Spring 2023

Asian Movie Series

Global Commons 103/Media Room; Cohosted by Asian Studies and the Global Neighborhood

Tues., Feb 28 @ 7 p.m.: My Neighbor Totoro (Japan)

In this classic Japanese animated film, two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother and have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. The film explores themes of ecological magic and environmental healing. Come for a chance to win plush Totoros.

Tues., March 21 @ 7 p.m.: Minari (South Korea/USA)

A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Tues., April 11 @ 7 p.m.: The Nightingale (China)

To keep a promise, an old man sets off to his wife’s native village with a bird in a cage. Along the road, together with his granddaughter, he discovers new values, particularly those related to the heart.

Tues., April 18 @ 6 p.m.: Peace by Chocolate (Canada/Syria)

Global Film Series Finale and Chocolate Tasting.

A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy.

Talks and workshops

Mon., Feb. 20 @ 6 p.m. China Unrest: From Zero-Covid Policy to White Paper Revolution and Beyond

Belk Pavilion 208

A panel discussion on China’s recent protests in relation to its changing Covid policies and health crisis by Yidi Wu, Honglin Xiao, Qian Xu, and Dasa Mortensen.

Wed., Feb. 22 @ 5:30 p.m.: Zen Tones: Painting and Poetry of the Buddhist Masters

LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center 101

A Smith-Chase Lecture in Religious Studies. An illustrated lecture given by Steven Heine, explaining Zen’s focus on the arts by highlighting the saying, “Painting is poetry without words, and poetry is painting with words,” and exploring its implications for traditional and modern forms of religious practice.

Wed., April 19 @ 6 p.m.: Asia in Your Heart, Mind & Dream: A Collage Workshop by Alyssa Hinton

Carlton Commons

This is a workshop where you will explore collage and your own understanding of Asia with Alyssa Hinton. You will discover connections and awaken your own artistic expression through this versatile art form while building and sharing with community during this special month! Bring an image that you think best represents Asia to the workshop. If you have some old magazines to cut up, bring those as well! All are welcome and no prior art training is required.

Asian and Pacific Islander Month hosted by CREDE

API Month Kick-Off, April 4

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Medallion Plaza

CREDE: Guest lecture from Dr. Zhihong Chen: Unity & Community, April 6

5:30 p.m., location TBD

Asian Studies and Global Neighborhood: “Nightingale” movie screening, April 11

7 p.m., Global Commons 103

API Community Lunch, April 12

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., McEwen Dining Hall, Room 125

Food For Thought With Friends: “What’s in a Name?” – April 18

5:30 p.m. (tentative) Location: TBD

Asian Studies: Asia in Your Heart, Mind & Dream: A Collage Workshop by Alyssa Hinton, April 19

6-7:30 p.m., Carlton Commons

APIHM keynote: Putting the “Pan” into “Pan-Asian” with PAVE NC, April 20

5 – 6:30 p.m., Oaks 212 (McCoy Commons)

AAPI End of Year Celebration, April 26

6 p.m., Lakeside 212

Student organization events

Asian-Pacific Student Organization event calendar.

Chinese Club event calendar.