Conducted by Mariya Gluzman
Friday, September 19th,
1PM to 5PM
FREE (Enrollment Limited
To Ten Students)
Click Here For Class Syllabus
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
Some of the benefits of
being an AAARI CUNY Affiliate include the following:
We can provide a website
for Asian American programs, clubs and organizations
that are within CUNY.
We can provide streaming
for selected videotaped Asian American events produced
by local campuses, and create limited CDs for their
We can provide live
webcasting of campus-based Asian / Asian American
events to CUNY and beyond.
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 INFO@aaari.info, 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:
can the teaching of English to new immigrants be
How can the inter-racial relationships of Asian
How can education be more effective through the
integration of family, community and the educational
there a need to integrate traditional Asian culture and
language in the formal educational system in America?
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
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
Info@aaari.info, 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:
Mr. Gan Yu
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
To register for the
workshop, please click
here and email us for further information.
Contents of Each Session
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.
of brush holding and basic strokes of Chinese
*Structure of Chinese character.
major basic construction methods and individual
*Assembling simple stroke in a complete character.
*Practice Chinese characters on special grade paper
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.
artistic beauty of brush strokes in Running Style
Character: how to do brush strokes freely and loosely.
*Practicing Running Character, highlight its artistic
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.
show - The authentic traditional Chinese brush
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.
painting techniques - Wet and dry brush technique.
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
*How to paint Bamboo
(1) Stems (2)
Branches (3) Leaves (4) Rocks (5) A Complete
*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.
*Major subject matter of
Chinese landscape painting – the four seasons
(1) Spring scenery (2)
(3) Autumn scenery (4)
Introduce the Finishing Touches of a complete Chinese
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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Cinema Workshop: The Moving Images of the
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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.
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
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Streaming Video of Cinema Workshop
- 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.
is Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and
Art (MIT Press).
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Tai Chi Workshop
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
From The Complete Book of T'ai
Chi, by Stewart McFarlane
March 12th to May 14th,
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