or call 203-432-0884. more>

 

Tue, February 10, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Fireside Chat featuring Leo Ma
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Reading Literacy in Hong Kong

How did Hong Kong students perform in international reading assessments? What were they good at? What was their weakness? This seminar will shed some light on the reading literacy of Hong Kong students and talk about some major reading activities in Hong Kong.

Leo F. Ma

Leo F. H. Ma serves as Head of Upper Campus Libraries at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is visiting New Haven in his capacity as faculty advisor to the New Asia College students participating in the Yale University – New Asia (YUNA) Undergraduate Exchange.

Prior to his current position, Leo F.H. Ma served as Head of the Serials and Electronic Resources Department (2001-2006) and Head of the New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library (2006-2014) in the CUHK Library system. He is currently Head of Upper Campus Libraries at The Chinese University of Hong Kong including both the New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library and the United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library. Apart from managing these two libraries, he spearheads several digitization projects and initiatives such as the Hong Kong Literature Database, Modern Chinese Literature Research Portal, New Asia College Collection Digitization Project, etc. Since 2010, he has been collaborating with the Hong Kong Literature Research Center of The Chinese University of Hong Kong on several award-winning reading promotion projects for secondary school teachers and students in Hong Kong.

Internationally, he was a member of the INSPEC Asia Pacific Library Advisory Committee (2004-2006), the International Customer Advisory Board of Swet (2006-2012), the IEEE Library Advisory Council (2012-2013), and has been serving as a member of the IFLA Standing Committee of Academic & Research Libraries Section since 2013. Locally, he served as a Council Member and the Training and Education Officer of the Hong Kong Library Association in 2007-2009. He is currently Fellow of the Hong Kong Library Association, and a member of the Advisory Board for BSc[IM] and MSc[LIM] Programmes of the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong, the Academic Committee of the library programs of the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Literature Research Center Management Committee of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include Hong Kong literature, modern Chinese literature, children’s literature, and library & information science. He is the editor and author of more than ten monographs in these areas.

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Fri, February 13, 2015 | 6pm-10pm
Cheongsam Ball 2015
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

The Yale-China Association will host its annual Cheongsam Ball on February 13, 2015 at the New Haven Lawn Club. In appreciation for Nancy Yao Maasbach's contributions to Yale-China, we will announce a fund in her honor at the Cheongsam Ball. Join us in celebration, commemoration, and community!

Purchase your tickets now at Yale-China's online store. Tickets are $114 each. Please note the last day to register is February 1.

If you are unable to attend but would like to give a gift in honor of Nancy Yao Maasbach, benefiting the James R. Lilley Memorial Fund, please visit our donation page by clicking here.

What an evening! A great mix of many generations of Yale Alumni and guests, super food, a great bar, loads of fascinating information on Yale-China’s current work, and fabulous music and dance opportunities. The auction was marvelous and raised lots of money for one of Yale’s premier outreach organization. —Johnson Flucker (YC '80), participant of Yale-China's Xiuning Service and Cultural Exchange in China.

Yale-China’s Cheongsam Ball is open to all interested parties; tickets and sponsorships may be purchased beginning in mid-December 2014. more>

 

Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Register for Lunarfest 2015 here.

About Lunarfest
Lunarfest kicks off at 10:00AM with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove Street and Trumbull Street. Celebrate alongside the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. Keep on the look out for a special performance by local performers at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon Street.

Between 12:00-5:00PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

• wushu
• music
• exhibits
• dances
• painting
• calligraphy
• arts & crafts
• culinary demos
• and many more!

The ram is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Ram begins February 19, 2015 and will end on February 7, 2016.

The venue locations for Lunarfest are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University (34 Hillhouse Avenue), New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Avenue), and Yale-China Association (442 Temple Street). All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.

This free event is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University,
New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association.
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