California State University Long Beach
2017 Chinese Culture Festival - Art and Music

September 25 – 28

Long Beach, CA

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is proud to once again host the 2017 Chinese Culture Festival from Monday, September 25 through Thursday, September 28th. This free series of events will focus on traditional Chinese art and music, and aims to improve understanding between China and the U.S. through a variety of cultural and artistic exchanges.

All events are free and open to the public

Schedule

  • Monday

    Monday, September 25

    12pm – 1pm

    Lawn in front of Bookstore



    10:00am-11:00am

    USU Ballroom



    10:00am-11:00am

    USU Ballroom



    1:30pm-2:30pm

    USU Ballroom



    Free! Open to CSULB faculty, staff, and students

    5:00pm-6:30pm

    USU Ballroom

    Please RSVP



  • Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 26

    Chinese & Western Arts Integration

    10am – 11am

    USU Ballroom

    Description: Guest lecturer James (Junjie) Yan is a member of the American Chinese Art Institute and California Orange County Chinese Artists Association. He was born in Shanghai in 1946, and learned Chinese painting and calligraphy starting at age nine. He studied with masters including Chen Shihu and Professor Zhang Xianrong, from whom he learned calligraphy, seal cutting, and oil painting. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1988, and has actively pursued his art for the past 60 years. Recently, Yan has promoted traditional Chinese calligraphy and paintings while blending Eastern and Western techniques to explore more innovative expressions of the art form.



    Tuesday, September 26

    Approaching Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

    1:30pm – 2:30pm

    USU Ballroom

    Description: Guest lecturer Dr. Da Fang Chen will discuss the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Dr. Chen is the Vice President of the American Alliance of Acupuncture, and has owned a private practice in Woodland Hills, CA since 1987. He was the Associate Commissioner of Acupuncture for the State of California, Vice President of the California Acupuncture Medical Association, and President of the Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association. Dr. Chen also graduated from South Baylo University in Anaheim, CA.



    Tuesday, September 26

    Approaching Traditional Chinese Medical Therapy

    3pm – 4pm

    USU Ballroom

    Description: Guest lecturer Dr. Da Fang Chen will discuss Chinese acupuncture, moxibustion (heat therapy), and massage therapy. Dr. Chen is the Vice President of the American Alliance of Acupuncture, and has owned a private practice in Woodland Hills, CA since 1987. He was the Associate Commissioner of Acupuncture for the State of California, Vice President of the California Acupuncture Medical Association, and President of the Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association. Dr. Chen also graduated from South Baylo University in Anaheim, CA.



  • Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 27

    Comparison of U.S.-China Social Media Usage

    10am — 11am

    USU Ballroom

    Description: TBA



    Guest Lecture & Movie Screening: Dream Weavers: Beijing 2008

    12:00pm—2:30pm

    USU Ballroom

    Description: Join film director Gu Jun as she hosts a screening of her documentary, which was shot over the course of seven years leading up to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The film features five stories: the construction of the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium, gold medal hopeful and Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang, the selection of the Chinese women's gymnastics team, the training of the Beijing SWAT team, and one of the 4,000 families relocated to make room for the Olympic Athlete's Village. Gu Jun is the director of China’s Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studios, CCTV. In addition to Dream Weavers, she also made the official film of the 29th Olympic Games for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2008. The two films were both archived by the Olympic Museum Lausanne, and were awarded at the Newport Beach International Film Festival and Montreal International Film Festival.

    China's Contemporary Economic Development Trend

    2pm – 3pm

    USU Ballroom

    Description: TBA



  • Thursday

    Thursday, September 28

    China International Trade Policy & Tendency

    11:00am-1:30pm

    USU Ballroom

    Lecturer: Mr. Haiyan Liu, Commercial Counselor of the Consulate General of P.R. China in Los Angeles

    Dr. Jeet Joshee will make closing remarks for the festival.

  • Daily Exhibitions

    Monday through Wednesday, September 25 - 27





Chinese Cultural Festival & Confucius Institute Day Kick Off

Free and open to the public!

Location: Lawn in front of Bookstore

12pm – 1pm

Hulusi musician

Chinese Music & Art Performances

Guest Lecture: Ancient Chinese Music with a New Appeal: Hulusi

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Location: USU Ballroom

Description: Guest lecturer Chunhua Li is the Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Folk Music and a nationally recognized professional performer on the hulusi, a traditional Chinese wind instrument. The hulusi, also called huluxiao or hulusheng, is a reed instrument with a unique and beautiful tone. The instrument’s history can be traced back to 2,000 years ago in southeast China. Mr. Li will discuss how to promote traditional Chinese music in a creative way, the performing philosophy of the hulusi, and how it has improved over time.

Guest Lecture: The Musical Culture of Chinese Guzheng & the Genre of Shanxi Qinzheng

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Location: USU Ballroom

Description: Guest lecturer Lian Xue is an educator and performer on the guzheng, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument. Ms. Xue is the Director of the Guzheng Society as well as Vice President and Secretary General of Shaanxi Qin Zheng, among other leading Chinese music organizations. She has held solo concerts and lectures in around the world, and has made positive contributions to promote the development of a style of music known as Shan Xi Zheng. Her topics in this lecture will include the origin of guzheng, traditional genres of guzheng in China, the genre of Shanxi Qinzheng, and the characteristics of Shanxi Guzheng music.

Chinese Cultural Festival & Confucius Institute Day Opening Ceremony Dinner

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location: USU Ballroom

Please RSVP

Art works from the following artists will be on display at the USU Ballroom from Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 27:

Ms. Shuqing Liu:

President of Beijing-Tianjin-hebei, a research institute dedicated to painting and calligraphy.

Ms. Shuqing Liu

Mr. Weidong Zhang:

Calligrapher and honorary president of the Lang Fang Calligraphers Association.

Mr. Weidong Zhang

An example of Mr. Zhang's poem done in calligraphy

An example of Mr. Zhang's poem done in calligraphy

Mr. Jingwen Liu:

Calligrapher and president of Lang Fang Calligraphers Association.

Mr. Jingwen Liu:

An example of Mr. Liu’s calligraphy (poetry from “Du Mu: The Spring of Jiangnan”)

An example of Mr. Liu’s calligraphy (poetry from “Du Mu: The Spring of Jiangnan”)

Ms. Bo Li:

Calligrapher and Executive Vice-President of Beijing-Tianjin-hebei, a research institute dedicated to painting and calligraphy.

Ms. Bo Li

An example of Ms. Li’s work on a poem by Banqiao Zheng.

An example of Ms. Li’s work on a poem by Banqiao Zheng.

Antian Ma:

Calligrapher and deputy secretary general of Beijing-Tianjin-hebei, a research institute dedicated to painting and calligraphy.

An example of Ma’s work on a scroll

An example of Ma’s work on a scroll

Mr. Jianguo Feng:

Deputy director of Beijing-Tianjin-hebei,a research institute dedicated to painting and calligraphy.

Mr. Jianguo Feng

An example of Mr. Feng’s work on the “Pavilion of Hidden Treasure”:

An example of Mr. Feng’s work on the “Pavilion of Hidden Treasure”:

Mr. Baole Zhao:

Calligrapher and host/producer of the CCTV opera channel.

Mr. Baole Zhao:

An example of Mr. Zhao’s work, “Lucky Strike”

An example of Mr. Zhao’s work, “Lucky Strike”

Mr. Zhigang Zhang:

Painter and member of Beijing-Tianjin-hebei, a research institute dedicated to painting and calligraphy.

Mr. Zhigang Zhang

An example of Mr. Zhang’s work, “Eight Holy Boys Passing the Ocean”

An example of Mr. Zhang’s work, “Eight Holy Boys Passing the Ocean”

Qingdao Photo Exhibition

On display at the USU Ballroom from Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 27

City of Qingdao

A sister city of Long Beach for over 30 years, Qingdao is a scenic coastal city with unique geographic and architectural characteristics captured in this collection of photos. It’s time-honored Qilu culture and more than 100 years of development have created a culture in Qingdao that is both rooted in tradition and influenced by Western culture through its position as a port city.

Location

CSULB - lawn in front of CSULB Bookstore

(opening ceremony)

CSULB - Student Union Ballroom

(most events)

Organizers

Confucius institute at csulb
international training program

International Daily News

Sponsors

The Information Office of Qingdao Municipal People's Government

Contact

For more information regarding the festival, please contact:

Siyu Tang
(562) 985-5059
Email Siyu Tang

Yang Xue
(562) 985-1062
Email Yang Xue