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17th Annual Creighton Asian Culture Week

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Creighton Asian World Center Presents

17th Annual Creighton Asian Culture Week Tragicomedy: China's Environmental Crisis and Global Responsibility

April 4-8, 2022

The Asian World Center is to celebrate Creighton’s 17th Annual Asian Culture Week from April 4 through April 8, 2022. The theme of this week-long event is “Tragicomedy: China’s Environmental Crisis and Global Responsibility.” The event includes photo/painting exhibitions, in-person and virtual presentations, luncheon and dinner roundtable discussions. Presentation topics include Creighton students’ perspective on global responsibility in time of crisis, Asian response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, China’s environmental crisis, and the challenge of a super-aging society to Japanese economy.

The 17th Asian Culture Week is organized by the Asian World Center with support from Creighton College of Arts and Science, Creighton Heider College of Business, the China Institute of the University of Dayton and the Nanjing University of the Arts of China. The Asian World Center acknowledges with gratitude the funding from the University Non-Western Studies Program, and sponsorship from Department of Philosophy and Department of Political Science and International Relations at Creighton University.

All events are free and open to the public. Asian style refreshment is provided for each event.
The schedule for the events is as follows. More information is at the AWC website. For questions, luncheon, and dinner event reservations, please contact the Asian World Center at awc@creighton.edu.

Week-Long Photo Exhibition

8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 4–8, 2022

  • Topic: The Unearthly Temple—Hometowns Lost in the Water
  • Photographer: Yipei Wang, Associate Professor of Literature, Renmin University in Beijing of China (1990-2018), Writer
  • Co-sponsors: China Institute, University of Dayton, Ohio, Nanjing University of the Arts, China
  • Location: Skutt Student Center Art Gallery, Creighton University

Week-Long Watercolor Painting Show

8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 4–8, 2022

  • Topic: The Original Beauty: Sky, Land and River in the Venice of the East
  • Artist: Ning Zhao, Chinese Canadian Artist, Author of Homeland
  • Location: Asian World Center/Union Pacific Corridor in Lower Reinert Library

Monday, April 4

Photo Exhibition and Watercolor Painting Show Opening Reception
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Location: Skutt Student Center Art Gallery

Roundtable Discussion: Betraying Daoism: Views on China’s Environmental Crisis
12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

  • Participants include:
    • Students of Chinese Philosophy Class, Asian Politics and Asian Studies Classes, Spring 2022
    • Yipei Wang, Associate Professor of Literature, Renmin University in Beijing of China (1990-2018), Writer
    • Weiping Wang, PhD., Associate Provost and Dean of the China Institute, University of Dayton, Ohio Ms. Eva Wang, Founder, VXI Global Solution, United States
    • Scott Jordan, MA., Writer and Deputy Editor, Critical Muslim, Malaysia Moderator: Jinmei Yuan, PhD., Professor of Philosophy
  • Location: L02 in Lower Reinert Library

Tuesday, April 5

Creighton Students’ Perspective on Global Responsibility in Time of Crisis
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

  1. Ukraine Crisis Update
  2. Japan’s Response to China’s Rising
  3. North Korea “Shaking the World” with Missile Tests and China’s Response
  • Presenters: Sara Ashabranner, Rourke Jensen and Lucas Fletcher and students from Asian Studies Class, Spring 2022
  • Discussant: Scott Jordan, MA., Writer and Deputy Editor, Critical Muslim, Malaysia
  • Location: Room 105, Skutt Student Center

Virtual Presentation: “High Stakes in Ukraine Crisis: Japan and Russia Over the Northern Territories”
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

  • Speaker: Mr. Davis Florick, Chief of Staff for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security.
  • Moderator: Parker L. Johnson, Work-Study Assistant, Asian World Center Zoom
  • Link: https://creighton.zoom.us/j/91500240177
  • Location: In-person gathering for the virtual event: Room 105, Skutt Student Center

Keynote Dinner Lecture: A Lens Story through Exhibition: Three Gorges Dam and Social Impacts
6 to 8 p.m.

  • Speaker: Yipei Wang, Associate Professor of Literature, Renmin University in Beijing of China (1990-2018), Writer
  • RSVP before March 29 via email at: awc@creighton.edu
  • Location: Room 104, Skutt Student Center

Wednesday, April 6

Luncheon Symposium
12:30 to 2 p.m.

  • Theme: Looking Back Over Your Shoulders: Here Is Our Home Again
    • No Journey Too Far for the Chinese Americans
  • Participants: Invited Guests and Creighton Students
  • RSVP before March 29 via email at: awc@creighton.edu
  • Location: Room 105, Skutt Student Center

Tea Ceremony in Honor of Dr. Daniel J. Semrad
5:30 to 6 p.m.

  • Tea Ceremony Artists: Chiori Okada, Yoko Kawai, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Japanese Green Tea and Asian Style Refreshment Provided
  • Location: Harper Center 2058
  • The Tea Ceremony is to be proceeded with the Annual Semrad Lecture in Non-Western Thought

Semrad Lecture in Non-Western Thought
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Event Host: Department of Philosophy
  • Topic: Imagining Global Governance: Rethinking Chinese Tianxia (All Under Heaven) Philosophy in Light of Interwar Japan
  • Speaker: Viren Murthy, PhD., Associate Professor, History Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Location: Harper Center 2057

Thursday, April 7

Virtual Presentation from Tokyo: Maintaining the Third Largest Economy? Japan’s Challenge from its Super-Aging Society
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

  • Presenter: Mr. Tadashi Nomura, Former Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator at Creighton’s Asian World Center, Japan Foundation
  • Moderator: Ms. Emiko Unno, Instructor, Japanese Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Creighton University
  • Zoom Link: https://creighton.zoom.us/j/96152428182
  • Location: In-person gathering for the virtual event: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library

Guest Lecture on Successful Story of Asian Americans
12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

  • Topic: Standing High: A Journey of Responsibility Started from Creighton
  • Speaker: Raj Basu, JD., Program Manager for the United States Nuclear Detonation (NUDETetection System (USNDS), Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base
  • Moderator: Sarah Tooley, Class Representative, PLS 315, Politics of Asia
  • Co-Host: Department of Political Science and International Relations, Creighton University Location: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library

Musical Event: A Creighton Spectacular featuring Dr. Frederick Hanna’s First Piano Concerto.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

  • Dr. Hanna is the composer of Symphony of Shanghai, Symphony of Nanjing, and Symphony of the Great Wall of China.
  • Event Host: Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Creighton University
  • Location: Lied Education Center for the Arts, Mainstage. Creighton University

Friday, April 8

Documentary Screening: American Factory, Oscar Best Documentary, 2020
3 to 5 p.m.

  • Location: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library

Dinner Discussion
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Topic: All Views Considered on the Oscar Best Documentary, American Factory
  • Leading Discussants include:
    • Students of Heider Collage of Business and College of Arts and Sciences
    • Weiping Wang, PhD., Associate Provost and Dean of the China Institute, University of Dayton, Ohio
    • Ms. Eva Wang, Founder, VXI Global Solution, United States
    • Ms. Betty K. Chin, Program Co-Chair and Board of Director, Nebraska World Affairs Council, and Yaitai and Omaha Committee Chair, Omaha Sister Cities Association
    • Edward A. Morse, JD, Endowed Chair, McGrath North Mullin and Kratz Endowed Chair in Business Law, School of Law, Creighton University
    • Frederick Hanna, D.M.A., Composer and Professor of Music, Creighton University
  • Moderator: Maorong Jiang, PhD., Director, Asian World Center, Creighton University
  • Dinner RSVP before March 29 via email at: awc@creighton.edu
  • Location: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library

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Add to Calendar 20220404T000000Z 20220408T235900Z America/Chicago 17th Annual Creighton Asian Culture Week <h2>Creighton Asian World Center Presents</h2> <h3>17th Annual Creighton Asian Culture Week Tragicomedy: China's Environmental Crisis and Global Responsibility</h3> <p><strong>April 4-8, 2022</strong></p> <p>The Asian World Center is to celebrate Creighton’s 17th Annual Asian Culture Week from April 4 through April 8, 2022. The theme of this week-long event is “Tragicomedy: China’s Environmental Crisis and Global Responsibility.” The event includes photo/painting exhibitions, in-person and virtual presentations, luncheon and dinner roundtable discussions. Presentation topics include Creighton students’ perspective on global responsibility in time of crisis, Asian response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, China’s environmental crisis, and the challenge of a super-aging society to Japanese economy.</p> <p>The 17th Asian Culture Week is organized by the Asian World Center with support from Creighton College of Arts and Science, Creighton Heider College of Business, the China Institute of the University of Dayton and the Nanjing University of the Arts of China. The Asian World Center acknowledges with gratitude the funding from the University Non-Western Studies Program, and sponsorship from Department of Philosophy and Department of Political Science and International Relations at Creighton University.</p> <p><strong>All events are free and open to the public. Asian style refreshment is provided for each event. </strong><br /> The schedule for the events is as follows. More information is at the <a href="/geo/asianworldcenter/">AWC website</a>. For questions, luncheon, and dinner event reservations, please contact the Asian World Center at <a href="mailto:awc@creighton.edu">awc@creighton.edu</a>.</p> <h3>Week-Long Photo Exhibition</h3> <p><strong>8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 4–8, 2022 </strong></p> <ul> <li>Topic: The Unearthly Temple—Hometowns Lost in the Water</li> <li>Photographer: Yipei Wang, Associate Professor of Literature, Renmin University in Beijing of China (1990-2018), Writer</li> <li>Co-sponsors: China Institute, University of Dayton, Ohio, Nanjing University of the Arts, China</li> <li>Location: Skutt Student Center Art Gallery, Creighton University</li> </ul> <h3>Week-Long Watercolor Painting Show</h3> <p><strong>8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 4–8, 2022 </strong></p> <ul> <li>Topic: The Original Beauty: Sky, Land and River in the Venice of the East</li> <li>Artist: Ning Zhao, Chinese Canadian Artist, Author of Homeland</li> <li>Location: Asian World Center/Union Pacific Corridor in Lower Reinert Library</li> </ul> <h3>Monday, April 4</h3> <p><strong>Photo Exhibition and Watercolor Painting Show Opening Reception<br /> 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Location: Skutt Student Center Art Gallery</li> </ul> <p><strong>Roundtable Discussion: Betraying Daoism: Views on China’s Environmental Crisis<br /> 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Participants include: <ul> <li>Students of Chinese Philosophy Class, Asian Politics and Asian Studies Classes, Spring 2022</li> <li>Yipei Wang, Associate Professor of Literature, Renmin University in Beijing of China (1990-2018), Writer</li> <li>Weiping Wang, PhD., Associate Provost and Dean of the China Institute, University of Dayton, Ohio Ms. Eva Wang, Founder, VXI Global Solution, United States</li> <li>Scott Jordan, MA., Writer and Deputy Editor, Critical Muslim, Malaysia Moderator: Jinmei Yuan, PhD., Professor of Philosophy</li> </ul> </li> <li>Location: L02 in Lower Reinert Library</li> </ul> <h3>Tuesday, April 5</h3> <p><strong>Creighton Students’ Perspective on Global Responsibility in Time of Crisis<br /> 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.</strong></p> <ol> <li>Ukraine Crisis Update</li> <li>Japan’s Response to China’s Rising</li> <li>North Korea “Shaking the World” with Missile Tests and China’s Response</li> </ol> <ul> <li>Presenters: Sara Ashabranner, Rourke Jensen and Lucas Fletcher and students from Asian Studies Class, Spring 2022</li> <li>Discussant: Scott Jordan, MA., Writer and Deputy Editor, Critical Muslim, Malaysia</li> <li>Location: Room 105, Skutt Student Center</li> </ul> <p><strong>Virtual Presentation: “High Stakes in Ukraine Crisis: Japan and Russia Over the Northern Territories”<br /> 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Speaker: Mr. Davis Florick, Chief of Staff for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security.</li> <li>Moderator: Parker L. Johnson, Work-Study Assistant, Asian World Center Zoom</li> <li>Link: <a href="https://creighton.zoom.us/j/91500240177" target="_blank">https://creighton.zoom.us/j/91500240177</a></li> <li>Location: In-person gathering for the virtual event: Room 105, Skutt Student Center</li> </ul> <p><strong>Keynote Dinner Lecture: A Lens Story through Exhibition: Three Gorges Dam and Social Impacts<br /> 6 to 8 p.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Speaker: Yipei Wang, Associate Professor of Literature, Renmin University in Beijing of China (1990-2018), Writer</li> <li>RSVP before March 29 via email at: <a href="mailto:awc@creighton.edu">awc@creighton.edu</a></li> <li>Location: Room 104, Skutt Student Center</li> </ul> <h3>Wednesday, April 6</h3> <p><strong>Luncheon Symposium<br /> 12:30 to 2 p.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Theme: Looking Back Over Your Shoulders: Here Is Our Home Again <ul> <li>No Journey Too Far for the Chinese Americans</li> </ul> </li> <li>Participants: Invited Guests and Creighton Students</li> <li>RSVP before March 29 via email at: <a href="mailto:awc@creighton.edu">awc@creighton.edu</a></li> <li>Location: Room 105, Skutt Student Center</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tea Ceremony in Honor of Dr. Daniel J. Semrad<br /> 5:30 to 6 p.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Tea Ceremony Artists: Chiori Okada, Yoko Kawai, University of Nebraska at Omaha</li> <li>Japanese Green Tea and Asian Style Refreshment Provided</li> <li>Location: Harper Center 2058</li> <li>The Tea Ceremony is to be proceeded with the Annual Semrad Lecture in Non-Western Thought</li> </ul> <p><strong>Semrad Lecture in Non-Western Thought<br /> 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>Event Host: Department of Philosophy</li> <li>Topic: Imagining Global Governance: Rethinking Chinese Tianxia (All Under Heaven) Philosophy in Light of Interwar Japan</li> <li>Speaker: Viren Murthy, PhD., Associate Professor, History Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison</li> <li>Location: Harper Center 2057</li> </ul> <h3>Thursday, April 7</h3> <p><strong>Virtual Presentation from Tokyo: Maintaining the Third Largest Economy? Japan’s Challenge from its Super-Aging Society<br /> 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Presenter: Mr. Tadashi Nomura, Former Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator at Creighton’s Asian World Center, Japan Foundation</li> <li>Moderator: Ms. Emiko Unno, Instructor, Japanese Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Creighton University</li> <li>Zoom Link: <a href="https://creighton.zoom.us/j/96152428182" target="_blank">https://creighton.zoom.us/j/96152428182</a></li> <li>Location: In-person gathering for the virtual event: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library</li> </ul> <p><strong>Guest Lecture on Successful Story of Asian Americans<br /> 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Topic: Standing High: A Journey of Responsibility Started from Creighton</li> <li>Speaker: Raj Basu, JD., Program Manager for the United States Nuclear Detonation (NUDETetection System (USNDS), Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base</li> <li>Moderator: Sarah Tooley, Class Representative, PLS 315, Politics of Asia</li> <li>Co-Host: Department of Political Science and International Relations, Creighton University Location: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library</li> </ul> <p><strong>Musical Event: <em>A Creighton Spectacular</em> featuring Dr. Frederick Hanna’s <em>First Piano Concerto</em>.<br /> 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Dr. Hanna is the composer of <em>Symphony of Shanghai, Symphony of Nanjing</em>, and <em>Symphony of the Great Wall of China</em>.</li> <li>Event Host: Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Creighton University</li> <li>Location: Lied Education Center for the Arts, Mainstage. Creighton University</li> </ul> <h3>Friday, April 8</h3> <p><strong>Documentary Screening: American Factory, Oscar Best Documentary, 2020<br /> 3 to 5 p.m. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Location: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library</li> </ul> <p><strong>Dinner Discussion<br /> 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Topic: All Views Considered on the Oscar Best Documentary, American Factory</li> <li>Leading Discussants include: <ul> <li>Students of Heider Collage of Business and College of Arts and Sciences</li> <li>Weiping Wang, PhD., Associate Provost and Dean of the China Institute, University of Dayton, Ohio</li> <li>Ms. Eva Wang, Founder, VXI Global Solution, United States</li> <li>Ms. Betty K. Chin, Program Co-Chair and Board of Director, Nebraska World Affairs Council, and Yaitai and Omaha Committee Chair, Omaha Sister Cities Association</li> <li>Edward A. Morse, JD, Endowed Chair, McGrath North Mullin and Kratz Endowed Chair in Business Law, School of Law, Creighton University</li> <li>Frederick Hanna, D.M.A., Composer and Professor of Music, Creighton University</li> </ul> </li> <li>Moderator: Maorong Jiang, PhD., Director, Asian World Center, Creighton University</li> <li>Dinner RSVP before March 29 via email at: <a href="mailto:awc@creighton.edu">awc@creighton.edu</a></li> <li>Location: L10, Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Library</li> </ul> Creighton University and Online

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