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Year of 2002

1. Non-Credit Course On Vietnam Language and Culture

2. AAARI Research Award Program

3. Calligraphy/Painting

AAARI/AAHEC Annual Banquet 2002

Year of 2003

1.   Education Leadership Conference

2.   Calligraphy / Painting

3.   Asian-American Cinema Workshop

4. Tai Chi Workshop

5. AAARI Affiliates Program

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AAARI CUNY Affiliates Program
Conducted by Mariya Gluzman

Class Schedule

Friday, September 19th, 2003
1PM to 5PM

FREE (Enrollment Limited To Ten Students)

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The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) is currently accepting registrants to participate in our CUNY Affiliates Training Program, set to begin on Friday, September 19th, 2003, from 1PM to 5PM. The AAARI CUNY Affiliates Program hopes to assist Asian American programs, clubs and organizations from across the twenty campuses of the City University of New York, make their presences known to one another via the Internet, through the use of web pages, streaming videos, and live webcasting.

CUNY is the largest urban university in this country, and possibly in the world. Yet, a large number of faculty and students often find themselves isolated from one another because of physical barriers. Through the CUNY-wide website, we hope that a virtual meeting ground can be established where information, and participatory opportunities may be shared by all who reside in the twenty separate campuses.

Some of the benefits of being an AAARI CUNY Affiliate include the following:

  1. We can provide a website for Asian American programs, clubs and organizations that are within CUNY.

  1. We can provide streaming for selected videotaped Asian American events produced by local campuses, and create limited CDs for their distribution.

  1. We can provide live webcasting of campus-based Asian / Asian American events to CUNY and beyond.

  1. We can provide free training, web services, including limited free equipment on loan for webcasting purposes.

Since the introduction of streaming videos and live webcasts to our website, we have more than tripled our number of visitors, and attracted viewers who could not be physically present at some programs. The archival of events also allowed them to be reviewed later on by interested individuals. We can help you to magnify your presence, and bring your activities to the attention of more audiences. All you need to do is to go through a short 4 hours training.

AAARI is affiliated with Queens College and supported by funds from CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s office.

If you are interested in participating in the AAARI CUNY Affiliates Program, please email, or call 212-869-0182. Seating is limited to the first 10 registrants. Pre-registration must be received before 5PM, Tuesday, August 12th, 2003.

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2003 Asian American Conference on Education:
Challenges and Perspectives

Friday, May 02, 2003,
8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

@ Vertical Campus, Baruch College, CUNY

Inspired by the rapid increase of Asian American population, making it the third largest minority group behind Hispanic and African Americans, the conference would like to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the new Asian immigrants. Some of the questions to be addressed include the following:

How can the teaching of English to new immigrants be improved? 

How can the inter-racial relationships of Asian Americans
be enhanced?

How can education be more effective through the integration of family, community and the educational system?

Is there a need to integrate traditional Asian culture and
language in the formal educational system in America?

What has been the interaction of traditional Asian culture and American culture in educating Asian  Americans? 

What are the values of arts and physical education in
curriculum development?

How can more Asian Americans be encouraged to
enter the field of teaching?

Our target audience is faculty, staff, students, professionals and leaders from academia and the Asian American community. We expect a turnout of 300 people. 

For more information, please send us an e-mail, to indicate your interest to participate in our conference. We will provide you with a detailed program as soon as it is ready. It will be a timely, educational, and relevant conference that the media in New York should notice. We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd, 2003!

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Chinese Brush Work: Calligraphy and Painting

conducted by Mr. Gan Yu


This ten-session workshop is for those who take a special interest in exploring the art of Chinese brushwork. In China, painting and calligraphy are always closely related to each other. Together, they are referred to as the Twin Sisters. This workshop contains two parts: the first half (five sessions) is for Chinese Calligraphy and the second half is for Chinese Brush Painting. By learning the strokes of calligraphy, people will have an excellent training for the brush techniques of painting. In class, students will be taught how to handle Chinese brushes with ink and color, and execute brush strokes correctly and artistically. This is an art related beginning workshop, which does not require students to have experience with Chinese language.  

To register for the workshop, please click here and email us for further information.



Main Contents of Each Session





4:00 – 6:00 PM

*Slide show - The spirit of traditional Chinese brush work: Calligraphy and Painting. *Introducing the basic tools for practicing Chinese calligraphy and painting: brushes, rice paper, colors, ink and ink sticker, ink stone and others.

*Providing a list of supplies, which will be purchased by students in order to complete this course.

*Method of brush holding and basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy.




4:00 – 6:00 PM

*Structure of Chinese character.

*Four major basic construction methods and individual stroke.

*Assembling simple stroke in a complete character.

*Practice Chinese characters on special grade paper




4:00 – 6:00 PM

* The artistic styles of Chinese calligraphy: Official Character, Cursive Character, and Running Character.

*Practicing Official Character on special grade paper, focusing on structure.

*Practicing Cursive Character on rice paper, emphasize its free hand movement.




4:00 – 6:00 PM

*The artistic beauty of brush strokes in Running Style Character: how to do brush strokes freely and loosely.

*Practicing Running Character, highlight its artistic feeling.





4:00 – 6:00 PM

This is a final session for Chinese Calligraphy

*Critique – Each student will present three works of calligraphy in three different styles. Teacher evaluates each student’s work according to the basic requirements. Student and teacher will have chance to exchange learning experience during this course.

*Students’ work will be photographed for the future online exhibition during this session.




4:00 – 6:00 PM

*Slide show - The authentic traditional Chinese brush painting.

*Basic painting strokes - Upright holding brush stroke, Leaning brush stroke, Dragging and and pulling stroke, Wrinkling and rubbing stroke, Tapering stroke.

*Importance of Lines in Chinese painting.





4:00 – 6:00 PM

*Basic painting techniques - Wet and dry brush technique.

*Ink Shading – Heavy black, Strong black, Medium black, Light black, Very light black.

*Chinese Painting Colors

*Students use basic techniques to paint simple objects such as trees, rocks, land, mountain, and flowers with light colors.





4:00 – 6:00 PM

*How to paint Bamboo

(1) Stems (2) Branches (3) Leaves (4) Rocks (5) A Complete Painting

*Basic techniques of Chinese landscape painting

(1) Composition and the selection of subjects (2) Irregular perspectives (3) Ink and color application (4) Textures and other special painting methods.




4:00 – 6:00 PM

*Major subject matter of Chinese landscape painting – the four seasons

(1) Spring scenery (2) Summer scenery

(3) Autumn scenery (4) Winter scenery





4:00 – 6:00 PM

* Introduce the Finishing Touches of a complete Chinese brush painting

(1) Sealing (2) Writing (3) Mounting (4) Framing

* Critique – Each student will present one or two paintings during the final session. Teacher evaluates each student’s work according to the basic requirements, and exchange learning experience with them. Students’ artwork will be photographed for future online exhibition at



Suggested $200 to cover art supplies, materials, etc





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Asian American Cinema Workshop: The Moving Images of the Asian-American
Conducted by Mr. Daryl Chin

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Right now, the academicization, politicization, and commercialization of all critical endeavors have decimated any and all attempts to think clearly about media representation. This has brought about a crisis in terms of representation, as questions of appropriateness, authenticity, and correctness have come to the fore. In a series of four lectures, Daryl Chin will examine some of the issues relating to the representation of Asian identity in American media.

This lecture series is presented, not as a polemic or as a political statement, but as a critical assessment which is intended to provide perspectives and alternatives rather than definitive answers to issues of representation and identity.

Class Schedule:

February 28, 2003 to March 21, 2003
Fridays, 4 PM to 6 PM
@ 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
Between 5th & 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Free (Enrollment Limited To Twenty Students)

Click HERE to register


Click here to view Sample Streaming Video of Cinema Workshop

Lecture One - will focus on the silent period; a particular focus will be on the careers of two notable Asian-American performers, Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong. Hayakawa's example is especially topical, because he would use his prestige and power as a movie star to create his own production company, where he hoped to create movies which would portray the Asian experience in a more truthful light.

Lecture Two - will focus on the presentation of Asia in the American movies during the 1930s; the interest in using Asian countries as an exotic locale for adventure and romance reached its height in 1936-37, when just about very major studio in Hollywood produced a big-budget drama with an Asian setting, such as MGM (The Good Earth), Warner Brothers (Oil for the Lamps of China), Paramount (The General Died at Dawn), Columbia (Lost Horizon), and 20th Century Fox (Stowaway).

Lecture Three - will focus on the problems inherent in presenting Asian conflicts in terms of American media. This has been the case since World War II, and the lecture will deal with the shifts, distortions, and attempted revisionism in terms of World War II, the Korean War, and the Indochina conflict which evolved into the Vietnam War.

Lecture Four - will deal with contemporary Asian-American media since the 1960s, the difficulties and the successes in terms of Asian-American access to the media. This lecture will focus on Asian-Americans and independent media, rather than attempt to promote further consideration of commercial representations.

Daryl Chin is Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press).


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Tai Chi Workshop
Conducted by Ms. Miu Ying Fong

Millions of people practice t'ai chi ch'uan every day, and it is fast becoming one of the most popular exercise systems in the world. Originating in China, it is famed for its health benefits and revered for its philosophical, cultural, and historical traditions. Disciplines similar to t'ai chi have been practiced in China for over 2,000 year, but from 18th century onward a series of fixed postures and movements, which connect and flow into one another, evolved into t'ai chi. These set patterns of "moving meditation" are known as forms, and there are now five main and very separate styles in existence, each of differing length and method.

Brought to the West from China in the early 1960's, t'ai chi is becoming increasingly popular in North America and Europe. Anyone can practice t'ai chi; there are no physical or mental barriers to learning the form, and the best way to practice is methodically and slowly absorbing each movement accurately, and doing at least a little work every day to build up slowly on the sequences.

It is far more important that the form be practiced at a pace that is comfortable, with the emphasis on accuracy of posture rather than speed. Learning the moves and stances of the form is just the beginning of understanding the energies and dynamics of t'ai chi; once the basic skills have been absorbed, advanced skills such as pushing hands and applications can be developed.

From The Complete Book of T'ai Chi, by Stewart McFarlane

Class Schedule

March 12th to May 14th, 2003
Wednesdays, 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Click Here To View Tutorial Video

$100 Fee (Enrollment Limited To Ten Students)

Miu Ying Fong is a personal Tai Chi instructor well versed in the art of Yang Style Long and Short Form, and Yang Style Tai Chi Sword. She studied privately for four years under Master Joe Huie, a Tai Chi master for over the past twenty years. An immigrant from Hong Kong, Ms. Fong has worked in the Medical Technology field at Cornell Medical Center.



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