Schedule of Events

The culinary and cultural exhibits will be in the University Student Union Courtyard. Additional exhibits and opportunities to watch episodes of A Bite of China will take place in the University Student Union Alamitos Bay Room. Maps and directions are available on this page.

April 22, Monday

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Exhibition & TV Show Screenings
University Student Union Alamitos Bay Room and Courtyard


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4:30pm

Opening Ceremony
Beach Auditorium


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6:00pm
Performance and Dinner

Martin Yan:
Introduction of Chinese Food and Culture

Martin Yan The celebrated host of over 3,500 cooking shows, broadcast worldwide, Martin Yan enjoys distinction as a certified Master Chef, a highly respected food consultant, a cooking instructor and a prolific author. His diverse talents have found expression in 30 cookbooks, including the award-winning Martin Yan’s Feast, Martin Yan’s Chinatown Cooking (intro by Julia Child), and his latest, Martin Yan’s China (a cookbook that documents his travels throughout the far reaches of China, and his culinary discoveries).

Born in Guangzhou, China, to a restaurateur father and a mother who operated a grocery store, Chef Yan possessed a passion for cooking at an early age. His formal induction into the culinary world began at age thirteen, with an apprenticeship at a popular Hong Kong restaurant. He refined his natural talent at the Overseas Institute of Cookery in Hong Kong, and then pursued an MS in Food Science at The University of California - Davis in the US. He discovered a flair for teaching when he became an instructor in the university’s extension program. In 1978, he pioneered a daily TV Chinese cooking show: the now classic “Yan Can Cook.” Infusing lessons with his characteristic warmth, humor and vitality, he quickly won a devoted following. He developed the show’s format into a culinary travelogue, featuring culinary hot spots throughout Asia.

 

 

Chef Wu performance:
Blindfolded Noodle Stretching
Fruit and Vegetable Carving

Chef Wu


USU Ballroom


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April 23, Tuesday

12:00pm-2:00pm
Exhibition & Cooking Show
18-second Chicken Preparations
Cucumber Slicing
Pepper Preparation
Kung Pao Chicken
Fruit and Vegetable Carving
Chinese Brush Painting

Martin Yan Cui Zhaoyang(崔朝阳)
Mr. Cui is a visiting scholar from Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is known for his advanced skill in Chinese brush painting. Chinese brush painting has a history of over 6000 years and remains one of the most recognizable styles of Chinese painting. The paintings depict real subjects like trees and flowers but also include Chinese characters, sometimes as the sole subject.
The brush techniques emphasized in Chinese painting include not only line drawing but also the stylized expressions of shade and texture (cunfa) and the dotting methods (dianfa) used mainly to differentiate trees and plants and also for simple embellishment. The brush strokes give the painting rhythm and beauty and depict the subject's outward and inner qualities. At the same time, they reveal the individuality and style of the painter himself.

 

Paper Tole 3D Art

Martin Yan Mrs. Jade Hwang
Paper tole, commonly known as 3D tole, shadow box, or decoupage, is an art craft consisting of layers of pages that create a 3-D image when assembled together, giving life to the art. The basic roots of this art originated in China around the 12th century by Chinese peasants. It became more popular and defined around the 17th and 18th century in France, and earned the name decoupage.
The creation of the art involves cutting out pieces, shaping and gluing them on top of another to create a 3D representation of the original piece. Afterwards, it is placed into a boxed frame, which portrays the finalized masterpiece in a different perspective with its 3D dimension.
Jade's Art Studio was founded by Mrs. Jade Hwang in 1998. Since then she has taught over five hundred students in southern California. She has also hosted several exhibitions which has drawn a tremendous attention from the media and the community and has won the 2nd place award from the Huntington Beach Art Festival in 2000.


 

 

University Student Union Alamitos Bay Room and Courtyard


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April 24, Wednesday

12:00pm-2:00pm
Exhibition & Cooking Show
18-second Chicken Preparations
Cucumber Slicing
Pepper Preparation
Kung Pao Chicken
Fruit and Vegetable Carving
Chinese Brush Painting
Paper Tole 3D Art

University Student Union Alamitos Bay Room and Courtyard



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April 25, Thursday

11:30am - 1:30pm
Closing Ceremony
University Student Union Alamitos Bay Room


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