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Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art

When:   September 7 - December 10, 2006
Where:   Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Description:   Asia Society presents its first major group show devoted to contemporary Asian American art in more than twelve years. Named after a Blondie's hit song, this uniquely conceived exhibition of works by seventeen Asian American artists-most of them born during the explosion of pop culture in the1970's-will draw attention to the most critical and prevalent themes current among today's young Asian American artists. Asia Society's groundbreaking 1994 exhibition, Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, showed the works of artists actively wrestling with their immigrant experience and the sensation of otherness. The current exhibition presents artists for whom other sensibilities and artistic questions have greater importance. One Way or Another includes works in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installations, and video. For more information contact 212-517-ASIA http://www.asiasociety.org
The Twelfth Annual Global MBA/Masters Employment Conference

When:   November 2006
Description:   The Twelfth Annual Global MBA/Masters Employment Conference is an interviewing event that helps foreign nationals, dual U.S. citizens, and U.S. permanent residents in their job searches. See http://www.careerconferences.com/.
Starting Your Business 101

When:   November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006
Where:   New York City
Description:   Asian Women In Business offers another installment of its ever-popular seminar series on small business ownership. Joyce Moy, AWIB member and Executive Director, Economic Development, LaGuardia Community College, will explain the essential elements to starting and running a business over 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings - 'Are You Entrepreneurial Material?', 'Legal Structures and Tax Issues', 'Marketing Basics' and 'Financial Resources', respectively. Joyce has earned much acclaim for the series, including: "straight from the hip, understandable presentation" and "great real life examples of business situations". Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, or want to refresh some of your skills and pick up some new ones, this series is packed with information and interactive learning. Seats are limited and are always sold out in advance, so we suggest registering early to be guaranteed a spot.

Cost: AWIB Members: $15 per class, $30 for special series rate;
Non-Members: $25 per class, $75 for special series rate

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

To learn more and register: Visit http://www.awib.org/content_frames/events.html or email info@awib.org
18th Annual NAPABA Convention: For a More Perfect Union

When:   November 9-12, 2006
Where:   The Westin Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, PA
Description:   To register, please go to http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=convention.
Tenth Annual Asian American Career Fair and Workshop

When:   November 12, 2006
Description:   The National Association of Asian American Professionals presents the Tenth Annual Asian American Career Fair and Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. See http://www.naaapatlanta.org/ for details.
Gagaku-Bugaku Classical Japanese Music and Sacred Dance Concert

When:   November 30, 2006
Where:   New York, NY
Description:   The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University, with the Music Department and the Center for Ethnomusicology of Columbia, is pleased to announce our Gagaku-Bugaku Classical Japanese Music and Sacred Dance Concert on November 30th, 2006, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and the start of our new Gagaku-Hogaku curriculum and performance program at Columbia. Gagaku is the oldest continuous orchestral music in the world today with a history in Japan of more than 1300 years. It is comprised of many musical traditions and influences that traveled the ancient Silk Road from the Middle East through Central Asia, Tibet, China, and Korea, culminating in Japan. Learn more at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ealac/imjs
Immigration Voice

When:   December 2, 2006
Where:   Cambridge, MA
Description:   Immigration Voice and its members have an opportunity to attend an event on Dec 2nd that will be hosted by IAFPE and attended by 4 US congressmen and Sen. John Kerry along with key influential staffers on the hill. Learn more at http://immigrationvoice.org/
Asian Ventures 2006 - A Consumer Tech Conference

When:   December 5-6, 2006
Where:   San Jose, CA
Description:   Asia continues to be the land of opportunity for startups and investors, especially in the consumer technology sector. But as big as the potential is, finding success in China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and beyond requires mastery of complex economic, cultural and political issues, as well as the usual risk associated with starting a technology company. Asian Ventures brings together a range of experts - investors on the ground, entrepreneurs who've found success, government officials from Asia and the US - to explore these issues in-depth. The event also features the CEOs of some 40 company showcases on those companies who have successfully entered the Asian market, brought their business to the United States, or established international business partnerships. They have had the most success to date, and promise the best prospects. Join us and them at this year's annual look at the startups and opportunities in Asia. Learn more and register at http://asianventures.dowjones.com/.
Asian Ventures 2006 - A Consumer Tech Conference in San Jose, CA

When:   December 5-6, 2006
Description:   Asia continues to be the land of opportunity for startups and investors, especially in the consumer technology sector. But as big as the potential is, finding success in China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and beyond requires mastery of complex economic, cultural and political issues, as well as the usual risk associated with starting a technology company. Asian Ventures brings together a range of experts - investors on the ground, entrepreneurs who've found success, government officials from Asia and the US - to explore these issues in-depth. The event also features the CEOs of some 40 company showcases on those companies who have successfully entered the Asian market, brought their business to the United States, or established international business partnerships. They have had the most success to date, and promise the best prospects. Join us and them at this year's annual look at the startups and opportunities in Asia. Learn more and register at http://asianventures.dowjones.com/.
Movement of Global Talent: The Impact of High Skill Labor Flows from India and China

When:   December 7-8, 2006
Where:   Princeton, NJ
Description:   To better understand the growing role of internationally mobile human capital on local and global politics and economies, this symposium will examine the circulation of high-skilled ("knowledge") workers from India and China to and from the New Jersey-Pennsylvania-New York region, and its impact on the source countries and the receiving region. The symposium will be composed of two sessions. The first session will focus on how the flow of knowledge workers impacts India and China, source countries for the migration. This session will be teleconferenced with partner institutions in India and China. The second session will focus on how the flow of knowledge workers impacts the New Jersey-Pennsylvania-New York region.
Learn more and register online at http://region.princeton.edu/conference_40.html
Opportunities at Home and Abroad: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

When:   December 12, 2006
Where:   New York, NY
Description:   Considering working in Asia? Here's your chance to hear personal experiences and thoughts on professional life in Asia and the U.S. Panelists discuss the opportunities, challenges, and realities facing professionals who are considering opportunities in Asia. Organized by the Asia Society. Learn more at http://www.asiasociety.org/events/calendar.pl?rm=detail&eventid=16289
Hitomi Kanehara Reading

When:   December 13, 2006
Where:   New York, NY
Description:   From 6 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 13, Columbia University will host a Hitomi Kanehara reading. Hitomi Kanehara was born in Tokyo on August 8, 1983. She was awarded the Subaru Prize for Literature in 2003 and was one of the youngest authors ever to win Japan's prestigious Akutagawa Prize, in 2004, for her novel Hebi ni piasu (Snakes and Earrings). The Japanese edition of Snakes and Earrings has since topped bestseller lists and sold over a million copies. Snakes and Earrings has been translated in into 16 languages. Hitomi Kanehara lives in Tokyo.
Pongal

When:   January 15, 2007
Description:   This Indian holiday celebrates the prosperity of harvest time.
NTDTV's 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular

When:   January 23-24, 2007
Where:   Philadelphia, PA
Description:   An amazing and breathtaking show is coming to Philadelphia. New Tang Dynasty Television, a leading Chinese-language network, cordially invites you to experience NTDTV's 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular, appearing at the Merriam Theater on January 23 & 24. Enjoy amazing performances by distinguished, world-class artists, dressed in stunning costumes and surrounded by magnificent sets. This is a festive and traditional way to celebrate the New Year, and tickets make great holiday gifts! Touring 26 international cities, this annual show is the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and is coming to Philadelphia for the first time. So enjoy an enchanted evening of pure entertainment! Learn more at http://www.gp-acc.org
Republic Day

When:   January 26, 2007
Description:   In 1950, India declared itself a Republic with the Constitution of India.
Fabricating Self-Image Through Music: The Ryûkyû Kingdom’s Artistic Strategy in Her Relationship with Japan and China

Who:   Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture
When:   February 1, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where:   403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Website:   http://www.donaldkeenecenter.org
Description:   The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture is pleased to announce the first event in a new program series: Ancient Soundscapes: New Echoes from Japan ’s Musical Past Fabricating Self-Image Through Music: The Ryûkyû Kingdom’s Artistic Strategy in Her Relationship with Japan and China Lecturer: Naoko Terauchi (Kobe University; Visiting Professor, Columbia University; 2006-2007 Envoy, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan) Historically, the Ryûkyû Kingdom , also known as Okinawa, maintained close relations with both China and Japan . By absorbing, blending, and elaborating upon various cultural elements from both countries, Ryûkyû developed several different types of music, dance, and theater. This lecture will address how, in response to the expectations of China and Japan , the Ryûkyûan people tried to fabricate self-image through their performing arts as well as how they carefully selected these performances in accordance with time, place, and occasion. Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Location: 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University (116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) Map: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/kent.html This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Please visit www.donaldkeenecenter.org for additional information about the "Ancient Soundscapes" program series and other upcoming events.
Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art

Who:   Queens Museum of Art and the Indo-American Arts Council
When:   February 4 - March 4, 2007
Where:   Flushing, NY
Website:   http://www.iaac.us/erasing_borders2007/invitation.htm
Description:   Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, presented by the Queens Museum of Art and the Indo-American Arts Council. The Indo-American Arts council wishes to express its deepest thanks to NSYCA and the Queens Museum of Art for their generous support in presenting this exhibition. The IAAC is a 501(c)3 not for profit arts council passionately dedicated to showcasing and promoting Indian artists and artistic disciplines (performing, visual, literary and folk arts) in North America.
Committee on Transportation Public Hearing

When:   February 5, 2007
Where:   New York, NY
Description:   At 10 AM in the New York City Hall Chambers, the Committee on Transportation will hold a public hearing on the following bills: Int. No. 24 (in relation to bicycles used for commercial purposes, requiring employers to provide helmets and other safety equipment), and Int. No. 58 (in relation to requiring that businesses that use bicycle operations and delivery services that dispatch bicycle operators post signs at the place of employment detailing proper bicycle safety procedures). David J. Louie, as Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York, first contacted Councilman Alan Gerson in May 2004 to ask his support in legally requiring employers of bicycle delivery people to provide helmets and other protective gear. He will be attending and testifying in support of this bill. He writes, "as an insurance broker, IÂ’ve seen too many accidents involving bicycle delivery people being seriously injured (sometimes fatally) because the workers lacked protective gear. Insurance companies routinely recommend bicycle helmets and protective gear, but unfortunately, these recommendations too often are ignored. I believe it is the responsibility and duty of the employer to provide a safe work environment to its workers. To that end, they should be compelled to provide safety gear for their workers. I ask your support to join me at this hearing, or to send a letter of support to the Transportation Committee and to send me a copy of your letter."
The Ancient Asian Harp Reborn

When:   Thursday, February 15th, 2007 (6:00 – 8:00PM) in New York, NY
Where:   301 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University - 116th & Amsterdam (between St. Paul’s Chapel and Kent Hall)
Description:   Bo Lawergren (Professor Emeritus, Hunter College and music archeologist) Tomoko Sugawara (Harpist and specialist on the angular harp) Professor Lawergen will trace this history of the angular harp, as well as its archeological discovery and recent resurrection. Ms. Sugawara will play tunes from both the ancient and the emerging contemporary repertoire on a replica of the ancient harp. This concert will be the New York City premiere of several pieces composed specifically for Ms. Sugawara. The angular harp, with an L-shaped body, arose in Mesopotamia around 2000 BCE and, following the Silk Road, reached China and eventually Korea and Japan . Artists in all the cultures it penetrated loved to depict its beautiful shape and their local musicians playing it. Around the year 1000 CE, however, the European harp of irregular triangular shape emerged, and by 1600 the angular harp vanished. Recently, music archeologists have reconstructed the angular harp (called the kugo in Japan and konghou in China ). Bo Lawergren (Professor Emeritus, Hunter College and music archeologist) will trace this history of the angular harp, as well as its archeological discovery and recent resurrection. Tomoko Sugawara (a Japanese specialist on the angular harp) will perform resurrected ancient tunes from T’ang China and Nara Japan as well as modern pieces composed for the kugo. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Map: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/kent.html
Korean Lunar New Year

When:   February 17 - February 19, 2007
Description:   The Korean Lunar New Year, known as Seol, is traditionally celebrated with rituals like greeting family elders, honoring ancestors, preparing and sharing special foods (most famously, a rice cake soup), and playing traditional games like yut.
The 22nd Annual Oregon Asian Celebration

Who:   Eugene/Springfield Asian Council
When:   February 17-18, 2007
Where:   Eugene, OR
Website:   http://www.aaforegon.com/asiancelebration/
Description:   The 22nd Annual Oregon Asian Celebration, which has grown to attract up to 20,000 people over the two-day festival, is presented by the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council, a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to contribute towards building a better community by promoting cultural understanding through support and production of Asian and Asian-American cultural activities.
Chinese New Year

When:   February 18, 2007
Description:   For millions of Asians, Chinese New Year is more than one special day. Families spend weeks preparing for the big event – cleaning house, painting doors and windows red, and cooking special foods. Celebrations for Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, last a full fifteen days. Learn more about Chinese New Year, the symbolic significance of festive foods, and try New Years recipes. (Date of Chinese New Year Day: first day of the first Chinese lunar month).
Day of Remembrance

Who:   The Museum of Craft and Folk Art
When:   February 19, 2007
Where:   San Francisco, CA
Website:   http://www.mocfa.org/
Description:   The Museum of Craft and Folk Art will offer free admission from 11 am - 5 pm to commemorate the signing of Executive Order #9066, which called for the internment of anyone of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast and was carried out from the Presidio in San Francisco.
2007 Lunar New Year Gala

Who:   Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
When:   February 22, 2007
Where:   New York, NY
Website:   http://www.aaldef.org
Description:   On Thursday, February 22, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will honor Javade Chaudhri, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sempra Energy, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, former Attorney General of the United States, and Helen Zia, author and activist, with AALDEF Justice in Action Awards at its 2007 Lunar New Year Gala. Justice in Action Awards honor individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in advancing justice and equality. AALDEF’s Gala begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by the Justice in Action Awards ceremony, a three-course dinner, and a silent auction. Over 800 leaders of the business, legal, civil rights and arts communities are expected to attend AALDEF’s 2007 Lunar New Year Gala celebrating the Year of the Boar. Location: PIER SIXTY, in Chelsea, New York City. Sponsorship for tables of ten including VIP reception, dinner, and silent auction available at $6,000–$50,000. Individual tickets start at $500. RSVP Contact: Lillian Ling, (212) 966-5932 x202 or lling@aaldef.org. Proceeds from the Lunar New Year Gala benefit AALDEF's legal and educational programs in immigrant rights, economic justice for workers, voting rights and civic participation, affirmative action, language access to services, youth rights and educational equality, and the elimination of hate violence and police misconduct. For more information, please visit www.aaldef.org.
A Gagaku Concert: From the Classics to Toru Takemitsu and Hiroya Miura

When:   Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 (6:00 – 7:30PM Concert; 7:30 – 8:30 Reception) in New York, NY
Where:   Low Memorial Library, Columbia University (116th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
Description:   Performers: Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki; biwa), Mayumi Miyata (shō), Naoko Terauchi (kakko; koto), and Jacqueline Leclair (oboe) This concert will feature pieces from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary compositions by Tōru Takemitsu, Takeshi Sasamoto, and the world premiere of Hiroya Miura 's Gossamer Lattice (Kasane Kōshi). This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Map: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/low.html
Gagaku Open Workshop for Composers and Musicians (Beginners welcome)

When:   Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 (6:00 – 7:30PM Concert; 7:30 – 8:30 Reception) in New York, NY
Description:   Professional musicians, composers, as well as beginners will gain hands-on experience with gagaku instruments, guided by visiting Japanese artists. Participants will receive Instruction in one of the three wind instruments: shō (17-pipe mouth organ), ryūteki (transverse flute), and hichiriki (double-reed vertical flute). Prior registration is required for this event. Please send an email to medievaljapan@columbia.edu, or send a fax to 212-854-1470, to request a registration form. Space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms will be accepted until February 16.
Korean Independence Movement Day

When:   March 1, 2007
Description:   In 1919, Koreans all across the country united in peaceful demonstrations for their independence from Japan.
Starting Your Business 101: AWIB Series on Small Business Ownership

Who:   Asian Women In Business
When:   March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2007
Where:   Institute for Women & Work, Cornell University
16 E 34th St, 8th Fl, (btw 5th & Madison Ave.)
New York City
Description:   Asian Women In Business' popular series on small business ownership will cover all the key topics a budding entrepreneur should know about before going into business. For those who already have a business, this is a chance to hone your skills or learn something new. Held over four consecutive Thursdays, the classes will cover, "Are You Entrepreneurial Material?", "Legal Structures and Tax Issues", "Marketing Basics," and "Financing". The instructor, Joyce Moy, AWIB Member and Executive Director, Economic Development, LaGuardia Community College has conducted several of these series for us and is consistently highly rated for her vast knowledge and quality content she provides. Cost: AWIB Members: $30 for series or $15 per class. Non-Members $75 for series or $25 per class. Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Location: Institute for Women & Work, Cornell University, 16 E 34th St, 8th Fl, (btw 5th & Madison Ave.), New York City. Registration: Submit payment with registration form by Feb 26th. Details on Registration Page View event flyer here. If you have any questions, please call (212) 868-1368 or info@awib.org
Holi

When:   March 3, 2007
Description:   This Hindu spring festival is also called the Festival of Colours.
Lantern Festival

When:   March 4, 2007
Description:   Missed celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart? You get a second chance with The Lantern Festival. Falling on the last day of the Chinese New Year season, the Lantern Festival is traditionally a day for lovers. Learn more and try a recipe for Yuanxiao, the sticky rice dumplings that are served at Lantern festival celebrations. (Date: fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month).
Mapping Mandalic Metaphors in Shingon Buddhist Tantric Theology

When:   March 8th, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where:   403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
116th St. and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Description:   "Japan Mapped: Culture and Cartography" Lecture Series Mapping Mandalic Metaphors in Shingon Buddhist Tantric Theology David L. Gardiner (Colorado College) While material mandalas, often painted scrolls that are centrally placed in a ritual setting, are vital to Shingon Buddhist religious practice, the term mandala has many other meanings in the tradition. This talk will analyze how the term mandala is used as a metaphor for the world reenvisioned as a result of contemplative practice, and how "mandala" can thus be seen as a metaphor for the sought-after state of awakening.
Photographic Memories: Snapshots of Bygone Korea

Who:   Korea Society
When:   March 13, 2007
Where:   950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor
New York City
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.org
Description:   Decades of stunning economic growth have left Korea a landscape of office towers, freeways and flat screens. But not too long ago, it looked very different.Korean War veteran Joe Savitzky will share his slides of Seoul and its environs, taken in 1953 and 1954. Together with his vivid memories, Savitzky's images capture Korea as it was-a startling and evocative mix of unspoiled natural beauty and war ravaged urban squalor. His images of Korean youth are particularly prescient of the resilient generations that rebuilt South Korea. Admission $15.
An Evening of Enchanting Indian Music

When:   March 18, 2007
Where:   New York, NY
Website:   http://www.iaac.us/AH_concert/invitation.htm
Description:   Join an evening of Enchanting Indian Music and Dervish Rhythms performed by three of the nation's young masters: Anurag Harsh, Nitin Mitta, and Kedar Naphade at Carnegie Hall.
Chinese Martial Art Demonstration

Who:   NJ Chinese Community Center
When:   March 25, 2007, 12:30 - 2 PM
Where:   17 School House Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
Website:   http://www.ChineseCommunityCenter.org
Description:   Join this Chinese Martial Art demonstration, performed by Zhang Yuan and his students. Free admission.
Annual Pacific Rim Awards Gala, San Francisco, CA

Who:   USF Center for the Pacific Rim
When:   April 3, 2007, 6:00- 8:00PM
Where:   The Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Website:   http://www.pacificrim.usfca.edu/events/gala07.html
Description:   USF Center for the Pacific Rim invites you to attend their Annual Pacific Rim Awards Gala. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a silent auction and the awards program. The gala will honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to bridging the Pacific Rim and connecting cultures and people to foster better mutual understanding between the United States and the countries of the Asia Pacific. NAM Executive Director, Sandy Close, will be honored with the 2007 Asian Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information, please visit www.pacificrim.usfca.edu/events/gala07.html, or call 415-821-9693 or email usfgala@capirasobing.com. Tickets: $150.00
The 2007 Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture: Natsuo Kirino

Who:   Donald Keene Center at Columbia University
When:   April 3, 2007 (Tuesday) at 6:00 PM
Where:   Low Memorial Library Rotunda, Columbia University
116th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue
Website:   http://www.donaldkeenecenter.org
Description:   Lecture by Natsuo Kirino Award Ceremony for the Second Annual Donald Keene Prize for the Promotion of Japanese Culture Awarded to the Shincho Foundation for the Promotion of Japanese Literature * Reservations required. RSVP by March 23rd by sending an email to donald-keene-center@columbia.edu or a fax to 212-854-4019.
Ambassadorial Dialog: The Future of Indo-Japan Economic Relations

Who:   sefsefsef
When:   April 4, 2007
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org
Description:   Speakers will be Neelam Deo, Ambassador and Consul General in New York, Consulate General of India, and Motoatsu Sakurai, Ambassador and Consul General in New York, Consulate General of Japan. Moderated by Bal G. Das, Partner, InsCap Management, LLC; Chair, India Policy Forum Economic relations between Japan and India have warmed recently thanks to a flurry of investment and a broad recognition on both sides that the current level of trade is not commensurate with the two countries' economic power and potential. Ambassador Deo and Ambassador Sakurai will discuss their views on the future of Indo-Japan business relations, including the need to diversify bilateral trade beyond its currently narrow range of products and to address infrastructure, taxation and bureaucracy issues that have hindered progress in the past.
Korean Arbor Day

When:   April 5, 2007
Description:   Koreans celebrate Arbor Day on the fifth to support reforestation.
Vaisakhi/Puthandu

When:   April 13, 2007
Description:   This day marks a New Year and beginning of the harvest season in many parts of India.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING Educational Seminar

Who:   OCA of NJ
When:   April 14, 2007, 9:30 AM - 3 PM
Where:   Middlesex County College , Edison Campus, College Center Room 100-102
2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08818 – 3050
For directions visit http://www.middlesexcc.edu/aboutmcc/control.cfm/ID/2256
Description:   OCA of NJ is holding a HUMAN TRAFFICKING Educational Seminar at Middlesex County College's Edison Campus between 9:30 and 3 PM. The Seminar is sponsored by OCA-NJ, Middlesex County College, the Polaris Project, and Catholic Charities of Newark. Funding has been provided by the Ong Family Foundation. Simultaneous translations will be performed in Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. The Department of State estimates 18,000 to 20,000 persons are trafficked into the United States each year for both sexual and labor exploitation. According to the National Runaway Switchboard, 1,300,000 to 2,800,000 runaway and homeless American youth live on the streets everyday- a population highly susceptible to domestic trafficking. Human trafficking is a pressing issue in New Jersey, given its proximity to criminal networks and international ports in New York and Philadelphia, numerous farms that rely on migrant labor, and large number of vulnerable children particularly in low-income communities. This seminar will focus on the following topics: What is human trafficking? / Who are the traffickers and victims? / Training on victim identification / Introduction to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA, 2000), including general information about the T-visa Introduction by David P. Lai Len (Director of OCA-NJ), Professor Andrew Dzurisin (Department of Sociology, Middlesex CC). Speakers: Chiaki Nishijima (New Jersey Program Coordinator, Polaris Project) and Margarita Morales (Project Coordinator at the Refugee Resettlement and Human Trafficking Programs at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. Registration will be held from 9:00am-9:30am (Breakfast included), and Programming will be held from 9:30am-3:00pm (Lunch included). R.S.V.P. by April 6, 2007. Please confirm through e-mail or by phone: Professor Andrew Dzurisin at Telephone: 732-906-3528 or ADzurisin@middlesexcc.edu
Global Diversity Career Expo and Multilingual Job Fair

When:   Sunday, April 15- Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Where:   Baltimore Convention Center
Website:   http://www.ReturnOnDiversity.com
Description:   MulitLingualPros.com is partnering with PSI Job Fairs to produce the April 2007 Global Diversity Career Expo & Multilingual Job Fair. This forum will offer diversity-friendly and global employers a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 10,000 foreign language skilled, cross-culturally competent and/or international talents from various specialties and industries, in order to meet their diversity and global recruiting needs.
Asian Educators Alliance National Conference

Who:   Asian Educators Alliance New York
When:   April 20-21, 2007
Where:   Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)
New York City
Website:   http://www.aseany.org
Description:   United under the theme 'Building Bridges: Connecting Asian/Pacific Islander Educators' Asian Educators Alliance New York (AsEANY), in conjunction with Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA), welcomes you to the first Asian Educators Alliance National Conference held outside of California. This conference inaugurates a new opportunity for Asian/Pacific Islander (API) educators to meet and network, and presents a new dimension in sharing our diverse regional issues, concerns, and successes with our API colleagues. The Asian Educators Alliance 2007 National Conference will take place on April 20 - 21, 2007 at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI) in New York City. We are honored to have as our keynote speakers at the conference Prof. Frank Wu, Dean of Wayne State University Law School and author of 'Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White'; Ms. Maya Lin, the world renowned Chinese American designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Civil Rights Memorial; Ms. Kavery Kaul, producer and director of the 'Long Way from Home', a nonfiction feature about three girls - Asian-American, Arab-American, and African-American - in their first encounter with diversity, as newcomers at independent schools; and Ms. Concepcion Alvar, Headmistress of Marymount School of New York. The Asian Educators Alliance 2007 National Conference is by and for API educators. We welcome all self-identified API colleagues in independent and public schools and current API colleagues.
10th Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

When:   April 21 - 22, 2007
Where:   350 S McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Website:   http://ci.monterey-park.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=812
Description:   The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2007. The festival will be held on April 21 & 22, 2007 at Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park. The festival will feature a wide array of Japanese cultural arts and entertainment, food, crafts, and games. Among the highlights of the festival are the various renowned taiko drum groups, sumo wrestling demonstration, traditional dance performances, and special musical guests. Admission to the Festival is free. For more information, contact 626-307-2541 or e-mail mpk_cherryblossom@yahoo.com
Spring Fund Raiser for ASHA for Education

Who:   ASHA for Education
When:   April 21, 2007
Where:   New Brunswick High School Auditorium, 1125 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Website:   http://www.sooryadance.com
Description:   ASHA for Education presents "Rainbow II" a Classical Indian Dance Extravaganza by Soorya Performing Arts. Rainbow II travels through the fascinating world of creative and artistic literary works of the English language by American, British and Indian poets. It spans the experiences of love, romance, lust, greed and other facets of human personality. Inspired by this abundance. Works of famous poets such as William Shakespeare, W B Yeats, Maya Angelou, William Wordsworth and John Keats, have been selected to be choreographed in an Indian way. Grammy Award winner Vishwamohan Bhat has set the music for this exemplary work. Rainbow II is a bridge which makes Indian arts more accessible and appreciable. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for the performing art forms to expand its range and for literature to seek new domains. Dance choreography by Guru Prasanna Kasthuri. For more information contact 732-636-3869 or e-mail sushmakasthuri@sooryadance.com
Kimchi Meets Wine: Pairing Wine with Korean Cuisine

When:   April 30, 2007, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:   Korea Palace
127 E 54th St. (btw Lexington and Park)
New York, NY
Description:   As part of our ongoing Asian Food & Wine series, experience Korean cuisine with the perfect wines, carefully selected by food and wine guru David Rosengarten. At this sit down dinner, taste multiple courses of traditional Korean food, notice their unique flavors, and discover how they can be enhanced with complementary wines. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to enjoy wine with strong and spicy Korean dishes while meeting interesting people. You can't beat that. This is sure to be a sold out event, avoid disappointment by registering early. Cost: AWIB Members $60. Non-members $90. RSVP w. payment by April 26
Japanese Constitution Memorial Day

When:   May 3, 2007
Description:   Celebrates the post-war constitution of Japan. Provides a chance to demonstrate for those who think that the constitution should be changed. And for their opposite numbers who oppose any change. Japan's American-influenced constitution contains Article 9 pledging that Japan will never go to war again. Too idealistic or a great opportunity to set an international example? Both the ruling party and main opposition party appear to favor a new constitution eliminating or loosening Article 9.
Children's Day

When:   May 5, 2007
Description:   Korea celebrates a special day for children. Families set aside time on this day to play with their children.
LEGACY Makers: Asian Business Leaders Making a Difference in the World Today

Who:   U.S. Asian Business Council
When:   May 9, 2007, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:   JW Marriott Hotel Washington DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington DC 20004 USA
Website:   http://www.asianbusinesscoalition.org
Description:   Please join us! Asian American Heritage Month Celebration Honoring: LEGACY MAKERS: Asian Business Leaders Making a Difference in the World Today Keynote and Honored Speaker: Steven C. Preston, Administrator at the United States Small Business Administration Ticket Cost: $65.00 Governmental/NonProfit Rate: $50.00 Please make checks payable to US Asian Business Council. For more information please contact Jimmy D. Lee, Managing Director at (202) 255-5301 or RSVP at amy.tse2@gmail.com
AMA’s Tea Tasting Fundraiser

Who:   Asian Media Access
When:   Saturday, May 12, 2007, 11 AM - 2 PM
Where:   Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
Website:   http://www.amamedia.org
Description:   Asian Media Access will host its first annual Tea Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, May 12, 2007, free and open to the public. This fundraiser event is a part of Asian Media Access’ Capital Campaign to raise 1.6 million dollar for a multi-arts complex in North Minneapolis. Asian Media Access is a nonprofit agency based in Minneapolis that hasbeen serving the community for 15 years in its mission to “connect the disconnected” through media arts and technology. The Tea Tasting Event will be from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake Street, Mpls. Driving and parking information available on AMA’s website. This is a unique community event to freely sample an array of tea and to learn more about AMA’s Capital Campaign. There will also be traditional tea ceremony demonstrations that attendees can participate in. Free and open to the public. The whole family can enjoy this fun event and it is just in time for Mother’s Day. Please contact us if there are any questions. A special thank you to our tea sponsor: Mrs. Kelly’s Tea. Costs: Free and Open to the Public (suggested donation: $8)
Mother's Day

When:   May 13, 2007
Description:   A day dedicated to mothers everywhere.
Annual Conference on Procurement Opportunities for M/WBEs

When:   May 17, 2007, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where:   The Bank of New York
101 Barclay Street, 10th Floor
Lower Manhattan.
Description:   AWIB's annual conference is a leading event for Minority and Women owned businesses for access to contacts, contracts and business growth opportunities. If you are an M/WBE, this is a not to miss information packed day which offers vital information on strategically leveraging one's business to secure contracts with corporations, federal, state and local governments and public authorities. Attendees will also receive information on M/WBE 'certification' and how it can potentially bolster their bid for contracts. The conference is also an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with hundreds of fellow business owners as well as corporate and government representatives. Cost: FREE. MUST RSVP by May 14th. Last year's event was fully booked well in advance - sign up early to be guaranteed a spott. Breakfast & Lunch served.
Pan Asian Repertory Theater Community Block

Who:   Pan Asian Rep
When:   Thursday, May 17, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Where:   West 43rd Street, 19th Floor, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Website:   http://www.aaari.info
Description:   You are cordially invited to attend a presentation by the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, on Thursday, May 17, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This presentation is part of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute’s Asian Community Block forum. Note: This talk is taking place in the evening, rather than the usual Thursday afternoon schedule. Pan Asian Rep is the professional theatre founded to celebrate Asian American artistic expressiveness on the living stage. It became a major New York theatre presence in 1983 with the long off-Broadway run of Yellow Fever, introducing the tough Japanese private eye with a heart of gold, Sam Shikaze. The company grew out of Tisa Chang's experimental work at LaMama ETC with a core of Asian actors in such benchmark bi-lingual productions as the Peking Opera adaptation of Return of the Phoenix and the intercultural version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Pan Asian Rep is now the largest producer of Asian American theatre with regular international and national touring and residencies. In 1992, the company began a five year plan towards institutionalization with support from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund for New Audiences Program and a 1994 Challenge Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. The “Asian Community Block” provides social agencies and cultural organizations with an opportunity to reach out and promote their activities to the more than one million and growing Asian population currently residing within the five boroughs of New York City, the majority of whom are unaware of the multitude of programs made available for them. Admission is free. This talk will also be live webcasted, for those who are unable to physically attend, and available online afterwards as streaming video and audio podcast (also on iTunes). To register for this event, please reply to events@aaari.info, or call our office at 212-869-0182.
Buddha's Birthday

When:   May 24, 2007
Description:   Only recently declared a national holiday in Korea, the birth of Buddha is celebrated with parades and lanterns in the shape of lotuses.
U.S. Memorial Day

When:   May 28, 2007
Description:   A U.S. national holiday to commemorate soldiers who have died in battle.
Beyond Borders: The Future Of Asian-Americans In The Global Market

When:   Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Description:   In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Clifford Chance invites you to a unique two-part event. The reception and art segment of the event will feature a film montage compiled by John Woo, Acting Director of Asian CineVision, showcasing works developed by and starring Asian-Americans. CineVision is the sponsor of the world's largest international Asian-American film festival. The presentation segment of the event will focus on the unique opportunities available to Asian-Americans. As a result of globalization, Asian-Americans have a unique ability to bridge the cultural and language barriers that Western companies face when they seek opportunities in the Eastern market. Asian-American senior executives will discuss their personal experiences. In addition, we'll hear from a representative from Asian Diversity, Inc., the leading diversity resource that specializes in connecting Asian-American professionals to U.S. based multinational corporations and government agencies. Scheduled speakers include: - Tommy Shi, Corporate Development and Transportation Officer, Mercedes Benz - Jino Ahn, President of Asian Diversity, Inc. - Miriam Mohaideen, COO of Health Plan Systems - Michael Hong, Chief Executive Officer of ImaginAsian Entertainment, Inc. TIME, LOCATION & RSVP Wednesday, May 30 6:00 pm Reception 7:00 pm Presentation followed by post-reception Cocktails and a selection of Pan Asian hor d'oeuvres will be served Clifford Chance US LLP 31 W. 52nd Street New York, NY 4th Floor Conference Center Kindly RSVP to ccevents@cliffordchance.com at your earliest convenience if you would like to attend
Undesirable Elements in National Asian American Theater Festival

Who:   Ping Chong & Company, Inc. (a.k.a. Fiji Theater Company, Inc.) of NY
When:   June 15, 2007; 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Where:   725 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10021
Website:   http://www.naatf.org
Description:   Written and directed by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz Featuring: Joseph O. Legaspi, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Pauline Park, Raj Thakkar, Zohra Saed, Moana Niumeitolu Fee amount: $20/$16 Undesirable Elements is an exploration of the Asian-American experience in New York through an interview-based theater work. The cast consists of six Asian-American artists, writers, and activists from diverse geographic backgrounds (South Asia, Pacific Islands, Central Asia, East Asia), each sharing their own real-life experiences. It's not a traditional play or documentary-theater project performed by actors. Instead, Undesirable Elements is presented as a chamber piece of story-telling, a "seated opera for the spoken word.' Undesirable Elements is part of an ongoing series (over 30 productions since 1992) of community-specific oral history theater works exploring issues of race, culture, and identity in the lives of individuals living in different American cities. Each production is made with a local community partner and addresses relevant issues and topics facing that community. The process includes an intensive interview and rehearsal period with participants. The script is based on the interviews, and performed by the interviewees, who are not professional performers. The text moves chronologically, weaving together their personal and political narratives. The production addresses the recent history of the 20th and 21st centuries and the collisions of peoples and cultures in the modern world. Presented as part of the first National Asian American Theater Festival. For more info on NAATF, visit http://www.naatf.org This meeting is for general audiences, not recommended for children under 12
Korean Memorial Day

When:   June 6, 2007
Description:   Memorial services are held at the National Cemetery in Seoul to recognize soldiers who have fallen in battle.
Asian Community Block

Who:   Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI)
When:   Thursday, June 7, 2007 from 2PM to 4PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Description:   Upwardly Global is a new non-for-profit organization that was borough to New York to serve the nearly 35,000 under-employed immigrant professionals who live in the New York Metro area.
The We/Me Culture: Marketing in Korea

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Thursday, June 7, 2007
Where:   Korean Consulate General in New York
335 E. 45th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
2nd Floor Conference Room
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate_affairs/corporate_affairs/the_we/me_culture_marketing_in_korea.html
Description:   Business Roundtable with Dae Ryun Chang (Dean, Graduate School of International Studies; Yonsei University) on Thursday, June 7, 2007 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ♦ Registration and Reception 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ♦ Luncheon and Presentation Which phrasing of McDonald’s classic slogan would Korean consumers respond to: “you deserve a break today” or “we deserve a break today”? Professor Dae Ryun Chang of Yonsei University says that Korean consumers weigh countervailing tendencies towards individualism and collectivism when they consider their purchases. He calls this phenomenon the “we/me” paradigm and thinks that anyone doing business in Korea should understand it. At this talk, Chang will discuss the paradigm, its underlying causes and its strategic marketing implications. Dae Ryun Chang is a professor of marketing and dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D. in business from Harvard University, and his MBA from Columbia University. He has held visiting teaching positions at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business, Australian National University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Singapore Management University. Chang has published numerous journal articles in outlets such as the Journal of Marketing, Management Science and Decision Sciences. He currently sits on the board of directors at LG Fashion and Boryung Medience. Buy tickets or download fax rsvp form (pdf) at http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate_affairs/corporate_affairs/the_we/me_culture_marketing_in_korea.html
Festival of India 2007

When:   June 09, 2007, 12 PM
Where:   Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village) in New York City
Website:   http://www.festivalofindianyc.com
Description:   On June 09, 2007 the Hare Krishna devotees will present their jubilant annual Ratha Yatra (Festival of the Chariots) Parade down Fifth Avenue. The procession of colorful chariots begins promptly at 12:00PM from the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at 59th Street and 5th Avenue and proceeds down Fifth Avenue, to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. From 2pm until 7pm the celebration continues in the park with the Festival of India, a traveling exhibition of India’s spirituality and culture, now in its 29th year, traveling to cities all across the USA and Canada. The festival site will feature 2 stages, showcasing Indian cultural and spiritual performances by professional artists and local community groups. Of note, there will be traditional Indian music (bhajans) performances, a classical Hindustani music recital given by renowned sitar artist Alok Dasgupta and tabla accompanist. In addition, the schedule includes Bharat-natyam performances by Anapayini Dasi and her Bhakti-kalalayam dance school, from Alachua, FL. Furthermore, local members of the Hare Krishna temple will perform a dramatic rendition of a classic tale, The Age of Kali, adapted from the Bhagavata Purana, one of India’s favorite spiritual epics. Along with the entertainment, there will be display booths of traditional Indian handicrafts and books on bhakti-yoga. There will be presentations on the Bhagavad-Gita given by Joshua M. Greene, a noted author and lecturer on religion at Hofstra University. Visitors can explore the varied spiritual and cultural exhibitions, and enjoy a complimentary multi-course vegetarian feast. The public is welcome and admission is free. This event draws thousands of people; of various walks of life from all over the world, bringing the best of the East and West together in a demonstration of universal peace, harmony and goodwill.
New England Chinese Language Teachers Network Conference

Who:   Primary Source
When:   Saturday, June 9, 2007, 9:00am-3:00pm
Where:   University of Massachusetts Boston Campus
Website:   http://www.primarysource.org/programs/china/lang_teachers.php
Description:   *The conference working language is mainly Chinese* Registration and Breakfast : 8:30-9:00am Welcome and Introduction to Primary Source : 9:00-9:10am Wanli Hu (Associate Director of China Programs, Primary Source) Kongli Liu (Program Associate, Primary Source) Introduction to the Confucius Institute at University of Massachusetts Boston : 9:10-9:30am Allan Guo (Director, Confucius Institute) Updates on Chinese Language Teaching in the United States: 9:30-9:50am Yu-Lan Lin (Senior Director of World Languages, Boston Public Schools) Panel: AP Chinese Examination: Preparation and Challenge : 9:50-11:00am Moderator: Yu-Lan Lin (Boston Public Schools) Panelists: Annie Ku (Middlesex School) Diane Mammone (Quabbin Regional High School) Lihua Zhang (Brookline Public Schools) Bin Zhu (Newton Public Schools) Workshops: 11:10am-12:10pm 1) Learn Chinese and Experience China: Student Travel to China Lin Liu (Boston Public Schools) 2) An Interactive Approach to Teaching and Assessing Chinese with Technology Jie Gao (Newton Public Schools) 3) Integrate Chinese Culture into Language Teaching: Enduring Legacy of Ancient China Liz Nelson (Primary Source) Lunch: 12:10-1:00pm Workshops Repeat: 1:00-2:00pm Presentation: Celebrating Chinese Festivals: A New Approach to Community Outreach : 2:10-2:40pm Chiao Bin Huang (Carlisle Public Schools) Conclusion and Evaluation: 2:40-3:00pm
“HELP! I'm A Slave To My Business!”

Who:   Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network
When:   June 11, 2007, 6-8:30
Where:   10 East 40th Street (at Fifth Avenue), 43rd Floor, New York, NY 10016
Website:   http://aen-nyc.com/
Description:   Did you go into business for yourself to get out of the daily grind of working for someone else only to find yourself in the daily grind of working for your own company? Do you work longer hours now than you ever did before and feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of running a business? Then come listen to business coach Henry Barbey share important concepts and strategies that enable business owners to take control of their businesses so that the business does not consume their lives. Hosted by the law firm of Menaker & Herrmann LLP, this AEN presentation will help you develop systems and processes to help you run your business instead of your business running you. Henry Barbey, MA is a trained business coach with more than 20 years experience in business development, marketing and communication. He holds two advanced degrees from Columbia University and is an experienced public speaker and workshop leader who has provided services to organizations such as: Crain Communications, Acordia Insurance, Sheraton Hotels, Con Edison, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Pace University, and Pace Law School. He is also a founding member and past two-term President of the New York City Chapter of the International Coach Federation. The Evening's Program: 6:00 pm - Registration 6:30-7:30 pm - Presentation 7:30-8:30 pm - Networking Please RSVP by June 1 to joannel@freshc.com Admission is free but space is limited. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you really want to get involved and make contacts, become a volunteer and help us make this event a success! Contact Ramon Gil at ramong@freshc.com if you are interested.
First National Asian American Theater Festival

When:   June 11 - 24, 2007
Where:   New York City
Description:   The First National Asian American Theater Festival is coming to New York City! From June 11 - 24, 2007, over 25 of the hottest, cutting-edge Asian American theater companies and performing artists will converge upon several venues in the Big Apple. Spearheaded by Ma-Yi Theater Company, NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company), and Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, the festival celebrates the vitally important contributions Asian American artists make to the cultural landscape of the nation. The festival will foster greater understanding of the growing influence Asian Americans have on the social and cultural identity of America. The works presented will inspire appreciation for the unique, yet universal stories of our communities.
China's Rise: The World Speaks Out

Who:   Asia Society
When:   June 12, 2007 ~ 8:00 - 9:30 am
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/
Description:   PANEL DISCUSSION: China's Rise: The World Speaks Out Cost: $10 Members; $15 nonmembers Phone: (212) 517-ASIA Panelists: - Christopher Whitney, Executive Director of Studies, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs - Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations When historians look back on this period of history, certainly one of the most profound developments will be the tectonic shift arising from the rise of the China and the relative redistribution of power compared to the United States. How people around the world view the prospects for this change will have significant impact on the decisions countries make going forward. Do people around the world think that China will catch up with the United States economically? If so, when? Do they see this as something positive or negative? How much confidence do people have in China to act responsibly as compared to the U.S.? How is China viewed in comparison to Japan? How do Asians feel about US military bases in Asia? How do publics feel about trade with China as compared to the US, Japan and other countries? Building on the 2006 release of the Asia Society/Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) groundbreaking public opinion survey "The United States and the Rise of India and China," CCGA and WorldPublicOpinion.org, in conjunction with research centers around the world, have extended the earlier research on public opinion conducted in the United States, China, and India, to include a total of 18 countries plus the Palestinian territories. (Policy programs at the Asia Society are generously supported by the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy.)
AALDEF Annual Summer Cocktail Party

Who:   ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
When:   Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 9 PM
Where:   HOME—532 West 27th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues
Website:   http://www.aaldef.org
Description:   ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY TO BENEFIT THE ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND New York, NY—Kick off your summer in style! Join AALDEF at one of the City’s finest nightclubs on Wednesday, June 13 with hundreds of other professionals. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will hold its annual Summer Cocktail Party at HOME—532 West 27th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues—from 6 to 9 p.m. Located in West Chelsea, HOME is an A-list destination in one of the City's hottest neighborhoods. Roomy and refined, partygoers will feel right at home, with plush couches, crystal chandeliers, and leather-lined ceilings. This is your chance to network with other young New York-area professionals. Last year’s party drew 500 guests from all walks of life--legal, finance, fashion, media, entertainment and non-profit. Tickets to the event are $50, and the evening includes a raffle, light hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, and cash bar. RSVP by June 8, 2007. For ticket information, please email events@aaldef.org or call 212-966-5932 x212. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights
Work Life: How the Global Economy Is Affecting Work Life

Who:   Asia Society
When:   June 13th, 2007; 6:00-8:00 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue, New York
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/
Description:   Discussion: Work Life: How the Global Economy Is Affecting Work Life Date: Registration: 6:00-6:30 pm; program: 6:30-7:30; reception: 7:30-8:00. Cost: Member/collaborating organization $15, non-member $30, academic $15. Phone: 212-517-ASIA In today’s complex and competitive global economy, understanding the “people strategy” in a global context has become increasingly crucial to the success of most organizations. The first of three regional panels, this session will bring together business leaders from China, India, and other Asia Pacific countries to discuss demographic trends and work and workload issues, particularly across generations and gender. What are the implications of the explosive rate of growth and expansion? What are the critical challenges particular to the region? What are the opportunities? How to communicate, manage, and measure results? The expert speakers will provide in-depth overview of the most updated business contexts in Asia, which enables you to develop and execute an effective people strategy at your organization.
Meet the Author - China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

Who:   Asia Society
When:   June 14, 2007 ~ 6:40 - 8:15 pm
Where:   NPR, 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Description:   Meet the Author: China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power Date: Cost: Members $10; non-members $15. Reservations required by noon, Tuesday, June 12. Phone: 202.833.ASIA (2742) Six years after he arrived as NPR’s China correspondent and twenty years after he first set foot in the Middle Kingdom as a young language student, Rob Gifford takes the journey of a lifetime along the Chinese Mother Road. In CHINA ROAD: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power (on sale May 29, 2007) Gifford travels along Route 312—China’s equivalent of America’s Route 66—giving an up-close-and-personal look at the country’s people and future. China Road is an exploration of China’s future and a personal pilgrimage by an author who speaks fluent Chinese. Along the road, Gifford helps to answer the questions we are all asking: Is China friend or foe? And is it really the next superpower? Could the contradictions of reform lead to a Soviet-style implosion? Book sales and signing will follow the program.
Zen & Popular Culture: Interpretations, Re-interpretations, Misinterpretations

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Thursday, June 14; 6:30 pm
Where:   New York, NY
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1243434292&id_performance=687185744
Description:   In visual art, music, dance, politics and even business, "Zen" has become a ubiquitous presence in popular culture. This discussion explores how "Zen" manifests itself in the modern world, as well as how contemporary versions of Zen abroad relate to "Zen" in Japan. Followed by a reception. Featured panelists Sun Ock Lee, scholar, choreographer and founder of the Zen-inspired SunMuGa dance company Kenneth Kraft, Professor of Religion, Lehigh University. Moderator Helen Tworkov, founder and Executive Director, Tricycle. Tickets: $12/$10 members, $8 seniors & students. Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
An Evening with Rob Gifford, NPR Foreign Correspondent and Author of China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

Who:   Asia Society Northern California
When:   June 15, 2007; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:   Northern California
KQED Broadcast Studios, 2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/
Description:   Rob Gifford takes the journey of a lifetime along the Chinese Mother Road. In China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power, Gifford travels along Route 312—China’s equivalent of America’s Route 66—giving an up-close-and-personal look at the country’s people and its awe-inspiring future. This event is free with complimentary valet parking.
2007 Greater Hartford Chinese Martial Arts Festival

Who:   Shaolin Wushu Center
When:   06-16-2007
Where:   1735 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT, 06040 USA
Website:   http://www.wushucenter.com
Description:   GrandMaster Hu Jianqiang and Master Zong Jianmei welcome competitors to join us for our 3rd festival to celbrate the Chinese Martial Arts and the 10th Anniversary of the Shaolin Wushu Center in the USA. For more information, contact: Zong Jianmei at (860) 648-2788 or webmaster@wushucenter.com
SET ASIA - ‘Comedy Circus’

Who:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia
When:   All Saturdays from June 16, 9.30pm EDT
Website:   http://www.setasia.tv
Description:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia is kicking off its Comedy Ka Baadshah, a reality show with a funny bone, to laugh your way through the weekend. Viewers can watch their favorite TV celebs in this reality show with a sense of humor. For season two, Comedy Circus, eight famous television celebs will pair up and train with eight best stand-up comedians.
The Kimberly Michaels Band at Trocaderos

When:   June 16, 2007; 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Where:   Trocaderos
June 16th, 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
107 Third Avenue North
Downtown Minneapolis
21+
Website:   http://www.trocaderos.com
Description:   Born halfway around the world in Seoul, South Korea, as Park Sung Hee, this adopted Korean became a native Minnesotan at just 6-months old. Soul R&B Jazz Pop Funk Vocalist KIMBERLY MICHAELS is a regularly featured artist at a variety of Twin Cities nightclub and concert stages. Kimberly has also performed for Special Events relating to the Asian & the Adoption Communities! They are: The AK Connection (Adopted Korean Connection), MAKA (Mothers of Adopted Koreans Association), The Korean Association of Minnesota, The Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce, and the Children's Home Society Annual Dinner.
Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden! BBQ Party on the Plaza

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   June 17, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where:   Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
Website:   http://www.janm.org/
Description:   Celebrate Father?s Day at the exhibition opening of Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden! Join us for a relaxing afternoon with: - Live Entertainment by the Gary Fukushima Jazz Quartet - Food Vendors - Members-only Raffle Drawing at 2:00 PM - Exhibition Activities: Terrace garden display, Guide-by-Cell audio tour, in-gallery activity, and screening of Mamo's Weeds (exclusive film short by the National Museum's Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center).
World Meditation Hour

When:   June 17, 6.30-7.30pm
Where:   Meditation Center, 910 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Description:   A quiet time to explore the magic of good wishes, positive energy, a time to spread waves of peace, love and care in our world. For more information, contact 856-786-2800
A unique outdoor film series

When:   June 19-June 22, 9pm
Where:   Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Plaza
Website:   http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org
Description:   Join us at the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Plaza btwn 49th and 50th Streets and 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (Tribeca) Drive-In at Rockefeller Center. A unique outdoor film series, will bring summer drive-in movies to Rockefeller Center. The free public screenings, series of four films will be ‘Watching the Detectives’, ‘Arctic Tale’, ‘MO’ and ‘Netherbeast Incorporated’.
Ethnic Media Roundtable at AARP Diversity and Aging Conference

Who:   AAPR
When:   Tuesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 21, 2007
Where:   Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, LA, CA 90071
(for Hotel reservations, call hotel at 213-624-1000 or 1-800-937-8461)
Website:   http://www.aarp.org/diversityandaging
Description:   Ethnic Media Roundtable: Wednesday, June 20, 2:00- 3:30PM NAM invites you to join AAPR’s conference on diversity to participate in a conference roundtable highlighting ethnic media, “How you cover elder issues and how your audiences view AARP.” Gain greater visibility for your media outlets and access to workshops, experts, advertisers, and a 2,000-plus attendees working with America’s largest non-profit membership association. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Viji Sundaram (New America Media) at vsundaram@newamericamedia.org or 415-503-4170
Chan (Zen) Meditation NYC series

When:   June 20, 7:30 - 9 PM
Where:   Natural Chinese Martial Arts Center, 320 West 37th St, #2B, NYC. (between 8th & 9th ave.)
Description:   A series of engaging talks on Chan mediation, wisdom, and compassion, happiness, etc. Come here a series of talks on Chen (Zen) that just might change your life for the better. Meet Chan master Guojun Fashi, Dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen, from the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in NY state. He began Buddhist practice at age 15 and has trained extensively in Zen, Chan, Chinese Pure Land, Tibetan, Burmese, Thai, and Korean traditions. Come hear his soothing talks on wisdom and compassion. Time For more info, call Dharma Drum Retreat Center at 845-744-8114 or Fred at 646-591-5732 fred.ngbs@gmail.com
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

Who:   Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China
When:   Wednesday, June 20 2007
Where:   Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, 60601
Description:   Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Director: Zhang Yimou, China, 2006 Presented by: Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China Synopsis: An unspeakable tragedy has caused the long-term estrangement of father Takata Goichi (Takakura Ken) and son, Kenichi, in Japan. When Takata learns of his son’s terminal illness, he resolves that the only way to repair the rift is to travel to China to complete Kenichi’s unfinished documentary on traditional mask opera. In China, Takata finds himself lost in unfamiliar landscapes and seemingly insurmountable linguistic and cultural labyrinths. With great patience and the kindness of strangers, he perseveres, all the while gaining insight into the essence of family bonds, friendship, and brotherly love. 110 minutes. Japanese and Mandarin with English subtitles. GUEST CONFIRMED: Z.J. Tong, Director, Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute Contact: Vivian Teng (e) info@chicagofilmfestival.com
Special Trio Concert

Who:   Korean Cultural Service NY
When:   Wednesday, June 20, 7 pm
Where:   460 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Website:   http://www.koreanculture.org/bbs/zboard.php?id=event
Description:   Well-known clarinetist (Hana Kim), cellist (Bongshin Ko) and pianist (Junie Cho) get together for a special evening of great music. Mr. Kim has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Korea, playing with such distinguished organizations as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York City Opera and has participated as a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and National Repertory Orchestra. Praised by critics for her “most perfect playing” (Internet Cello Society) with “great warmth and beauty” (the Strad), Ms. Ko has been invited as a featured soloist to perform with Vienna Sinfonietta, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Central Broadcasting Symphony of China and more.Ms. Cho has appeared with orchestras and performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the U.S. and Asia. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Kenney Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and more. The program includes Beethoven, Barber, Ives, and Brahms and the concert is free of charge. To RSVP, please contact 212-759-9550 or info@koreanculture.org to make a reservation
The Asian Financial Crisis Revisited: Challenges Over the Next Decade

Who:   Federal Reserve Bank, Asia Society Northern California, Asia Society Southern California, Japan Society of Northern California, Pacific Council on Intl. Policy, Stanford Center for International Affairs
When:   June 20th - June 21st, 2007
Where:   Northern California
Federal Reserve Bank, 101 Market Street, San Francisco
Website:   http://www.frbsf.org/banking/asiasource/events/2007/0706/agenda.html
Description:   Conference: The Asian Financial Crisis Revisited: Challenges Over the Next Decade Dates & Time: June 20th - June 21st; 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Cost: $550 Phone: 1 (213) 683-2378 Web: http://www.frbsf.org/banking/asiasource/events/2007/0706/agenda.html Top bankers, policymakers, regulators and researchers from the United States and Asia will examine key issues raised by the Asian financial crisis of 1997, explore proposals for strengthening financial sectors in Asia, and look ahead at the risks to Asian economies and financial institutions.
AMEA Conference

Who:   Association of MultiEthnic Americans, Inc.
When:   June 21-24
Where:   Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL
Website:   http://www.lovingconference.com
Description:   For the first time in U.S. history, an event wishes to bring together not only "interracial" couples, "multiracial/ethnic" individuals, and "transracial" adoptees and their families, it also intends to unite policy makers, students/educators, professionals, international allies, and advocacy organizations representing all communities on critical issues that continue to fragment our nation at the Loving Decision Conference 2007. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize interracial marriage in the United States. This monumental occasion will be marked with an international conference, “Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial Communities" (June 21-24, 2007 at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois), sponsored by the Association of MultiEthnic Americans, Inc. (AMEA). AMEA is one of the oldest, leading international associations of organizations dedicated to the advocacy, education, and representation of "multiracial", "multiethnic" and "transracial adoption" individuals, families, relationships, communities and allies. Pre-registration and the conference schedule can be found at www.lovingconference.com.
Asia Society Young Professionals: Networking Happy Hour

Who:   Asia Society Young Professionals (ASYP)
When:   June 21, 2007; 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Where:   Heritage India, 1337 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/
Description:   Come join Asia Society Young Professionals (ASYP) for a casual evening of networking at the Heritage India restaurant. ASYP is a dynamic group of young professionals age 35 and under who share an interest in the Asia Pacific region. ASYP includes young professionals from both the United States and Asia working in a variety of fields including diplomacy, business, international development, the media and the fields of arts and culture. This is an opportunity to meet new friends while also becoming part of the community of rising leaders in Washington, DC who are shaping future relations between the United and Asia. This is the first of several happy hours that will continue throughout the summer. No charge. Reservations not required.
Balancing East Asia’s Potential: Leveraging Japan’s Leadership to Build Regional Economic Stability

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Thursday, 6/21/07 9:30 AM
Where:   New York, NY
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=283091585&id_performance=1315283402
Description:   Corporate Breakfast Co-Organized by Nikkei America, Inc. Presentations Dr. Edward J. Lincoln, Clinical Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University Mr. Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS) Panel Discussion Dr. Edward J. Lincoln Mr. Naoki Tanaka Mr. John Bussey, Editor, The Wall Street Journal Asia & Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal Moderator Tetsuya Jitsu, Chief Editor, Washington, D.C. Bureau, Nikkei, Inc. China's meteoric growth rate has intensified U.S. interest in East Asia. The potential for profit and prosperity in Asia for the U.S. and its trade partners makes this arena a hot spot for investment, as well an economic priority for the U.S. However, many risks lie beneath the surface, originating from regional political tensions and between China and the U.S. Japan, the second largest economy in the world and Asia's most politically stable nation, must seize the leadership initiative in the region and create a more inviting environment for risk-averse U.S. businesses. Can Japan live up to this role and aid in establishing a stable economic zone in East Asia? Furthermore how can the U.S., Japan and China strengthen their trilateral relationship? This symposium explores the current status and future prospects for East Asia's economies and implications for U.S. business strategy. Agenda 9:30 - 10 am Registration & continental breakfast 10 - 11:05 am Presentations 11:05 - 12:25 Panel discussion and Q&A Admission: This is a free event. However, you must register in advance in order to confirm your seat for the lecture. Register for this event online, or email register@japansociety.org. For information only, please contact Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247.
Free Naturalization Legal Clinic

Who:   City Bar Justice Center
When:   June 21, 4-7pm
Where:   42 W 44th Street, New York
Description:   The City Bar Justice Center is holding a free naturalization legal clinic. Participants can receive free assistance with their naturalization applications from experienced paralegals and attorneys at the clinic. Persons eligible for naturalization include : lawful permanent residents of United States for atleast 5 years or atleast 3 years, if you are married to a US Citizen. For more information, contact City Bar Justice Center at 212-382-6633
Korea Society - Vintage Movie Night

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Thu., June 21, 6:30 PM
Where:   950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.org/news/latest_news/classic_movie_night_at_the_korea_society.html
Description:   A Road to Return (1967) - Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, with all its raw tension, pluck out the violence and replace it with a complex web of emotional betrayal and voila, you have A Road to Return. With it, Lee tells the story of a disabled writer and his nursemaid wife whose wandering affections tear him between gratitude, jealousy and resignation. Vintage Korean Cinema on every third Thursday of each month! The Korea Society will be screening films from the golden age of Korean cinema in the 1950s and ‘60s. Each film will be followed by a brief lecture on the film's history and context and an audience discussion period. Individual ticket price (one film): $5 for members, $10 for non-members All-Access" package for all 6 films (1 film per month): $25 for members, $35 for non-members .
6th New York Asian Film Festival

Who:   Subway Cinema
When:   June 22 - July 8
Where:   New York, NY
Website:   http://www.koreanculture.org
Description:   Presented by Subway Cinema, New York Asian Film Festival is one of America's leading festival of popular Asian movies. For more information, please visit www.subwaycinema.com
Luncheon Meeting with Chun-Ying Leung

Who:   Asia Society
When:   June 22, 2007; 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue, New York
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/
Description:   Mr. Chun-Ying Leung is the Convener of the non-official members of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), which is presided by the Chief Executive and is the highest-level decision making body. In 2003, CY was elected to the National Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of China. Mr. Leung was extensively involved in the transition to the handover in 1997. He was the Secretary General (1988-1990) of the Basic Law Consultative Committee, a body set up to collect the views of the Hong Kong people for the purpose of drafting the Basic Law – the HKSAR Constitution. Mr. Leung will be accompanied by a delegation of high level business people from Hong Kong and will address the New York business community on topics related to the political implications of the recent elections to Hong Kong business. Cost: Member $50; non-member $75; academic/NGO $50
The Art of Chinese Theatre: When Tradition Meets Evolution

Who:   AARI
When:   Friday, June 22, 2007 6-8 PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Website:   http://www.aari.info
Description:   Admission: $3 (Non-Member) | Free (Member – Those with a current membership card.) Topic: The Art of Chinese Theatre: When Tradition Meets Evolution, by Kuang-Yu Fong (Chinese Theatre Works) Ms. Fong will share her story of why she chose to perform Chinese theater in the United States. The mission of her company, Chinese Theatre Works, is to "preserve and promote classic Chinese theater through performance, research and teaching; and to create new works that fuse Chinese theatrical aesthetics with contemporary western performance methods and social concerns." This statement indicates Ms. Fong’s two major artistic concerns, which are to hold onto and nurture tradition while allowing for its growth and evolution in the new social environment of the United States. Ms. Fong will illustrate this with examples from some of CTW' projects from the last decade, and will also talk some about the process and difficulties of creating this kind of theatre with a small, non-profit company. Kuang-Yu Fong majored in Chinese Opera at the Chinese Cultural University in Taiwan. In 1983 she moved to the United States, where she received her MA in Educational Theater at New York University. She travelled all over the United States and to Belgium, Germany, Greece, Holland, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and China. In 1990 Ms. Fong founded Chinese Theatre Workshop (CTW). She has also been the artistic director of the Gold Mountain Institute for Traditional Shadow Theatre (GMI) since 1998. In 2001, the two companies, GMI and CTW merged to form a new organization, Chinese Theatre Works, Inc. which Ms. Fong is executive director and co-artistic director.
The ASEAN-US Enhanced Partnership and Development in ASEAN

Who:   This program is sponsored by Nathan Associates, Inc. with support provided by the Embassy of Indonesia.
When:   June 22, 2007; 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where:   Embassy of Indonesia, 2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/
Description:   The 30-year history of the ASEAN-US Dialogue reflects the growing links between people, businesses, civil society organizations and national and local governments in ASEAN and the United States. A product of the Dialogue, the ASEAN-US Enhanced Partnership comprises political and security cooperation, economic cooperation, and social and development cooperation. Eric John, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will update us on the ASEAN-US Dialogue and the ASEAN-US Enhanced Partnership, including implications for development in ASEAN. Eric G. John joined the Foreign Service in 1983 and has served primarily in East Asia. He assumed his current position in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in June 2005. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. John was the Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. He has also served in Vietnam and Thailand. He holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a graduate degree in National Security Studies from the National War College. This event is part of a series on Asian development issues in collaboration with ACDI/VOCA, BearingPoint, Chemonics International Inc. and Nathan Associates Inc. No charge. Reservations required.
SET ASIA - ‘Comedy Circus’

Who:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia
When:   All Saturdays from June 16, 9.30pm EDT
Website:   http://www.setasia.tv
Description:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia is kicking off its Comedy Ka Baadshah, a reality show with a funny bone, to laugh your way through the weekend. Viewers can watch their favorite TV celebs in this reality show with a sense of humor. For season two, Comedy Circus, eight famous television celebs will pair up and train with eight best stand-up comedians.
The 12th Conference of the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese

When:   Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24
Where:   Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Website:   http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7Ejlp/jltane.html
Description:   This year's conference commemorates the inauguration of JLTANE at Harvard University just over 20 years ago and seeks to further dialogue and articulation between the college and pre-college levels of Japanese language education in this country. / Schedule and registration at www.fas.harvard.edu/~jlp/jltane.html
The Poetry of Japanese Gardeners

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   Saturday, June 23, 2:00 PM
Where:   369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
Website:   http://www.janm.org
Description:   Noted author and Edgar Award-winner Naomi Hirahara and Sunny Seki, director of the "Rashin Senryu" and author of "The Tale of the Lucky Cat" discuss the creative parallel between beautifully crafted "senryus" and Japanese gardens. Book signing to follow.
Splendid China 2007

Who:   Madison Chinese Dance Academy
When:   JUNE 24, SUNDAY, 8 PM
Where:   Robert E Parilla Performing Arts Center , Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.
Description:   A popular annual concert featuring Chinese dances and ballet. Cost: $18 at door, $15 advance, special discount for student groups. Contact: Email ahuan98-dance@yahoo.com or call (301)299-1562.
Bridging Nations, The Digital Silk Road of the 21st Century

When:   June 25
Where:   1800 K Street NW, Washington D.C.
Description:   Bridging Nations, The Digital Silk Road of the 21st Century Time: Conference, 9 a.m. Gala, 5:30 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former governor of Wisconsin. Just as the Silk Road once brought together a collection of diverse nations through trade, hopes to use business, leadership, and education as a starting point in improving relations between the U.S., India, and China–collectively referred as the Power Triangle. Their future ties will greatly affect the direction of the global economy in the 21st century. The conference objective is to bring together leaders in the realms of business, academia and policy from these three countries in order to explore the competitiveness of these knowledge economies.
First Impressions: The Cultural History of Print in Imperial China (8th to 14th Centuries)

When:   Monday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 27
Where:   Wilt Idema (Harvard University)
1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S050
Website:   http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~fairbank/events/2006_2007/impressions.html
Description:   Organizers: Lucille Chia (University of California at Riverside) Hilde De Weerdt (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Wilt Idema (Harvard University) Co-sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the National Endowment for the humanities, and the Fairbank Center Contact: (617) 495-4046
2nd Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Gala

When:   Thursday, June 28
Where:   Donald R. Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex in downtown Denver, CO
Website:   http://www.cdbf.org
Description:   The 2nd Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Gala will be held Thursday, June 28 at the Donald R. Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex in downtown Denver. Special guests will include Honorary Chair Dr. Susanna Choi and Honorary Patrons Jimmy and Linda Yip. Kim Nguyen, Managing Editor, TheDenverChannel.com, will emcee the evening and the Mudra Dance Studio will be the featured entertainment, performing classical, folk and contemporary dances of India. Proceeds from the Gala support the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, the season's premier Asian Pacific American event July 28-29 at Sloan’s Lake, featuring cultural, educational and performing arts groups along with the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. For more information on the Festival, visit www.cdbf.org. The evening will include a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. where guests can meet the Honorary Patrons and Honorary Chair, have their picture taken and preview silent auction items. The dinner, entertainment and silent auction starting at 7 p.m. will round out the evening. Gala tickets are $125 per person for the dinner and $150 per person for the dinner and VIP reception. Corporate tables of eight are available at $2,000. A variety of sponsorships are also available. For ticket or sponsorship information contact Celeste Sikora (720) 434-4556, or visit online at www.cdbf.org.
Barefoot Hawaiian

Who:   Des Plaines Park District
When:   Thursday, June 28 2007, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:   Lee Street and Route 72, Des Plaines, IL
Website:   http://www.barefoothawaiian.com/bhi_schedule.htm
Description:   The Barefoot Hawaiian performs a significant number of shows annually that are open to the general public. Best of all, the majority of these shows are completely FREE or, may require at most, a small admission fee charged by the event's sponsoring organization, for entrance to their event. If you have not yet witnessed the Barefoot Hawaiian experience, this is your opportunity to do so with no risk and little or no expense. If you are thinking about hiring the Barefoot Hawaiian for your event, we invite you come out and see us at one of our public shows. We are certain you will agree that we are #1 in Hawaiian Entertainment.
Karaoke Man

When:   June 28 & 29
Where:   Tribeca PAC @ BMCC
199 Chambers St., NYC
Website:   http://www.tribecapac.org
Description:   A story about the life of a typical “salary-man,” a Japanese corporate executive who is paid a fixed salary no matter how committed he is to his career. This character can only fully express himself when performing Karaoke. This one man play featuring Morio Kazama and written and directed by Ryuji Mizutani, has been a popular attraction in Japan since 1997. It will be performed in Japanese with English subtitles. For free ticket availability, contact to 917-628-7859 or maqui@ipsnewyork.com. Limited offer – 10 tickets only. Info: 212-220-1460 or www.tribecapac.org or ticket@ipsnewyork.com
OCA National Convention

When:   June 28 - July 1st, 2007
Where:   Sacramento, CA
Website:   http://www.ocanatl.org
Description:   The OCA National Convention is the premiere event of the year for the Asian Pacific American community. Over the years, OCA's National Convention has matured and evolved to meet the needs and demands of our members and convention participants. Our educational, leadership and outreach programs have helped enriched the lives of high school students, senior citizens, families, young professionals, new citizens and multi-generational families. Next year's programs and activities will have new components and something for everyone in the family to enjoy. This meeting is for anyone who is interested in APA issues. It's for all ages and offers opportunities for everyone in the family.
"Homeland" - MUSICAL

Who:   OCA
When:   June 29, 2007
Where:   Sacramento, CA
Website:   http://www.homelandmusical.com
Description:   The musical "Homeland" is part of our 29th OCA National Convention. It is first time ever that the Sacramento Chapter hosts the Convention. Homeland explores the collision of race, religion and values in modern America. "It's a sweeping story of two star-crossed lovers—the daughter of Korean immigrants and a native son from West Texas—caught in the battle for the hearts and minds of red state/blue state America," San Francisco composer and lyricist L. Jay Kuo explains. "It's also the first Asian-American musical in a generation to tell our real stories. In an era when Tony-award winning musicals like Miss Saigon or Thoroughly Modern Millie continue to portray Asians as prostitutes and white slave traders, Homeland's Asian Americans are seen as an integral part of the national fabric." Tickets are on sale now. Our web is ready to take orders. Please log on www.ocasacramento.org or www.homelandmusical.com to buy tickets. You can read professional reviews and listen to sample songs on the later website.
China Dolls: A Novel

Who:   AARI
When:   June 29; 6PM - 8PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Website:   http://www.aaari.info
Description:   You are cordially invited to attend the Friday Evening Lecture Series presentation on “China Dolls: A Novel” by Michelle Yu and Blossom Kan, on Friday, June 29, 2007, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. Please note that this lecture will take place on the 10th Floor, and not the 19th Floor. Examining what it means to be multicultural in the U.S., China Dolls explores life at the intersection of two worlds - one of Asian grandmothers and red envelopes, and another of tackling career and personal challenges in a big city. Not only are these women trying to combat prejudices in the workplace, but they also have to contend with stereotypes about Asian women as docile and submissive in the dating world - all the while trying to stay true to family expectations. Autographed copies of the novel will be on sale. For details on China Dolls, visit www.chinadollsnovel.com. Michelle Yu, a graduate of Manhattan College, is an on-air sports reporter for NY1 News and a member of the Asian American Journalism Association. She also served as a sports writer for College Sports Television and a reporter at Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazine. Blossom Kan is an attorney employed in Manhattan and a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. She graduated from Yale University where she majored in English. Admission to this lecture is $3 (non-member) and Free (member). Light refreshments will be served. To register for this talk, please reply back to this email, or call our office at 212-869-0182. Registration is greatly appreciated, as seating is limited. This talk will also be live webcasted beginning at 6:15PM EST, and available online afterwards as streaming video and audio podcast (also available on iTunes). Online viewers are able to participate live by asking questions via AIM or Skype. For details on this, and all our upcoming events, visit www.aaari.info. “Remember, if you can’t come to AAARI, AAARI can come to you!”
SET ASIA - ‘Comedy Circus’

Who:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia
When:   All Saturdays from June 16, 9.30pm EDT
Website:   http://www.setasia.tv
Description:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia is kicking off its Comedy Ka Baadshah, a reality show with a funny bone, to laugh your way through the weekend. Viewers can watch their favorite TV celebs in this reality show with a sense of humor. For season two, Comedy Circus, eight famous television celebs will pair up and train with eight best stand-up comedians.
Camp Namu

Who:   Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania
When:   July 2-6
Where:   Gettysburg, PA
Description:   Korean heritage camp has come to Pennsylvania! The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania is adding a new program to its ministry lineup. This summer it has organized a pilot heritage camp for families who have at least one member adopted from Korea. The camp will include Bible study and worship, adoption-related discussions, a variety of Korean culture activities, and time to enjoy the outdoors. Registration materials and more details will be available online by March 1 at www.lutherancamping.org or by contacting campnamu@lutherancamping.org. In addition to family campers, we are also seeking counselors who are Korean adoptees and/or of Korean heritage. Room and board plus a stipend are available for all who are hired. Other volunteers willing to lend a few hours to teach (tang soo do, fan dance, drumming, paper crafts, games, cooking, songs/language, etc.) are being sought as well. Local Korean-American churches are invited to sign up to help lead an afternoon and evening of cooking, conversation, worship, and fun. Contact campnamu@lutherancamping.org for more information.
PACT Camp: Coloring Outside the Lines: The Art of Being an Adoptive Family

When:   July 2-6, 2007
Where:   Loma Mar, CA
Website:   http://www.pactadopt.org
Description:   The theme of Pact Camp 2007 is "Coloring Outside the Lines: The Art of Being an Adoptive Family." We intend that this theme, of learning innovative and creative ways of being a family, to inform and inspire all the work that we do together during the week. Family Program The focus of Pact's program is to promote family connection by creating safe spaces for children and adults to explore their issues as well as just plain have fun. Families with adopted children of color are always coloring outside the lines that society draws for them - we don't fit into standard boxes and at Pact Camp that can be celebrated and explored without fear or shame. We will have a variety of group events, including a day trip to the beach at Pescadero, a family dance, campfire, and other entertainment and recreation options for the whole family. Each afternoon will feature "Family Free Time" for families to relax and play; a variety of art, games and other activities will be available from which to choose. A detailed schedule will be sent out as camp draws closer. Children's Program Children six months old and younger will stay with their parents. Children from six months to 2 years will enjoy age-appropriate games, art, story time and quiet time. Preschoolers from 3-4 years old will participate in a rich variety of multicultural, nature-oriented, art, drama and recreational activities, under the guidance of experienced counselors. Campers aged 5 through 9 will be in age-divided groups. They will participate in a rich menu of recreational, art, sports, drama and reflective activities, all with a multicultural focus. Kids will find it validating to be among peers who share their own experiences as they learn by doing, make new friends, try new activities and get creative. Besides giving them the chance to have lots of fun with other kids in adoptive families like theirs, the children's program will offer the opportunity for kids to explore the experience of being adopted as well as talking about family differences and issues of racial identity. We have crafted activities geared to each age group that will allow them to reflect on family and adoption through art, performance and conversation while working with experienced child-focused professionals. Tweens' & Teens' Program Youth ages 10 to 18 will enjoy theirown program, that supports their need for independence while reinforcing family connections. They will be divided into two or three groups, tweens (10-12), younger teens and older teens, and their program will include a variety of outdoor activities, workshops in performance art (autobiographical solo performance, comedy and poetry slams) and a few evening teen-only and tween-only events. W. Kamau Bell, an African American professional comedian and director of solo performance, will work with the kids on developing group and individual performance pieces. Adults of color who were adopted themselves will also be spending time working directly with the teens and tweens. We know that adopted teens and tweens have special needs to connect and be in control of their own choices. We have worked hard to ensure that they will have real opportunities to explore their feelings as well as just to kick back together and enjoy themselves, and of course hang out with other family members when they are willing! We are delighted with the professional staff who will be joining us this year. We have highlighted many of our speakers but we also anticipated adding to this list as camp draws closer. We plan to invite both international and domestically adopted adults of color to share with us as well. Parents will be offered a wealth of information and resources, and will have the opportunity to both meet with experts and to share their thoughts and experiences with each other. Our goal is to send you home re-energized with new information, perspectives and connections. Visit http://www.pactadopt.org to register.
Bickram Ghosh’s Rhythmscape

Who:   Joe's Pub
When:   July 3, 9.30 pm
Where:   425 Lafayette Street, New York City, New York
Website:   http://www.joespub.com
Description:   This event features Indian/Jazz Fusion, featuring Bickram Ghosh on Tabla, accompanied by V.Suresh, Suprotik Das, Sanjoy Das, Pulak Sarkar, S.Sekhar, Gopal Burman, Chiradeep Lahiri. For more information, 212-967-7555 or visit www.joespub.com
A/PGF's Annual 4th of July Picnic

Who:   Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends - Los Angeles
When:   4th of July
Where:   Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA
Website:   http://www.apgf.org/4thofJuly07.htm
Description:   This year is no exception -- as in almost every year since A/PGF's creation, we will be having a gathering which draws more members and friends than any other event -- July 4th Picnic-in-the-Park. Yes, no other function thrills and excites as spending the day with good friends, great bodies, fabulous food and soft drinks. This event is traditionally "potluck" with each person or group of people bringing what they can and sharing with other people at the picnic. Please bring PREPARED FOOD (entrees preferred)....enough to feed 4 to 6 people. Please bring "ready to serve" food. We have no cooking facilities on the grounds. A/PGF will provide a selection of soft drinks and water to quench our thirst as we partake of a veritable feast of foods. Once again, we will gather in Griffith Park starting from 11 AM along Zoo Drive near Travel Town. We are easy to find with our many colorful country flags flapping in the breeze around a large area jealously guarded usually by one or two brave souls who get there early.
New York Historical Society Fourth of July Celebration

When:   July 4, 10am-5pm
Where:   170 Central Park West, New York, New York
Website:   http://www.nyhistory.org
Description:   History comes alive for the whole family with revolutionary heroes, troops and portrait artists at New York Historical Society. Free admission to all Council District 6 residents and anyone wearing red, white and blue. For more information, visit www.nyhistory.org or contact 212-873-3400 TTY 212-873-7489
East Meets East Concert

Who:   The Portland Classical Chinese Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden
When:   July 5; 7:30 pm
Where:   NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Flanders and Glisan in Old Town/Chinatown, Portland, OR
Description:   The Portland Classical Chinese Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden are proud to present the East Meets East Summer Concerts, with Japanese pianist Lisa Nakamichi and Chinese-American soprano Lea Woods Friedman. On two special nights in July 2007, these internationally acclaimed artists will perform both traditional Chinese and Japanese themed music as well as a classical repertoire. On Thursday, July 5th, the concert will be held outdoors at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. On Friday, July 6th, the same program will be performed in the Pavilion at the Portland Japanese Garden. When: Thursday, July 5th (July 6th at the Japanese Garden) Time: 7:30 pm Where: Inside the Garden Cost: Members $25/Non-members $30 Tickets Required: To purchase call 503.228.8131 ext. 2001. Please have credit card information ready. To purchase tickets for the Friday night concert at the Portland Japanese Garden please call 503.796.9180. Tickets cannot be transferred between concert nights.
Exte: Hair Extensions (Ekusute)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Thursday, July 5 at 8:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1411886739&id_performance=118193300
Description:   Introduction and Q&A with the director (both screenings)! Party with Director Sono at the 7/6 JAPAN CUTS Launch Party. U.S. Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2007, 35mm, color. Directed by Sion Sono. With Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill), Ren Osugi and Megumi Sato. A beautiful young girl is found brutally murdered within a container full of hair. A man with an insatiable hair fetish steals the corpse, which grows hair endlessly, and fashions hair extensions to sell to salons. Little does he realize that the extensions carry the fury of the girl's vengeance, killing anyone who wears them. Director Shion Sono (who also directed Into a Dream) ingeniously mixes comedy with fright in this hilarious and hair raising J-horror. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students.
Lecture: Art for Art's Sake

Who:   Freer Gallery of Art
When:   Thursday, July 5, 2007, 2:15 pm
Where:   Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Website:   http://www.asia.si.edu/events/lectures.asp
Description:   Find out about Art for Art's Sake, an art movement that focused on aesthetic experience above all else, through the Freer's collection of late-nineteenth-century American art. Examine artwork by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and Dwight William Tryon and discuss the influence of Asian art on their work.
1st Annual International Chinese Classical Dance Competition

Who:   New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV)
When:   7/6 - 7/8
Where:   Skirball Center for the Performing Arts NYU, 566 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan (Washington Square)
Website:   http://dance.ntdtv.com
Description:   After four years successfully producing the internationally acclaimed Chinese New Year Spectacular - an exhilarating fusion of dance and music - New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) cordially invites you to witness a new era in Chinese dance through its first International Chinese Dance Competition. The competition aims to inspire the creation of dance pieces, while promoting the form of traditional Chinese dance, a form of divine beauty. This inaugural competition will have four divisions and offer awards for excellence - including a $10,000 award for first place in each division. Offering a rare chance for professional Chinese dancers from around the world to showcase their talents, the competition prepares future stars for the international stage. Presenting an art form that is both physically challenging and spiritually moving, this event offers a unique opportunity to explore this ancient cultural treasure. Call: 212-279-4200 (English), 888-890-3056 (Chinese)
Colorful Dreams

Who:   Jain Marunouchi Gallery
When:   July 6-19
Where:   Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, New York
Website:   http://www.ArtIn2000.com
Description:   ‘Colorful Dreams’ is a solo exhibition of Manoj Vyas’ paintings, representing different shades and hues of affection of friends and family that he has witnessed and experienced over the years. These are colors that have framed his life and his dreams. They represent an escape from the humdrum world of family obligations. For more information, contact Manoj Vyas at 917-617-0091 or Email to : manojv56@yahoo.com or visit www.ArtIn2000.com
Film: Death Note (Desu noto)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Friday, July 6 at 8:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=311270860&id_performance=1984612179
Description:   Friday, July 6 at 8:30 pm: Q&A with director following the screening. 11 pm: JAPAN CUTS Launch Party with Directors Shusuke Kaneko and Sion Sono! Sunday, July 8 at 3:30 pm : Introduced by director prior to screening. New York Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 126 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko. With Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kenichi Matsuyama. When the devil gives Light the "Death Note," he begins killing off criminals and corrupt politicians under the names of Kira. Believing he is creating a better world, he quickly becomes a hero for the masses, creating a media frenzy. Brilliant detective L is determined to capture Kira, who he knows is truly Light, waging a battle of wits to proclaim his true identity. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: Nightmare Detective (Akumu tantei)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Friday, July 6 at 6:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1121370508&id_performance=772077672
Description:   From the director of Tetsuo, The Iron Man and Haze! New York Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 35mm, color. Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. Ryuhei Matsuda, hitomi, Masanobu Ando. Two bodies are found brutally slaughtered, one after another, seemingly murdered in their sleep. Detective Keiko seeks the help of the Nightmare Detective, who is able to go into people's dreams--only to find that he is depressed and suicidal, disgusted by the repulsive nature of human beings. Welcome to "Tsukamoto's World," filled with the director's trademark recipe of violence, eccentricity and brooding beauty. Tickets: $10/$7 members & seniors/$4.50 students. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
JVC Tokyo Video Festival Special

When:   Friday, July 6 at 6:45 pm
Where:   Japan Societyr
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1047937095&id_performance=891597084
Description:   Founded in 1978, the JVC-sponsored Tokyo Video Festival (TVF) is now the largest international video competition in Japan, gathering 40,000 works from 90 countries worldwide. The festival is open to amateurs and professionals for short and feature films, documentaries and fiction. Here are the winners of the TVF 2007. Is Smile ¥0? A unique report by a Chinese student studying in Japan on what is behind Japanese smiles in customer service. 2006, 6:55 min. By Lin Yirong. Sumire Monday An epic "eat 'n run" battle between Sumire, who runs from a restaurant without paying the bill, and the owner, who is determined to capture her. 2006, 15:30 min. By Shingi Shimizu. Bio City An animation in which insect and animal robots repeat meaningless behavior in a city with no people. 2006, 7:45 min. By Yoshihisa Nakanishi. Peeple A story of a couple who are so distrustful of each other that they secretly film one another, revealing their jealousy and egos. 2006, 15:30 min. By Satsuki Watanabe. The Mystery of Chinese Character Tests This short explores whether grading Chinese character tests is dependent on teachers' preference. Surprising contradictions come to light. 2006, 19:24 min. By Broadcasting Club, Nagano Prefecture Azusagawa Senior High School Plays the air. Misako, who wants to become a makeup artist, decides to leave her monotonous life. 2006, 20 min. By Seiko Uchida. The World of Microorganisms An artistic work of microorganisms constantly on the move under a microscope alongside synched synthetic sounds. 2006, 4:20 min. By Biseibu II. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Lecture: Freer Highlights

Who:   Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
When:   Friday, July 6, 2007, 2:15 pm
Where:   Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Description:   Explore the rich and diverse collections of the Freer Gallery of Art. Learn about the history of the museum and its outstanding holdings of Asian and late nineteenth-century American art. Objects from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, the Near East, and the Islamic world are displayed alongside the world's greatest collection of works by American artist James McNeill Whistler, including his famous Peacock Room.
Annual Hana Uno Scholarship Benefit Dance

Who:   JACL
When:   Sat., July 7; 7-11 PM
Where:   Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 162nd St., Gardena, CA
Website:   http://www.glasjacl.org
Description:   Join the Annual Hana Uno Scholarship Benefit Dance; featuring exhibition dance by David Shinjo.
Exte: Hair Extensions (Ekusute)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Saturday, July 7 at 3:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1411886739&id_performance=118193300
Description:   Introduction and Q&A with the director (both screenings)! Party with Director Sono at the 7/6 JAPAN CUTS Launch Party. U.S. Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2007, 35mm, color. Directed by Sion Sono. With Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill), Ren Osugi and Megumi Sato. A beautiful young girl is found brutally murdered within a container full of hair. A man with an insatiable hair fetish steals the corpse, which grows hair endlessly, and fashions hair extensions to sell to salons. Little does he realize that the extensions carry the fury of the girl's vengeance, killing anyone who wears them. Director Shion Sono (who also directed Into a Dream) ingeniously mixes comedy with fright in this hilarious and hair raising J-horror. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students.
Film: Death Note: The Last Name (Desu noto: The last name)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Saturday, July 7 at 5:45 pm | Sunday, July 8 at 6 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=46530847&id_performance=1892878605
Description:   Saturday, July 7 at 5:45 pm Introduction prior to and Q&A with director following the screening. Sunday, July 8 at 6 pm Q&A and booksigning with director following the screening. Win DVDs from ADV Films! New York Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 126 min. and 141 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko. With Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kenichi Matsuyama. Death Note continues as Kira II arrives on the scene, a Japanese pop idol who is madly in love with Kira, and will do anything, even kill, for his attention. Tickets: $10/$7 members & seniors/$4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: Flowers of Waseda

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Saturday, July 7 at 9 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=71313755&id_performance=1106108722
Description:   The Art & Architecture School of Waseda University is a creative space for talented young artists. These four directors, all graduates of this program, present originality in storytelling, along with technical achievements in their works. Part of Nippon Connection Festival on Tour, shorts in this program include: Kusokuzeshiki Welcome to the awesome world of the creator, hiichan, in this psychedelic animation. 2004, 5 min. By hiichan. Night of Pig’s Trotters (Tonsoku no yoru) A father on the run, a daughter with a toothache, a wife with a secret date…2005, 24 min. By Naoto Kaneko. Running Girl (Hashiru onna) A half-naked girl runs through this animated film. 2003, 4 min. By hiichan. Ordinary People (Futsu no hitotachi) Naoko seeks security and satisfaction in a public toilet. Today there is an old man in the next cabin. 2006, 27 min. By Hisashi Wakamatsu. Karopa ska When Alexandros gets hurt, his father starts working for the mob to finance the medical treatment of his son. 2005, 40 min. By Yukiko Nakane. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de/ See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.
FILM: Freesia - Bullets Over Tears (Furijia)

When:   Saturday, July 7; 1:30 PM
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1924520337&id_performance=1647617318
Description:   From the director of Antenna and Kichiku! U.S. Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 103 min., 35mm, color. Director Kazuyoshi Kumakiri. With Tetsuji Tamayama, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tsugumi. Under the Act of Vengeance, professional contract killers like Hiroshi can lawfully kill criminals upon request of their surviving victims. Unable to feel human emotions or physical pain after exposure to a freeze bomb, Hiroshi gets mired in his employer’s scheme to exact her own revenge, against the man linked to the bomb catastrophe years earlier. Kumakiri creates a dystopian future in this fast-paced thriller. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
FILM: Memories of Matsuko (Kiraware Matsuko no issho)

When:   Saturday, July 7 at 8:45 pm | Sunday, July 8 at 1 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1301715222&id_performance=1242843537
Description:   Winner of the Asian Film Award and the Kinema Jumpo Award for best actress! U.S. Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 130 min., 35mm, color. Directed Tetsuya Nakashima. With Miki Nakatani, Eita and Teruyuki Kagawa. Once a gorgeous, talented teacher and singer, Matsuko's life takes a drastic nosedive, descending through family banishment, prostitution, yakuza, abusive love and eventually, her own murder. Director Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls) counters this tragedy with a great sense of irony and humor, full of eye-popping colors and candy-coated musical numbers. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
North East Open

When:   July 7, 2007
Where:   Albany Marriot in Albany, NY
Website:   http://www.northeastopen.com
Description:   Our goal is to open up competitors’ eyes to the beauty and strength of all different styles of martial arts, rather than offering a competition with the attitude of “finding out who is best”. For more information, contact: Master Adam Grogin at Info@NorthEastOpen.com
SET ASIA - ‘Comedy Circus’

Who:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia
When:   All Saturdays from June 16, 9.30pm EDT
Website:   http://www.setasia.tv
Description:   Sony Entertainment Television Asia is kicking off its Comedy Ka Baadshah, a reality show with a funny bone, to laugh your way through the weekend. Viewers can watch their favorite TV celebs in this reality show with a sense of humor. For season two, Comedy Circus, eight famous television celebs will pair up and train with eight best stand-up comedians.
The Brothers Cazimero

When:   Saturday, July 7th at 6pm
Where:   Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, CA
Description:   The Brothers Cazimero achieve a full-bodied sound that emanates from two traditional instruments, the acoustic bass and a twelve-string guitar. They performed as headliners for twelve years in the beautiful Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and 2004 marked their 27th annual Lei Day Concert at the Waikiki Shell with sold out crowds each May 1st. On The Brothers Cazimero stage is always the native dance, the hula, performed by both men and women. Their musical talent, incredible showmanship and infectious humor have bridged cultural gaps that naturally exist with ethnic music and dance. The aloha spirit that remains an integral part of their entertaining, whether live, on records or TV, is spreading throughout the global village and with it, a better world is possible. Join the us on Saturday, July 7th at 6pm as we welcome once again to San Francisco the world renowned Brothers Cazimero!
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Special

When:   Saturday, July 7 at 6 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1278074447&id_performance=829640947
Description:   Since 1990, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival has been showcasing the most dynamic, fearless and punch-packing films of the young independent scene, drawing devotion and attention from all over the world, including Quentin Tarantino. Due to its city's recent bankruptcy, the festival is in danger of being discontinued. This selection of the festival's best films in recent years has been compiled by Yubari Program Director Tokitoshi Shiota. Nama Natsu Middle-aged Masuo falls for a voluptuous schoolgirl on the bus. She finds him repulsive, but the desperate and silly man won't give up. Yoshida portrays the cynical perversity of middle-aged misery in this bizarre love story. 2005, 57 min. By Keisuke Yoshida. Pumpkin Head (Pampukin heddo) A cult kidnaps Juzo and embeds a tiny zombie into his brain, who won't let him sleep. Juzo seeks the help of inner-brain detective Pumpkin Head, and a fight for his sanity ensues in his dreams. 2001, 40 min. By Kazutaka Kodaka. Electrics Water Power is insecure, Combustion Power is a bully, Wind Power is laid-back, Nuclear Power is exposed to his own radiation and Coal Power is a retired old timer. All the Powers run through the streets of Tokyo in this educational film. 2003, 23 min. By Masahiko Kadowaki. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends - Beach Party

Who:   Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends - Los Angeles
When:   July 8, 11 AM
Where:   Will Rogers State Beach in CA
Website:   http://www.apgf.org/JulyBeachDay.htm
Description:   We will meet at Lifeguard Station #18. It is locate right at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Chautauqua Blvd. Join us for an afternoon of sun and fun. There will be plenty of eye candy. Just bring your own food, drinks, towels and suntan lotion and a festive attitude!!!
Film: Death Note (Desu noto)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Sunday, July 8 at 3:30 PM
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=311270860&id_performance=1984612179
Description:   Friday, July 6 at 8:30 pm: Q&A with director following the screening. 11 pm: JAPAN CUTS Launch Party with Directors Shusuke Kaneko and Sion Sono! Sunday, July 8 at 3:30 pm : Introduced by director prior to screening. New York Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 126 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko. With Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kenichi Matsuyama. When the devil gives Light the "Death Note," he begins killing off criminals and corrupt politicians under the names of Kira. Believing he is creating a better world, he quickly becomes a hero for the masses, creating a media frenzy. Brilliant detective L is determined to capture Kira, who he knows is truly Light, waging a battle of wits to proclaim his true identity. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: German + Rain (Jaman + ame)

When:   Sunday, July 8 at 6:15 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1294967020&id_performance=483992603
Description:   A story about Yoshiko, an outrageous, stubborn and ill-tempered teenager, and her bizarre friendship with Maki. The up-and-coming young director Yokohama creates a dense world of quirky situations sprinkled with wonderful details. Part of Nippon Connection Festival on Tour. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Film: Look of Love (Rukku obu rabu)

When:   Sunday, July 8 at 3:45 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1820744675&id_performance=108373555
Description:   A frustrated peeping tom, a pimp, a prostitute and a little boy pile into a cab together and go on a bizarre ride through a gloomy and disconnected Tokyo. Ueoka has created abundance of surreal images with his 8mm camera. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Film: Nightmare Detective (Akumu tantei)

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Sunday, July 8 at 9 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1121370508&id_performance=772077672
Description:   From the director of Tetsuo, The Iron Man and Haze! New York Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 35mm, color. Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. Ryuhei Matsuda, hitomi, Masanobu Ando. Two bodies are found brutally slaughtered, one after another, seemingly murdered in their sleep. Detective Keiko seeks the help of the Nightmare Detective, who is able to go into people's dreams--only to find that he is depressed and suicidal, disgusted by the repulsive nature of human beings. Welcome to "Tsukamoto's World," filled with the director's trademark recipe of violence, eccentricity and brooding beauty. Tickets: $10/$7 members & seniors/$4.50 students. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: Strange Fruit

When:   Sunday, July 8 at 1:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=461464482&id_performance=1364313584
Description:   A selection from Japan's independent film world--where individuals achieve total creative freedom by writing, directing and financing films themselves. In this program, watch some hidden treasures found below the surface. Agitated Screams of Maggots (Ujimushi tachi no sakebi) Animation made for the band Dir En Grey about the fascination with violence and metamorphoses. 2007, 4 min. By Keita Kurosaka. Life in Additional Time (Life in Additional Time 2nd LEG) After committing suicide, Yumiko has been granted a 44-minute overtime in life. Will she find something worth living for? 2005, 14 min. By Masaya Kakehi. Akumi On a beautiful day in May the dead are rising to hunt down the living. Only one girl can fight them back. 2005, 8 min. By Moritz Mohr. Drawing Wishes (Negai wo hiku) During a phone call with a far away friend, fond wishes are drawn into the sky. 2006, 4:35 min. By Aki Nakazawa. Children of Shadows (Kage no kodomo) Tsuji's animation of charcoal drawings lies somewhere between manga and the Brothers Grimm. 2006, 18 min. By Naoyuki Tsuji. Time of Death (Shibo jikoku) What happens when a husband comes home to his wife's lover? A fast-paced comedy about a wife in trouble. 2006, 40 min. By Shinsuke Sato. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Free Meditation Class

Who:   Austin Martial Arts Academy
When:   Sunday: July 8 at 11:30 am
Where:   Austin Martial Arts Academy, 5000 Bee Caves Road Suite 210, Austin, Texas 78746
Website:   http://www.austinmartialarts.com
Description:   Powerful Mushin Meditation and breathing exercises that quickly remove stress, allowing you to release tension from your body, elicit the relaxation response, clear your head, and focus your mind. With dedicated practice these exercises will lead you into deep experiences of inner peace.
Film: The Blossoming of Etsuko Kamiya (Kamiya Etsuko no seishun)

When:   Monday, July 9 at 6:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1406031570&id_performance=914521803
Description:   From the director of Preparation for the Festival and Ronin Gai! U.S. Premiere. 2006, 113 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Kazuo Kuroki. With Tomoyo Harada, Masatoshi Nagase, Shunsuke Matsuoka. Etsuko lives in the country with her protective brother and his wife during WW II. In love with Akashi, a kamikaze pilot, Etsuko must accept the impending fate of his death, and is set up with his best friend, Nagayo. Focusing primarily on war stories in his last years, with characters always full of dignity and warmth, this stoic film marks respected director Kuroki's final feature. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Image Rings Presents Immoral Films

When:   Monday, July 9 at 9 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=677591315&id_performance=1403619285
Description:   Talented young directors in Tokyo contribute their films to the Immoral Film Festival, presented by the independent distributor Image Rings. The results are some of the most intriguing films of recent years: provocative, perplexing and always throttling the border between fiction and reality. Part of Nippon Connection Festival on Tour, shorts in this program include: Mastiff (Masuchifu) Miku has just turned 23 and takes the day off of work in this documentary mixed with fiction. 2006, 22 min. Directed by Tetsuya Mariko. Dear Ms. Ogi (Haikei ogi chikage sama) Murakami seeks out legendary wildman director Kenji Onishi, and arranges a meeting with director Yoko Oguchi, which turns unexpectedly intense. 2006, 32 min. By Kenji Murakami. How I Produced a Cherry Boy (Dotei wo prodyusu) The director's lovesick friend is still a virgin at 23. Matsue devises a plan to deflower him--with cameras rolling. 2006, 32 min. By Tetsuaki Matsue. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Lecture: Arts of the Islamic World

Who:   Freer Gallery of Art
When:   Monday, July 9, 2007, 1:15 pm
Where:   Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Website:   http://www.asia.si.edu/events/lectures.asp
Description:   See how a variety of artistic traditions have thrived since the advent of Islam in the late seventh century. Explore the Freer's collection of arts of the Islamic world, which were created across a vast geographic area, from southern Spain and North Africa to the islands of Southeast Asia.
Film: The Prisoner (Yuheisha – Terorisuto)

When:   Tuesday, July 10 at 8:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=12201799&id_performance=1434355129
Description:   Legendary director Masao Adachi’s comeback after 35 years! U.S. Premiere. 2006, 113 min., digital video, color. Directed by Masao Adachi. With Tomorowo Taguchi, Joji Kajiwara, Panta, Hiroshi Yamamoto. A man is locked up after a botched suicide attack, enduring endless torture and slow mental decay in prison. Avant-garde director and screenplay writer through the 60s, Adachi moved to Lebanon after joining the Japanese Red Army in the 70s. This story is based on Adachi’s own experiences, as well as inspired by true events. Music written and produced by leading composers/ musicians Yoshihide Otomo and Jim O’Rourke. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
The Manhattan Networking Group

Who:   Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
When:   Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where:   Roger Smith Hotel
Lexington Avenue, Between 47th & 48th Streets
New York, NY
Website:   http://www.manhattancc.org/marketplace/events/Eventdetail.cfmQID=12687&ClientID=11001
Description:   On July 10, We will be joining members of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for their Manhattan Networking Group. The Manhattan Networking Group is an alternative to other” networking groups” to grow your business and make new contacts. No hype, no expensive networking group dues, no hard sell - just a monthly get together of professional business people networking in a relaxed environment managed by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15 Members, Non-Members $25.00 - Includes hors d’oeuvres. Members of Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network may pay at MCC members’ price. Cash bar To register, call (212) 473-7805 or fax form to (212) 473-8074 or e-mail to events@manhattancc.org or visit: See you there! Ramon Gil The Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro

Who:   Portland Classical Chinese Garden
When:   July 10
Where:   NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Flanders and Glisan in Old Town/Chinatown, Portland, OR
Description:   July 10th - Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro A riveting young artist who plays anything but traditional music. A cross between Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and Bela Fleck, Shimabukuro will knock your socks off with a sound that draws on rock, folk, jazz and blues. Yes, that was Jake on Conan O’Brien! www.jakeshimabukuro.com Tickets: $22.00 members/ $24.00 non-members
Video Art Night: More Than Nature

When:   Tuesday, July 10; 6:30 AND 8:30 PM
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Description:   Introduction and Q&A with curator Marco Antonini! Focused on topics like Zen gardening, geomancy and the psychological importance of the concept of nature in Japanese art, More Than Nature presents a series of animation and video works from contemporary Japanese artists. The recurrent presence of natural elements and landscapes will be informed by the various approaches and sensibilities of the artists, including Yuki Kawamura, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Akino Kondoh, Takagi Masakatsu, Motomichi Nakamura, Yoshi Sodeoka and Kouichi Tabata. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served.
Film: Strange Fruit

When:   Wednesday, July 11 at 9 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=461464482&id_performance=1364313584
Description:   A selection from Japan's independent film world--where individuals achieve total creative freedom by writing, directing and financing films themselves. In this program, watch some hidden treasures found below the surface. Agitated Screams of Maggots (Ujimushi tachi no sakebi) Animation made for the band Dir En Grey about the fascination with violence and metamorphoses. 2007, 4 min. By Keita Kurosaka. Life in Additional Time (Life in Additional Time 2nd LEG) After committing suicide, Yumiko has been granted a 44-minute overtime in life. Will she find something worth living for? 2005, 14 min. By Masaya Kakehi. Akumi On a beautiful day in May the dead are rising to hunt down the living. Only one girl can fight them back. 2005, 8 min. By Moritz Mohr. Drawing Wishes (Negai wo hiku) During a phone call with a far away friend, fond wishes are drawn into the sky. 2006, 4:35 min. By Aki Nakazawa. Children of Shadows (Kage no kodomo) Tsuji's animation of charcoal drawings lies somewhere between manga and the Brothers Grimm. 2006, 18 min. By Naoyuki Tsuji. Time of Death (Shibo jikoku) What happens when a husband comes home to his wife's lover? A fast-paced comedy about a wife in trouble. 2006, 40 min. By Shinsuke Sato. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Film: Sway (Yureru)

When:   Wednesday, July 11 at 8:45 pm AND Friday, July 13 at 6:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1490453341&id_performance=1834994613
Description:   Introduction and Q&A with the director (both screenings)! New York Premiere. 2006, 120 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Miwa Nishikawa. With Joe Odagiri, Teruyuki Kagawa, Masato Ibu and Yoko Maki. When Takeru returns to his hometown, he runs into Chieko, the girlfriend he left behind years before to pursue his career in Tokyo. But when a fatal incident involving Chieko leads to Takeru's brother's arrest for her murder, years of suppressed anger and betrayal surface, threatening to tear the family apart forever. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
JVC Tokyo Video Festival Special

When:   Wednesday, July 11 at 6:45 pm
Where:   Japan Societyr
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1047937095&id_performance=891597084
Description:   Founded in 1978, the JVC-sponsored Tokyo Video Festival (TVF) is now the largest international video competition in Japan, gathering 40,000 works from 90 countries worldwide. The festival is open to amateurs and professionals for short and feature films, documentaries and fiction. Here are the winners of the TVF 2007. Is Smile ¥0? A unique report by a Chinese student studying in Japan on what is behind Japanese smiles in customer service. 2006, 6:55 min. By Lin Yirong. Sumire Monday An epic "eat 'n run" battle between Sumire, who runs from a restaurant without paying the bill, and the owner, who is determined to capture her. 2006, 15:30 min. By Shingi Shimizu. Bio City An animation in which insect and animal robots repeat meaningless behavior in a city with no people. 2006, 7:45 min. By Yoshihisa Nakanishi. Peeple A story of a couple who are so distrustful of each other that they secretly film one another, revealing their jealousy and egos. 2006, 15:30 min. By Satsuki Watanabe. The Mystery of Chinese Character Tests This short explores whether grading Chinese character tests is dependent on teachers' preference. Surprising contradictions come to light. 2006, 19:24 min. By Broadcasting Club, Nagano Prefecture Azusagawa Senior High School Plays the air. Misako, who wants to become a makeup artist, decides to leave her monotonous life. 2006, 20 min. By Seiko Uchida. The World of Microorganisms An artistic work of microorganisms constantly on the move under a microscope alongside synched synthetic sounds. 2006, 4:20 min. By Biseibu II. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Summer Youth Writing Workshop: Txt Me: Identity and Community

Who:   The Asian American Writers' Workshop
When:   July 11-13 (1-5 PM); July 16-20 (1-5 PM); July 19 (7 PM)
Description:   Do you have a blog? A MySpace page? What do you write on it? What don't you write on it? The Asian American Writers' Workshop is offering a new creative writing project that focuses on what's most important to you. Over the course of two weeks, you will explore issues of community and identity through new forms of communication such as YouTube, text messages, podcasts, and blogs. You will work together to each produce and present a final digital multimedia project. Txt me will meet for eight classes in July. We will create and discuss our writing and explore different forms and elements of prose and poetry through digital multimedia. Txt me will culminate in an event featuring live readings and performances, which will be recorded and broadcast via podcast through the Workshop's website. Txt me will feature guest speakers and excursions, including a trip to the New York Times. Txt me is FREE workshop open to youth, grades 9-12, from all racial backgrounds: Asian American, African American, Latin American, and Caucasian. All participants are expected to commit to the duration of the workshop and complete all assignments. Space will fill up quickly, so applicants are advised to return their complete applications as soon as possible; early applicants will be given first consideration. Txt me takes place at The Asian American Writers' Workshop on West 32nd Street in Manhattan, between 5th Avenue and Broadway, one block from the Empire State Building. Founded in 1991, The Asian American Writers?Workshop is the country's largest literary arts nonprofit dedicated to the creation, development, publication, and dissemination of Asian American literature. The sessions will take place on: Wednesday - Friday, July 11 - 13, 1 pm - 5 pm each day Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20, 1 pm - 5 pm each day Closing Event, Thursday, July 19 at 7 pm The project is co-directed by Nicholas Chung, Mrigaa Sethi and Kaori Suzuki. Project Co-director, Nicholas Chung is an English concentrator at Brown University. He is an editor at Opium magazine, a coordinator for the Brown Language Arts Program, and has taught various workshops on creative writing and art. Project Co-director, Mrigaa Sethi is a native of New Delhi and a resident of Bangkok. She is the contest editor at Washington Square Review, and also teaches public school students and New York University undergraduates creative writing. Project Co-director, Kaori Suzuki is a graduate of Evergreen State College, and was born in Saitama, Japan. She has coordinated various writing and media arts projects as a student, exploring identity, community, and language. She teaches ESL with the CIELO Project and pursues work in linguistics and mixed media art.
The State of Microfinance in India

Who:   Asia Society
When:   July 11, 2007; 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue, New York
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16674
Description:   In recent years, the microfinance revolution has taken India by storm. The growth in clients served has grown exponentially and a broad range of new players have entered the field. This program will invite Indian microfinance luminaries to share their thoughts on what the achievements have been to date and what the future holds for microfinance in their country. They will discuss the models that are most likely to work, the future role of technology, the impact of recent legislative changes, and what it would take for India to become the world’s leader in providing financial services to the poor.
16th Annual Chicago JACL Golf Tournament

When:   Thurs., July 12
Where:   Pinecrest, Algonquin Road, Huntley, Ill.;
Description:   Join the 16th Annual Chicago JACL Golf Tournament; 9:30 a.m. $80 fee includes cart, prizes, lunch and soft drinks; open to the first 40 registrants. Info: 773/728-7170.
A Discussion with Miwa Nishikawa

When:   Thursday, July 12; 6:30 PM
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=446892295&id_performance=413784766
Description:   Miwa Nishikawa, a prominent director of the new generation, explores the unprecedented rise of female directors in Japan in the last few years and discusses her filmmaking process as it relates to an industry undergoing drastic change. Moderated by Marian Masone, Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets: $6/$4 Japan Society members & students. Students and seniors, please call the Box Office to purchase tickets. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Asian Pacific American Entrepreneurs in the Bay Area

Who:   South Bay First Thursdays
When:   July 12, 2007; 6:30 PM
Where:   Yu-Ai Kai ♦ 588 North 4th St. ♦ San Jose Japantown, CA
Description:   Registration Begins @ 6:30 PM Panel Discussion Begins @ 7:00 PM Interested in being your own boss? Want to start your own business? Come learn from Asian Pacific American entrepreneurs and experts in the Bay Area as they share the challenges of starting a business and the rewards that come along with all the hard work. Get connected to business industry and hear their inspirational stories. Panelists: Arin Chang, Founder, Burnwater Burnwater is a product-based business that distributes and sells retail online. The company is dedicated to producing the finest water sports gear in the world. www.burnwater.com Susie Kagami, Founder, Hawaii Music Live Hawaii Music Live is a service-based business that promotes Hawaiian music by organizing tours, shows and workshops. www.hawaiimusiclive.com Luvi Navarro, Founder, Chic Chateau Located in San Jose. Chic Chateau is a unique specialty boutique. It’s a combination venture consisting of fashion for men & women, including Plus sizes, an elegant afternoon tea room and exquisite home décor. www.chicchateau.com Christine Velasquez, Development Officer, Downtown Management Division The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose Christine conducts retail recruitment activities in downtown San Jose and neighborhood areas to attract local, regional and national tenants. www.sanjoseretail.com Moderator: Mary Ho, co-founder, Traveling Trunk Show
Author Talk: Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China

Who:   Museum of Chinese in the Americas
When:   Thursday, July 12th, 6:30 pm
Where:   MoCA, 70 Mulberry Street 2nd floor @ Bayard St
Description:   Kang Zhengguo will read from his new book and discuss the story of his life lived in the maw of an authoritarian regime. Kang suffered nearly three decades of imprisonment, forced labor and close surveillance by the government, but he resisted becoming simply a victim. Remarkably frank and intimate, his memoir captures the textures of everyday life in a constricting system but is itself unconstricted by bitterness or agenda. Kang’s story is life affirming and all the more powerful for it. Members $3/Non-Members $5 Please call for info and RSVP: 212-619-4785 ext. 106
Business Ethics - Universal or Situational, Dynamic or Static, Self-Monitored or Regulated?

When:   Thursday, July 12, 2007; 6-9 PM
Where:   Location
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 233-4500
Website:   http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20070712
Description:   Globalization has increased demands for business transparency, the rule of law and universal standards and norms. In addition, some advocate expansion of managerial goals beyond shareholder profits to include social responsibility to multiple stakeholders including employees, environment, local economy and neighbors. Moreover, governments and NGOs press for more regulation, including financial securities, privacy and information protection, homeland security and export restrictions, money laundering and corrupt practices, IP protection, quotas and tariffs, environmental and human rights, wage and union rules, and occupational safety.) This month's panel will grapple with the following questions: How should a corporation conduct its operations when laws, standards and values of the home country conflict with those abroad? Should corporations work for improvement of civic society in each country, or stick to bottom line concerns? How is Social Responsibility manifesting in the managerial role; what are examples of dealing with "externalities"? Where are laws and norms converging towards universal standards and where are they diverging? Why? How does the increase in governmental regulation affect corporations? How does the increasing role of Non-Governmental Organizations affect corporations? Where can managers find the resources to help work through these complex issues? Moderator David J. Blumberg, Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital Speakers Tom Chaffin, Partner, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP
Film Screening of A Petal and Q&A with Actress Young-Lan Lee

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 PM
Where:   Korea Society, New York, NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.org/arts/gallery/film_screening_of_a_petal_and_qa_with_actress_young-lan_lee.html
Description:   May 1980 is a month that still lives in infamy in South Korea. That month, residents of Gwangju demonstrated for an end to decades of military rule. But newly installed President Chun Doo-Hwan would broach no dissent. He ordered elite Korean paratroopers to storm the city and crush the protests. Untold numbers of protesting civilians were massacred in the assault. It took director Jang Sun-Woo 15 years to find a producer brave enough to tackle the topic, but when he did, he filmed his masterpiece—A Petal (꽃잎)—a fierce and uncompromising look at the Gwangju uprising and its political and personal aftermath. A Petal’s female lead was played by Lee Young-Lan, who won a Best Supporting Actress Award in 1996 at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival for her stirring performance. Following the screening, Lee will talk with the audience about the making of the film, its impact it’s release had throughout Asia and the painful, lingering legacy of the Gwangju uprising.
Film: Kamome Diner (Kamome shokudo)

When:   Thursday, July 12 at 8:10 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1405772617&id_performance=1825137600
Description:   Thursday, July 12 at 8:10 pm Saturday, July 14 at 8:15 pm Followed by ONIGIRI PARTY! Feast on rice balls and drinks with director Ogigami (sponsored, in part, by The Globus Family)! Introduction and Q&A with the director (both screenings)! New York Premiere. 2005, 102 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Naoko Ogigami. With Satomi Kobayashi, Masako Motai, Hairi Katagiri. In Japanese and Finnish with English subtitles. After moving to Helsinki on a whim, Sachie opens a diner, Ruokala Lokki. With the help of two women traveling through Finland alone, they slowly develop relationships with the locals, like Japan-fanatic Tommi, and the mysterious man who teaches Sachie how to make the best cup of coffee. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Onigiri Party special ticket price (includes screening): $15/$12 Japan Society members. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Happy Hour at Eyebar

When:   Thursday, July 12, 2007, 6:00 PM
Where:   Eyebar
1716 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
Description:   After two successful CO-SPONSORED happy hours, it's time for our next one! It's gonna be at Eyebar on Thursday, July 12th, with the following groups so far: 20s & 30s Asian Going Out Group NAAAP-DC (Nat'l Assoc. of Asian American Pros) OCA-YP (Org. for Chinese Americans) DC APA Film FYP-DC (Filipino Young Professionals) CCCCDC (Chinatown Community Cultural Center) JET AA-DC (Japanese Exchange Teaching) Washington Japanese Group DJ Rich Ang will be spinning his groovy beats for us again... should be a GREAT time!
Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Who:   Japanese American National Museum with Target
When:   July 12, 11:00 AM
Where:   Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
Website:   http://www.janm.org/
Description:   Target FREE Family Saturday - Let's Go Fly a Kite! Drop in and let your imagination soar as plain pieces of paper, bamboo sticks, and string are transformed into beautiful, high-flying kites! All materials included.
NAM Atlanta Immigration Summit 2007

When:   Thursday, July 12 - 9 AM
Where:   University of Georgia Alumni Center
Atlanta Financial Center, 3333 Peachtree Road, N.E.
South Tower, Suite 210, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Description:   When : Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:00 am breakfast and registration 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Program (lunch included) New America Media invites Southern ethnic media and immigrant rights groups to participate in our Atlanta Immigration Summit on July 12, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. The summit will give ethnic media and immigrant rights groups from the South a chance to connect with one another, learn what their counterparts are doing, discuss how to work together and improve ethnic media's coverage of the immigrant rights' movement, as well as to learn where the immigrant rights movement is headed nationally. Space is very limited, so please RSVP to reserve a space. Ethnic Media: Please RSVP to amoe@newamericamedia.org Tel. 212-279-1442. Immigrant Rights Groups: Please RSVP to eshore@newamericamedia.org Tel. 415-503-4170.
Performance & Demonstration: Balinese/American Dance Exchange

Who:   National Dance Institute (NDI). A part of the Coca-Cola Program Series.
When:   July 12, 2007; 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Ave, New York
Website:   http://www.nationaldance.org/
Description:   It’s a kid thing. Nine Balinese children—all dancers—share their culture with American children and teach them the basics of traditional Balinese dance. Part of the National Dance Institute’s (NDI) dance exchange, the event finishes with a workshop in kecak, sometimes known as "the monkey chant." Free admission. First-come, first-served.
Southern California Ukelele Showcase

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   July 12, 6:30 PM
Where:   Japanese American National Museum | 369 E. First St. | Los Angeles | CA | 90012
Description:   Now in its third year... Our FREE 1st and Central Summer Concerts returns! The evening will include performances by Daniel Ho, Herb Ohta Jr., Bill Tapia, Dan "Soybean" Sawyer, Steven Espaniola, Makena, King Kukulele, The Bilgewater Brothers and more. Guest Curator: Ali Lexa, Host, Ukulele Spotlight, KPFK.
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Special

When:   Thursday, July 12 at 8:20 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1278074447&id_performance=829640947
Description:   Since 1990, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival has been showcasing the most dynamic, fearless and punch-packing films of the young independent scene, drawing devotion and attention from all over the world, including Quentin Tarantino. Due to its city's recent bankruptcy, the festival is in danger of being discontinued. This selection of the festival's best films in recent years has been compiled by Yubari Program Director Tokitoshi Shiota. Nama Natsu Middle-aged Masuo falls for a voluptuous schoolgirl on the bus. She finds him repulsive, but the desperate and silly man won't give up. Yoshida portrays the cynical perversity of middle-aged misery in this bizarre love story. 2005, 57 min. By Keisuke Yoshida. Pumpkin Head (Pampukin heddo) A cult kidnaps Juzo and embeds a tiny zombie into his brain, who won't let him sleep. Juzo seeks the help of inner-brain detective Pumpkin Head, and a fight for his sanity ensues in his dreams. 2001, 40 min. By Kazutaka Kodaka. Electrics Water Power is insecure, Combustion Power is a bully, Wind Power is laid-back, Nuclear Power is exposed to his own radiation and Coal Power is a retired old timer. All the Powers run through the streets of Tokyo in this educational film. 2003, 23 min. By Masahiko Kadowaki. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Film: Faces of a Fig Tree (Ichijiku no kao)

When:   Friday, July 13 at 9 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1968616858&id_performance=1425116543
Description:   Winner at the 2007 Berlinale Film Festival! U.S. Premiere. 2006, 94 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Kaori Momoi. With Kaori Momoi, Hanako Yamada, Saburo Ishikura. A fig tree shines in the Kadowaki family garden, watching over the family through their meals together, quarrels, death, and new beginnings. Momoi gives a charismatic performance as a frantic mother and devoted wife, in a film that she wrote, directed and starred, in a dynamic collaboration with art director Takeo Kimura, best known for his work with Seijun Suzuki. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
FILM: Nobody Knows

Who:   AAARI
When:   July 13; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
Image Rings Presents Immoral Films

When:   Friday, July 13 at 9:10 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=677591315&id_performance=1403619285
Description:   Talented young directors in Tokyo contribute their films to the Immoral Film Festival, presented by the independent distributor Image Rings. The results are some of the most intriguing films of recent years: provocative, perplexing and always throttling the border between fiction and reality. Part of Nippon Connection Festival on Tour, shorts in this program include: Mastiff (Masuchifu) Miku has just turned 23 and takes the day off of work in this documentary mixed with fiction. 2006, 22 min. Directed by Tetsuya Mariko. Dear Ms. Ogi (Haikei ogi chikage sama) Murakami seeks out legendary wildman director Kenji Onishi, and arranges a meeting with director Yoko Oguchi, which turns unexpectedly intense. 2006, 32 min. By Kenji Murakami. How I Produced a Cherry Boy (Dotei wo prodyusu) The director's lovesick friend is still a virgin at 23. Matsue devises a plan to deflower him--with cameras rolling. 2006, 32 min. By Tetsuaki Matsue. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Lecture/Demonstration: Afro-Portuguese Baila from Sri Lanka: The Gypsies Band

Who:   Freer Art Gallery
When:   July 13, 12 pm | July 14, 12 & 2:30 pm | July 15, 12 & 2:30 pm
Where:   Freer Art Gallery
Washington, DC
Website:   http://www.asia.si.edu/events/lectures.asp
Description:   Enjoy the infectious rhythms and light-hearted melodies of baila music performed by the Gypsies Band, the most popular baila group in Sri Lanka. Probably originating among African slaves during the colonial era, baila melds its African and Portuguese foundations with influences as diverse as calypso and mariachi. Its inventive lyrics address social issues, historical legacies, and contemporary events in biting yet humorous fashion.
14th Annual Asian Cultural Experience at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Who:   The Asian Cultural Experience (ACE)
When:   Saturday 07/14/07
Where:   Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Website:   http://www.naaapatlanta.org/Events.do?id=4962
Description:   The Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) is a two day festival celebrating the various Asian cultures in Atlanta. The festival will be showcasing dances, crafts, foods, and much more from over 12 Asian countries! Come and help make this a successful event by volunteering. NAAAP-Atlanta needs 8 volunteers to help check vendor passes at the gate, assist with kite making, water sales and audio. Additionally, volunteers will receive free admission, a $5 food coupon and a free beverage. Please include your desired time slot in your RSVP.
Film: Into a Dream (Yume no naka e)

When:   July 14, 4 PM
Where:   333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=767445345&id_performance=544709441
Description:   From the director of Exte: Hair Extensions and Suicide Club! Party with Director Sono at the 7/6 JAPAN CUTS Launch Party. U.S. Premiere. 2005, 100 min., digital video, color. Directed by Sion Sono. With Tetsushi Tanaka, Yuna Natsuno, Jun Murakami, Joe Odagiri. A part of the Nippon Connection Festival Tour. Dumped by his girlfriend and suffering from an STD, Mutsugoro is a deadbeat actor who travels to his hometown for his high school reunion. As a cast of richly crafted characters pulls Mutsugoro deeper into his own madness, the story weaves in and out of a hallucinatory world packed with excruciating pain, girl troubles, drunken gunshots and paranoia. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: Kamome Diner (Kamome shokudo)

When:   Saturday, July 14 at 8:15 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1405772617&id_performance=1825137600
Description:   Thursday, July 12 at 8:10 pm Saturday, July 14 at 8:15 pm Followed by ONIGIRI PARTY! Feast on rice balls and drinks with director Ogigami (sponsored, in part, by The Globus Family)! Introduction and Q&A with the director (both screenings)! New York Premiere. 2005, 102 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Naoko Ogigami. With Satomi Kobayashi, Masako Motai, Hairi Katagiri. In Japanese and Finnish with English subtitles. After moving to Helsinki on a whim, Sachie opens a diner, Ruokala Lokki. With the help of two women traveling through Finland alone, they slowly develop relationships with the locals, like Japan-fanatic Tommi, and the mysterious man who teaches Sachie how to make the best cup of coffee. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Onigiri Party special ticket price (includes screening): $15/$12 Japan Society members. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: The Prisoner (Yuheisha – Terorisuto)

When:   Saturday, July 14 at 6 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=12201799&id_performance=1434355129
Description:   Legendary director Masao Adachi’s comeback after 35 years! U.S. Premiere. 2006, 113 min., digital video, color. Directed by Masao Adachi. With Tomorowo Taguchi, Joji Kajiwara, Panta, Hiroshi Yamamoto. A man is locked up after a botched suicide attack, enduring endless torture and slow mental decay in prison. Avant-garde director and screenplay writer through the 60s, Adachi moved to Lebanon after joining the Japanese Red Army in the 70s. This story is based on Adachi’s own experiences, as well as inspired by true events. Music written and produced by leading composers/ musicians Yoshihide Otomo and Jim O’Rourke. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Obon Festival

When:   Saturday, July 14 - 7:30 PM
Where:   Cleveland Buddhist Temple, corner of Euclid Ave. and East 214th St., Cleveland, OH
Description:   The Obon Festival at the Cleveland Buddhist Temple also features a taiko performance by JACL's Icho Daiko/Mame Daiko.
Puppet Animation Double Bill: Komaneko and Monsieur Greenpeas

When:   Saturday July 14; 1:45 PM
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1484955872&id_performance=1979916060
Description:   Komaneko - The Curious Cat (Komaneko) 1:45 pm From the director of Domo-kun! New York Premiere. 2006, 60 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Tsuneo Goda. No dialogue. View trailer on YouTube. In this puppet animation featuring five short episodes, Komaneko spends her days in her attic making films with her handmade dolls. Komaneko's pastel hues, kawaii (cute) characters and storylines will delight both children and adults alike. Great for kids 3+! *** Monsieur Greenpeas (Ryokutama Shinshi) 2:50 pm Screening followed by a special puppet animation demonstration by the director! U.S. Premiere. 2004, 48 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Yasuo Kurita. Popping out of a plate of pilaf, Monsieur Greenpeas embarks on a dizzying adventure to reclaim his lost briefcase from Joker. Acknowledging Wallace and Gromit and Hitchcock as major influences, Kurita spent nearly five years making this humorous, action-packed film on his own. Great for kids 7+! Tickets (includes both films): $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Children aged 5 and under free admission. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
28th Annual Chinatown Summer Fair

Who:   Chicago Chinatown
When:   Sunday, July 15 2007, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Where:   2200 S. Wentworth Ave.
Website:   http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/events/festivals/summer/34772,0,4160917.event?coll=mmx-bestbets-promo
Description:   Features a lion dance procession at 12:30 p.m., live music and dance performances, arts and crafts exhibits, food and merchant vendors. Price: Free.
Annual Vietnamese Youth Tobacco Prevention Summit

Who:   The Vietnamese Culture and Science Association
When:   July 15, 9:00 am - 5:00pm
Where:   Houston's Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Website:   http://www.vhkhvn.org/vhkh/
Description:   The Tobacco Prevention Youth Summit aims to help preventing tobacco use among our Vietnamese-American youth by educating them about the inherent dangers of drugs and promoting the positive aspects of a drug-free lifestyle. The event is organized in the partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Film: Ants (Ari no heitai)

When:   Sunday, July 15; 1:30
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1587927112&id_performance=686561406
Description:   Winner at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Kinema Jumpo Award! New York Premiere. 2006, 101 min., digital video, color. Directed by Kaoru Ikeya. Waichi Okumura was ordered by his military superiors to stay and fight alongside the Chinese in its civil war after WW II. Since his return to Japan in 1954, the government has denied him his military compensation, claiming he remained in China voluntarily. Award-winning documentarian Ikeya accompanies Okumura to China on a journey to uncover evidence, as well as to confront his own grueling memories as a young soldier. Tickets: $10 /$7 members & seniors/$4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: Faces of a Fig Tree (Ichijiku no kao)

When:   Sunday, July 15 at 6 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1968616858&id_performance=1425116543
Description:   Winner at the 2007 Berlinale Film Festival! U.S. Premiere. 2006, 94 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Kaori Momoi. With Kaori Momoi, Hanako Yamada, Saburo Ishikura. A fig tree shines in the Kadowaki family garden, watching over the family through their meals together, quarrels, death, and new beginnings. Momoi gives a charismatic performance as a frantic mother and devoted wife, in a film that she wrote, directed and starred, in a dynamic collaboration with art director Takeo Kimura, best known for his work with Seijun Suzuki. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Film: Flowers of Waseda

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Sunday, July 15 at 1:40 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=71313755&id_performance=1106108722
Description:   The Art & Architecture School of Waseda University is a creative space for talented young artists. These four directors, all graduates of this program, present originality in storytelling, along with technical achievements in their works. Part of Nippon Connection Festival on Tour, shorts in this program include: Kusokuzeshiki Welcome to the awesome world of the creator, hiichan, in this psychedelic animation. 2004, 5 min. By hiichan. Night of Pig’s Trotters (Tonsoku no yoru) A father on the run, a daughter with a toothache, a wife with a secret date…2005, 24 min. By Naoto Kaneko. Running Girl (Hashiru onna) A half-naked girl runs through this animated film. 2003, 4 min. By hiichan. Ordinary People (Futsu no hitotachi) Naoko seeks security and satisfaction in a public toilet. Today there is an old man in the next cabin. 2006, 27 min. By Hisashi Wakamatsu. Karopa ska When Alexandros gets hurt, his father starts working for the mob to finance the medical treatment of his son. 2005, 40 min. By Yukiko Nakane. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de/ See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.
Film: German + Rain (Jaman + ame)

When:   Sunday, July 15 at 6:10 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1294967020&id_performance=483992603
Description:   A story about Yoshiko, an outrageous, stubborn and ill-tempered teenager, and her bizarre friendship with Maki. The up-and-coming young director Yokohama creates a dense world of quirky situations sprinkled with wonderful details. Part of Nippon Connection Festival on Tour. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Film: Look of Love (Rukku obu rabu)

When:   Sunday, July 15 at 3:40 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1820744675&id_performance=108373555
Description:   A frustrated peeping tom, a pimp, a prostitute and a little boy pile into a cab together and go on a bizarre ride through a gloomy and disconnected Tokyo. Ueoka has created abundance of surreal images with his 8mm camera. Tickets: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de
Film: The Blossoming of Etsuko Kamiya (Kamiya Etsuko no seishun)

When:   Sunday, July 15 at 3:30 pm
Where:   Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1406031570&id_performance=914521803
Description:   From the director of Preparation for the Festival and Ronin Gai! U.S. Premiere. 2006, 113 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Kazuo Kuroki. With Tomoyo Harada, Masatoshi Nagase, Shunsuke Matsuoka. Etsuko lives in the country with her protective brother and his wife during WW II. In love with Akashi, a kamikaze pilot, Etsuko must accept the impending fate of his death, and is set up with his best friend, Nagayo. Focusing primarily on war stories in his last years, with characters always full of dignity and warmth, this stoic film marks respected director Kuroki's final feature. Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4:45 pm.
Jokes and Juggling in July: Rakugo ad Daikagura Artists from Japan

When:   July 15, 3 PM
Where:   Tufts University, Barnum Hall, Room 8, 163 Packard Ave., Medford, MA
Description:   Performance, "Jokes and Juggling in July: Rakugo ad Daikagura Artists from Japan" at Tufts University. Hear humorous Japanese stories and see amazing feats of tradition Japanese juggling. For reservations, 617/973-9772 x122.
Teleconference: Irvine Leadership Award Recipients

When:   Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10 AM
Where:   Everywhere.
Description:   Dial-in number: 1-800-909-5202, 10 AM PT, Passcode: Leadership Six diverse Californians are recipients of the 2007 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards, which provide $125,000 to the organizations of social innovators making progress on some of the state’s most challenging issues. Dial in to this telephone press call to hear more about their inspiring personal stories as well as the impact and lessons of their work. For more information, please contact Jenny Park at jpark@fenton.com
The 2007 Mashup: Reaching Today's Totally Wired Generation With Technology

Who:   Ypulse
When:   July 16 – 17, 2007
Where:   Hotel Nikko ( 222 Mason Street), San Francisco, CA
Website:   http://www.mashup.ypulse.com
Description:   NAM and YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia invite you to the 2007 Mashup to learn how media and marketing professionals use technology to reach a “totally wired” generation — Generation Y, tweens and teens. Topics include social media, virtual reality environments and wireless technology; social networking; non-traditional marketing, branding and experiential marketing; and youth activism and creating movements. This national conference also will go beyond discussing teens as consumers and delve into how technology is transforming the rest of their lives — at home, at school and with their friends. Pre-conferences on July 16 include The Music Mashup, of interest to anyone who is tracking the combination of young people, digital technology and music, and Cracking the Code: Marketing to Teens in the Digital Age, focusing on the major technology and cultural trends that impact the buying habits and behaviors of American teens. Special conferen ce events include live performances by Secondhand Serenade and Mortified as well as a closing keynote by Peter van Stolk, President and CEO of Jones Soda. For the complete conference agenda and speaker roster, or to register, please visit www.mashup.ypulse.com.
Korean Constitution Day

When:   July 17, 2007
Description:   This holiday remembers the day the Republic of Korea Constitution was established in 1948.
Film Screening: No Rgret

Who:   Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends - Los Angeles
When:   Wednesday - July 18th at 8 PM
Where:   Regent Showcase Theatre
614 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles 90036
Website:   http://www.apgf.org/noregretmovie.htm
Description:   Order your tickets online at www.outfest.org Ticket prices are $12 plus a $2 "will call" fee when ordering online. or purchase your tickets at the box office Don't miss this film...... Beautiful, daring, and haunting, No Regret represents a breakthrough for both Korean queer cinema and independent filmmaking. Opening in only a handful of theaters, the gay-themed film not only garnered great reviews, it also managed to attract 40,000 moviegoers, setting a new box office record for an indie film. No Regret is the debut feature from Leesong Hee Il, Korea's first openly gay filmmaker. Leesong has long been a familiar name in the festival circuit, having directed the acclaimed short films "Sugar Hill", "Good Romance", and "La Traviata", which was a part of the omnibus Camellia Project - Three Queer Stories at Bogil Island. In No Regret, he continues to delicately explore universal themes of love and sexuality set against uncommon relationships. No Regret presents complex, well-rounded characters that do not occupy convenient stereotypes. Lee Young Hoon, who starred in Leesong's "Good Romance", gives a stirring performance opposite Lee Han, who also appeared in last year's award-winning indie film Don't Look Back. The two young actors portray men of vastly different backgrounds, and the film subtly brings out issues of class structure and gay culture with both gravitas and good humor. The story is anything but predictable, capturing both the beauty and sorrow of love, heartache, and a life lived with No Regret. Turning 18 years of age, Su Min (Lee Young Hoon) leaves his orphanage and moves to Seoul, working various jobs to save up money for university. After losing his job at the factory, Su Min ends up working as a male escort at a gay bar. Already close to hitting rock bottom, Su Min's life gets both more chaotic and more meaningful when Jae Min (Lee Han) walks into his life. Coming from a wealthy, conservative background, Jae Min keeps his sexual orientation hidden from his family. Although he is already engaged, Jae Min is willing to give up everything to be with Su Min, and the two fall into a passionate relationship. But when the realities of life catch up, love may not be enough.
Power Lunch at Thai Diner in the Vinings

Who:   NAAAP-Atlanta
When:   7/18; 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where:   Thai Diner
3280 Cobb Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
Tel: (770) 859-9898
Website:   http://www.naaapatlanta.org/Events.do?id=4959
Description:   Come join fellow NAAAP-Atlanta members, potential members, corporate sponsors, and corporate partners for a networking lunch at a location near you. More intimate than our monthly Networking Nights, this is a great opportunity to connect with others and develop your professional network. An extension to our monthly networking nights, the Power Lunch will be open to current and potential members or for professionals who want to know more about NAAAP. NAAAP-Atlanta Board members will host the Power Lunch at various restaurants throughout Atlanta. Don't miss out on this great networking opportunity. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards!
30th Asian American International Film Festival

Who:   Asian CineVision
When:   July 19th - July 28th, 2007
Website:   http://www.asiancinevision.org
Description:   Join Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society in celebrating America's first festival to recognize the works of Asian and Asian American media makers. Check out over 100 films and videos, special tributes and retrospectives, panel discussions, music video, the 7th annual staged screenplay reading, networking mixers, one-on-one discussions, awards, parties and more! (In association with Asian CineVision. The 30th Asian American International Film Festival is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; National Endowment for the Arts; Asia Society and Museum; Project by Project; and the many Friends of ACV.) For ticket information and updates, visit www.asiancinevision.org.
LEAP's 25th Anniversary Gala

Who:   LEAP
When:   Thursday, July 19; 6-9 pm
Where:   Los Angeles Hilton, Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Website:   http://www.leap.org
Description:   LEAP's 25th Anniversary Gala; reception 6 p.m., dinner 7-9 p.m. at the Los Angeles Hilton. The program will honor AAPI leaders and LEAP's 25-year history.
National Townhall on Hate Crimes

When:   July 19 to July 24
Where:   Many Cities
Website:   http://www.apaforprogress.org
Description:   In June 1982, Chinese American Vincent Chin was killed in Detroit by two unemployed white autoworkers who had been recently been laid off. This hate crime, motivated by anti-Japanese sentiments, served as a rallying cry for the Asian American community and is often considered the beginning of a pan-Asian American movement. Twenty five years later, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and local partners around the country look back in time and assess where we are now. With recent high-profile attacks on Asian Americans in New York, Michigan and Wisconsin, APAP is organizing a series of events throughout the nation around the anniversary of Vincent's murder. Each event will include a special screening of the Academy-Award nominated documentary, "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" and panels with local community leaders. Receptions in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be sponsored by Imaginasian TV Details are still coming in, but so far, we have confirmed: June 19 at 6:30 PM - New York at the Museum of Chinese in America with New York City Councilman John Liu, Darwin Davis (CEO & President, New Yor Urban League) and Elizabeth Ouyang (Organization of Chinese Americans) June 19 - Grand Rapids, MI. at the St. Mary Magdalen Family Center. Co-sponsored by the Asian Victims Relief Fund. More details to come. June 21 - San Francisco. June 23 - Detroit with Roland Hwang of the American Citizens for Justice and Marie Weng with the Association of Chinese in America. June 24 at 2:00 PM - Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum with Renee Tajima Pena, the director of "Who Killed Vincent Chin?", Stewart Kwoh of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center and Robin Toma of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human rights Additional cities and panelists will be added as we confirm. Email us if you would like to host your own screening and discussion. ynavarre@apalc.org
Networking (N3) @ No Mas! Cantina

Who:   NAAAP-Atlanta
When:   07/19 - 7-9 PM
Where:   No Mas! Cantina
180 Walker Street
Atlanta GA, 30313
Website:   http://www.naaapatlanta.org/Events.do?id=4951
Description:   NAAAP-Atlanta Networking Night (N3) are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at a restaurant in the Atlanta area. It gives members , potential members, and corporate sponsors an opportunity to connect and network with other professionals in an informal setting. This month’s N3 will take place at No Mas! Cantina. Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards! Hidden among the artsy lofts and industrial settings, No Mas! Cantina is located in the heart of the Castlberry Hill art district near downtown Atlanta. An avid provider of lavish mexican craftsmanship and handcrafted furnishings, No Mas! Cantina delivers guests an authentic mexican experience! No admission fee.
Noh & Kyogen in the Park

When:   Thursday, July 19 - Saturday, July 21; 7:30 PM
Where:   Dag Hammarskjold Park, across the street from Japan Society in NYC
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1826802291&id_performance=175644708
Description:   All performances are sold out. See below for information on partial-view free seats. Enjoy a balmy summer evening with the stars of traditional Japanese theater! This is an extremely rare opportunity to experience the tradition of noh and kyogen in the outdoor takigi noh (bonfire noh) style. This exceptional program includes Hojo, a forgotten play of the taikoh-noh repertoire from the late 16th century that survives only in scripts, presented in a contemporary re-conceptualization staged by leading noh artist Umewaka Rokuro; Izutsu, a haunting tale of enduring love from the classical noh repertoire performed by members of Tessen-kai, led by Kanze Tetsunojo; and Igui, an exuberant kyogen piece about a divine hood that renders the wearer invisible, featuring renowned master and film/TV star Nomura Mansai and his seven-year-old son. Tickets Opening Night Gala July 19: $100/$80 Japan Society members. Ticket price includes champagne reception with all-star cast. July 20 & 21: $70/$55 Japan Society members. JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE COMMUNITY TICKETS! We are pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, a limited number of partial-view, FREE seats will become available for all three performances. Free tickets for each performance will be released on the day of that show on a first-come, first-served basis at Japan Society’s box office beginning at 12 noon. Tickets must be picked up in person; no reservations, advance tickets, or tickets over the phone. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Free tickets may be partial-view and seats are not reserved. (The house will open at 7pm for seating.) No admittance to reception on 7/19.
10th Taiji Legacy International Martial Arts Championships

When:   07-20-2007
Where:   Plano Convention Centre, Dallas, Texas
Website:   http://www.chinwoo.com/
Description:   Events: Taiji Forms (Chen, Yang, Wu(Hao), Wu, Sun, Cheng Man Ching, 24, 42, 48, Lu, Guang Ping & others), Liu He Ba Fa, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Internal Weapons, Push Hands, Traditional Kungfu Forms & Weapons, Wing Chun, Wooden Dummy, Praying Mantis, Eagle Claw, Choy Lay Fut, Modern Wushu, Internal & External Musical Group Forms & Weapons, Pa Chi, Self Defense Applications, Chi Sau, Shuai Chiao, Continuous Sparring, Point Sparring, Weapons Sparring, 2-3 Man Sets, Chin Woo Events,& SanShou! Seminars and workshops by National and International Masters! 8 Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, & all Taiji Styles performed in the Opening Ceremony! Stage show Masters Demonstrations by National & International Masters! Award of Excellence for ALL Novice competitors and Sr. Executive competitors! Grand Champion Awards for: Internal, Traditional External, Junior, Modern Wushu, Chin Woo Forms, Wing Chun. For more information, contact: Jimmy Wong Phone: 972-680-7888 Event Address: 1350 E. Arapaho Rd. Ste 110 Richardson, TX, 75081 USA Email: usachinwoo@gmail.com
9th Annual KAAN Conference, Building Bridges: Ways to Strengthen Our Community

Who:   KAAN
When:   July 20-22, 2007
Where:   Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston in Cambridge Massachusetts
Website:   http://www.kaanconference.com
Description:   The 9th Annual KAAN Conference, Building Bridges: Ways to Strengthen Our Community, will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston in Cambridge Massachusetts on July 20 -22, 2007. OUR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE! Visit www.kaanconference.com to see the exciting program we will have available. You can register online.
Annual InterIm/ICDA Pig Roast

Who:   InterIm/ICDA
When:   Friday, July 20th - Saturday, July 21st, noon
Where:   Danny Woo Community Garden, 6th and South Main in WA
Description:   Annual InterIm/ICDA Pig Roast Friday, July 20th-- food and festivities begin at dusk and go through evening. Saturday, July 21st--potluck begins at 12 noon. Don't miss this fun annual event! For more information, contact Jennifer Brower, Garden/Outreach Coordinator, (206) 624-1802, ext. 28, or email: jbrower@interimicda.org.
FILM: Made in India?

Who:   AAARI
When:   July 20; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
The JazzKids: Fascinating Rhythm Concert and Workshop

Who:   The MYC
When:   July 20-21 (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Where:   San Francisco Children's Theatre Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, CA
Website:   http://www.themyc.org/
Description:   Jump, Jive and Scat with the JazzKids from Singapore Join this group of talented kids from Singapore, ages 9 - 13, from diverse ethnic backgrounds, as they sing and scat their way through American jazz standards, big band swing music, the Beatles, as well as contemporary pop songs in Mandarin, Malay and Hindi. Singapore is a melting pot of races, religions and ethnicities, whose faces are all represented in this delightful children's ensemble trained by artistic director Kuo Po, who first made a name for herself as Asia's first female singer-saxophonist. The JazzKids represented Singapore at last year's Hong Kong Fringe Festival and are performing this year at the San Francisco Children's Theatre Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens on July 22nd. As a prelude to their Theatre Festival performance, the JazzKids will be gracing the modern new youth center in Marin known as The MYC on Friday and Saturday July 20th and 21st. On Friday July 20th, artistic director Kuo Po will run a free workshop at The MYC for children ages 9 - 12 years old from 1 - 3 p.m. This workshop is open to kids who are interested in learning to sing jazz and pop in a format that emphasizes performance skills as much as vocal technique. Kuo Po brings great fun and energy to these workshops. Be prepared to MOVE as well as sing! All instruction and songs will be in English. On Saturday July 21st, the JazzKids will perform at the MYC from 5 - 6 p.m. Children and adults alike are sure to find something special that appeals to them in the JazzKids' eclectic repertoire with highly original arrangements. To top it off...selected participants from Friday's workshop will get a chance to join the JazzKids and perform live on stage. This concert is free and will take place at The MYC's state-of-the-art auditorium at 1115 3rd Street in downtown San Rafael. To sign up for the workshop or for further information on the workshop or concert call Rachel Watts at (415) 459-6884.
Book Launch, "First Among Nisei: The Life and Writings of Masaji Marumoto"

When:   Saturday, July 21
Where:   Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, First Floor, Teruya Courtyard, Honolulu, HI
Website:   http://www.jcch.com
Description:   Book Launch, "First Among Nisei: The Life and Writings of Masaji Marumoto"; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, First Floor, Teruya Courtyard. The book tells Marumoto's life story that encompasses many key events of 20th century Hawaii history.
Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

When:   Saturday, July 21 2007, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Where:   Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago IL
Website:   http://static.acon.org/gems/ccc/DBRContributionForm2007.pdf
Description:   Watch the 2007 American Family Insurance Dragon Boat Race for Literacy on July 21 at Ping Tom Memorial Park Come and experience the excitement as teams compete in a fast paced race along the south branch of the Chicago River on beautifully decorated dragon boats. Explore music, food and crafts as well as performances from cultural centers all across Chicago.
In Conversation with Alice Fong

Who:   The Chinese Historical Society of America
When:   07/21/2007 [Saturday] 2:00 pm
Where:   CHSA Museum & Learning Center
965 Clay St, San Francisco, CA, 94108
Description:   Join artist Alice Fong for an intimate gathering and talk with a slide show presentation featuring pieces in Alice Fong: A Retrospective at CHSA.
Miss Florida Asia

Who:   OCA-South Florida Chapter and United Chinese Association of Florida
When:   July 21, 2007 @ 6:30 pm
Where:   17011 NE 19 Avenue North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Website:   http://kaibo2.com/missFLasia/
Description:   The evening of Miss Florida Asia pageant showcases Asian American women's beauty in their national costume of their country origin, life style and fitness in swimsuit, elegant evening gown and on-stage question, and live talent performance. Miss Florida Asia embraces the Asian culture with beauty. The main goal is to help Asian American women increase their cultural awareness and nurture them to be future leaders. The Pageant allows Asian American women, between the ages 18-25 (on the Pageant date), to honor and celebrate themselves, their culture, and their intelligence, so that they can see and be seen in positive and inspiring roles.
PbP 5th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Benefit

Who:   Project by Project, SoCal
When:   Saturday, July 21 7:00-10:30 PM
Where:   Wallis Annenberg Building, California Science Center, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles
Website:   http://www.projectbyproject.org/sc/foodandwine/
Description:   We proudly invite you to join Project by Project Southern California (PbP SC), for Project by Project's Fifth Annual Food & Wine Tasting Benefit: Project by Project's Fifth Annual Food & Wine Tasting Benefit will build upon our organization's years of success in hosting this signature event, both in New York City and Los Angeles. This year, the event will again feature premier chefs and restaurants, beverage purveyors, and a silent auction. This event follows our successful 2006 event, which was attended by over 800 guests and featured 22 celebrated chefs and 14 premier beverage purveyors. Last year’s event was also featured on Bravo TV’s Top Chefs and selected as Citysearch Top Ten Things to Do This Summer for the third straight year. Project by Project is a national volunteer organization of social entrepreneurs that serves Asian American non-profits in need by raising public awareness, volunteerism and capital. Every year, each local PbP chapter partners with a different Asian American community-based organization and tailors an 8-month long campaign according to its specific needs. By partnering with a different under-served non-profit each year and providing applied skills such as fundraising, marketing & PR consulting, event planning, strategic consulting, recruiting, and other assistance, Project by Project represents an innovative and uniquely valuable approach to community service. Project by Project is a 100% volunteer driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Reston Asian Festival

When:   7/21
Where:   Washington DC
Website:   http://asianfestivaldc.com
Description:   The "Asian Festival" is a one day FREE ADMISSION event to promote a greater understanding of the Asian countries and culture with show-casing Thailand this year to celebrate the king's 80th birthday. Each participating country will showcase its unique music, cultural performances, food, beauty pageants, fashion, handicrafts, gift shop and other products and entertainment. The Festival has blended together trade opportunities, product marketing, entertainment, food and tennis, creating an event to attract all sections and age groups.
San Francisco National Karate Challenge

When:   07-21-2007
Where:   University of San Francisco Memorial Gym, 2335 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94117
Website:   http://www.goldcupcircuit.com/
Description:   Event Open to all styles. *Tiger Claw Sponsored Event* For more information, contact: Manuels Renshikan Karate at phone: 415-337-4537 or e-mail: manuelskarate@sbdglobal.net
The Color of Desire: Race, Gender, and Sexuality for Asian Adoptees

When:   Saturday, July 21 at 3:45 p.m.
Where:   Boston, MA
Description:   Adult adoptees (18 yrs+) are invited to participate in a focus group to examine how Asian Adoptees navigate racialized stereotypes about sex and sexuality in intimate relationships. Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, Ph.D. will be conducting this focus group at the KAAN Conference (Saturday, July 21 at 3:45 p.m.). If you are interested in joining us for a candid discussion and/or have questions, please contact me at kathleen.bergquist@unlv.edu or (702) 301-3417.
Free Meditation Class

Who:   Austin Martial Arts Academy
When:   Sunday: July 22 at 11:30 am
Where:   Austin Martial Arts Academy, 5000 Bee Caves Road Suite 210, Austin, Texas 78746
Website:   http://www.austinmartialarts.com
Description:   Powerful Mushin Meditation and breathing exercises that quickly remove stress, allowing you to release tension from your body, elicit the relaxation response, clear your head, and focus your mind. With dedicated practice these exercises will lead you into deep experiences of inner peace.
Twin Cities JACL Summer Picnic

When:   Sunday, July 22 - 12-4 PM
Where:   Rosland Park, 4300 W. 66th St.
Edina, Minnesota
Description:   Come to the Twin Cities JACL Summer Picnic. Enjoy food, children's games, bingo and fun. RSVP by July 20 to Lisa Shakerin with number of attendees and ages of children, 763/537-6829 or mincks01@aol.com; bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share.
Seminar: Chinese Students in Taiwan: A Win-Win Relationship?

Who:   Fairbank Center
When:   Monday, July 23, 12:15pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S153, Harvard University, MA
Website:   http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/events.html
Description:   Open to the public. This lunch seminar is given by David Zweig (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) at Harvard University. Contact: (617) 495-4046
THE NEW SCHOOL FOR CULINARY ARTS: The Foods of Vietnam

When:   7/23, 6:30-9:30 p.m
Website:   http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/01b_currcourse.htm
Description:   One session. Mon., 6:30-9:30 p.m. $125 James Chew, Original executive chef at Vong and Typhoon Brewery The foods and flavors of Vietnam are a wonderful cross-cultural blend of Asian and French culinary influences. Students are introduced to a variety of traditional techniques and ingredients, including rice paper and lemongrass, as they prepare a menu that highlights the elegance, flavorfulness, and sophistication of Vietnamese cuisine. More information or to register contact nscularts@aol.com, call 212.255.4141
Tie A Yellow Ribbon - FILM

Who:   Also-Known-As and yKAN
When:   July 23 and July 27
Where:   New York, NY
Website:   http://www.yellowribbonmovie.com
Description:   Dear Friends, I'd like to call on you to come out and support a very special film which was written and directed by Korean adoptee, Joy Dietrich. Her film, TIE A YELLOW RIBBON, will be showing very soon in New York and is being co-sponored by Also-Known-As and yKAN. Your attendance is vital to show decision-makers in the movie business that there is an audience out there for films starring Asian-American leads. Instead of blowing $10 on a Hollywood blockbuster that you know will make billions anyway, go and spend that $10 on TIE A YELLOW RIBBON which Variety has called "Engrossing and Poignant." TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will be screening on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00pm at the Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival (see http://www.urbanworld.com ) and Friday July 27th at 9:15pm at the Asian American International Film Festival ( http://www.aaiff.org). Tickets go on sale very soon, so go check it out! Also, after each screening there will be afterparties where you can have a drink with the director, crew and cast (locations TBA)! See you all there! SYNOPSIS: New York filmmaker Joy Dietrich, who showcased her short film SURPLUS at the Asian American International Film Festival in 2000, returns with a feature-length film on the lives of three Asian American women desperately needing to feel some kind of connection. Jenny Mason (Kim Jiang), a jagged Korean adoptee, is unable to let go of her family's past, and refuses to let anyone in emotionally. An aspiring photographer, her work's visceral beauty seems frozen in time, much like her own inner turmoil. Her life intersects with two other Asian American women, Bea (Jane Kim) and Sandy (Theresa Ngo). Bea, a delicate beauty, is afraid to be alone and doesn't know how to handle the silent expectations placed on her. Sandy, dubbed a "mouse," is a skittish, shy girl who can't seem to find her own voice enough to be respected and noticed. As Bea and Sandy struggle to find love, acceptance and connection, they help Jenny see how she must stop running and face her own damaged past. TIE A YELLOW RIBBON is a rare view into the very real, emotionally complex interior of a Korean adoptee who needs to reconcile her feelings on race, identity and family, complexes that have nothing to do with a birth-mother search. One of the first feature films to address the abnormally high rates of suicide and depression among Asian American women, this groundbreaking work entices and challenges us to look at the hard, imperfect struggles that Asian American women face on a daily basis. For more information about the film, please visit www.yellowribbonmovie.com.
Mongolia: Dance, Music & Ballad

Who:   Asia Society with Lincoln Center Festival 2007
When:   July 24; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where:   Auditorium, Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Ave, New York
Website:   http://www.lincolncenter.org/
Description:   A symposium on Mongolian music and dance by artists from Inner Mongolia, the Lake Uvs region in the northwest, and the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. This all-day program will feature excerpts of performances on traditional instruments such as lutes, fiddles, and flutes, including the two-stringed horse-head violin (morin khuur), considered to be the national instrument of Mongolia, as well as indigenous dance (bielgee), epic song (tuul’), long chant (urtyn duu), and overtone singing (khoomii).
Dance Theater Workshop - Young Soon Kim 30th Anniversary Season

When:   July 25-28
Where:   Dance Theater Workshop
219 W 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY
Website:   http://whitewavedance.rsvp1.com/?mghost=http%3A%2F%2Fwhitewavedance.com&mglogexit=1&mgfixit=1
Description:   Young Soon Kim and WHITE WAVE will celebrate Ms. Kim's 30th Anniversary of dance in New York with the world premiere of SSOOT at Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schoenberg Theater. Gala Opening Night (Wed., July 25, 6pm) performance and post-reception black-tie optional champagne reception Silent auction World premiere of SSOOT post-performance reception with company members SILENT AUCTION Available on the Asian American Artworks, Inc.'s website starting July 15. The artwork of forty artists will be auctioned off in benefit of the asian contemporary artists and the WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim's Dance Company. The silent auction is made possible through a partnership with Asian American Artworks, Inc. TICKETS $50, includes the champagne reception, the silent auction, the premiere of SSOOT and a post-performance reception with the company. Purchase by phone or in person at Dance Theater Workshop - phone 212-954-0077, adress: 219 W 19th St., NYC Purchase by phone at WHITE WAVE, call 718-855-8822 ABOUT SOOT SSOOT takes its name from a Korean word, which literally translates as charcoal in English but is also used colloquially to mean "fresh energy." This three-part, 90-minute piece for 18 performers seeks to reveal the emotional landscape and inner lives of its characters in their most raw and vulnerable form, the secret longings of utterly human stories. Young Soon Kim has created a radical, captivating vision of dance-theater with ravishingly complex choreography. The work features projected images with which the dancers interact, created by the video artist Joel Cantor. The interaction between dance and technology is made possible by Stephen Pusey scenic design. The production’s original score is by Korean composers Ki Young Kim and Dae Soo Hahn. Lighting design is by Dan Meeker. SSOOT features the full 16 member company: Pascal Benichou (Joffrey Ballet), Eric Hoisington (San Francisco Ballet), Benjamin Degenhardt (Pina Bausch), Alison Clancy, Blanca Cubillos-Roman, Cornelius Brown, Donven Gilliard, Elise Knudson, Faith Hunter Kimberling, Hyun Joo Su, Lauren Yalango, Mica Bernas, Randy Burd, Sin Ae Park, and Won Kim (Korea). Performance Schedule: Wed. July 25 - Fri., July 27 at 7:30 pm Sat. July 28 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm Opening Night Gala: Wednesday, July 25 - Tickets: $50 6:00 – 7:15 pm - Black-tie optional, champagne reception with silent auction (for more info on the silent auction and Gala tickets, please visit www.whitewavedance.com or call 718-855-8822) 7:30 pm – Gala Performance 9:30 pm – Post-performance reception with the company Tickets: $20
Film Screening: "Officer Tsukamoto"

Who:   Asia Society
When:   Wednesday, July 25 - 8:30 PM
Where:   Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York, NY
Description:   Film screening, "Officer Tsukamoto" is about officer Ron Tsukamoto, one of the first Asian-American police officers in the country who was shot and killed in Berkeley, Calif.; tickets are $10 or $8 for Cinevision/students/seniors. Info: www.officertsukamoto.com.
Midnight Sun (Taiyo no uta)

When:   Wednesday, July 25 2007
Where:   Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, 60601
Description:   Director: Norihiro Koizumi, Japan, 2006 Presented by: Japan Information Center Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Kaoru suffers from a rare genetic disease in which exposure to direct sunlight could prove fatal. Unable to lead the life of a typical teenager, Kaoru is resigned to her fate, finding her only solace in performing as a nocturnal street musician. The safety of her solitary, insular world is jeopardized when she encounters and falls in love with Koji, who challenges her to confront the world in new ways. Midnight Sun is a poignant tale about the sacrifices made for a loved one and the beautiful potential of those not expected to live full and fruitful lives. 119 minutes. Japanese with English subtitles. Contact: Vivian Teng (e) info@chicagofilmfestival.com
Seminar: China's Harmonious Society and India's Inclusive Growth: Achievable Goals?

Who:   Fairbank Center
When:   Wednesday, July 25, 12:15pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S153 at Harvard University
Description:   China Lunchtime Seminar by Subramanian Swamy (Economist) Open to the public. Contact: (617) 495-4046
(H)API Hour for Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Remembering 30th Anniversary of I-Hotel Evictions

Who:   Co-presented by the Young Filipino Professional Association (yfpa.org), Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (aajasf.org) and APA|5 (apafive.org)
When:   Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:30-7:30 PM
Where:   The International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street, San Francisco
Website:   http://www.hapihour.org
Description:   Co-presented by the Young Filipino Professional Association (yfpa.org), Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (aajasf.org) and APA|5 (apafive.org) Donations Requested: $10-$20 sliding scale Featuring appearances by Supervisor Tom Ammiano and performances by Kevin Camia and Samantha Chanse On August 4, 1977, more than 50 elderly Asian immigrants, most from the Philippines, were evicted from the 10×10-foot rooms in the International Hotel located on the edge of downtown San Francisco in Manilatown. The evictions were carried out to make way for an office tower, but instead they gave birth to a defian grassroots movement for affordable housing. 100 percent of all donations will go to Manilatown Heritage Foundation, which promotes social and economic justice for Filipinos in America by preserving our history, advocating for equal access, and advancing our arts and culture. The (H)API Hour (hapihour.org) brings together supporters of Asian American Pacific Islander communities through happy hours that raise funds for, and awareness of, nonprofit organizations serving AAPIs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Visit www.hapihour.org and www.manilatown.org for more information.
A Salute to Asian Pacific American Pioneers

Who:   International Leadership Foundation
When:   JULY 26, 6 PM
Where:   Washington Hilton, International Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut , Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Description:   Annual Gala Dinner "A Salute to Asian Pacific American Pioneers," by the International Leadership Foundation; RSVP by July 12 Time: 6 p.m. Reception; 7 p.m. Dinner Contact: Christine Choi, (202) 531.5031; ilfstaffs@yahoo.com
Changing Faces - Transforming Communities

When:   July 26-29
Where:   Best Western River's Edge
15901 W. Valley Hwy
Tukwila, WA
Website:   http://www.pacificcitizen.org/forms/BiDistrictInfo.pdf
Description:   "Changing Faces - Transforming Communities", a PNW-IDC JACL Bi-District Conference; Best Western River's Edge, 15901 W. Valley Hwy., 800/544-9863; registration $160/adults, $50/youth 25 and under (registration early-bird deadline extended to July 12); events include a welcome mixer, recognition luncheon, workshops, networking luncheon and awards dinner; a block of rooms have been reserved at the Best Western River's Edge, $99/night plus tax. Info: Elaine Akagi, pnwgov@jacl.org.
NAAAP Power Lunch @ Tin Drum Asia Café (Perimeter)

Who:   NAAAP-Atlanta
When:   7/26 - 11:30AM Sharp
Where:   Tin Drum Asia Café
4530 Olde Perimeter Way suite 200
Dunwoody, GA 30346
Website:   http://www.naaapatlanta.org/Events.do?id=4966
Description:   Come join fellow NAAAP-Atlanta members for a networking lunch at a location near you. More intimate than our monthly N3s, this is a great opportunity to connect with other members and develop your professional network. An extension to our monthly networking N3, the Power Lunch will be open to current and new members or for professionals who want to know more about NAAAP. A NAAAP-Atlanta Board member will host the Power Lunch at various restaurants throughout Atlanta including, Downtown, Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Midtown, etc. Don't miss out on this great networking opportunity. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards! Cost: Attendees responsible for own meal
OPENING RECEPTION: Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World

Who:   The Korea Society
When:   July 26 at 5:30 PM
Where:   The Korea Society Gallery
950 Third Avenue
New York, NY 100022
(Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street)
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/arts/gallery/korean_funerary_figures_companions_for_the_journey_to_the_other_world.html
Description:   Death is an aspect of the human condition that touches every culture in every age, and almost all cultures envelop death in a rich artistry as a way of managing the trauma it causes. In nineteenth and early twentieth century Korea, artisans carved joyful wooden figurines depicting acrobats, clowns and mystical animals-which are called kkoktu-to place on the funeral biers of the departed. A collection of 72 kkoktu will be brought to the U.S., for the first time ever, for an exhibition in The Korea Society Gallery. Organized jointly with the Seoul-based Ockrang Cultural Foundation, Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World will run at The Korea Society Gallery from July 26 to November 20, 2007. The kkoktu are archaeological treasures in their own right. Their costumes and poses reflect the realities of rural Korean village life during a period that left few written records. More importantly, the kkoktu open a window on a timeless, characteristically Korean attitude towards death. Though the gaiety depicted in many of the figurines may seem incompatible with mourning, what they are intended to express is a deep desire that the deceased loved one will enter the next world surrounded by joy. The figurines also embody a sophisticated appreciation of the fleeting nature of all experience. The show's opening reception will be held on July 26 at 5:30 PM at The Korea Society Gallery. To provide a cultural context for the exhibition, immediately following the reception, Dr. Laurel Kendall of the American Museum of Natural History will give a Gallery Talk on the shamanic rituals for the dead beginning at 6:30 PM. Open to the Public and Free of Charge
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - OPEN HOUSE

Who:   Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
When:   Thursday, July 26th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   5th Floor / Classroom 11
915 Broadway
New York, NY
(between 20th and 21st Streets)
Website:   http://www.PacificCollege.edu/news
Description:   Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, Invites you to an Open House Explore Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Massage Careers Master of Science, Bachelor of Professional Studies, and Associates of Occupational Studies degrees Learn What Makes Pacific College Unique Clinical and Outreach Opportunities, Alumni Services, and more Meet the Staff Find out about Admissions Process, Scheduling, and Financial Aid Questions and Answers Featured Activities: Participate in Qi Gong Watch an Acupuncture Demonstration Sample Chinese Herbs Try some Chinese Herbal Tea Take a look at books, needles, herb samples and more in our East Asian Medicine display Classes begin three times each year.
Sake Tasting with Appetizers at Elaine's Asian Bistro & Grill

When:   Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where:   Elaine’s, at 8 Bond Street, Great Neck (corner of Grace Avenue), NY
Description:   Anyone who enjoys sake or would like to learn more about the Japanese wine is invited to sample more than 20 different sakes and a large selection of appetizers at a special tasting at Elaine’s Asian Bistro & Grill. The event will take place at Elaine’s, at 8 Bond Street, Great Neck (corner of Grace Avenue), on Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample various types of sake, including top-grade selections, and will enjoy sushi and an assortment of appetizers to accompany the sake. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 516-829-8883.
San Jose Taiko

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   July 26, 6:30 PM
Where:   Japanese American National Museum | 369 E. First St. | Los Angeles | CA | 90012
Website:   http://www.janm.org/events/summerconcerts#2007-07-12
Description:   Now in its third year... Our FREE 1st and Central Summer Concerts returns! In a rare appearance at the National Museum, the ensemble will pull out all the stops as they express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the singular voice of taiko.
TINA KIM LIVE

Who:   Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends - Los Angeles
When:   THURSDAY JULY 26th, at 8:30 PM
Where:   1119 S. Olive Street ------ Los Angeles, CA 90015
Website:   http://www.apgf.org/comedynight-july07.htm
Description:   TINA KIM LIVE at the J Lounge in downtown Los Angeles Doors open at 7:00 PM for my show and my show starts at 8:30 PM. I will have a few opening acts. You can eat at the restaurant if you are hungry or you can order bar food at my show in the lounge. They have great food and cocktails here. There is NO two drink minimum or anything like that at my show. There is free parking on the street, a parking garage across the street from the lounge or valet parking at the lounge. Log onto www.jloungela.com for more information. I will have a few opening comics and then I will close the show. The whole show with my opening comics will be one and a half hours long. Afterwards you are welcome to stay and hang out with me. Tickets are $15.00 in advance through my website only. (TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Your name will be on a prepaid list at the door and you will get a confirmation email. No refunds.) Order your tickets online ($15 in advance) or it is $20.00 cash at the door on the night of my show.
FILM: What Time Is It There?

Who:   AAARI
When:   July 27; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
Global Chinese Health Food Symposium

When:   Friday, July 27 - Saturday, July 28
Where:   McCormick Place South
Chicago, IL
Website:   http://www.chinesehealthfood.net
Description:   On July 27-28, the Chinese American Food Society will host a symposium in conjunction with the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. This symposium is the first international conference held in the U.S. on Chinese health food and its associated concepts and technologies. Join other members of the international community to exchange ideas and develop a common vision for the future of Chinese health food. Highlighted are cutting-edge researchers from across the world who have made important contributions to Chinese health food in areas such as biotechnology, functionality, safety, regulation, and processing technology. For more information and to register, visit chinesehealthfood.net.
Herbal and Healing Gardens

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   Saturday, July 28, 2007 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where:   Japanese American National Museum | 369 E. First St. | Los Angeles | CA | 90012
Website:   http://www.janm.org/exhibits/landscaping/programs
Description:   The first in a four-part series of gardening demonstrations: Herbal and Healing Gardens with Michael DeHart, Getty Center and Getty Villa Horticulturist.
SEMINAR: Negotiation in America: Tips for Success for Immigrant Business Negotiators

Who:   EdithYeung.com
When:   Saturday, July 28 (9:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Where:   Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
Website:   http://negotiate.eventbrite.com/
Description:   You Don't Get What You Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate. Brought to you by EdithYeung.com & Invincibelle.com, this powerful workshop will give you the strategies you need to immediately become a more effective negotiator here in America. You will learn some of the proven negotiation strategies and tactics used by world class American business leaders. This 3 ½ hours workshop is for you if: - English is not your first language; - You have always wanted to improve your negotiation and communication skills; - You have ever felt afraid and unprepared to negotiate for your best interests; and if - You are an immigrant professional or entrepreneur who is new and/or unsure about the American negotiation landscape and how to work the American system. Here are just a few things that you will take away: -Understand the critical differences between American and your culture's communication and negotiation styles; -Improve your outcomes and learn to negotiate effectively with Americans as a non-American negotiator; -Create a confident and commanding presence as a negotiator; -Develop an effective plan and strategy to win your next negotiation; - Practical tips to prepare face-to-face, phone or email negotiations; and - Much, much more! The objective of this workshop is for you to leave the session with specific strategies and tactics you can use to succeed in your very next negotiation. Can you afford not to win your next negotiation? If your answer is “no”, then this workshop is not to be missed.
The 7th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival: Colorado’s premier Asian Pacific American cultural summer event.

When:   July 28 – July 29, 2007 (10am-7pm)
Where:   Sloan’s Lake Park – Sheridan Blvd. at 26th Ave., Denver, CO
Website:   http://www.cdbf.org
Description:   Racing: For the first time, this year's Colorado Dragon Boat races will expand to two full days and include both competitive and recreational divisions. The Competitive Division races will feature more experienced local AND out-of-town teams, and paddle a 300-500 meter course, while Recreational Division teams will paddle a 170-200 meter course. CDBF will again include a community pickup team, comprised of individual racers not associated with an organization/company/corporation. Cultural Arts: At this year's NEW Explore Asia you can immerse yourself into three different Asian Villages featuring their vibrant cultures: Vietnamese, Hmong (pronounced Mong), and Mongolian. At Gateway to Asia, festival-goers can experience the many diverse Asian cultural arts through intimate demonstrations and close-up performances, including Filipino dances, Chinese calligraphy, taiko drums and making Hawai'ian leis.. Youth Unity: The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is proud to introduce the "Youth Unity" performance stage to promote youth unity through various cultural performances and presentations. The Youth Unity stage will host presentations on the history, the elements, and the positive values of Hip-Hop Culture, one of the most influential popular art cultures to ever influence our youth. Performing Arts: Each year the CDBF hosts the best of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American performances from the thunderous sounds of Japanese taiko drums to rock ‘n roll performed by Asian American artists. The performing arts stage presented by SCFD promises something for everyone all day long. Marketplace: Over 75 vendors will offer a wide variety of Asian wares. Last year these included Chinese calligraphy, Thai home accessories, Japanese pottery, acupuncture and massage and many more. Taste of Asia hosts tantalizing cuisine from many different Asian cultures including the Philippines, Thailand, China, Korea, Japan and others. Dragonland: A special area for kids with fun, hands-on educational activities and crafts to learn about Asian cultures. The activities include face painting, calligraphy and popular origami projects to fold paper dragons and samurai helmets. The 7th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is presented in association with Coors Brewing Company, Kaiser Permanente, SCFD, State Farm®, 101.5 FM Martini on the Rockies, Comcast, FOX 31- KDVR and The Denver Post. Supporting sponsors of the event are AARP, American Family Insurance, Moneygram and PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP. Corporate Patrons include Premier Bank, Raytheon and Wells Fargo. Founded in 2001 to celebrate Colorado’s rich Asian Pacific American (APA) culture, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival has become the region’s fastest growing fun, family-friendly summer festival. Named "Top Annual Festival" by the Rocky Mountain News and a "Best of Denver" event by Westword, CDBF offers festival-goers the opportunity to explore APA customs through performances, arts and crafts, shopping, dining and the exciting athletic competition of dragon boat racing.
Youth@Work

Who:   EEOC San Francisco
When:   Thursday July 28th, 10:30 a.m.
Where:   NAM Offices: 275 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 [bet. Howard & Folsom Sts.]
Description:   The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will host a video screening and online launch on Thursday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. (PDT), at the Yo! Youth OutLook conference room at the NAM office in San Francisco. The event will feature work produced by two Bay Area high school seniors for the EEOC's Youth@Work Initiative, to educate young workers about workplace rights and responsibilities. For more information, please contact Neelanjana Banerjee at nbanerjee@newamericamedia.org
2007 JACL and CJAF Graduation Celebration and Scholarship Luncheon

When:   Sun., July 29
Where:   Shinano Restaurant, 5222 Wilson Mills Rd., Richmond Heights, Cleveland
Description:   Save the date for the 2007 JACL and CJAF Graduation Celebration and Scholarship Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at Shinano Restaurant in Cleveland. $18/person, $15/students; RSVP by July 25 to: Keith Asamoto, 216/921-2976, kasamoto_jacl@yahoo.com or Aiko Ebihara, 440/775-4435, raebihara@aol.com.
A/PGF's Singles Evemt

Who:   Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends
When:   Sunday, July 29th at 3 PM
Where:   Champagne French Bakery Cafe
8917-9 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA
Website:   http://www.apgf.org/singlesevent.htm
Description:   Come meet great people, just like you, who are looking to chat, laugh and get to know each other better over coffee and. We will meet at 3 PM for coffee (a pastry, snack...it's up to you) at the Champagne French Bakery Cafe which provides a fresh choice of French cuisine and baked goods in a elegant , yet casual atmosphere without the loud music. Then do what you want, with whomever you want. This is a alternative way of meeting new friends (or just hanging out with some old friends)
JACL Annual Summer Picnic

Who:   JACL
When:   Sun., July 29, 2-6 pm
Where:   Wilson Park in West Carrollton, Ohio
Description:   Join the JACL Annual Summer Picnic at Wilson Park! Enjoy food, music and games for kids and adults. JACL will provide water, lemonade, watermelon, hamburgers, vegeburgers, hot dogs and paper goods. Bring a covered dish, salad or dessert. Info: Jane Katsuyama, 937/470-4867.
Portland Classical Chinese Trio

Who:   Portland Classical Chinese Garden
When:   July 31st
Where:   The Garden is located between NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Flanders and Glisan in Old Town/Chinatown. The Garden can be reached from I-405 by taking the Everett Street Exit and turning East. The garden is also available by MAX, which is Portland's light rail sys
Website:   http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org/awakening/orchids/info/C2/
Description:   What could be more authentic in a Ming dynasty-inspired garden than the evocative sounds of Chinese music written 500 to 1,000 years ago? Back by popular demand! Tickets: $15.00 members/ $17 non-members
19th Annual National Convention of AAJA

Who:   AAJA
When:   August 1-4, 2007
Where:   Hyatt Regency Miami in Florida
Miami FL
Website:   http://www.aaja.org/programs/convention2007/welcome/
Description:   Welcome to Miami! Get ready. This year’s convention promises just as much energy and excitement as the city itself has to offer. This is the first time AAJA will hold its convention in Miami. And we’re pleased to be in a place so rich in culture, sights and sounds. No doubt many of our members will take the time to enjoy this beautiful city and all that it has to offer. But before you slip on your sandals and head out to explore Miami, you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of our excellent programming. Our program co-chairs, Doris Truong from The Washington Post and Victoria Lim from WFLA-TV in Florida, are working hard with AAJA members from across the country to pull together more than three dozen workshops. Our plenary session will put a laser focus on the changes our industry has seen of late: from closures and consolidations to changing newsroom roles and convergence. How we gather and deliver the news has changed. And traditional newsrooms have evolved into Web-focused information centers. How can career journalists best position themselves to make the most of these changes? Top executives from media companies and the Web world will share their views. This is a plenary you won’t want to miss. Indeed, our jobs and the landscape of our industry have changed dramatically. And more change is clearly on the way. To help you meet these changes and make the most of new opportunities that come along with it, AAJA has adapted its convention programming this year. You’ll find sessions that will teach you how to deliver the news on multiple platforms; workshops that have been refined to cater to all disciplines -- print, online and broadcast alike; and vital skills training on everything from videography, to blogging to maximizing your Web skills. And in Miami, where Asians and Asian Americans are a small but fast-growing segment of the population, our Town Hall meeting will explore the impact of the emerging immigrant vote. Better get busy. There’s so much to learn. And let’s not forget time to reconnect with old friends from across the country. So enjoy all that the convention has to offer. And enjoy Miami! Jeanne Mariani-Belding President Asian American Journalists Association
Falling for Grace

Who:   NMWA and DC APA
When:   August 1, 2007 - 7 PM
Where:   Washington, DC
Website:   http://www.fallingforgrace.com/
Description:   Along with the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, NMWA is pleased to present the Washington D.C. premiere of actress Fay Ann Lee�s feature film directing debut Falling for Grace, a modern-day Chinese American Cinderella story. Lee stars as Grace Tang, an Ivy League-educated investment banker from Chinatown who longs to be a part of New York 's high society. At a socialite event, she is mistaken for a Hong Kong heiress and meets her Prince Charming, blue-blooded New York scion, Andrew Barrington, Jr. (Queer as Folk�s Gale Harold). Hilarious and absorbing, Falling for Grace also features comedienne Margaret Cho as Grace�s best friend, Janie. Grace unintentionally weaves a web of deceit, while advocating for sweatshop workers, attending high-society events, and keeping her family afloat. What will happen when the clock strikes midnight? Members, Seniors, Students $4; General $5.
25th Annual Asian Community Night with the A's

Who:   Asian Community Mental Health Services
When:   August 3, 7:05 - 10:30
Where:   McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Website:   http://www.acmhs.org
Description:   It's baseball season! Join Asian Community Mental Health Services for Asian Community Night with the Oakland A's, August 3. Oakland A's vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Individual Field Level Outfield Seats - $30 Tickets on sale until Friday, July 20 For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Grace at 510.869.6073 or ea@acmhs.org Directions: McAfee Coliseum http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/oak/ballpark/oak_ballpark_directions.jsp
FILM: Beshkempir: The Adopted Son

Who:   AAARI
When:   August 3; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
Houston International Martial Arts & USAWKF National Championships

When:   08-03-2007
Where:   9730 Town Park Drive, Suite 116
Houston TX
Website:   http://www.HIMAChampionships.com
Description:   Adult & Junior Grand Champion competition in Internal Styles and External Style, Junior Grand Champion Karate & Tae Kwon Do Divisions, Adult Sanshou Grand Champion. Awards $500, $300. Open to all Martial Arts organizations. For more information, contact: King Lam at 504-427-3522 or kingl@HIMAChampionships.com - www.HIMAChampionships.com
Monster House - The Opening!

When:   8/3 (Friday) - 11 PM-4 Am
Where:   Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (3rd Avenue between 1st Street & Bleecker Street)
6 Train to Bleeker Street / F Train to 2nd Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.audioleaf.com/MonsterHouse
Description:   Live rap performances by: RWEMY (Ject Family) CA$H DINERO (Ject Family) Saint6 (Ject Family) Yung Herezy (Chain 'Hood Crew) Dance performanecs by: Maho, Tomoyo, Kensuke HipHop Reggae R&B Spin By: DJ Chin-nen Admission $10. (Any age to party--21 and over to drink.) First 100 get special mixtapes!!! Questions? Email Ject_Family@hotmail.com
RECEPTION: "To Enjoy and Defend Our American Citizenship"

Who:   Chinese Historical Society of America
When:   Friday, August 3rd, 4-6 p.m.
Where:   Chinese Historical Society of America
Museum & Learning Center
965 Clay Street
San Francisco CA
Description:   In the 1880s, the federal government passes legislation that removes the equal protection under the law provided by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Racial discrimination and violent attacks intensify throughout the next decades, and community members face the challenge of organizing to fight for basic human rights. Join CHSA in exploring the experiences of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in their groundbreaking work alongside groups such as NAACP to challenge discriminatory laws and create the support systems necessary for survival in a segregated United States.
Seminar: Topics in Chinese Middle Period History

Who:   Fairbank Center
When:   Friday, August 3, 12:15pm
Where:   Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S153
MA
Website:   http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/events.html
Description:   Join this special seminar sponsored by the Fairbank Center. Huang Kuanchung (Academic Sinica) Kondo Kazunari (Waseda University) Introduced by Peter Bol (Harvard University) Open to the public.
13th Annual San Francisco Aloha Festival

When:   August 4 - 5, 10 am
Where:   San Francisco Presidio, Parade Grounds
Website:   http://www.SanFranciscoAlohaFestival.org
Description:   Each day of the festival, there will be workshops, as well as cultural information and non-profit organizations in the education area. All activities in this area are free.
APEX Leadership Luncheon Series with Bill Imada

Who:   Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)
When:   Saturday, August 04 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
Where:   BAR CELONA
46 East Colorado Boulevard
Old Pasadena CA
Website:   http://apexlls2.eventbrite.com/
Description:   The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is proud to introduce a new series of events to cultivate our community and champion leadership by introducing figureheads in the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. With a more intimate crowd of attendees, this is a great opportunity to build real relationships with our special guests. Each luncheon will be structured as follows: 11:00am - 11:30pm - Registration/Networking Reception 11:30pm - 12:15pm - Lunch 12:15pm - 1:00pm - Discussions with Special Guest After the lunch portion, Jason Scott Park, APEX President, will ask several opening questions so that the attending special guest will have an opportunity to share information about them. During this time, guests have an opportunity to ask questions and really pick their brain about what inspired them to pursue their goals. ** To respect all attendees, please keep in mind that discussions should focus on the topic of leadership. Any specific issues should be discussed after the event. You MUST prepay for this event. SPACE IS LIMITED. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed. The cost is ONLY $22 per person which includes lunch. All lunch selections include Bar Celona Salad or Lentil Soup, Fresh Bread, and Olive Tapenade. In addition, the cost includes a non-alcoholic beverage, decaf coffee, coffee, and tea. For this luncheon, you have a choice of the following: Ensalada de Pollo Asado al Ajillo: Grilled chicken breast served on a bed of a Mixed Greens &Arugula Tossed with Red Wine Vinaigrette, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Green Apples or Salmón a la Parillada: Pan Seared Wild Alaskan King Salmon on a Bed of Saffron Rice and Sautéed Spinach Garnished with an Olive and Tomato Relish You will be asked to place your order as soon as you arrive to the restaurant. **** NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. **
2007 Asian American Summer Picnic

Who:   National Association of Asian American Professionals
When:   Sunday, August 05 (10:30am)
Where:   SF Bay Area
Description:   NAAAP-SF Picnic is driven to help... - Raise funds for “Community Educational Services of San Francisco (CES)” www.cessf.org - an Asian-children oriented non-profit organization - Unite and Foster networking amongst Bay Area Asian organizations - Network with diverse Asian American professionals - Participate in the optional volleyball tournament and games As of July 15th, 18 other Asian organizations are participating in the picnic, including ORIENTED.
Camp Rockin' U

Who:   HOLT International Children's Services
When:   August 5-9 (Sunday - Thursday)
Where:   Northeast of Sacramento, near Nevada City/Grass Valley
Dobbins CA
Website:   http://www.holtinternational.org
Description:   CAMP ROCKIN' U 2007 is coming up soon! AGE: 9-16 The HOLT International Children's Services ADOPTEE CAMPS will be held again in four U.S. locations. The California camp is in Dobbins, near Nevada City/Grass Valley. It's called CAMP ROCKIN' U. The HOLT ADOPTEE CAMP is the only camp of its kind developed specifically for all international and transracial adoptees. The focus is a SAFE, FUN, and ACCEPTING environment that allows campers to grow and be their best. Our daughters attended the first California camp last summer and had a fantastic time. They can't wait to go back this summer. Every aspect of the camp involves adoptees- the director, counselors, staff and campers are all adoptees. The camp combines many different activities: swimming, hiking, art, drama, discussion sessions, to mention a few; also parents and friends are invited to attend closing ceremonies on Thursday afternoon, which includes a Q&A session with an adoptee panel. It's a wonderful camp for everyone! You and/or you children won't be disappointed. If you have questions please email me phkrieger@toast.net.
Free Meditation Class

Who:   Austin Martial Arts Academy
When:   Sunday: August 5 at 11:30 am
Where:   Austin Martial Arts Academy
5000 Bee Caves Road Suite 210
Austin TX
Website:   http://www.austinmartialarts.com
Description:   Powerful Mushin Meditation and breathing exercises that quickly remove stress, allowing you to release tension from your body, elicit the relaxation response, clear your head, and focus your mind. With dedicated practice these exercises will lead you into deep experiences of inner peace.
Summer Ice Cream Tasting, Featuring Asian American Ice Cream Makers

Who:   Asian Women in Business
When:   AUGUST 7, 2007; 6:30-8:30
Where:   Mercedes Benz Showroom
430 Park Avenue
(between 55th & 56th Street)
New York City NY
Website:   http://www.awib.org/content_frames/IceCreamTasting2007.pdf
Description:   A perfect summer evening - enjoy a tasting of premium ice cream surrounded by the luxury of new models from Mercedes Benz. AWIB's tasting will feature a delectable selection from two top Asian American ice cream makers. Sate your palette with Asian inspired flavors such as "Kulfi-Pistacho Cardamom", "Almond Cookie", "Lychee" and more. Banish any thoughts of guilt - your indulgence is also educational, even inspirational. Get the scoop on the founding of two Asian-owned ice cream companies - Adirondack Creamery, a hobby turned profitable enterprise and the other, Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, a family business turned into a landmark. Luxury cars, premium ice cream and quality networking - what's not to love? Sign up today. Cost: AWIB Individual & Sustaining Members: $20, Small Business & Corporate Members: Free, Non-Members $40. Registration: RSVP with payment by Aug. 3. Send check to Asian Women In Business, 358 Fifth Ave, Ste 504, New York, NY 10001 or pay online.
CAPABA’s Seventh Annual Dinner and Auction

Who:   Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
When:   Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Where:   At a venue to be confirmed in the Hartford, CT area
Hartford CT
Website:   http://capaba.ctbar.org/
Description:   Save the date for an evening of networking, fun, and great food at CAPABA’s Annual Dinner. This event will include CAPABA’s presentation of its annual Diversity Award, as well as great prizes for the auction. Scheduled speakers currently include renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee as the keynote speaker.
The Big Swindle (Beomjweui jaeguseong)

Who:   Korean Consulate General in Chicago and the International Visitors Center of Chicago
When:   Wednesday, August 08 2007
Where:   Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St.
Chicago IL
Description:   Director: Dong-hun Choi, South Korea, 2004 Presented by: Korean Consulate General in Chicago and the International Visitors Center of Chicago Synopsis: Chang-hyuk has a fail-safe plan to pull off one of the biggest heists at the Bank of Korea. To execute the sting, he assembles a team of experienced con artists. When it seems that all has gone wrong, four of the five conspirators find themselves in police custody, each disclosing a separate piece of the puzzle web of crossing and double-crossing. A thrilling caper populated by a cast of captivating characters, The Big Swindle keeps audiences guessing who is swindling whom. 118 minutes. Korean with English subtitles. Contact: Vivian Teng (e) info@chicagofilmfestival.com
Asian Arts Initiative Summer Final Exhibition/Video Screening

Who:   Asian Arts Initiative
When:   Thursday, August 9, 6pm
Where:   Asian Arts Initiative, 105 N. Watts Street
Philadelphia PA
Description:   Free, donations gladly accepted Come join us to celebrate the visual artistic work and final mural created by the youth in our summer intensive Big Picture Mural Arts Program and screen the rough-cuts of PSA videos made during our intergenerational workshop collaboration with AIDS Services in Asian Communities. The event will have food, drinks, and presentations by all of the artists and participants in our summer programs.
FILM: A Tale of Two Sisters

Who:   AAARI
When:   August 10; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
SCREENING of “By-Standing: The Beginning of An American Lifetime at VC Filmfest Best of the Fest 2007

When:   Friday, August 10, 2007
Where:   David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.yellowgurl.com/calendar/
Description:   “By-Standing…” will be screened at a special “Best of…” screening of select films from this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Visual Communications Film Festival! More details to come.
34th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

Who:   Nihonmachi Street Fair Organization
When:   August 11-12
Where:   San Francisco's Japantown (located on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets)
San Francisco CA
Description:   On Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12th in San Francisco's Japantown (located on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets), the 34th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair will take place. It is a celebration of the diverse Asian and Pacific American communities here in the Bay Area. A place where one can taste and learn about the various cultures. What makes us unique and what common thread there is between us. It is a place where our children can go and identify with...a celebration they can call their own. For the past 33 years the Nihonmachi Street Fair has been a platform where Asian and Pacific Islander community nonprofit organizations participate in to raise much needed funds and spark awareness. The Nihonmachi Street Fair is an important outreach tool that has continued to serve these communities. From AIDS awareness, senior care, children and youth programs, there is an abundant resource for the public to take in. The Street Fair staff and committe is comprised of all volunteers that are dedicated to continuing the spirit of giving back. Encouraging our youths to carry on that volunteer spirit in everything that they do. It is also a venue where local musicians and performers have the opportunity to express themselves. We especially encourage the talents within our communities. By mixing tradition with the present we hope to learn and discover. Nihonmachi Street Fair is also home to Children's World & Games where children of all ages can come to and learn traditional arts & crafts. Here they learn to share and experiment side by side, even make new friends. It is a place where they can help one another and become involved. It is a beginning . Local Asian Artisans have the opportunity to show their wares from ceramics to jewelry, all Asian inspired, all hand made. Community organizations from the Bay Area gather in the Information area, all you need to know about the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, you'll find there. Of course the Street Fair would not be complete without the Food Fest area. Here you have the opportunity to taste the food of the people by the people. As you can see the Nihonmachi Street Fair is not just another Fair. There is a purpose, to celebrated the pride in our communities and to help our young people become leaders of tomorrow by giving them the opportunity to utilize their potential.
Korean Street Festival

Who:   Korean Festival Committee and the Chicago Korean American Chamber of Commerce
When:   August 11-12, 2007
Where:   3200 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago IL
Description:   Twelfth annual cultural festival includes traditional dancing, plays, martial arts demonstrations, live music, food vendors, kids' activities and a 5K run. Aug. 11: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Aug. 12: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Price: Free.
Soundfest: Asian Americans in Music

When:   Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Where:   Columbus Park - Bayard and Mulberry Streets
Take 6, J, M, N, Q, R, W, Z to Canal St station
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaartsalliance.org/
Description:   This August, be part of the first-ever Soundfest, an outdoor music festival highlighting the diversity and talent of Asian American musicians in New York City. Soundfest will feature performing musical artists of Asian descent from a broad range of diasporas, musical genres, generations, and traditions. Scheduled bands to include: Abstract Vision Bora Yoon Chinese Music Ensemble Falu Happyfunsmile Indo Pak Coalition The Jack Lords Koba & DJ Boo Slanty Eyed Mama Stone Forest Ensemble
Salute to Our Veterans

When:   August 12, 10-5 PM (Come and go as you please)
Where:   U.S.S. Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda Point
Alameda CA
Description:   Salute to Our Veterans; 10-5 p.m. (come and go as you please) at the U.S.S. Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA. The program will honor the men and women from WWII to the Korean Conflict, two screenings of Lane Nishikawa's "Only the Brave," tours of the U.S.S. Hornet, silent auction and bento lunch; $30/adults, $20/children 12 and under. Info: Milo Yoshino, 925/933-7584 or miloyoshi@aol.com.
Culture Group: South Korea

Who:   CFFC
When:   August 13; 12-2pm
Where:   Center For Family Connections
350 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA
Description:   For 6-9 year old children adopted from a different culture than their adoptive/foster home. This group is based on exploring culture, adoption, and the issues facing children raised in transracial homes using expressive arts. The group will foster connections with other children adopted from similar cultures. Led by Marilyn Pritikin and CFFC Staff Pre-registration and pre-payment required (space is limited) $75 each session (includes concurrent parent group), MasterCard andVisa accepted. To register or for more information, please contact CFFC at (617)547-0909 or at cffc@kinnect.org
Indian Independence Day

When:   August 15, 2007
Description:   India celebrates its independence after a transfer of power from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Korean Liberation Day

When:   August 15, 2007
Description:   This holiday commemorates both Korea's liberation from Japan's 35-year regime in 1945, and the establishment of the Korean government three years later.
21st Annual NAAAP National Convention & Diversity Career Fair

Who:   NAAAP
When:   Aug. 16th-19th
Where:   Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel
265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA
Website:   http://www.naaapatlanta.org/Events.do?id=4927
Description:   The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) announces the theme for the 21st Annual NAAAP National Convention & Diversity Career Fair: “Catalyst for Growth: Awareness. Opportunity. Leadership.” The NAAAP convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel from August 16-19, 2007. The NAAAP convention will include more than 20 workshops/seminars/panels, a diversity career fair, keynote speakers, Friday and Saturday galas, and exciting entertainment. Through motivating workshops, inspiring speakers and a wide range of career fair vendors, the NAAAP convention will bring forth awareness, tools that will empower convention participants to seek personal and career growths. As the NAAAP convention host, the NAAAP-Atlanta chapter has the second largest membership, with more than 300 members. Additionally, NAAAP-Atlanta has achieved outstanding accomplishments and was recognized for several NAAAP National Excellence awards, including Chapter of the Year for two consecutive years. Representing the second fastest-growing Asian American population in the United States, Atlanta is an ideal host city rich with history and Southern charm, and thriving as a commercial center in the Southeast and beyond. With the convention in our hometown filled with exciting destinations and Southern hospitality, record breaking attendance is expected. This year’s NAAAP convention will be one of the most rewarding conventions and we invite you and your organization to join us in August.
Young Professionals: Networking Happy Hour

Who:   Asia Society
When:   August 16th; 5-7:30 PM
Where:   Heritage India, 1337 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC
Description:   Come join Asia Society Young Professionals (ASYP) for a casual evening of networking at the Heritage India restaurant. ASYP is a dynamic group of young professionals age 35 and under who share an interest in the Asia Pacific region. ASYP includes young professionals from both the United States and Asia working in a variety of fields including diplomacy, business, international development, the media and the fields of arts and culture. This is an opportunity to meet new friends while also becoming part of the community of rising leaders in Washington, DC who are shaping future relations between the United and Asia. No charge. Reservations not required.
FILM: The Clay Bird

Who:   AAARI
When:   August 17; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
9th ANNUAL SUMMER COURTYARD KIDS FESTIVAL

When:   Saturday, August 18, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where:   JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.janm.org/
Description:   This year's Festival is tailor-made to raise families' awareness about the environment in fun and creative ways. With whimsical arts & crafts, family activities, food vendors, and a taiko performance, the afternoon will be a celebration of the beauty of our environment. In conjunction with... Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden Through October 21, 2007 Learn about the role that Japanese-style gardens and Japanese American gardeners have played in shaping communities.
West Valley JACL's 30th Annual Daruma Festival

Who:   JACL
When:   Saturday, August 18; 9:30-4 PM
Where:   Saratoga Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave.
Saratoga CA
Website:   http://www.darumafestival.org
Description:   Come to West Valley JACL's 30th Annual Daruma Festival, featuring arts and crafts, food, raffle prizes, children's activities and more. Free and open to the public.
Chinese Valentine’s Day

When:   August 19, 2007
Description:   They may not celebrate with chocolate and flowers, but the Chinese have a day devoted to love. Learn more about the legend of star-crossed lovers Niu Lang and Zhi Nu, and try several romantic menus to celebrate the holiday. (Date: seventh day of the seventh Chinese lunar month).
Free Meditation Class

Who:   Austin Martial Arts Academy
When:   Sunday: August 19 at 11:30 am
Where:   Austin Martial Arts Academy, 5000 Bee Caves Road Suite 210
Austin TX
Website:   http://www.austinmartialarts.com
Description:   Powerful Mushin Meditation and breathing exercises that quickly remove stress, allowing you to release tension from your body, elicit the relaxation response, clear your head, and focus your mind. With dedicated practice these exercises will lead you into deep experiences of inner peace.
Ganesh Chaturthi

When:   August 20, 2007
Description:   This Hindu festival centers around Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of prosperity, who is believed to come to earth on this occasion.
New York Korean Film Festival 2007

Who:   Korea Society
When:   August 21 – September 2
Where:   Cinema Village
IFC Center
BAM cinématek at BAM Rose Cinemas
New York City NY
Website:   http://koreanfilmfestival.org/
Description:   The Korea Society is proud to announce the dates and venues for this year's New York Korean Film Festival. Running from Tuesday, August 21 to Sunday, September 2, this seventh year will be our biggest yet! As of right now that includes: 15 contemporary films from Korea (full list coming soon below!) 5-film retrospective of master director Im Kwon-taek Tartan Asia Extreme presents Korean Horror Day - a collection of 7 films, courtesy of Tartan Asia Short film festival panels, discussions, filmmaker appearances, parties and more! More information on specific titles will be announced soon as it becomes available, so watch our website for the latest news! UPDATE: Full list of contemporary films! Between Bloody Ties A Dirty Carnival Family Ties Herb King and the Clown The Old Garden Once in a Summer Our School Paradise Murdered Radio Star Tazza: The High Rollers 200 Pound Beauty Unstoppable Marriage You are My Sunshine
Angel Island Book Reading

Who:   The Chinese Historical Society of America
When:   08/22/2007 [Wednesday] 7 pm
Where:   CHSA Museum & Learning Center
965 Clay St
San Francisco CA
Description:   Author William Wong will present images from his new book and give an update about the Angel Island restoration project. Co-sponsored by Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.
2007 6th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Who:   AZN Television and Time Warner Cable
When:   Thursday, August 23, 2007-Thursday, August 30, 2007
Where:   Magnolia Theater
West Village
3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100
Dallas TX
Website:   http://affd.org/2007/index.html
Description:   Get your tickets now!
Building Political & Civic Engagement in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Who:   LEAP Civic Leadership Institute
When:   August 24–26, 2007
Where:   Southern California – Pomona
Website:   http://www.leap.org/docs/2007_CLT_App.pdf
Description:   Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) is proud to announce the schedule for our 2007 Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) programs! The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) was created to address the need for more civic participation, voting, and electoral representation by one of the nation's fastest growing ethnic groups - the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, as well as create a path for motivated and promising AAPI leaders to seek and secure elected and appointed positions at the local, state and federal levels. Through the CLI, we seek to provide the spark for meaningful discussions on public policy issues important to AAPI communities, and to also provide participants with a skill set and knowledge that will allow them to become effective advocates for the policies and communities they seek to represent. This year LEAP has held (4) Regional Civic Engagement Conferences and plans to hold (1) Civic Leadership Training Program Civic Leadership Training Program - “Expanding Our Bench Strength”: Support for the CLI funded by: The James Irvine Foundation The Ford Foundation Southern California Edison
FILM: Last Life of the Universe

Who:   AAARI
When:   August 24; 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007sunset.htm
Description:   FREE ADMISSION. Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 30 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted on a per session basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than ten minutes. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your sunsets at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This eight session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.
3rd Annual Sankara iWalk

Who:   Sankara Eye Foundation
When:   Saturday, August 25 (7:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Where:   Shoreline Park - Mountain View, CA
Website:   http://www.giftofvision.org
Description:   Sankara Eye Foundation Proudly Presents the 3rd Annual Sankara iWalk A fundraiser for Vision Are you interested in training for a 5K/10k/half marathon for free ?? Come join our free training program and participate in our iwalk. Run in the First ever Half Marathon at Scenic Shoreline Park or Run/Walk 10K/5K Contact: Suniti- sunijams@yahoo.com for free training program. When: Sunday Aug 25th, 2006 - Half Marathon starts at 7:30 AM ;5K/10K starts at 8:30 AM; Course: Walk / Run Distance: 13.1 Miles(Half Marathon)/10K/5K Registration Fee: 5K/10K - $15 Before August 1st. $20 Afterwards Half Marathon - $30 Before August 1st. $40 Afterwards For Free T-Shirt, Register before Aug 1st Raise awareness and become a visionary, by raising funds Suggested Pledge Levels: * Champion of Vision ($ 2020) * Luminary of Vision ($ 1000) * Campaigner of Vision ($ 500) Registration: ============= Sign up online http://www.giftofvision.org or Contact us over phone: Manjula -------650-533-2459 Balaji ----------510-709-5581 JP --------------408-329-0566 Usha -----------925-487-1031 Free food, Fun Packed Carnival and Games, raffles, prizes for Team, Children, seniors, Adults both male and female.
Film/Lecture: Hong Kong Cinema after the Handover

Who:   Freer Art Gallery
When:   Saturday, August 25, 2007, 1 pm,
Where:   Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Art Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC
Website:   http://www.asia.si.edu/events/lectures.asp
Description:   Renowned film scholar David Bordwell, author of Planet Hong Kong, and filmmaker Evans Chan examine changes in Hong Kong cinema over the past ten years. A screening of a film (to be announced) follows the discussion.
HiRecruit Job Fair

Who:   Taiwan Trade Center, San Francisco/TAITRA
When:   Saturday, August 25 (9:00AM to 4:00PM)
Where:   Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara CA
Website:   http://hirecruit.nat.gov.tw/english/message_01.asp
Description:   All high tech professionals are invited to attend the 2007 Taiwan Overseas High-Tech Talent Recruiting Event on Aug. 25th at Santa Clara Marriott Hotel. TAITRA is inviting about 30 companies, academia and research institutions to present candidates with different job opportunities that are currently available. The participating companies include Google, UMC, Marvell, Cyberlink, and etc. Time: 9:00AM~4:00PM, Aug. 25th (Sat.), 2007 (Presentation starts 10:00AM) Place: Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara - (408) 988-1500 Registration: Please provide your name, phone number and email address by calling 408-9885018 ext. 208, or by sending email to hirecruit@taiwantradesf.org, or a fax to 408-988-5029. All professionals are welcome to register for free HiRecruit membership and sign up for the one-on-one meetings with the delegates at http://hirecruit.nat.gov.tw/english/message_01.asp Participating companies: Industrial Technology Research Institute Institute For Information Industry Institute of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, ROC Inventec Service Corporation Macronix International Co., Ltd. Marvell Semiconductor MediaTek Inc. Metal Industries Research & Development Centre Micro-Start International Co., Ltd. National Applied Research Laboratories Spansion Inc. Springsoft, Inc. UMC (United Microelectronics Corporation) Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. Winbond Electronics Corporation
Notes of Hope featuring Indian Ocean band

Who:   Asha for Education, NYC/NJ Chapter
When:   August 25 (8:00pm)
Where:   Synod Hall
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (between 110th and 111th Streets)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.ashaforeducation.org/nyncj/noh
Description:   Asha for Education, NYC/NJ Chapter presents "Notes of Hope", our annual musical concert featuring popular Indian fusion rock band Indian Ocean. An "East Meets West" style contemporary fusion band from India, Indian Ocean integrates classical music with rock, jazz, indie-folk producing a unique rhythm. Indian Ocean will be playing never before performed and unreleased tracks as well as songs from the soundtrack of the movie Shounya. Doors open at 8:00 pm, Concert starts at 8:30 pm sharp Join our after party to get a chance to meet the band! Cash bar. 21+ concert only. (IDs will be checked at the door.) Tickets: $30, $50, $75 (VIP) 100% of net proceeds will go towards the education of underprivileged children in India. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.ashaforeducation.org/nyncj/noh Asha for Education is a 501(3)(c) secular, zero-overhead, all volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to developing education of underprivileged children in India. 100% of proceeds raised go directly towards supporting Asha projects in India. Education initiatives supported by Asha’s fundraising efforts include education for slum children and tribal communities and alternative education for victims of child labor. Asha was ranked #1 among “top-ten slam-dunk charities” by Charity Navigator in 2005. Please visit our website, www.ashanet.org/nycnj for more information about our organization. For more information contact Jaee Likhite at nycnj{at}ashanet.org
Paintball!

Who:   Southern California Chinese Professionals Association (SCCPA)
When:   August 25 (10am-2pm)
Where:   Hollywood Sports Park
9030 Somerset Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706
Bellflower CA
Website:   http://www.sccpa.us/
Description:   Join us for a fun day of WAR!!! Its time for all of us to pick up a paint gun and shoot each other full of colors. We will be hosting a paintball event on Saturday, 8/25/2007 in the morning at the Hollywood Sports Park in Bellflower. If you are interested please purchase your tickets from us immediately!!! The ticket price is $25, which covers park entrance fee $25, gun rental $15, and facemask goggle $5. We have 30 tickets for you guys, first come first serve! If you missed buying the ticket, it will be at least $43 to start at the door!!! The tickets does not cover other required costs at the park, which are air tank (~$20) & bullets(~$2/person for 100 bullets to start), and other optionals such as jumpsuit (if you don't want to wear your own clothing), knee pads, etc. We have total of 30 tickets for sale at the price, First Come First Serve! To purchase your ticket please go to www.sccpa.us Come join us for a day of run and gun!!! CONTACT Michelle Wu, missu2china@yahoo.com Ray Liang, liang.yuwei@gmail.com Best regards! Michelle Wu President Southern California Chinese Professionals Association It's a small world. www.sccpa.us
The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power

Who:   Asia Society Texas Center
When:   August 26, 2007, 4-5
Where:   Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet
Houston TX
Description:   Asia Society Texas Center presents a reading and book signing by celebrated author and compelling speaker Dr. Shashi Tharoor. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Chairman of Dubai-based Afras Ventures, former UN Under Secretary General for Communications and India's nearly successful candidate for the post of UN Secretary-General in 2006, is also an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. Born in London in 1956 and educated in India and the U.S., he completed a Ph.D. in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. There, he helped found and was the first editor of the Fletcher Forum of International Affairs, a journal now in its 31st year. Many of his books - Reasons of State (1981), India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), Nehru: The Invention of India (2003), Bookless in Baghdad (2005), The Great Indian Novel (1989), Show Business (1992) -- have been translated into French, German, Italian, Malayalam, Marathi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish. Over the past twenty-five years, India has moved from a largely impoverished, underdeveloped country to a bustling, innovative, fast-changing society. Dr. Tharoor’s latest book, The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power, shows how and why.
Summer Single Mixer

Who:   Young Generation Asian Professional
When:   August 27 (7pm - 2am)
Where:   Shark Club - 841 Baker Street
Costa Mesa CA
Description:   YGAP has reserved our very own private VIP Lounge exclusively for our guests at OC's most sprawling nightclub - Come join us early for exciting singles games starting promptly at 730PM, network with other professionals, shoot some pool, and dance the night away!
AAMA Summer Mixer

Who:   ORIENTED.COM
When:   August 28, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:   Fenwick & West LLP
801 California Street
Mountain View CA
Description:   AAMA is Silicon Valley's leading business network promoting the success of technology enterprises in the Pacific Rim. AAMA today has a worldwide network of 10,000, representing well over 2,000 companies. Admission Early Registration: $25 Walk-ins: $40 AAMA is offering a special rate of $15 for ORIENTED Members! Use this promotional code "ORIENTED" at https://www.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=17214182300&P=17214191155669800 to receive the special discount. Come meet AAMA Members, Trustees, Board Members, other ORIENTED.COM Members, and many friends. Looking forward to seeing you at this festive mixer!
An Enchanted Traveler’s Impressions of India’s ‘Little Tibet’

Who:   Asia Society
When:   August 29; 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where:   River Oaks Compass Bank, 2001 Kirby
Houston TX
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16666
Description:   Renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture, the Ladakh region of India is one of the country’s most sparsely populated areas. Also known as “Little Tibet,” Ladakh is nestled between the Kuen Lun mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the South. After traveling in Ladakh with a group from the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore, Shelly Dee shares her verbal and visual impressions of one of the most isolated regions in the world.
Greg Mortenson: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism, One School at a Time

Who:   Asia Society Northern California, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, the Kiriyama Institute, the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, and The Leo McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good
When:   August 29, 2007, 5:45-7 PM
Where:   USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall (Enter at Parker, between Golden Gate and Fulton)
San Francisco CA
Description:   Against all odds, Greg Mortenson has built schools, especially for girls, in the very region that gave birth to the Taliban and sanctuary to Al Qaeda. A real-life Indiana Jones from Montana, he will tell you how he escaped kidnappers and fatwas issued by enraged mullahs. "Three Cups of Tea" won the 2007 Kiriyama Prize for non-fiction. Call 415-422-6828 for details.
DONATE A BOOK! APEX August Professional Networking Mixer

Who:   Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) and ROTARY D5280
When:   August 30 (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Where:   JLounge
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/events@apex.org/augmixer
Description:   APEX and ROTARY D5280 are partnering together in its first-ever joint project to support children and literacy!! Join us at the swanky JLounge as APEX partners up with Rotary International’s “Wide World of Books” program in an effort to collect a quarter of a million books to help improve children’s literacy in Southern California. Network amongst other like-minded professionals, the next generation of leaders and meet the 2007 APEX board members while donating to an important cause. Click here to read the APEX director bios. During each APEX professional networking mixer, we will be highlighting various community/professional organizations for our community to learn more about and potentially volunteer with. There will be a brief program to introduce each highlighted organization as well as their leadership. Please remember to bring ample business cards! Asia Society Southern California has generously agreed to provide complimentary memberships to their organization in an effort to reach out to a younger membership base (annual membership usually costs $95). These complimentary memberships will be given out to the first 50 attendees so show up early! Space is limited and you MUST RSVP. Space is limited. RSVP HERE TODAY: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/events@apex.org/augmixer Highlighted Organization: Asia Society Southern California (www.AsiaSocietySoCal.org) Asia Society is the leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. We seek to enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts and culture. Asia Society Southern California was created in 1985, and has nearly 1000 members.
Inaugural Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association Golf Invitation

Who:   Banc of America Investment Services, Inc. and Trinitē, Inc and SCEA.
When:   August 30, 2007
Where:   Silver Creek Valley Country Club
5460 Country Club Parkway
San Jose CA
Website:   http://www.scea.org/events/fun/golf070530.asp
Description:   Dear SCEA friends and members, Are you looking for funding for your startup? Are you looking for investment opportunities? Are you looking for new friends? How about networking with industry executives? Maybe more… Come join us on August 30! Time: 10:00am check-in 10:30am putting contest 11:00am shotgun start Format: Best Ball Cost: $100.00 per player RSVP: wliang@scea.org klong@scea.org Tickets: Payale to: SCEA P.O. Box 612283, San Jose, CA95161 Includes: Golf, Lunch, Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres Short Gathering at the clubhouse following the tournament for prize distribution, food and drinks!
Inspire '07 APA Leadership Conference

Who:   APA | FIVE
When:   August 31 - September 1 (Labor Day Weekend)
Where:   San Francisco, CA
Website:   http://www.apafive.org
Description:   INSPIRE / 07 is a three-day interdisciplinary conference that brings together more than 1,000 APA professionals and leaders, for the largest interdisciplinary network in the country. Join us for inspiring speakers, intriguing panels and skills workshops, plus countless opportunities to meet our generation's greatest role models from all industries.
AAARI's Back to School Labor Day Wii Bash

Who:   AAARI
When:   September 1, 2007, from 1PM to 5PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info
Description:   Dear Friend, Summer's coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. You're cordially invited to attend AAARI's Back to School Labor Day Wii Bash, on Saturday, September 1, 2007, from 1PM to 5PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. The purpose of this event is for guests, especially students, to network with one another; to learn about AAARI; and to have some fun before having to sit through another stressful Fall semester full of papers and tests. Slip on some flip-flops, stock up on business cards, and practice that firm handshake! In addition to meeting all sorts of new and interesting people, you will also get a chance to show off your tennis, bowling, boxing, golf or baseball skills on the Nintendo Wii. If the Wii is not your cup of tea, that is no problem at all, because you can also bring along your Nintendo DS and enjoy a nice game of Tetris or Mario Kart, or bring your own game and challenge others. Food and beverages will be provided, including spaghetti, fried rice and dumplings! Cost of admission is $4 for non-members; $2 for members and students. All proceeds go towards food expenses, and AAARI's fundraising efforts for the 2007-2008 academic calendar. Your support is very much appreciated! Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 29, 2007, by phone at 212-869-0182, or email at events@aaari.info, so that we can anticipate the number of guests attending. Feeling shy? Bring a friend along too! ID is required for the security desk in the lobby. If you have not done anything exciting at all this summer, stop on by AAARI, where excitement is only a simple train ride away, and where everybody by day's end will know your name. Sincerely, Antony Wong Office Manager Asian American / Asian Research Institute The City University of New York Phone: 221-869-0182 Fax: 212-869-0181 Email: info@aaari.info
Fourth Annual New England Culture Fest

Who:   Second World
When:   September 1
Where:   Enterprise Bank Parking Lots
172 Middle Street Suite 107
Lowell MA
Website:   http://second-world.com/sw/sponsors.php
Description:   The Fourth Annual New England Culture Fest is the nation's premiere extravaganza supporting fair trade art empowerment projects connecting New England to the globe! Experience the sounds and tastes of distant lands and raise money directly for initiatives that empower the poorest of the poor around the world. This fundraising festival combines world class music from around the world, and showcases ethical businesses and interative art experiences in the Ethical Art and Biz Expo, as well as sexy fashions later in the evening in the acclaimed Fashionably Fair Runway Show and campaign. Face painting, henna, belly dancing lessons, Chinese dragon dances, Capoeira, flamenco, reggae, funk- you name it, it's here! As night falls be carried away by aromas of ethnic cuisine and amazing video art projected upon Lowell's historic red bricked mill buildings. Visit the Official NECF page at http://second-world.com/sw/sponsors.php to find out more! Log on for updates and this year's performance line up! Advance tickets, and applications (artist, business, food) go live on June 8th! * If you are not attending with your family and friends- dynamic artists and businesses who operate according to ethical and fair trade standards and who care about the world can apply online to be featured in our Ethical Art and Biz Expo at the festival. * Exceptional professionals and college students alike are encouraged to apply to be a part of the NECF organizing team. Stage Manager Assistant, Guerilla Promotions Associate, and Web Promotion Guru are all positions we must fill. Not in the Boston area? Not to worry. Our team spans the world. The internet is an amazing thing. We look forward to hearing from you! Directions: By Car From either Rt 495 (Exit 35C), or Rt 3 (exit 30N Northbound or 30A Southbound) take the Lowell Connector to Thorndike Street (Exit 5B). At 4th light, Thorndike St merges onto Dutton Street. Go to the 2nd light and turn right onto Market Street. Take the first left off Market Street onto Palmer Street at the light, then the first left onto Middle Street. Second World is close to the end of Middle Street, and across the street is The New England Culture Fest amongst the cobblestoned streets and gas lanterns. Parking is available in the municipal garage on Market Street just one block away or free of charge at meters on the street in the neighborhood. You can register online!
Onam

When:   September 3, 2007
Description:   This annual harvest festival is primarily observed in the Indian state of Kerala.
Intelligent Energy: Can Innovation Transform The Way We Find, Produce, Deliver and Use Energy?

Who:   IBM
When:   September 4, 2007, 12-2 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Please join us for the first program of a new series examining how innovation and technology can address many of the critical issues around Energy. The International Energy Agency forecasts a 53 percent increase in global energy demand by 2030, mostly for fossil fuels. China and India will account for 70 percent of that growth. To meet future energy demands, the world requires new solutions based on alternative fuels, as well as more efficient approaches to finding, extracting, processing and distributing existing fossil fuel sources. As populations soar, middle classes swell and energy demands rise around the world, including the developing economies of Asia, the strategic imperative to drive innovation across the energy supply chain as we know it has never been more urgent. As the world still depends primarily on fossil fuels, what improvements can be made in streamlining processes, increasing efficiencies, reducing overall consumption and minimizing discarded by-products? What technologies come into play to produce solutions to extract energy from new sources (such as tar sands and coal gasification), and increasing the safety and efficiency of refineries? What business innovations raise the "Green" quotient in our current dependence on fossil fuels?
Krishna Janmaashtami

When:   September 4, 2007
Description:   This is a Hindu festival for the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu.
ICDA Fundraiser Dinner & Live Auction

Who:   Inter*Im
When:   September 6, 2007, 5:30 PM
Where:   Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle WA
Description:   Inter*Im is a 503(c) non-profit organization. Our mission is to support affordable housing, community and economic development in Seattle's ID/Chinatown neighborhood and other Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities in the Puget Sound region. If you would like to contribute to our programs or work as a volunteer, please call 206-624-1802 or email us at info@interimicda.org. Join us at the ICDA Fundraiser Dinner & Live Auction, featuring auctioneer extraordinare Larry Taylor. Keynote speaker TBA If you have any live auction items or for table captain/ticket info, please contact Nancy Ko, Fund Development Coordinator, at nko@interimicda.org, 206.624.1802 x15.
Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Who:   Brazos Bookstore
When:   September 6, 2007, 5:30-7 PM
Where:   Brazos Bookstore at 2421 Bissounet
Houston TX
Description:   Having already captured the Middle Eastern media spotlight with his provocative new book, author Michael Hamilton Morgan is now appearing at selected bookstores across America. With a full page ad in The New York Times last month and an Al Jazeera interview with CNNI host Riz Khan available on You Tube, Morgan and his Lost History are the literary world’s hot items. Spurred after 9/11 by Morgan’s concern about intensifying East-West alienation, Lost History: the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists, tells the story of a brilliant civilization built on pure genius and innovation ... with a heavy dose of tolerance thrown in. The book shows how early Muslim breakthroughs in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, science, culture and leadership not only laid the cornerstones of the European Renaissance but reverberate even today in computation, digital appliances, surgery and pharmaceuticals, film and books, modern universities and global commerce. Former President Jimmy Carter says "Lost History delivers a missing link to the story of an interconnected world," while King Abdullah II of Jordan writes in the book’s foreword that "Many available works paint too stark a picture of confrontation between civilizations, when the reality was often one of exchange and mutual dependence."
Performance Work-In-Progress: Tibetan Book of the Dead LIVE

When:   September 7, 2007 - September 08, 2007, 8-10 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16748
Description:   A highly innovative multi-media experience using spoken text, music, and digital imagery illuminates the classic Buddhist text, which demystifies death and gives new insights into life. Artists include composer Philip Glass, director Peter Goldfarb, production designer Kenneth Green, writer Douglas Penick, Tibetan thangka painter Romio Shresthra, and digital imagery by Integrated Digital Media Institute, Polytechnic University, directed by Carl Skelton. Witness the creative process at this workshop production. Cocommissioned with the Golden Sun Foundation. A Soul of Asia Program. Soul of Asia is made possible by Harold and Ruth Newman. (Two shows: Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8.) (Soul of Asia is made possible by Harold and Ruth Newman. Additional support provided by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support for performances at the Asia Society is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Helen and Will Little Endowment for Performing Arts. Additional support provided by New York State Council for the Arts.)
Journeys—An Exploration of the Tibetan Book of the Dead

When:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm on September 8
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Explore the singular yet universal journey between life and death at this daylong symposium focusing on the classic Buddhist text known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The symposium features Gehlek Rimpoche, founder of Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist and Cultural Learning Center; Ramon Prats of the Rubin Museum of Art; and other speakers. The program will include a comparison of different views of death as a journey. A Soul of Asia Program. (Soul of Asia is made possible by Harold and Ruth Newman. Additional support provided by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support for performances at the Asia Society is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Helen and Will Little Endowment for Performing Arts. Additional support provided by New York State Council for the Arts.) (Photo of Gehlek Rimpoche by Peter van Wanrooij.)
Shake, Rattle & Bang!

When:   September 8
Where:   JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.janm.org/
Description:   Spend the afternoon making your very own percussion instrument and then move to the beat of the National Museum's special drum circle.
Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

When:   September 9-10, 2007
Where:   Point Fermin, 807 Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro CA
Website:   http://filamarts.org
Description:   From SEPTEMBER 8-9, join the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, San Pedro CA. The 16th edition of this popular tradition — the largest in Southern California. Aptly themed “Home”, this year’s event brings together over 150 artists, performers, recognizable film, television and radio personalities and artisans. Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm.
Sadako & One-Thousand Cranes: Play Reading & Performance

Who:   Theatre Arts Japan-KIDS
When:   September 9; 2 - 4 pm
Where:   HD Theater at Sony Wonder Technology Lab., 550 Madison Avenue, Annex, 3rd floor
New York
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/education/course_detail.cfm?id_course=816017231&flag_educator=2
Description:   According to Japanese legend, anyone who could fold 1,000 paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako & One-Thousand Cranes tells the classic story of Sadako Sasaki, who was two when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, Sadako captivated Japan in 1955 as she attempted to fold 1,000 paper cranes while ill from the long-term effects of the bombing. Through this dramatized version of Sadako's story, with translation help by Maki Umemura and directed by Eriko Ogawa, families discover the origin of origami paper cranes (ori-zuru) and how they became an international symbol of peace in recent years. Children speak with Sadako's brother, Masahiro Sasaki, view Sadako's original rare paper cranes; and partake in an origami-folding session. Recommended for elementary and middle school children, accompanying adults, educators and school librarians. Tickets: $10 per family (up to 5 people), $7 per family, including at least one Japan Society member. Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For tickets, please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
Discussion : A Vision of Aceh's Future

Who:   American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
When:   September 10, 12-2 PM
Where:   Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://s182082000.onlinehome.us/acehonlinereg.htm
Description:   Featuring Irwandi Yusuf, Governor, Aceh Province Prior to his election in December 2006, Gov. Irwandi was active in the struggle for Acehnese independence/autonomy and had served two years of a nine-year sentence as a political prisoner at the time of the tsunami. Educated in veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Indonesia, Governor Irwandi will speak about trade and investment opportunities in Aceh, democratic developments, reintegration of former combatants, employment and environmental issues, and overall recovery. Free of charge, but seating is limited
Film: Taxi to the Dark Side

When:   September 10, 7:00 pm
Where:   Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/Taxi.Flyer.pdf
Description:   104 prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the war on terror. Taxi takes an in-depth look at one case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar, who died as a direct result of beatings he sustained from guards and interrogators at Bagram Air Force Base. The documentary carefully develops the last weeks of Dilawar's life and shows how decisions taken at the pinnacle of power in the Bush Administration led directly to Dilawar's brutal death. "This is the definitive exploration of the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process" –Harper's Magazine. Directed by Alex Gibney, the Academy Award-nominated director of Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room. Co-sponsor: Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council. Tickets: Free for Stony Brook University Students; $4 for Arts Council members; $5 for General Admission.
History and Women's Rights Issues--A Novelist’s Perspective with Bapsi Sidhwa

Who:   James A. Baker III Institute Student Forum
When:   September 11, 2007, 6:30-7:30 PM
Where:   Baker Institute, Baker Hall, 6100 Main Street
Houston TX
Description:   Pakistani-American novelist and playwright Bapsi Sidhwa offers her perspective on the politics and history of one of America's most important Asian allies. Sidhwa, who resides in Houston, is well known for her collaborative work with filmmaker Deepa Mehta, writing both the 1991 novel Cracking India, which is the basis for Mehta's 1998 film Earth, and the 2006 novel Water, based on Mehta's 2005 film of the same name. The novel Water recently brought to Sidhwa Italy’s prestigious 2007 Premio Mondello award. Sidhwa's play, An American Brat, had its U.S. debut at Stages Repertory Theatre earlier this year.
Meet the Artist: Zhang Huan

Who:   Asia Society
When:   September 11, 2007, 6:30-8 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Zhang Huan talks with Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum Director, about the phases of his constantly evolving artistic career in Beijing, New York, and Shanghai. In conjunction with the exhibition "Zhang Huan: Altered States," on display at Asia Society and Museum, September 6 through January 20, 2008.
Memoirs of Sadako & Hiroshima: Personal Accounts of an A-Bomb Survivor

Who:   Japan Society
When:   September 11, 6:30
Where:   333 East 47th Street
New York NY
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=57310017&id_performance=60778877
Description:   The stories of the childhood victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima represent one of the great humanitarian tragedies of the 20th century. In 1955, the plight of 12-year old Sadako Sasaki, as she attempted to fold 1,000 paper cranes while critically ill from the long-term effects of the bombing of Hiroshima, helped to rally much of Japan around the anti-nuclear movement. Her tale continues both to inspire and shape American and Japanese memories of the atomic bomb. Masahiro Sasaki, Sadako's older brother, shares his personal memories of his sister, as well as his experiences as a hibakusha, or atomic bomb victim. James Orr, Chair and Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Bucknell University, analyzes the deep and continuing historical significance of Sadako's story and the genesis of the postwar anti-nuclear movement. Academy award winner Steven Okazaki, director of the HBO documentary White Light/Black Rain, discusses his filming of atomic bomb survivors. Moderated by Sheldon Garon, Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University. The audience will have a special opportunity to view the original paper cranes folded by Sadako in 1955. Followed by a reception. Tickets: $10/$8 members, $5 seniors, students & school educators. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
Asia in the 21st Century : A Resurgence, Japan, China, India, South East Asia, and Their Relations

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   Wednesday, September 12, 12:45 pm
Where:   Lecture Hall 1
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/events.shtml
Description:   Ambassador Aftab Seth, a fluent Japanese speaker, author of a number of books, including one notably in Japanese, is a specialist in Japanese affairs who served as a career diplomat for nearly four decades before taking up his current position as Director of the prestigeous Global Studies Institute at Keio University. A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he anchored his own TV show for many years in India and has served with distinction in different capacities in the Middle East, Europe, and South East Asia besides being a spokesperson for India's foreign office for a number of years. The title of his thought-provoking address will address issues that are engaging the attention of international relations scholars worldwide as Asia emerges the new powerhouse on the world scene. Co-sponsor: Center for India Studies.
AWIB Reception and Membership Drive

Who:   Asian Women in Business
When:   September 12, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Where:   Citibank, 640 Fifth Avenue, (entrance at 52nd St btw 5th & Madison)
New York NY
Website:   http://awib.org/content_frames/AWIBReception0907W.pdf
Description:   Join AWIB for an evening of networking, information sharing and business building. A perfect post-summer event as you make new connections over wine and hors d’oeuvres – also a potential source for your next client, customer or vendor. If you are a new member of AWIB, here’s your chance to introduce your business to fellow members, learn how to make the most of your membership and be more involved with the organization. If you joined after April 2007, and want to make a one minute pitch for your business during the event, let us know when you rsvp. Ten new members will be selected to speak. The event is also a membership drive – if you know a friend who’s interested in AWIB, send in the name when you rsvp. If your guest joins as a member, you benefit as well. (a free ticket to the AWIB Annual Holiday Party in December or a 2-month extension of your membership). All members are invited to bring business literature for the networking table. Registration: Send your registration form by Sept. 7th. You must rsvp to attend. Call 212.868.1368 or email info@awib.org if you have questions.
Environmental Safety and Costs of Urban Passenger Transport Modes in China

Who:   China Project
When:   September 12, 4:00pm
Where:   Pierce Hall 100F, 19 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA
Website:   http://chinaproject.harvard.edu/seminars/2007-1/environmental-and-safety-costs-of-urban-passenger-transport-modes-in-china
Description:   Presented by Rui Wang (Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) This seminar will discuss one of the first attempts to quantify unit environmental and safety costs of major urban passenger transport modes in China. Analytical issues and data availability involved in cost estimation will be presented, including the problems of transferring results from foreign studies. The estimates indicate that environmental costs are less than safety costs for all motor vehicle modes, but the difference is much less than similar estimates in the U.S. Climate change costs account for significantly larger shares in modal environmental costs in Chinese cities than in the Western cities. Implications and uncertainties will also be discussed.
Sustainability of Public Debt--Evidence from Pre-World War II Japan

Who:   Weatherhead East Asian Institute
When:   September 12, 2007 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
New York NY
Description:   The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a Brown Bag Lecture, "Sustainability of Public Debt: Evidence from Pre-World War II Japan." Co-sponsored by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business with Professor Masato Shizume from the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University. For further information regarding this event, please contact Caroline Batten by sending email to cb2469@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6916.
CXO Series - Vietnam

Who:   NAASA Bay Area
When:   Thursday, Sep 13, 2007 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Where:   Bowne Financial Print
2455 Faber Place
Palo Alto CA
Description:   What Is Your Vietnam Strategy? Vietnam's economy is being fueled by its recent accession into the World Trade Organization, its young, educated workforce and burgeoning foreign investment. 2006 GDP was 8%, second only to China. A middle class population is emerging and hungry for communications, entertainment, consumer products and much more. It is become a hot spot for software development. Please join us in learning more about how Silicon Valley companies can enter and profit from the Vietnamese marketplace. Speakers include: Huy Do | Chairman & President of the Vietnamese Strategic Ventures Network Hung Truong | AMDOCS, Senior Director, CRM Product Development Minh Chau Nguyen | East Meets West Foundation, Chief Strategy Officer (Moderator) Sydney Mintzer | Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Counsel CXO SERIES SPONSORS Bowne Wells Fargo Metro/Risk Tom Low, Bridges SF, LLC tom@bridgessf.com
Japanese Law Film Series: A Taxing Woman (Itami, 1987)

When:   September 13, 7:00pm
Where:   Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall 102
Cambridge MA
Description:   Open to the public- free popcorn until it runs out. Corporate tax audit as high comedy. National Tax Administration officer Nobuko Miyamoto pursues "love hotel" owner Tsutomu Yamazaki for tax fraud. Nine Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Sponsored by Professor Mark Ramseyer and East Asian Legal Studies Contact: ramseyer@law.harvard.edu
Sake & Beer Expo in Manhattan (Trade Only)

Who:   JFC International
When:   September 13
Where:   The Kitano New York Penthouse, 18th floor, 66 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.jfc.com/sakeexpo
Description:   JFC International presents a Sake and Beer Expo. It includes the introduction of new items, sake serving demonstrations, sake presentationbs from brewers, and other special promotions. It is a BUSINESS to BUSINESS event, not open to the public. Advance registration is rquired, and participants must be 21 and over.
Strategic Protection of Intellectual Property - Entrepreneur Basics

Who:   Asia Silicon Valley Connection
When:   9/13/2007 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m
Where:   Perkins Coie LLP
101 Jefferson Drive
Menlo Park CA
Description:   In most cases, your intellectual capital is the only valuable asset your company has. How are you going to protect it? What are the various forms of intellectual property? How can you develop an approach to IP that is comprehensive, strategic, and makes you more competitive? How can your company make money from IP? For more information, please contact David Frazee, Perkins Coie, LLP: dfrazee@perkinscoie.com; or Vinie Zhang, ASVC: vinie.zhang@hds.com. Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP and Asia Silicon Valley Connection.
CUNY Forum on Buddhism: Peace & Mind

Who:   AAARI
When:   September 14; 8 AM - 4 PM
Where:   CUNY Graduate Center - Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Avenue (Corner of 34th Street)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007buddhism.htm
Description:   Admission: Free (Registered by August 31, 2007) $10 (Registered after August 31, 2007) Light refreshments served. Book fair with free souvenirs. Co-sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and supported by the Larm Shi Tam Memorial Fund, this all-day conference will introduce lay people, especially the faculty and student body at CUNY, to the practice of present-day Buddhism, and present discussions revolving around the following two themes: “The true meaning of culture is the penetration of the self which brings peace.” “The pure nature of civilization is altruism which brings enlightenment.” Topics to be covered include: The Significance of Achieving Mental Peace in the 21st Century The Buddhist Perspective of Mind and Peace The Art of Balancing in Daily Chaos Improving Your Daily Lifestyle Through Buddhism Practices Speakers and panelists at the forum include venerable experts from various Buddhist monasteries, and faculty members from the City University of New York
The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Asia in the 21st Century

Who:   WCFIA Seminar on Southeast Asian International Affairs, the Olin Institute, and the Asia Center
When:   September 14, 12:00-2:00pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S153
Cambridge MA
Description:   Seminar by Dr. Muthiah Alagappa (Distinguished Senior Fellow, East-West Center) Contact: Iain Johnston, johnston@fas.harvard.edu or (617) 496-3965
WEAI: AIDS Blood Scandal—What China Can Learn from the World's Mistakes

Who:   Weatherhead East Asian Institute
When:   September 14, 2007 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Heights
International Affairs Building, Room 918
New York NY
Description:   The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a Brown Bag Lecture entitled, "AIDS Blood Scandals: What China Can Learn from the World's Mistakes," with Meg Davis, Founder and Director of Asia Catalyst and Evan Anderson, Research Consultant for Asia Catalyst. For further information regarding this event, please contact Caroline Batten by sending email to cb2469@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6916.
Bonsai Exhibit

Who:   PA Bonsai Society
When:   September 15 and 16
Where:   Ohio House, 4700 States Drive
Philadelphia PA
Website:   http://www.shofuso.com
Description:   See a beautiful display of BOnsai trees in the perfect setting at Shofuso. On Saturday at 2, tour the display with Mike Marinelli, President of the Pennsylvania Bonai Society. Bonsais are also for sale.
Book Reading & Sushi Tasting: The Sushi Economy, by Sasha Issenberg

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   September 15, 1-4 PM
Where:   369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.janm.org
Description:   Over a generation, sushi in the United States has gone from the unknown to ubiquitous, but even aficionados will be surprised at the true history and complex economics behind their favorite food. The Sushi Economy jumps from the Mediterranean docks to the multimillion-dollar tuna auctions of Japanese fish markets, and from the shopping streets of Shanghai to the cargo holds of intercontinental jumbo jets -- all while making a surprising case against eating local. Sushi tasting and book signing to follow.
Chinatown Rising 2007: Annual Gala Dinner

Who:   Chinese Historical Society of America
When:   Saturday, September 15
Where:   Four Seasons Hotel
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.chsa.org/
Description:   For more information, to inquire about sponsorship, or to purchase a table or tickets, please call Candace Tom at (415) 391-1188 ext. 101 or email gala@chsa.org.
Welcome Reception: Harvard Republic of China Club

Who:   Harvard Republic of China Club (HROCC)
When:   September 15, 6:00pm
Where:   22 Divinity Ave., Harvard University Herbaria Seminar Room
Cambridge MA
Website:   http://harvardrocc.blogspot.com/2007/09/hrocc-welcome-reception-on-9152007-with.html
Description:   Harvard Republic of China Club (HROCC), a non-profit student organization registered at Harvard University, welcomes friends from or interested in the Republic of China, Taiwan, or Chinese Culture to join this friendly and open community. Authentic homemade Chinese cuisine and beverage will be provided Fee: Free to members, $10/person for others Co-sponsored by Harvard Republic of China Club and the Cultural Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Boston Contact: HarvardROCC@gmail.com
Discussion : The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cell Phone

Who:   SAJA
When:   September 17th; 6-9 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/events/calendar.pl?rm=detail&eventid=16805
Description:   Over the past twenty-five years, India has moved from a largely impoverished, underdeveloped country to a bustling, innovative, fast-changing society. In his new book The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power, celebrated author Shashi Tharoor discusses and demystifies the vast changes that have taken place in India to transform this once sleeping giant into an emerging world leader. Asia Society and the South Asia Journalists Association (SAJA) cordially invite you to the New York launch of Tharoor’s illuminating book. Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion with one of India’s most respected writers as he shares his insight into the complex and intriguing culture of this rapidly evolving nation. Excerpts from the book and a conversation with Pramit Pal Chaudri, a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at Asia Society, will be followed by a brief reception. Shashi Tharoor, formally the UN Undersecretary General for Communications and Public Information, is now Chairman of Dubai-based Afras Ventures. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, previously an editorial writer for The Telegraph and The Statesman of Calcutta, is also the Foreign Editor of The Hindustan Times and a leading figure in Indian policymaking circles. Cost: Member $15, Non-member $20, Student/NGO/Academics $15 Buy Tickets Online
Security and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Who:   The Korea Society
When:   September 17 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
Where:   The Korea Society, Eighth Floor, 950 Third Avenue
(Building entrance on the SW corner of Third Avenue)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/contemporary_issues/contemporary_issues/security_and_peace_on_the_korean_peninsula.html
Description:   Security and Peace on the Korean Peninsula with The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, Chairman, Good Friends and Peace Foundation, and Young Soo Kim, Board of Directors, The Peace Foundation The guns fell silent 50 years ago, but the armistice that ended the Korean War is just a cease fire agreement. Technically, the two Koreas remain at war. In recent years, the process of securing an official and lasting peace has taken a back seat to the resolution of the nuclear issue, as many insist that peace is impossible as long as the North retains nuclear weapons. As the Six-Party Talks seem to be yielding progress on the nuclear issue, the time may be right to revisit the peace process. The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, chairman of the Good Friends and Peace Foundation, will lead a panel of Korean experts in a discussion of the current prospects for negotiating a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. Cost: $10 Non-members/$5 Members
Competitive Edge Conference: Maximizing Opportunities for Minority/Women-Owned Businesses

Who:   Competitive Edge
When:   Sep 18th: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm; Sep 19th: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Where:   CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, (between 34th & 35th Streets)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.the-competitive-edge.org/memberlinkregistration.asp
Description:   AWIB is a sponsoring organization of the 14th Annual Competitive Edge Conference. Titled "Maximizing Opportunities for Minority/Women-Owned Businesses" this two day conference allows disadvantaged, minority and women business owners an opportunity to meet with general contractors, procurement and certification specialists. Attendees can also network with key decision makers from State and City agencies and private partners. The first day of the conference is themed "Meet the Private Sector" and the second day is "Meet the Public Sector". For more inforamtion call 212.817.7000 or go to www.the-competitive-edge.com. FREE. But attendees must be registered in advance.
East Asia’s Future Role in Defining U.S.-Japan Relations

Who:   Japan Society
When:   September 18, 1:45 - 5 pm
Where:   Hilton New York (Trianon Ballroom), 1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/global_affairs/event_detail.cfm?id_event=985196732&id_performance=1713292414
Description:   Join this exciting corporate conference. Keynote Speaker: Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International; Former Deputy Secretary of State Presider: Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Senior Staff Writer, NIKKEI, Inc. Presenters: Heizo Takenaka, Senior Advisor, Japan Center for Economic Research; Professor, Keio University; Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications; Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School; Former Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers Moderator: Naoaki Okabe, Senior Executive Editor, NIKKEI, Inc. Because they represent the world's two largest economies, the significance of U.S.-Japan relations cannot be understated. At the same time, any discussion of U.S.-Japan relations must take into consideration the rising influence and roles of other East Asian countries. This symposium explores economic and political issues in the region that will test the bilateral relationship in the coming decade, as well as measures that can be taken to mitigate pressures. Our distinguished speakers will offer a variety of political and economic perspectives on the increasingly complex and multilateral nature of U.S.-Japan relations. Agenda 1:45 - 2:15 pm Registration 2:15 - 3:10 pm Keynote address and Q&A 3:10 pm Break 3:20 - 5 pm Presentations, discussion and Q&A Admission: This is a free event. However, you must register in advance in order to confirm your seat for the lecture. Register online below or e-mail register@japansociety.org. For information only, please contact Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247.
India and Japan: New Partners in Asia?

When:   Tuesday, September 18, 12:30-2:00pm
Where:   1737 Cambridge Street, N262
Cambridge MA
Description:   Given by Purnendra Jain (Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide; Visiting Scholar, Reischauer Institute) Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs; Director, South Asia Initiative) Special Series on International Relations of East Asia Co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Reischauer Institute, South Asia Initiative, Asia Center, and John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies Contact: lkushi@wcfia.harvard.edu
Tokyo String Quartet

Who:   Houston Friends of Music
When:   September 18, 2007, 8-10 PM
Where:   Stude Hall, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music - MS 532, 6100 South Main Street
Houston TX
Website:   http://www.rice.edu/friends
Description:   The Tokyo String Quartet has captivated audiences and critics alike since it was founded more than 30 years ago. Regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, the Tokyo Quartet--Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda (violins), Kazuhide Isomura (viola) and Clive Greensmith (cello)--has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists and composers, built a comprehensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings, and established a distinguished teaching record. Performing over a hundred concerts worldwide each season, the Tokyo String Quartet has a devoted international following that includes the major capitals of the world and extends to all four corners of the globe, from Australia to Estonia to Scandinavia and the Far East. For more information, visit www.rice.edu/friends.
Beads, Beasts and Gold: Interactions across Inner Asia and Transformations in China's Burial and Ritual Practices

When:   Wednesday, September 19, 4:30-6:00pm
Where:   Haller Hall, Geological Museum
Cambridge MA
Description:   Given by Jessica Rawson (Oxford University) East Asian Archaeology Seminar Series Sponsored by GSAS, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Contact: miller9@fas.harvard.edu
Biotech Forum: The Current Development and Opportunities of BioPharma Industry in Taiwan

Who:   Monte Jade
When:   Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 6:30 PM
Where:   China Stix Restaurant, 2110 El Camino Real
Santa Clara CA
Website:   http://www.montejade.org/?page=Momthly_Meetings&id=90
Description:   Topic: “The Current Development and Opportunities of BioPharma Industry in Taiwan” Abstract Biopharmacuetical industry has been selected as one of the two “stars” for the future economic growth in Taiwan.? What are the infrastructures (talents, academic research, preclinical and clinical development, government policy, venture capital, etc.) for new drug development in Taiwan?? Who are the key players in the biopharma industry in Taiwan?? What are the oppportunities and challenges for these companies in the world stage? In this forum, the two speakers, Dr. Grace Yeh and Dr. Du-Shieng Chien, trained and worked abroad who then returned to Taiwan around 5 years ago will try to address some of these questions, and share their observations and experiences of starting up biopharma companies in Taiwan. Speakers Dr. Grace Yeh (葉常菁博士), President & CEO, PharmaEngine, Inc. Dr. Du-Shieng Chien (簡督憲博士), President & CEO, SunTen Phytotech Co., Ltd. Moderator: Dr. Dean Tsao (曹汀博士), Chairman & CEO, Genemed Biotechnologies, Inc. Registration: www.MonteJade.org Fee: Member $25, Non-member $30, Student $20, Extra $5 for site registration Please register in advance and pay on site Information: Please visit Monte Jade Website www.montejade.org
Japan Meets America: New Era of Japanese Cuisine

Who:   JCCA-America
When:   September 19
Where:   Ono Restaurant, 18 9th Avenue
NY NY
Website:   http://www.jcca-america.org
Description:   The seconbd fundraising event for JCCA AMerica will be held at the meatpacking district's trendy Ono restaurant. Many famous Japanese chefs will be featured, including Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuo Fukuda, and Chika Tillman. There will be casual drinks and music in the outside lounge until eight pm, and then a more formal sit-down dinner. Ticket price is $200 per person.
Annual Asian Culture Camp

Who:   The Asian Culture Society of Cape Cod
When:   September 20 to 30, 2007
Where:   Cape Cod, MA
Website:   http://www.asiancamp.org
Description:   The Asian Culture Society of Cape Cod is holding its sixth annual Asian Culture Camp on September 28-30 at Sandwich's beautiful and well-appointed Camp Burgess. The child-friendly event brings together a wide range of Asian and Asian-American families from the Cape and elsewhere, including many with children adopted from China, Korea, and other Asian countries. The Camp welcomes non-Asian siblings and extended family members. Beginning Friday afternoon and extending through Sunday, the Culture Camp features workshop presentations, performances, and recreational activities directed at exploration and enjoyment of the participants' cultural heritage. Attractions for adults include a series of morning lectures and workshops presented by guest experts. Presentations this year will include dealing with diversity and differences and also reports from a panel of families who have returned to China or Korea. Returning this year are both Dr. Wu of Tufts U who leads research on race and racialization and Katie Naftzger, LICSW who organizes children's workshops on adoption. Children's events running parallel to these cater to two groups, young children (ages 3-9) and older children (ages 9 and above). Typical events for young children have consisted of learning Asian arts and crafts, building Chinese lantern boats, playing games with counselors, and joining with older children in an Asian scavenger hunt. Besides the scavenger hunt, similar events for older children have included mask making, hip hop, Asian cooking, nail painting, and calligraphy. These age-related events weave among shows and group activities suitable for all ages–such as morning Tai Chi exercises, lion dancing and other Asian dance troupe performances, dancing for all, ordinary Camp Burgess activities (swimming, boating, rock climbing, a ropes course supervised by the camp's staff), and a performance leading into a moon festival on Saturday night and closing with a candle lit lantern boat show at the dock. Meals alternate between American-style meals provided by the camp's staff and Asian (Chinese, Thai, or Indian) meals catered by local restaurants. The Camp Burgess staff is assisted by Asian-American students from Wellesley College. The fee is $165 per person (children 2 and under are admitted free). Updated weekend schedules along with application forms can be downloaded from the Asian Culture Society of Cape Cod's website. Queries may be directed to the event's director, Barry Powers, by telephone (508-896-7129) or through the website.
Capa Wearable Art: Alluring kimono fabric costumes by Shuka Naruo

Who:   Nippon Gallery at the Nippon Club
When:   September 20-26
Where:   145 West 57th Street
NY NY
Description:   For two decades, Ms. Naruo has been making unique articles of clothing from kimono fabrics that are not only beautiful in color but also light-weight, exquisitely assembled, and seasonally versatile. Her innovative approach to sewing is cutting-edge and presents a whole new level of creative contribution to the design world. Admission is free.
COLLOQUIUM: Places Seen - Places Imagined: Reflections on Xuanzang's Xiyu-ji

Who:   The Institute of East Asian Studies
When:   September 20, 2007; 5 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Due to the scarce textual material for the study of the history of Indian Buddhism, the travel accounts of the Chinese pilgrims, especially Xuanzang's text, the Xiyu-ji, "Records of the Western world," have attracted the attention of scholars working in fields such as archaeology, history of arts, history of religion (especially Buddhism) and history in general, etc. Consequently, there is almost no book written on Indian Buddhism of the first millennium C.E. that does not refer to the pilgrims' reports. These texts have not, however, been studied in a sufficiently comparative and critical way by Western scholars and were not adequately contextualized in relation to information which we have from Indian Buddhist literature, archaeology and history of arts. Nor were they read as a specific genre of Chinese literature. Without taking this kind of research into account it is not possible to draw sound conclusions as to whether the pieces of information related in these texts reflect a historical reality – that is to say "places seen" – or whether they were moulded according to certain patterns of inner-Buddhist or inter- or innercultural topoi. This lecture explores one example where it can be shown that Xuanzang, in his Xiyu-ji, construed a complete description of an Indian region, Mathurā, probably without having travelled there and solely on the basis of information available to him in Chinese Buddhist texts. It will be argued that this was not for reasons of forging evidence but as a consequence of the very purpose of the text, written, as it was, for the Chinese emperor in order to provide a complete overview of Buddhist India. Max Deeg is Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Studies at Cardiff University in Wales. He received his Ph.D. in Indian Studies and his Habilitation (professoral degree) in Religious Studies from the University of Würzburg. He taught German in Taiwan and Japan before joining the Religious Studies faculty at the University of Vienna from 2002-2005. His most recent publication is a German translation of Kumārajīva's Lotussutra
Crain's 2007 Small Business Awards Breakfast

When:   September 20, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Where:   Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th St (btw Broadway & 6th Ave)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.crainsny.com
Description:   AWIB is a partner organization of the 12th Annual Small Business Awards Breakfast. The Awards Breakfast recognizes some of New York City's most successful small business owners and offers a chance to hear the stories behind their success. Also meet and network with the winners and other business owners. For more inforamtion call 212.210.0739 or go to www.crainsny.com. Cost: AWIB Members $55 (AWIB memberes enter promotional code "partner" to get the discount). Non-Members $65.
Han Feng Special Sale Event

When:   September 20, 2007 - September 23, 2007, 11-6 PM
Where:   AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   World-renowned designer Han Feng presents her new Fall collection "Shanghai Chic" at AsiaStore. Rich jewel tones and innovative pleating enhance her latest collection of outerwear and accessories. Acclaimed for her costume design for the Metropolitan Opera’s Madame Butterfly, Feng's dramatic designs are true conversation pieces. Personal appearances by Han Feng: Thursday, September 20th - Sunday, September 23rd, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Japanese Law Film Series: Minbo no Onna (Itami, 1992)

When:   Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm
Where:   Harvard Law School, Lewis International Law Center 202
Cambridge MA
Description:   Miyamoto again, this time taking on the yakuza. The humor bites - and by the word on the street, mob hitmen threw Itami to his death from an office building five years later. Open to the public Sponsored by Professor Mark Ramseyer and East Asian Legal Studies Contact: ramseyer@law.harvard.edu
Reform and Characteristics of Party-Government Relations in Contemporary China

When:   Thursday, September 20, 4:00-5:30pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge St., CGIS S153
Cambridge MA
Description:   Speaker: Xu Baoyou (Associate Professor, Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, China) Discussant: Chang Xinxin (Central Party School of CPC, China) Chair: Sun Zhongxin (Fudan University, China) *Working language for this seminar is Chinese* China Study Seminar Sponsored by the Fairbank Center Contact: xchang@fas.harvard.edu
Transforming China's Military: New Missions; New Measures

Who:   Fairbank Center
When:   Thursday, September 20, 12:15-2:00pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge St., CGIS S153
Cambridge MA
Description:   Attend his China Lunchtime Seminar, given by Ellis Joffe (Professor of Chinese History, Hebrew University). Contact: (617) 495-4046
American Corporate Compliance meets Chinese Corporate Governance: Lessons in Applied Comparative Law

When:   Friday, September 21, 12:00pm
Where:   Pound 419, Harvard Law School
Cambridge MA
Description:   Preston M. Torbert, (JD, '74, HLS; Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago Office) East Asian Legal Studies Lunchtime Talk Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies Contact: tlocher@law.harvard.edu
Colloquium: Permanent Revolution: Architecture and Politics in North Korea

Who:   Center for Korean Studies, Koret Foundation
When:   September 21, 2007; 12-2 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Join the colloquium "Permanent Revolution: Architecture and Politics in North Korea", given by Chris Springer, the author of "Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital."
Film Screening: CAMPAIGN: 選挙

Who:   Center for Japanese Studies
When:   September 21; 4-6 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party? This cinema-verite documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki,Japan, revealing the true nature of "democracy." In the fall of 2005, 40-year-old, self-employed Kazuhiko "Yama-san" Yamauchi's peaceful, humdrum life was turned upside-down. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) had suddenly chosen him as its official candidate to run for a vacant seat on the Kawasaki city council. Yama-san had zero experience in politics, no charisma, no supporters, no constituency, and no time to prepare for the impending election. The election was critical for the LDP. Yama-san's loss would automatically oust the LDP from its position as the dominant political party on the council. Thus, the LDP forms a strong campaign team consisting of every LDP politician from the Kawasaki region to fight the intense battle against the party's opponents—all veterans of the Democratic Party, the Communist Party, and the Kanagawa Network. The campaign team invites many of the LDP's political big shots—Nobuteru Ishihara, Yoriko Kawaguchi, and even Prime Minister Koizumi himself—to back its inexperienced candidate—a rare sight for an election in a politically insignificant suburban town. Adhering to the campaign tactic of "bowing to everybody, even to telephone poles," Yama-san visits local festivals, kindergarten sports events, senior gatherings, commuter train stations, and even bus stops to offer his hand to everyone he sees.
Lecture: The Making of Asian American Community Democracy: Rebuilding Chinatown in Post 9-11

Who:   Asian American / Asian Research Institute
When:   September 21, 2007, from 6PM to 8PM
Where:   25 W. 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info
Description:   You are cordially invited to attend a presentation on "The Making of Asian American Community Democracy: Rebuilding Chinatown in Post 9-11," by Edward Ma, on September 21, 2007, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 W. 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. AAARI's 2007-2008 Friday Evening Lecture Series, is proudly sponsored by a grant from The Ford Foundation. In witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Center, Edward Ma, a psychotherapsist, was determined to do some healing for himself and the Chinatown community since September 11, 2001. In this presentation, Mr. Ma will discuss how he has engaged himself as a volunteer in healing himself by/and promoting participation in community democracy (voter registration for self-empowerment), in community healing, for rebuilding Chinatown and mainstreaming. Admission is $3 for non-members, and Free for members and students with valid ID cards. Light refreshments will be served. To register, please reply to events@aaari.info, or phone 212-869-0182, and provide your contact information, including zip code. For those unable to attend, you can view the live webcast beginning at 6:15PM EST on our website, and also make comments and ask questions via AOL Instant Messenger or Skype. (Note: AIM & Skype can also be used during normal office hours to ask about AAARI-related questions.) Streaming videos, and audio podcast (also on iTunes) will be available afterwards online for those that missed the live broadcast. For details on this and all our upcoming lectures, please visit our website @ www.aaari.info. Remember, "If you can't come to AAARI, AAARI can come to you!" Sincerely, Antony Wong Office Manager Asian American / Asian Research Institute The City University of New York Phone: 221-869-0182 Fax: 212-869-0181 Email: awong@aaari.info
Create Sumi-e and Origami Cards with Ryosen Shibata

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   September 22, 1-3 PM
Where:   369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.janm.org
Description:   Create beautiful cards for those special people in your life that can be shared on birthdays, holidays, or just because. $8.00 for National Museum members; $13.00 for non-members. Includes supplies and Museum admission. Reservations recommended.
Film: Paraiso–Three Stories of Hope

Who:   Asian American Advisory Board–Suffolk County and Raise the Roof Foundation
When:   Saturday, September 22, 5:00 pm
Where:   Wang Theater
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/Paraiso_flyer_3%20FINAL.pdf
Description:   This trilogy of hope, heroism, and honor reveals the extraordinary stories of three ordinary people whose lives are forever touched by Gawad Kalinga (To Give Care) a movement that is reshaping the image of the new Filipino, calling and challenging everyone to reach out to a higher, nobler cause of rebuilding a nation by rebuilding each other. A grieving man transforms his personal 9/11 tragedy with an act of enduring charity. A boy who eats pebbles to stave of his hunger finds a home with his adoptive family. A woman who loses her loved ones to a catastrophic mudslide is given a chance to rebuild her life. Celebrated Filipino actors, producers, and directors volunteered their time and talent to bring Paraiso to earth. Yes, Paradise happens on earth! ( In Tagalog with English subtitles.) Co-sponsored with Asian American Advisory Board–Suffolk County and Raise the Roof Foundation. To reserve tickets, please call (631) 742-3479 or (914) 715-8330. $15.00 General Admission
From Barbed Wire to Barbed Hooks

Who:   Japanese American National Museum
When:   September 22-23, 4 PM
Where:   369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.janm.org
Description:   Cory Shiozaki explores the history of Manzanar inmates who turned to trout fishing to escape the hardships of incarceration. The filmmaker suggests that through fishing inmates found a much sought-after feeling of freedom, however brief, as they matched wits with the wily trout of the famed Eastern Sierra fishing grounds. Shiozaki will share stories of "escaping" at night from camp, highlight Manzanar's well-known fishermen, and share examples of fishing tackle used in camp.
JOB FAIR: Japanese Bilingual Career Expo

When:   9/22-9/23; 10 AM-6 PM
Where:   Metropolitan Pavilion
(125 West 18th Street)
New York NY
Website:   http://global.mynavi.jp/contents/event/expo2007/ny/index.html
Description:   NEW YORK CAREER EXPO 2007!!! -Japanese/English bilinguals -Students or Working professionals -Positions in Japan and abroad Immediate interviews at the fair, so please attend with proper attire. *Everything FREE of charge >>>Offering travel scholarships for qualified students! Participating companies: Major banks, financing companies, and consulting companies. Please check out our website (Japanese only) for details. Chance to WIN!!! 1)Travel scholarships! (application due 8/29) 2)First 500 attendees get a $20 internatinoal calling card! Register online!
New York-Tokyo Music Festival

Who:   SHARP
When:   September 22 @ 2 PM
Where:   Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
New York NY
Website:   http://www.newyork-tokyo.com/
Description:   Featuring: *From America* MF DOOM PHAROAHE MONCH COLLIE BUDDZ KENNY MUHAMMAD THE HUMAN ORCHESTRA KOOL DJ RED ALERT *From Japan* TERIYAKI BOYZ DJ UPPERCUT FT. ROSCO P. Ticket Info: Online: $22 + Service Fee * http://www.inticketing.com NYC Retail Outlets: $23 * Rock & Soul - 462 7th Ave @ 35th St * Fatbeats - 406 6th Ave btwn 8th and 9th St * Reed Space - lower east side 51 Orchard St btwn Stanton & Rivington * Turntable Lab - 120 E 7th St btwn 1st Ave & Ave A * Atmos - 203 W 125th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd Box Office (only on Sep.22): $25 * Rumsey Playfield Box Office 69th Steet at East End Drive in Central Park
Orange County Moon Festival

When:   September 22, 2007
Where:   14140 All American Way
Westminster CA
Website:   http://www.ocmoonfest.com
Description:   Don't miss the Harvest Moon Festival featuring Chinese Acrobatic Circus and Concert Performances. For more information contact lorna@rivalent.com
Worldy Soundclash Benefit Concert

Who:   Adhikaar
When:   September 22; 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:   Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square Park South
New York NY
Description:   Adhikaar for human rights and social justice is very excited to be partnering with Worldly Soundclash for their first ever concert in New York City. Worldly Soundclash, a transatlantic, east meets west, dub bass-fueled worldtronica band features Dr. Das and production by multi-instrumentalist Ramjac, all the way from the U.K. Dr. Das, a founder of wildly popular Asian Dub Foundation, is joined by San Francisco's award winning Asian electronica collective, the Dhamaal ensemble, including vocals by Qawwali and Sufi sensation Sukhawat Ali Khan, electronics by DJ Janaka Selekta, and live tabla and dhol. Date: September 22, 2007 (Saturday) Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Free Cocktail Hour Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm Concert Location:Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square Park South,NY,NY Please join us to experience a one-of-a-kind, high energy live event that unites leading voices from today's global electronica scene into a truly unforgettable experience. Proceeds from the concert will support Adhikaar’s struggle for justice in Nepali communities. For more information about Adhikaar: www.adhikaar.org For concert info and online tickets: adhikaar.blogspot.com
CONCERT: Coco Lee and Alex To in the Bay Area!

When:   September 23
Where:   Shoreline Amphitheatre
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.meetcoco.com/
Description:   CoCo Lee is one of the most highly recognized Asian singers in the world and one of the most sought after musical icons in Greater China. Over one million fans have experienced her performances live in Greater China alone and CoCo’s 15 albums have sold more than 10 million copies to-date. Esquire magazine declares that Coco’s “sexy appearance … and fascinating voice lead her audience into infinite fantasy“ and Rolling Stone describes her as a “star of the first magnitude … widely known as the Mariah of Asia.” CoCo commands the stage with her dynamic voice, beautiful lyrics and engaging choreography with a musical style that ranges across the spectrum from Hip-Hop to R&B, ballads and dance songs. In addition to her mega-star status in the Mandarin and Cantopop music markets, CoCo’s English-language performances have also garnered critical praise and mainstream success. She sang the hit “Before I Fall In Love” for the soundtrack of Runaway Bride starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts and sang the theme song "A Love Before Time" for the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which won worldwide acclaim when she performed the song at the 2001 Academy Awards. CoCo was widely praised by critics for her vocal range and won plaudits for bringing to the attention of North American audiences the beauty of Eastern music and culture. Outside the world of music, CoCo co-starred in the Chinese comedy Master of Everything (aka Bamboo Shoot) with John Lone (The Last Emperor, Rush Hour 2), which won the Best Foreign Film award at the 2005 Beverly Hills Film Festival. CoCo was a Global Ambassador for Omega from 2004-6 and Chanel’s first Asia-Pacific Celebrity Ambassadress. Despite her hectic schedule, CoCo still finds time for numerous charitable causes, contributing her time as a youth ambassador for UNICEF, the Make a Wish Foundation and the Organization for World Peace in China. In 2004, CoCo also represented Asian artists promoting youth education at the global AIDS conference in Thailand as a YouthAIDS ambassador. Alex To (杜德偉)was born and raised in Hong Kong to a Filipino father and a Shanghainese mother. In 1980, at the age of 18, he studied abroad in Canada majoring in commercial design. In 1985, at age 23, he graduated from university and worked as an Art Director back in Hong Kong. That same year, he entered the 4th annual New Talent Singing Awards and won first place (the Gold Award). He was then signed to Capital Artists and began his career in the music industry. He has released numerous albums throughout his career and mainly has R&B influenced songs. Get your tickets now!
Chuseok

When:   September 24 - September 26, 2007
Description:   These three days of "Abundance" are for Koreas to pay respects to their family's ancestral sites with special dishes and other rituals.
WEAI: Hong Kong's Role in China's Modernization

Who:   Weatherhead East Asian Institute
When:   September 24, 2007 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
New York NY
Description:   The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a Brown Bag Lecture, "Hong Kong's Role in China's Modernization," with Alan Leong of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. For further information regarding this event, please contact Caroline Batten by sending email to cb2469@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6916.
Blessed by Angels

Who:   Chinese Software Professionals Association (CSPA)
When:   September 25 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Where:   Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
950 Page Mill Rd.,
Palo Alto CA
Website:   http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20070925
Description:   Unless you have a track record of successful ventures, the typical entrepreneur is long on vision, and short on funding. Yet it takes capital to develop the company or the product to the stage that attracts typical VC capital. How do you get financing for an idea that is too early and too small of an investment for a VC firm? One answer is early stage investors - whether "so called" angels, wealthy individuals operating by themselves or in a loose network, who are willing to take a riskier bet on an early stage idea, or more formalized investment firms, who specialize in early stage and smaller deals. In this event, CSPA will examine what it takes for entrepreneurs to engage these early stage investors. We will invite three enterprising entrepreneurs to pitch their idea/venture/company to a panel of early stage investors. The pitch is live, and the interactions/feedback are real. The pitches will be followed by a general discussion among the investor panel on what they typically look for, when would be a good time to approach such investors, and how to find them. Join us for an informative and insightful evening to explore some key elements in funding your business at the early stage. Speakers * Catherine Ngo, General Partner, Startup Capital Ventures * Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures Presentation Coach * Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D., Founder & Principal, Blendstrup & Associates
China, Japan and East Asia: New Partners in Asia?

Who:   Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Olin Institute, Fairbank Center, Korea Institute's Kim Koo Forum, and the Asia Center
When:   Tuesday, September 25, 12:30-2:00pm
Where:   1737 Cambridge Street, CGIS Knafel N262
Cambridge MA
Description:   Join this program and presentation on U.S.-Japan Relations, led by: David Kang (Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Dartmouth College) Narushige Michishita (Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Abe Fellow Visiting Scholar, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) Contact: rijs@fas.harvard.edu
Colloquium: A Revisit Of Some Highlights In Sino-American Relations During The Pacific War

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   September 25; 4 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Led by Hsi-sheng Ch’i, Professor Emeritus, Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Drawing on underutilized or misinterpreted data from both Chinese- and English-language sources, this talk will suggest conclusions that challenge the conventional wisdom on Sino-American Relations during WW II, including such major events during the alliance as Stilwell's assignment to China, his role in the First Burma Campaign, the diplomatic crises of 1942, and the showdown over his quest for command power.
Different Data Tell Different Stories: A Revisit Of Some Highlights In Sino-American Relations During The Pacific War

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley
When:   September 25, 4 pm
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Colloquium led by Hsi-sheng Ch’i, Professor Emeritus, Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Drawing on underutilized or misinterpreted data from both Chinese- and English-language sources, this talk will suggest conclusions that challenge the conventional wisdom on Sino-American Relations during WW II, including such major events during the alliance as Stilwell's assignment to China, his role in the First Burma Campaign, the diplomatic crises of 1942, and the showdown over his quest for command power.
Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival

When:   September 25, 2007
Description:   When the autumn harvest moon is at its fullest, the Chinese celebrate by lighting colorful lanterns and enjoying delicious mooncakes. Learn more about the legends behind the festival and try some mooncake recipes. (Date: fifteenth day of the eighth Chinese lunar month).
Women In Technology Workshop

Who:   Technology Review
When:   SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 - 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where:   Stratton Student Center, MIT building W20
Cambridge MA
Website:   https://www.technologyreview.com/events/tretc/reglogin.aspx
Description:   AWIB is a strategic partner of this workshop organized by Technology Review to raise awareness of issues faced by women in technology. Various topics will be covered in concurrent workshops - including on topics of leadership, breakthrough innovations, workplace culture, promoting one's accomplishments, entrepreneurship and more. The workshop is being held in conjuction with the seventh annual Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT, which attracts decision makers from business, investment, government and media. For more information and agenda, go to www.technologyreview.com
Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference

Who:   Women's Business Development Center
When:   Sept 26: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm; Sept 27: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where:   Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Avenue
Chicago IL
Website:   http://www.wbdc.org
Description:   AWIB is a partner organzation of the 21st annual Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference. The two-day event will bring together prospective, emerging and established women business owners and corporate and government representatives. Highlights include the Women's Business & Buyers Mart; Woman-to-Woman Power Mentoring Breakfast; the Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon; the Women's Forum Luncheon and a keynote presentation by Martha Stewart. The conference is organized by the Women's Business Development Center. For more information and agenda, go to www.wbdc.org Cost: AWIB Members $200 ($275 after 9/1). Non-members $275. Registration: Register online at www.wbdc.org or call (312) 853-3477 for more info.
Film Panel - Finishing the Game

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Wednesday, September 26, 2007; 7-9 PM
Where:   The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor
(Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/arts/film/?mghost=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.koreasociety.org&mgfixit=1
Description:   When Bruce Lee died, he left behind 12 minutes of footage from his final film. The upcoming movie Finishing the Game imagines what would have happened if bumbling studio executives had tried to find a passable replacement for Lee to finish it. The answer is hilarity. Starring Roger Fan (Better Luck Tomorrow), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Monique Curren (Maria Full of Grace) and MC Hammer, Finishing the Game was an official selection of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Now yKAN and The Korea Society are presenting the film’s director and lead actors for a film panel at The Korea Society (950 Third Avenue, on the corner of 57th Street) on September 26, 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, followed by a reception at Opia. The panel will feature Finishing the Game director Justin Lin, and actors Roger Fan and Sung Kang, discussing their recent film and their experiences as Asian American artists in Hollywood. Admission is free. Please RSVP to membership@ykan.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Report from Tokyo and Seoul, Don Oberdorfer

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Wednesday, September 26, 2007; 3-5
Where:   The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor
(Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/contemporary_issues/contemporary_issues/report_from_tokyo_and_seoul_don_oberdorfer.html?mghost=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.koreasociety.org&mgfixit=1
Description:   Don Oberdorfer, Korea correspondent emeritus and chairman of the U.S.–Korea Institute at SAIS, has just returned from a trip to Seoul and Tokyo. Oberdorfer met with political figures and senior officials in both cities, and at this afternoon program will share what he learned about the political scene in the region and the dynamic state of relations in Northeast Asia. Don Oberdorfer is distinguished journalist in residence and adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. Previously he worked as a journalist for 38 years, including 25 years on the Washington Post. He is the author of five books, including The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. In September 2006 Oberdorfer was named chairman of the U.S.–Korea Institute at SAIS.
Sufi Rock

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook
When:   Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm
Where:   Wang Center
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/events.shtml
Description:   Salman Ahmad of the famed Pakistani Band Junoon rocks the Wang! He sings, shares stories, challenges orthodoxy, and is an activist for Peace and a UNAIDS Ambassador. The documentary film Islamabad Rock City (2001) will also be screened. The film is a look at the rock group Junoon–Lahore natives Salman Ahmad (guitarist/songwriter) and Ali Azmat (vocalist), Muslims who follow the Sufi teachings of Islam, and New Yorker Brian O'Connell (bassist), a Christian. Dubbed the "U2 of Pakistan" by New York Times music critic Jon Pareles, Junoon bridges East and West, Islam and Christianity. $10 for students and seniors; $15 general admission; $25 VIP
WEAI: The Past and Future of American Leadership in Asia

Who:   Weatherhead East Asian Institute
When:   September 26, 2007 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House, Presidents Room
New York NY
Description:   The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a Policy Forum with Victor Cha (Director of East Asian Affairs at the United States National Security Council) entitled, "The Past and Future of American Leadership in Asia." For further information regarding this event, please contact Caroline Batten by sending email to cb2469@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6916.
8th ANNUAL DC APA FILM FESTIVAL

Who:   DC APA
When:   SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 6
Where:   Washington, DC
Website:   http://www.apafilm.org/festival_placeholder.html
Description:   APA Film, a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, is a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the artistic developed of APA media artists and raising public awareness of APA media arts through an annual festival and other events in the Washington, D.C. area.
A Cook's Tour of Indian Kitchens

When:   September 27; 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where:   River Oaks Compass Bank, 2001 Kirby
Houston TX
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16663
Description:   Take a tour of regional Indian kitchens with author and Indian cooking expert Suneeta Vaswani. Her new book Complete Book of Indian Cooking explains regional differences in the spicing and cooking techniques of the north, south, east, and west of India. The cuisine of the vast sub-continent is demystified and made more accessible with recipes that range from the simplest to ones that are more challenging, but always worth the effort. Join Asia Society Texas Center for a talk on regional Indian cuisine followed by a book signing.
Asian Americans in Public Office- Lecture by Assembly Member K

Who:   The Korean American League For Civic Action
When:   September 27; 6-8 PM
Where:   149 W. 24th St. (btw 6th and 7th Ave.) 6th Floor.
New York NY
Description:   The Korean American League For Civic Action will host an event on Asian Americans in Public Office- Lecture by Assembly Member Kevin O'Toole.
Colloquium: Buddhism and Warfare: A Note on Mahāvaṃsa 25, 110

Who:   Center for Buddhist Studies
When:   September 27; 5 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   This is a special lecture to celebrate the establishment of the Padmanabh S. Jaini Graduate Student Award in Buddhist Studies The "Buddhist" Nationalism of Ceylon (late 19th and early 20th century) had its roots in the Saṅgha-led agitation against the five hundred years of missionary activities during the successive Christian rule of that island by the Portuguese (1505-1638), the Dutch (1638-1795), and the British (1814-1947). In the wake of independence that "religious" nationalism became transformed into an "ethnic" nationalism, claiming primacy for Buddhist education as well as for the Sinhalese over Tamil (the language of the minority), thus sowing the seeds of a bloody separatist movement. This was partly inspired by the widely read accounts of the victory of the Buddhist Sinhala hero Duṭṭhagāmaṇi Abhaya (101-77 B.C.E.) over the Damiḷa (Tamil) ruler Eḷāra (145-101 B.C.E.) in a bloody war, after which the king grieved over the dead, feared for his own rebirth in heaven, but was assured of his "innocence" by a group of arahants. All this is detailed in the epic Mahāvaṃsa, hailed as a Buddhist Chronicle by its editor and translator W. Geiger (1908). Much has been written about the ensuing Sri Lankan political developments in the papers edited by Smith Bardwell in his Religion and Legitimation of Power in Sri Lanka (1978) and by G. Obeysekere in his "Duṭṭhagāmaṇī and the Buddhist Conscience" (1992). Professor Jaini will examine the doctrinal implications of the grounds for "absolution" granted by the arahants in an act of warfare by a Buddhist king, apparently for the glory of the Dhamma. Padmanabh S. Jaini is Professor emeritus of Buddhist Studies and co-founder of the Group in Buddhist Studies. Before joining UC Berkeley in 1972, he taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles on both Buddhism and Jainism. In the field of Buddhist Studies he is particularly well known for his work on Abhidharma and for his critical editions of the Abhidharmadīpa (a Vaibhāṣika treatise), the Sāratamā (a commentary on the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā), and a collection of apocryphal Jātakas, the Paññāsa-Jātaka, that appeared in four volumes (text and translation). His collected essays have appeared in two volumes, and, recently, he has been honored by a Festschrift (2003) with contributions on early Buddhism and Jainism.
Film: The Sea is Watching

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   Thursday, September 27, 1:00 pm
Where:   Wang Theater
Stony Brook NY
Description:   Asian Film Forum with Roundtable c/o Thora Wagner Based on famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's last screenplay, Director Kei Kumai delves into the complex class and sexual dynamics of 19th century Japan. In a brothel in a Japanese village where the ruling and common classes mingle, Fusanosuke, a disgraced samurai, seeks refuge from authorities after he injured a more powerful samurai. Oshin, a young and naive prostitute with a heart of gold, falls in love with Fusanosuke against the advice of older and wiser prostitutes, leading to disastrous results. (In Japanese with English subtitles).
Gender and the Representation Deficit in Japanese Politics

Who:   Reischauer Institute
When:   Thursday, September 27, 12:00-1:30pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S250
Cambridge MA
Description:   Learn more about "Gender and the Representation Deficit in Japanese Politics" Discussant: Sherry Martin (Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University and Advanced Research Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations) Reischauer Institute Contemporary Politics Study Group
Jonathan Spence: Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man

When:   September 27; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium
725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16675
Description:   Historian (The Search for Modern China, Mao, The Chan's Great Continent, God's Chinese Son, and The Chinese Century [with Annping Chin]) Jonathan Spences's latest book visits the end of the Ming dynasty through the eyes of a eminent scholar of that period. Reception and book signing follow.
Lecture: Kano Motonobu's Shuten Doji Scrolls and Aspects of the Monstrous in Medieval Japan

Who:   Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture
When:   September 27, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Kent Hall, Room 403
New York NY
Website:   http://www.donaldkeenecenter.org/content/view/82/116/
Description:   The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture presents Quitman E. Phillips, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will be giving a lecture titled "Kano Motonobu's Shuten Doji Scrolls and Aspects of the Monstrous in Medieval Japan." For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture by sending email to donald-keene-center@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5036.
Panel Discussion: The Globalization of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century

Who:   South Asia Initiative
When:   Thursday, September 27, 6:00-7:30pm
Where:   Norton Lecture Hall, Fogg Art Museum
32 Quincy Street (South entrance)
Cambridge MA
Description:   Panelists: /Tarun Das Jaamshyd Godrej Naina Lal Kidwai Sunil Bharti Mittal /Chair: /Krishna Palepu / Inaugural South Asia at 60 Event Sponsored by the South Asia Initiative Contact: sainit@fas.harvard.edu
11th Houston Grand Taiko Festival

Who:   Sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board and Houston HOME Dialysis (Staff Assisted Home Dialysis) with support from The Consulate General of Japan at Houston,
When:   September 28, 2007, 7:30-10 PM
Where:   Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive
Houston TX
Description:   Thrill to two and a half hours of non-stop, energetic Japanese Taiko drumming by Kaminari Taiko, the world-renowned Big Mountain Native American Indian Stage Shows, and the elaborate precision of Japanese classical dancing led by dance master Takahamaryu Mitsujuroku. With an arsenal of more than 30 taiko drums, including the most powerful taiko in the world, Kaminari mesmerizes the audience with its unique style of dynamic taiko performances inspired by the traditional values of Japanese art and propulsive cadence that rocks the theatre.
China Current Events Workshop: Three Things about China's Military Modernization that Worry the Pentagon

Who:   Fairbank Center
When:   Friday, September 28, 2:00-5:00pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS S050
Cambridge MA
Description:   China Current Events Workshop: Three Things about China's Military Modernization that Worry the Pentagon /"A Doctrinal Context for PLA Modernization: Operational Concepts and Institutional Reform"/ David M. Finkelstein (Director, China Studies Center & Project Asia, The CNA Corporation) / "Submarines"/ Lyle Goldstein and William Murray (Naval War College) /"China's Anti-Satellite Weapon: Capabilities, Threat, and Future Directions"/ Geoffrey E. Forden (Research Scientist, Program on Science, Technology, and Society, MIT) / "Chinese Long Range, Landmobile Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles: Implications for American Strategic Mobility"/ Paul S. Giarra (Senior Program Manager, The Strategic Assessment Center, Hicks & Associates) Co-Chairs: Gwendolyn Stewart (Fairbank Center) Thomas R. Gottschang (Holy Cross) Sponsored by the Fairbank Center Contact: 617-495-4046 or gestewar@fas.harvard.edu
Colloquium: Hong Kong-Mainland Relations and Democratic Reform

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies, Berkeley China Initiative
When:   September 28; 4:00 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Legislative Councilor Alan Leong will discuss the HKSAR Government’s latest green paper on democratic reform. Despite the promise in the Basic Law–-Hong Kong post-1997 constitution--that the ultimate aim is universal suffrage, Hong Kong has made hardly any progress towards a more democratic system. Indeed, all signs point to Beijing's unwillingness to consider substantive reform until 2017. Will the people of Hong Kong accept this? Will the lack of democracy hold Hong Kong back economically? What problems will the HKSAR Government face in the coming years? Could the Hong Kong people take to the streets again in very large numbers like they did on 1 July 2003? And how may Beijing deal with the continuing demands from Hong Kong for a faster pace of reform? Moderator: Tom Gold, Associate Professor, Sociology, UCB
Hokkaido Food Products Fair

Who:   Mitsuwa Supermarket
When:   September 28 to October 1
Where:   595 River Road
Edgewater NJ
Website:   http://www.mitsuwanj.com
Description:   Hokkaido, the northernmost area in Japan, is known for its affluent nature and regional food. Now you can taste the freshest Hokkaido food at the booths at this food fair through demonstrations. Try dairy goods, croquettes, desserts, Yubari melons, seafood from the Sea of Okhotsk, etc.
Performance: Shedding Light

Who:   Center for Japanese Studies, Consortium for the Arts, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Berkeley Art Museum
When:   September 28; 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where:   Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley CA
Description:   Light, like memory, tells a story. So can an artist create a performance from a string of light bulbs, a child’s rotating fish lamp and lump of clay? Performance artist Denise Uyehara says yes. Challenged by a beautifully minimalist theater at the Berkeley Art Museum, internationally presented Uyehara will perform new and recent works that harness the intangible qualities of light, memory and history. An artist whose work is hailed by Los Angeles Times as “mastery [that] amounts to a coup de theater,” Uyehara explores individual and collective memory through theater, movement, video projection and odd light sources. Uyehara will share excerpts from Big Head, exploring the links between the Japanese American relocation, detention and internment during the WWII, and current state violence against Arab Americans, South Asians, and Muslims in the U.S. Previews from The Senkotsu (Mis)Translation Project respond to war and occupation in Okinawa, and her post-partum performance Yo Mama is still Queer-ish posits “When do babies begin voting Republican?” This evening also celebrates the publication of Uyehara’s new book Maps of City & Body: Shedding Light on the Performances of Denise Uyehara (Kaya Press), a collection that brings together her performance work of the last 15 years. Book signing follows. A pioneering performance artist, playwright and writer Uyehara was one of the first to explore Asian American queer subjectivity through performance. Her work has appeared at REDCAT at Disney Hall, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Highways Performance Space, and internationally at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, and in Tokyo, Vancouver, and Hairou, China. Her performances take on issues of body, memory and identity, bringing together narrative, movement, clay animation and other visual elements, while challenging pre-conceived notions of identity, and catalogues what marks the body in migrations across borders. The Los Angeles-based artist is also a founding member of the culturally diverse experimental collective Sacred Naked Nature Girls. Her ongoing workshops including the Rad Asian Sisters explore notions of shares space and community formation through a focus on form and aesthetics. She is a recent recipient of the mid-career City Of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowship and a frequent lecturer at the University of California, Irvine.
Survey of Japanese and Japanese Americans in the NY Area of Their Awareness on Aging Issues

Who:   AAARI
When:   September 28, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Description:   A Survey of Japanese and Japanese Americans in the NY Area of Their Awareness on Aging Issues by Yumi Shindo, Aileen Yamaguchi & Kiyoka Koizumi Over the last few decades, the number of Japanese who live in the tri state area have been increasing, reaching almost 70,000, according to the 2004 data of the Consulate of Japan in NY. It has been speculated that the number of the Japanese who are spending their later years in the tri state area, is also on the rise. In 2006, with the sponsorship of the Consulate of Japan in NYC, the Committee on Aging Issues of the Japanese American Association of New York (JAA) conducted a survey of Japanese and Japanese Americans in the NY area of their awareness on aging issues, targeting those who are age 50 and over. The major goal of the survey was to identify needs of the Japanese elderly, as well as “near-elderly” who live in the Metropolitan NY area. The data are to be used by the Japanese government as well as other public, private sectors to plan for programs in order to accommodate these identified needs now and for the future. Between Jan. 22 – Feb.16, 2006, 8196 survey forms were distributed and 1882 usable replies were returned. This is the first time that any scientific data collection of Japanese population in NY area was implemented. Information was collected, compiled and analyzed on: demographic data, living arrangements, health status, financial situations, plans for the future, requests to the Japanese government and more.
TCI Inaugural Concert: Tenri Chamber Players

Who:   Tenri Cultural Institute
When:   September 28, 2007, at 8:00 P.M.
Where:   Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street
New York NY
Description:   Arts at Tenri announces the inaugural season of TENRI CHAMBER PLAYERS A Monthly Series of Chamber Music Concerts from two Classical Traditions; Western and Japanese. On Friday, September 28, 2007, at 8:00 P.M., at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, Arts At Tenri will open its 2007-2008 season with a unique chamber music concert of piano trios by Haydn and Beethoven, paired with classic, Edo period music for the Japanese sankyoku ensemble of koto, shamisen and shakuhachi. The September 28th inaugural concert showcases the programming goal of the series by combining music from both cultures in a single evening. The series proper features monthly performances alternating between the two traditions and features the artistry of three distinctive ensembles: the Piano Trio of Albert Lotto, Natashi Lipkina and Barbara Stein Mallow, the Sankyoku Ensemble of James Nyoraku Schlefer, Masayo Ishigure and Yumi Kurosawa, the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet. The excellent acoustics and intimate gallery setting of Tenri Cultural Institute create a superb venue for listening to chamber music. Arts at Tenri offers audiences the rare opportunity to hear both traditional and contemporary music from two cultures in an atmosphere reminiscent of formal rooms at the courts and castles of both Europe and Japan. Over 300 years of tradition will be represented throughout this series. Chamber Music of the great composers of Europe will alternate with ensemble music from Japan’s Edo period written for the standard trio of shamisen, koto and shakuhachi. Contemporary and new music for both Western and Japanese instruments will be heard as well. Tickets for Arts at Tenri are $25 and $15 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling (800) 838-3006. Detailed information for each concert in the series is available on our web site at artsattenri.org. To schedule an interview or for further details please contact Michael Yuge at (212) 645-2800 or Artistic Director, Dr. Albert Lotto, at (212) 496-6345. Tenri Chamber Players Albert Lotto, Piano; Natasha Lipkina, violin; Barbara Stein Mallow, cello James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi; Masayo Ishigure, shamisen/koto; Yumi Kurosawa, koto Beethoven - Trio, Op. 97 in B flat major, “Archduke” Haydn Piano Trio in C major Kikuoka Kengyo – Chaondo (c. 1830) Shinichi Yuize – Sankyoku Ichiban Special Guest Appearance by KAZUKO, Japanese dance Arts at TCI promotes the appreciation of international art forms in an effort to foster cultural understanding, harmony and community by presenting both performing and visual arts of the highest caliber in a supportive, intimate setting. To fulfill its mission, Arts at TCI will host a monthly series of chamber music and world music concerts, and maintain a gallery space with on-going, year-round exhibitions featuring performers and visual artists of every nationality. Audiences will experience exceptional quality in a community-based venue that values a high appreciation of the arts.
The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   Friday-Saturday, September 28-29, 2007
Where:   Seaborg Room, The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2007.09.28w.html
Description:   All panels are free and open to the public. Note: This location is not wheelchair accessible. How does the play of the hidden and the manifest contribute to the construction of meaning in traditional China? The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures brings together scholars from the fields of traditional Chinese literature, philosophy, art, history, and Buddhism for two days of panels and discussion on the craft and cultural significance of hiddenness in traditional Chinese culture.
8th Annual Asian Small Business Expo

Who:   Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program
When:   Saturday, September 29 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Where:   The Omni Los Angeles Hotel
251 S. Olive St
Los Angeles CA
Description:   The Asian Small Business Expo is the only business-to-business Expo that engages the Asian business community and brings this growing economic force into the mainstream to connect and utilize your company and its services. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, franchises and governmental and legislative representatives. We are expecting 1,000 attendees and over 45 exhibitors. Workshops on topical business issues are presented throughout the day and Business Counselors are available to provide personalized assistance. This event is FREE. For additional questions, please email smallbiz@apisbp.org or call 213-473-1605.
Celebrate Japan!

Who:   Penn Museum and Japan America Society of Greater Phildelphia
When:   September 29
Where:   3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA
Website:   http://www.jasgp.org/celebrate-japan
Description:   Co-sponsored by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden, and Continental AIrlines, this spectacular event features the intriguing melodies of the koto, the mesmerizing beats of Taiko drummers, a performance of traditionbal Japanese songs, and an Aikido demonstration.
Chinatown Shopping Tour and Cooking with Eilleen Yin-Fei Lo

When:   September 29; 10:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Where:   Chinatown
New York NY
Website:   http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/02a_upcomcal.htm#September
Description:   One Session. Sat., 10:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sep. 29. $105; materials fee $45 payable at registration; includes meal and book. Renowned cooking teacher and award winning author Eillen Yin-Fei Lo For this special class, Eillen Yin-Fei Lo leads students on a shopping tour of Chinatown, revealing her sources for the wonderful food treasures that abound in that neighborhood. After purchasing market0fresh foods, everyone returns to the culinary center to prepare and savor a special Chinese meal featuring new recipes. Each student receives a signed copy of My Grandmother’s Chinese Kitchen. Tour starts promptly at 10:45 a.m. and will be canceled only in case of severely inclement weather. More information or to register contact nscularts@aol.com, call 212.255.4141 or go to http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/02a_upcomcal.htm#September
Ethnic Media Journalists: Science Reporting

When:   Saturday September 29, 2007; 8-2:30
Where:   NAM, USC Annenberg, 300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 3950
Los Angeles CA
Description:   Media training on best practices on science reporting for ethnic media print and radio journalists with special session on creating multimedia stories. Sponsored by New America Media, USC Annenberg School for Communication, SoundVision Productions, and the Society of Professional Journalist - LA Chapter. Free and open to all ethnic media journalists. Breakfast and Lunch are included RSVP: Julian Do at jdo@newamericamedia.org or 714 366 6669.
Introductory Kaiseki Workshop

Who:   Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
When:   September 29 (1:00-3:30p.m.)
Where:   1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.jcccnc.org/events/jul-sep.htm
Description:   Kaiseki ryori, seasonal Japanese cuisine served during the traditional Chanoyu (tea ceremony) gathering, has roots in the simple seasonal vegetarian cuisine served in the Zen temple. Kaiseki cuisine used fresh seasonal ingredients, simple seasonings and cooking techniques to create dishes that are beautiful to look at, tasty and in harmony with the season. Strictly vegetarian in earlier times, kaiseki cooking has changed with modern tastes and customs and now often includes seasfood, poultry and meat in its many dishes. This introductory class will focus on rice, miso soup and mukozuke (first course). Students will learn how to cook Japanese rice in a traditional stove top rice cooker. Dashi soup stock will be made using konbu (kelp) and katsuobushi (shaved and dried bonito). The thick and creamy kaiseki style miso soup will have gomadofu (sesame tofu) as its main ingredient. The mukozuke will be maguro tataki (pan seared fresh tuna). The class will be mostly demostration and participants will be able to sample the dishes that are prepared. Location: JCCCNC - Issei Memorial Hall Fees: $30 members, $35 non-members More info: Workshop limited to the first 20 paid and registered participants. How do I sign up? Call us at 415-567-5505, email programsevents@jcccnc.org or inquire with our online form.
YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge

Who:   Organized by South Montgomery County YMCA; sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company
When:   September 29, 2007, 2-6 PM
Where:   Northshore Park in The Woodlands
2505 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands TX
Description:   Come support Asia Society Young Professionals (ASYP) at this exciting team-building event! This year’s YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge will feature four boats racing in beautiful Lake Woodlands. Dragon boats are forty foot long, extremely colorful dragon-headed canoes and weigh over 1800 pounds. Powered by a well-coordinated team, the dragon boat team consists of 18 paddlers, 1 drummer, and 1 flag catcher. Cheer on ASYP as they row towards the finish line!
Herstory's Writers Workshop: 11th Anniversary Benefit Reading & Gala Buffet

Who:   Herstory
When:   Sunday, September 30, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:   Stony Brook University
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/Herstory%20Invite.pdf
Description:   Enjoy writings from Herstory members old and new: from Escriben/Latinas Write, second issue Voices, premiere issue from Herstory "Inside Suffolk County's Correctional Facilities;" See Herstory documentary excerpts; Special preview of our Prison Photography Show; Walk among the Chinese Zodiac Fountains; Indulge in cuisine from India, China, and Japan. For more information call 631-725-4697. $60.00 General Admission; $25 for students
Japanese Markets Shopping Tour and Cooking Class

Who:   Pat Kinney
When:   12:00–5:00 p.m., Sept. 30
Where:   Sunrise Mart
New York NY
Website:   http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/02a_upcomcal.htm#September
Description:   One Session. Sun., 12:00–5:00 p.m., Sept. 30. $105; materials fee $45 payable at registration; includes meal and book. Longtime instructor of Japanese cooking Pat Kinney Pat Kinney leads a shopping tour of downtown Japanese markets, beginning at the spacious new Sunrise Mart in Soho and proceeding to the area around St. Marks Place, which has become a trendy haven for hip and very stylish Japanese students and expats. After purchasing ingredients for a wonderful meal, everyone returns to the Culinary Center to prepare and savor an authentic Japanese repast. Tour starts promptly at 12:00 noon and will be canceled only in case of severely inclement weather. More information or to register contact nscularts@aol.com, call 212.255.4141 or go to http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/02a_upcomcal.htm#September
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Wild Cursive

Who:   BAM Next Wave Festival in association with Asia Society
When:   Oct. 2, 4-6 at 7:30 pm; Oct. 7 at 3:00 pm.
Where:   BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16677
Description:   Massive scrolls of translucent rice paper unfurl onto the stage. Slowly, their pristine surfaces are inscribed with rivulets of black ink seeping from above, evoking Chinese calligraphy at its freest and most revealing. The improvisatory spirit of this ancient form is echoed through fluent, spiraling movement in Wild Cursive, an enthralling and dynamic work by choreographer Lin Hwai-min. Trained in martial arts, tai chi tao yin (an ancient form of chi kung), modern dance, ballet, meditation, Chinese Opera movement, and calligraphy, members of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan move with astonishing power. “An extraordinarily exciting, brutishly physical contemporary dance company.” —The San Francisco Examiner
Gandhi Jayanti

When:   October 2, 2007
Description:   This is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation".
The Artistic Heritage of Kashmir

Who:   Asia Society
When:   October 2; 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16676
Description:   Exhibition Opening Lecture - Pratapaditya Pal: "The Artistic Heritage of Kashmir" Eminent scholar and curator Pratapaditya Pal discusses the extraordinary artistic achievements of Kashmir as presented in the exhibition "The Arts of Kashmir." Free to members. Limited seating. Followed by John W. Seyller on painting (November 2) and Frank Ames on textiles (December 6).
Korean National Foundation Day

When:   October 3, 2007
Description:   According to legend, Tan-gun founded Korea in 2333 BC.
South Asian International Film Festival

When:   October 3-9. 2007
Where:   AMC Lincoln Square (1998 Broadway at 67th Street)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.saiff.org/
Description:   The South Asian International Film Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting established and emerging artists from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. With a focus on dynamic, visionary independent cinema, SAIFF aims to bring communities together to support these artists and unite in celebration of a common spirit. We're proud to announce the return of the third annual South Asian International Film Festival, a groundbreaking cinematic and entertainment extravaganza in Manhattan. This year, SAIFF 2007 will be held from October 3 through October 9 in New York City. With several screening locations, a team of high-profile sponsors, and a slate of top-notch films, the festival will give audiences of all ages and ethnicities the chance to discover new South Asian voices and celebrate established ones. Kicking off with a feature film premiere and opening night gala, the five-day event will present a select combination of full-length films, shorts, and documentaries in a variety of genres. In addition to a retrospective honoring an internationally renowned filmmaker, the Festival will attract new films from the entire South Asian continent (i.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka) and the South Asian Diaspora. Hosted by influential young and established South Asians, the festival will mix in dynamic entertainment, cutting-edge nightlife, and exclusive social events with its slate of high-quality film programming. For more information about the 2007 South Asian International Film Festival, contact us at info@saiff.org or 212-274-8787.
A Screening and Discussion: Doubles: Japan and America's Intercultural Children (1995)

Who:   Regge Life (Documentary film maker, Global Film Network, Inc.)
When:   October 4th, 2007; 6-7:30 PM
Where:   Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall (3rd Fl.), Barnard College (117th St., between Broadway and Claremont Ave.)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.donaldkeenecenter.org/index.php
Description:   Fraternization between United States soldiers and Japanese women during the American occupation of Japan resulted in a number of children being born in and out of wedlock. In the 50 years since then, intermarriage has continued, producing a new generation of intercultural children who are growing up in both America and Japan. This documentary explores the still taboo subject of "Doubles," children born of American and Japanese parents, living in Japan and in America. Their struggle for acceptance in the rigid, homogeneous society of Japan and in the racially polarized society of the United States, gives a unique perspective to how Japanese and Americans view themselves and their relationship to the outsider or the "other." All events are free and open to the public.
Adolovni Acosta performs Ernesto Lecuona

Who:   The University of Hong Kong Music Department
When:   October 4, 2007 at 5:30 PM
Where:   Loke Yew Hall, Pokfulam Road, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Website:   http://www.myspace.com/adolovniacostaconcertpianist
Description:   The University of Hong Kong Music Department presents Cuban Music (piano works of Ernesto Lecuona) with Filipino pianist Adolovni Acosta in the historic Loke Yew Hall at The University of Hong Kong.
Colloquium: "The Present and Future of Conservation of Mogao Caves"

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   October 4; 4 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Led by: Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Research Academy Wang Xudong, Deputy Director, Dunhuang Research Academy Rich in Buddhist murals and painted statues of exquisite craftsmanship, the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang have become a mecca for artists, scholars and tourists. Its fame has been it's downfall, though, and now the grotto caverns and their famous works of ancient art are under siege. In March 2003, the president of the Dunhuang Academy, Fan Jinshi, and 24 members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) submitted a proposal for the preservation of the grottoes, a plan that included the use of digital technology and the promise of a virtual tour of the grottoes, in a bid to keep visitors from destroying the caverns with their sheer numbers.
DMZ Coalition Meeting

Who:   The DMZ Forum, Inc.
When:   October 4, 2007 : 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where:   The Korea Society, Eighth Floor, 950 Third Avenue
(Building entrance on the SW corner of Third Avenue)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.dmzforum.org
Description:   The DMZ Forum, Inc. is a New York-based 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the species and habitats of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. See our website at: http://www.dmzforum.org Cost: Complimentary for all DMZ forum members, $15 for all others (includes boxed lunch) Keynote speech by Evans Revere, President of The Korea Society Reviews by DMZ Coalition members of their recent activities that relate to Coalition goals, including brief report on June meetings in Seoul and DMZ Forum activities Discussion of strategies to preserve DMZ ecosystems Discussion and prioritizing of realistic next steps that can be taken by Coalition members-suggestions will be sent in advance of the meeting Suggestions of additional Coalition members
Lecture: The Wisdom of Your Face

Who:   SLC Center
When:   Thursday, October 4 • 7 to 9 pm
Where:   352 7th Ave, 16th Floor
New York NY
Website:   http://www.wisdomofyourface.com
Description:   Face reading provides simple, elegant and practical tools for you to find the career that gives you joy, relationships that nurture you, and reveals how to fall in love with who you really are. • Discover your lifepath written on your face • Understand clients’ and colleagues’ behavior • Realize why you tend to have certain patterns of experience • Find healthy friendships and success with on-line dating • Improve parenting skills and resolve family conflicts • Gain a profound new understanding of why you are who you are, and where to go from here. Based on the same ancient foundation as acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, face reading has a depth of over 3,000 years of “research & development.” When translated to make it meaningful for our Western lives, it’s a powerful source of wisdom we can all access. Reserve Your Seat: Toll-free in US 800-625-6307 Questions for Local Organizer Judith Wendell at 212-410-1832 Jean Haner teaches internationally about powerful ways to help people discover their true nature. With her 25-year background in ancient Chinese principles of balance and health, Jean provides grounded, practical information that can be put to immediate use in your life. Jean’s book, “The Wisdom of Your Face” will be published by Hay House in Feb., 2008. While in New York, Jean is available for private face reading consultations. Contact us for details. Jean will be teaching the full workshop on October 20-21 in New York City. Please join us! Detailed flyer available at www.wisdomofyourface.com Change Your Life With Chinese Face Reading With Author Jean Haner. $35 in advance; $45 at the door (If you decide to attend the Oct. 20-21 workshop, this fee will be deducted from your cost.)
Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS: The Next Frontier in Asia

Who:   Breakthrough TV
When:   October 4, 2007, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium and Garden Court, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.breakthrough.tv/index.asp
Description:   Rethink the fight against HIV/AIDS by examining exciting recent studies from Africa that prove male circumcision is an effective preventative tool. What does this mean for women? How will this play out in the Asian context? Join Mallika Dutt, Breakthough, for a discussion on whether male circumcision is the key to stemming the epidemic in Asia.
Adolovni Acosta performs Ernesto Lecuona

Who:   Hong Kong Baptist University Music Department
When:   October 5, 2007 at 1:30 PM
Where:   Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong Kowloon
Hong Kong
Description:   Hong Kong Baptist University Music Department presents Adolovni Acosta in piano works of Ernesto Lecuona.
Asia Circle Cocktail Evening

Who:   Asia Circle
When:   October 5; 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, LeoBar (Garden Court), 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/leobar
Description:   Asia Circle, the Asia Society’s young patrons membership group, hosts a networking and cocktail evening open to the public at Asia Society’s Leo Bar. These informal gatherings offer opportunities to reunite with old friends, network with members and their guests, tour the Society’s exhibitions and find out why you should join Asia Circle. Enjoy exhibition tours at 7:15 pm and 7:45 pm. Free admission. Cash bar. No reservations required.
Catching the Wave: Connecting East Asia Through Soft Power

Who:   Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies
When:   October 5-6
Where:   Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2007.10.05.html
Description:   This conference will explore a number of broad threads under the rubric of "soft power." The overarching goal is to examine some of the important ways in which culture, product branding, export projection of national cultures, athletic events, and global NGOs serve to create a more unified (or divided) Asia. To what extent are cultural and athletic activities used by national governments to project positive images? Do transnational groups such as NGOs operate independently of governments as cross national cultural unifiers? Are cultural products such as films, soap operas, and toys moving more easily across national borders in ways that foster some comprehensive sense of "Asian-ness" or "Asian identity?"
Chinese Auction

When:   October 5; 6:30 PM
Where:   Lindenhurst High School Cafeteria
300 Charles Street
Lindenhurst NY
Description:   Please come Help the First Precint Suffolk County Police Explorers Post #555 Raise Money for Uniforms and Equipment Prizes valued at $40.00 & higher 50/50 & super sweeps prizes! Light refreshments will be served For additional information please email epost555@hotmail.com or call (631) 854-8129
Colloquium: The Rise of Phonocentricism and Its Implications for the Korean Language

Who:   THE CENTER FOR KOREAN STUDIES
When:   October 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Where:   Institute of East Asian Studies
2223 Fulton Street
6th Floor Conference Room
Berkeley CA
Description:   THE CENTER FOR KOREAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY cordially invites you to the following COLLOQUIUM The Rise of Phonocentricism and Its Implications for the Korean Language by Young-mee Yu Cho, Rutgers University Many progressive intellectuals in the 1890s advocated the idea of ŏnmun ilchi in the sense of “write as you speak” as an integral part of modernization. This movement began by encouraging the use of the phonetic script, han’gŭl, in place of Classical Chinese, and promoted experimentation on various colloquial written styles, finally resulting in the modern narrative prose style. With the spread of han’gŭl through the vernacular press, the private and public initiatives to educate the masses and to raise the national consciousness in the wake of the Japanese annexation led to the birth of the modern literature. This “phonocentricism” (Derrida 1982), which recognizes the primacy of speech over writing, continues on to present-day Korea although emerging language contact involving English is quite different. In the Chinese diglossia model, literary Chinese was studied as a noble means in the search for truth, not for its utilitarian or communicative value. English is ubiquitous both as writing and as speech, which causes xenophobic responses among language purists, who function as watchdogs against massive flows of foreign words and syntactic expressions. However, it might be impossible (or not even desirable) to weed out millennia-old Chinese translation styles, century-old Japanese borrowings and English loans flooding the country at an unstoppable speed. Rather, we notice the adaptive power a live language has in absorbing, rejecting, and assimilating foreign elements; there is an increasing vitality in native morphological power of word-formation, word plays such as puns and rhymes, and other creative innovations in cyberspace. Young-mee Yu Cho is Associate Professor of Korean Language and Culture at Rutgers University. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sponsored by a Grant from the Koret Foundation For more information, call (510) 642-5674 or e-mail cks@berkeley.edu
Getting Involved in Public Service: An Asian American College Student's Experience

Who:   AAARI
When:   October 5, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Description:   Getting Involved in Public Service: An Asian American College Student's Experience by Julia Yang Using my personal experience as an anchor, Ms. Julia Yang will discuss the reasons as to why Asian American students should find ways to become involved in public service (broadly defined). Ms. Yang will talk about how my various internship and volunteer experiences have provided a strong framework for her to pursue a career in the non-profit sector.
King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema

When:   October 5, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium & Garden Court Cafe, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Bollywood produces more movies than any other film industry in the world, and Shah Rukh Khan, a modern-day god in India, is one of its biggest stars. King of Bollywood delves into the phenomenon that is Bollywood through the story of its number-one star. Join us for a panel discussion that will give you an insider's view of the colorful and idiosyncratic world of Bollywood. Special guests on the panel include internationally renowned film critic and author of King of Bollywood Anupama Chopra, and leading filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Book signing to follow
KOREAN TRADITIONAL DANCE

Who:   The Center for Korean Studies
When:   October 5, 2007, 8:00 PM
Where:   Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/
Description:   The Center for Korean Studies invites you to attend: KOREAN TRADITIONAL DANCE FREE ADMISSION, No Tickets Required AEJU LEE Korean National Treasure (Intangible Cultural Property) No. 27 Professor of Seoul National University President of Korean Traditional Dance Society with KUM JU LEE YEON HEE JOO JI HYUN AN members of Korean Traditional Dance Society Sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies and the Institute of East Asian Studies Supported by the Korea Foundation and the Koret Foundation For further information, call (510) 642-5674, e-mail cks@berkeley.edu, or visit us on the web at http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/
The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night: Jhumpa Lahiri and Edward P. Jones

Who:   The New Yorker
When:   October 5; 7 PM
Where:   Ailey Citigroup Theatre
Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street
New York NY
Website:   http://festival.newyorker.com/fri_event_list.cfm
Description:   An evening of paired readings by writers whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker and conversations between writers on the themes that feature in their work; a New Yorker Town Hall Meeting on Iraq; an Errol Morris film project; and the second New Yorker Dance Party. Ticket prices are as follows: Fiction Night readings, $16; Fiction Night conversations between writers, $25; the Town Hall Meeting, $16; the film project, $25; the Dance Party, $20. Jhumpa Lahiri was born in England to Bengali parents and emigrated to the United States as a child. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her début story collection, “Interpreter of Maladies,” which included three stories that first appeared in The New Yorker. Her first novel, “The Namesake,” part of which also appeared in the magazine, was published in 2003; a film adaptation by the director Mira Nair was released this year. Edward P. Jones won a Pulitzer Prize and an International impac Dublin Literary Award for his first novel, “The Known World.” He is also the author of two story collections: “Lost in the City,” which received a Hemingway Foundation / pen Award, and “All Aunt Hagar’s Children,” which came out last year. He has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 2003. Tickets: $16
Update on U.S.-Japan Relations from the Honorable J. Thomas Schieffer, U.S. Ambassador to Japan

When:   October 5, 2007, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where:   Houston Club, 8111 Rusk Avenue
Houston TX
Description:   As President Bush and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe work together to tackle global issues, U.S.- Japan relations have an increasing influence on the international community. Problems ranging from climate change to the threat of North Korean nuclear weapons programs have been at the forefront of recent bilateral talks. The Honorable J. Thomas Schieffer, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, will speak about the latest state of U.S. Japan relations and its impact on the Asian region. Prior to his assignment in Japan, Ambassador Schieffer served as U.S. Ambassador to Australia from July 2001 until February 2005. A native Texan, Schieffer was also a member of the state House of Representatives and President of the Texas Rangers baseball club. Call 713-439-0265 for more information.
Mourning by Eiko & Koma, and Tan

Who:   Stony Brook University
When:   October 6, 2007
Where:   Wang Center, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook NY
Description:   Butoh-inspired MacArthur "Genius" awardees Eiko & Koma collaborate with acclaimed avant-garde pianist Margaret Leng Tan in celebrating their idiosyncratic styles and spirits. Delving into themes and images associated with dislocation, death and mourning, this fusion of dance and music allow intimacy and inspiration, evoking the depth of the ocean and the density of a remote forest. For more information contact wangcenter@lyris.cc.sunysb.edu
Ta-ri Community Chusok Celebration

Who:   Office of Multicultural Affairs, Harrisburg Area Community College
When:   October 6, 2007
Where:   Harrisburg, PA
Description:   Mark your calendars for our second annual gathering to celebrate Chusok! Volunteers Needed We are looking for volunteers to join our Chusok Planning Committee and/or to volunteer that day. This includes people able to teach or demonstrate Korean cooking, dance, games, and drumming, as well as those willing to help with set up/tear down, registration, If interested, contact Stacy Schroeder at Nestleroth@comcast.net.
After the Silence Broken: A Live Testimony by Yee Mak Dal Halmoni, a Survivor of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery

Who:   Committee for Korea Studies
When:   Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30
Where:   Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley CA
Description:   During World War II, women from multiple countries including Korea, China, the Philippines and other Japanese territories, were forced into sexual slavery to serve the Japanese military. These women suffered incredible physical and mental pain due to their enslavement as well as their ostracization after the war. As of today, these now elderly women have yet to receive a formal apology from the Japanese government. Recently, House Resolution 121, which urges for such an apology from Japan, was passed by the US House of Representatives. However, Japan has not recognized this resolution and continues to ignore similar calls. To teach us more about the issue, and to better grasp what it was like to be a "comfort woman", Yee Mak Dal will share her painful experiences as a former comfort woman. Please come out to listen to this survivor's story and support this cause to help ensure that the history of sexual slavery will not be repeated in future generations. Hosted by: the Bay Area Coalition for Justice for Comfort Women, UC Berkeley Committee for Korea Studies, Han In Hoe (Korean American Community Center of San Francisco & Bay Area, Pyung Tong (The Advisory on Democratic Peaceful Unification) This event will be held in English and we encourage all who are interested to join us.
Domestic Violence Fundraiser - Speaking without Tongues

Who:   Hidden Voices
When:   October 9, 2007, 6 PM-12 AM
Where:   100 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill NC
Website:   http://www.topofthehillrestaurant.com/
Description:   If you want to raise money for an upcoming project that will raise awareness and connect communities in the Triangle fighting to end domestic violence - come have a drink with us! Join us October 9th at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill and ask for the Charity Beer! Proceeds will go toward the implementation of our upcoming domestic violence proejct, Speaking without Tongues. About the Project: With an ensemble of six Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Euro-American, and African-American performers, this project interweaves historical narratives of enslaved peoples, fairy and folk tales from each performers' ethnic background, and personal narratives from those among that company who are actual survivors of violence. It blends the almost unspeakable truths of these contemporary and historical lives with the surreal images and language of legend to create a complex and interlocking narrative with no clear beginning and no palpable end. At the core of these tales and of these women's lives is the seemingly magical ability of a broken human to rise up and even integrate this fracturing into a more expansive world-view. It is this unexpected intervention, whether from the realm of magic or from the evolution of thousands of years of struggle that informs the words these women speak. “Charity Tuesdays” is Top of the Hill’s premier charity opportunity. Their Brewmaster selects one beer to be the “Charity Beer” and one dollar from every Imperial pint sold on that Tuesday goes to the selected Charity.
The New York Times Small Business Summit

When:   10/10, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Where:   Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York NY
Website:   http://www.nytimesbusinesssummit.com/?id=register
Description:   Asian Women In Business is a partner of this Third Annual Summit from The New York Times. On Oct. 10, join the New York Times, OPEN/American Express and leading small business leaders for a day of information, networking and tips on growing your business. Keynote speakers include Tom Scott, Co-founder, Nantucket Nectars & Plum TV, and Danny Meyer, President, Union Square Restaurant Group. Panel and breakout session topics include managing fast growth, marketing, PR strategies, raising capital and going green. The all-day event includes breakfast, breakout sessions and keynotes, a vendor fair and lunch, concluding with a networking cocktail reception. For more information, visit www.nytimesbusinesssummit.com.
2007 Gong Show Business Plan Competition

Who:   Asia Silicon Valley Connection (ASVC)
When:   October 11, 6:00pm
Where:   Santa Clara Marriott
Santa Clara CA
Description:   If you are a Clean-Tech start-up or an emerging growth company in other industries looking for the next round funding or business development opportunities, the ASVC Gong Show cordially invites you to participate in this year's Gong Show. We are currently accepting executive summaries for review until midnight on Sept 10th, 2007. Confirmed judging panel includes: Alexei Andreev, Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group Tony Luh, Managing Director, DFJ Dragon Fund China Ben Yu, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures Bo Varga, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Nano Ventures Eric Wesoff, Senior Analyst, Greentech Media Tim Wilson, Partner, Partech International The executive summary should include a description of the market opportunity, product or service being offered, intellectual property, revenue model, strategic partners and customers, competition, management team (with professional biographies) and financial projections. Please submit your executive summaries to bizplan@asvc.org. The Gong Show committee will notify you by Sept 17th, 2007 if your executive summary is selected. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to become the next hot Clean Tech company. Submit your executive summary now! The Gong Show When: October 11, 2007 Where: Santa Clara Marriott Time: Registration - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Show - 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Pre - Gong Show Coaching Session Prior to the Gong Show, founders from each selected company are invited to two coaching sessions, where they can rehearse their pitch in front of a team of executives, consultants and VCs, who will provide critic on their business plans and advise on their presentation skills. First coaching session: Sept 27th, 2007 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Registration begins at 6:00pm. Second coaching session: October 4th, 2007 6:30pm- 9:30pm. Registration begins at 6:00pm. For further information, please contact: Tina Wang (email: tingxiu2001@yahoo.com; 650-224-9080) Porter Wang (email: porter_wong@sbcglobal.net; 650-380-0039)
2007 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Who:   San Diego Asian Film Foundation
When:   Thursday, October 11, 2007-Thursday, October, 18, 2007
Where:   7969 Engineer Rd Ste 206
San Diego CA
Website:   http://www.sdaff.org/
Description:   The San Diego Asian Film Festival is an annual event of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the diverse Pan Asian experience through the media arts. Since 2000, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has premiered hundreds of films and videos from around the world, gaining an international reputation as one of North America's premiere Asian American film festivals for our excellent programs, outreach to the community, and support for independent artists. Our emphasis is on Asian American cinema, but we also showcase international films, along with shorts, animation, experimental films and music videos.
2nd International Conference on Adoption and Culture

Who:   Alliance for the Study of Adoption, Identity and Kinship
When:   October 11 - 14, 2007
Where:   Pittsburgh, PA
Website:   http://www.english.pitt.edu
Description:   How is adoption today redefining family, parenthood, identity? How are adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents redefining adoption? Perspectives from literary critics, creative writers, anthropologists, philosophers, historians, sociologists, and others on representations, practices, histories, meanings, and experiences of adoption. Keynote Speakers Susan Bordo, Professor of English, University of Kentucky, "Will the "Real" Parent (s) (s) (s) (s) Please Step Forward: Beyond Our Fantasies and Fears about Open Adoption" Emily Prager, Author of Wuhu Diary: On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China, "Adoption: A Two-Way Street" Dorothy Roberts, Professor of Law, Northwestern University, "Adoption and Culture: The Difference Politics Makes" Filmmakers Phil Bertelsen presenting Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America Jean Strauss presenting The Triumvirate Other Plenary Sessions Adoption Memoirs, Classic and New, read by Betty Jean Lifton, Lorraine Dusky, Margaret Moorman, Emily Hipchen International Adoption, with Barbara Yngvesson, Sara Dorow, and Sandra Patton-Imani Adoption and its Challenges, with Sally Haslanger, Judith Schachter (Modell), and Signe Howell Evening of Adoption Memoir, Poetry, and Film, with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Nancy McCabe, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Jan Beatty, Jean Strauss, Sheila Ganz, and Mary Anne Cohen KAAN President, Chris Winston, will also be speaking at this conference. Email: adoptnew@pitt.edu
Lecture: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan

Who:   Donald Keene Center
When:   October 11; 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where:   403 Kent Hall, Columbia University (116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.)
New York NY
Description:   Free and open to the public.
White Rainbow

When:   October 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Almost 40 million widows currently suffer in India under oppressive stigmas. How do they deal with it? What can they do? Inspired by true events, White Rainbow follows four women as they overcome these barriers and face the brutal reality of widowhood in modern Indian society. Post-screening discussion with Mohini Giri, Guild of Service (North India).
China's Information Revolution

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   October 12, 3:30 PM
Where:   Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley CA
Description:   Xiao Qiang, Director, the China Internet Project; Professor, Graduate School of Journalism Barrows Hall China is in the nascent stages of a momentous transition. The development of participatory media technologies, such as Weblogs, Wikis, and Social Network Services, are transforming communication. Will this significantly alter the Chinese political system by promoting the growth of a networked public sphere? Or will China's authoritarian regime ultimately domesticate Chinese cyberspace, turning it into an Orwellian monster?
Offshore Outsourcing of High-Tech Services: How Far Does India Benefit?

Who:   Anindya Bhattacharya
When:   [October 12, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Description:   Offshore Outsourcing of High-Tech Services: How Far Does India Benefit From Its IT and ITES/BPO Outsourcing Industry? The existing literature on offshore outsourcing focuses almost exclusively on the extent of job losses in the home country, and the plight of the unemployed worker whose white-collar job has been outsourced. The impact on recipient countries is rarely examined in the debate on offshore outsourcing. This paper attempts to close this gap by examining some key economic and technological issues pertaining to offshore outsourcing in the service industry in India, particularly the information technology (IT) sector, and IT-enabled services (ITES) sector, including business process outsourcing (BPO). Specifically, the paper examines the impact of offshore outsourcing on (a) employment in India, and (b) technology diffusion/innovation gap in India. With respect to employment generation, the paper critically assesses the chances for long-term success of the Indian strategy of “leapfrogging” into the big league of advanced nations by exporting high-tech services without first going through the labor-intensive, manufacturing export stage. It argues that being a service industry, the IT/ITES sector cannot possibly be expected to solve India’s massive unemployment problem. India needs to build labor-intensive, manufactured products, not just services, in order to create jobs for millions of unemployed Indians. With respect to technology diffusion/innovation gap, in spite of impressive progress achieved by Indian service providers, they continue to lag behind in high-end areas that call for creativity and innovation such as inventing innovative business products or processes that could sell globally, and creating new markets for such products or services.
5th Annual South Florida Dragon Boat Festival

When:   October 13-14, 2007
Where:   10800 Collins Avenue
Miami FL
Website:   http://www.miamidragonboat.com/
Description:   The South Florida Dragon Boat Festival is to bring together the South Florida community and community-at-large for an ancient Chinese cultural team water sport experience that promotes harmony and understanding among people of all ages, diverse ethnicities and backgrounds. A 2000-year-old traditional sport event comes alive in a spectacular and exciting Dragon Boat Racing. Other fun activities: Stage Cultural Performance, Egg Roll Eating Contest, Martial Arts Demonstration, Kids? Kite Contest, Lion & Dragon Dance, Authentic Asian Food, Kid Dragon Land for Face Painting and Bounce House, Health Booth, Asian Marketplace with variour exhibits and information, etc. Dragon Boat race's register before Aug. 15th to get a 10% Discount on your Team Registration Fee & 2 extra practices and Out-of-Town teams with special discount.
Family Day: Silk Road Adventure

Who:   Asia Society with the Coca-Cola Company
When:   October 13; 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium and 8th floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Discover the world of the Silk Road with a tour of our Kashmir Exhibition. Celebrate Eid al Fitr by creating cards inspired by designs found in Islamic art. Accessorize your hand with mehndi. Learn Tibetan dance and music. Family Days continue with: Celebrate Diwali! on November 3 and Dance Asia! on December 1.
Film Screening: The Magic of Chinese Animation

Who:   BAM/PFA
When:   October 14, 2 pm
Where:   PFA Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way at Bowditch
Berkeley CA
Description:   Duan Jia is a professor at the Beijing Film Academy, the author of the soon-to-be-published Animation World History, and an award-winning animator. The entire family will enjoy this selection of classics of Chinese animation, drawing on a variety of styles and techniques. A Clever Duckling was adapted from the folk art of folded paper. Monkeys Fish the Moon is a charming cut-paper animation about some very silly monkeys. The most beloved animation in China, Three Monks, offers a unique version of an ancient proverb about learning to live and work together. Snipe-Clam Grapple uses delicate cut-paper animation to illustrate a proverb. Te Wei's final brush-painting animation, Feeling from Mountain and Water, tells the tender story of the bond between a master musician and his young protégé. Duan Jia's Lotus was created as a 3-D animation choreographed to music; it integrates Chinese and Western art, and moves from poetic beauty to destruction and rebirth. —David Ehrlich • A Clever Duckling (Yu Zhenguang, 1960, 5 mins, DigiBeta). Monkeys Fish the Moon (Zhou Keqin, A Da, 1981, 10 mins, 16mm). Three Monks (A Da, 1980, 20 mins, 35mm). Snipe-Clam Grapple (Hu Jingqing, 1983, 7 mins, DigiBeta). Feeling from Mountain and Water (Te Wei with Yan Sanchun, Ma Kexuan, 1988, 20 mins, DigiBeta). Lotus (Duan Jia, 2000, 10 mins, 35mm) • (Total running time: c. 90 mins, Color.) This program would not be possible without the invaluable assistance of Karl Cohen and David Ehrlich. Our thanks also to Shanghai Animation Studio, ASIFA-SF, and Andre Coutu, Ottawa International Animation Festival.
17th Annual Van Fleet Memorial Golf Tournament 2007

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Monday, October 15
Where:   Alpine Country Club
80 Anderson Avenue
Demarest NJ
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/s1a0f31SkqF
Description:   Save the Date for the 17th Annual Van Fleet Memorial Golf Tournament! For more information, email Sophia Kang at sophia.ny@koreasociety.org Registration required.
Adoption Ethics & Accountability Conference

Who:   Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and Ethica, Inc.
When:   October 15/16, 2007
Where:   Marriott Crystal Gateway 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA
Website:   http://www.ethicsconference.net
Description:   The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and Ethica, Inc. are co-sponsoring an exciting and timely conference, Adoption Ethics and Accountability, on October 15-16, 2007, in Washington, D.C. This is the second conference hosted by the Adoption Institute that focuses on critical ethical issues in the field today. Join us as we explore ethical issues in adoption with adoption experts and members of the adoption community. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions and workshops focusing on a variety of issues, including birth family rights, sibling relationships, transracial adoption, pre- and post-adoption services, access to identifying and non-identifying information, and the regulation of adoption agencies and professionals. Visit www.ethicsconference.net for more conference and registration information. On-line registration will begin on June 1, 2007. Fee: Early registration discount: $275 for registrations by August 15, 2007 ($137 for one day) $325 full conference registration ($162 one day) Reserve your hotel room now and save! Call: 1-800-228-9290 or 703-920-3230 Reference: Adoption Ethics Conference to get your reduced hotel rate: $179 for single/double; $189 for triple and $209 for quad. Book now - Rates are normally $269 to $329 and higher. For more information, please contact: Mari Cochran, Project Administrator at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute at mcochran@adoptioninstitute.org | 617.680.0808 direct | 775.796.6592 fax
Film: Abduction–The Megumi Yokota Story

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   Monday October 15, 7:00 pm
Where:   Wang Theater
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/Abduction.flyer.pdf
Description:   The remarkable story of a thirty-year search for Megumi Yokota, a 13 year old Japanese girl who was kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977 while coming home from school. Director Jane Campion chronicles the twists and turns faced by an ordinary banker and housewife as they search for their long-lost daughter in an internationally hostile political climate. Abduction uncovers the strange layers of facts and deceptions that shroud what exactly happened. More intimately, the film follows the extraordinary journey of Megumi's parents, as their search for a missing daughter thrusts them into the center of a volatile international conflict. "Though the film seeks to draw attention to a tragedy largely ignored by Western media, it proves to be much more than a political or investigative expose. At heart, the film is a moving testament to the indomitable love of a parent for a child"–Taro. Co-sponsored with the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council. (In Japanese & Korean with English subtitles). Winner of the Best Documentary, Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
Mitsui Lunch-Time Forum

Who:   Baruch College
When:   October 15, 12:15-1:45
Where:   Newman Library Building, 151 East 25th Street
ROOM NO. 750
New York NY
Description:   Mitsui USA Lunchtime Forum "Managing the Risk/Return Trade-off for a Global Financial Firm," featuring Neal A. Shear, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley. ADMISSION Free
2007 Asian Women In Business Leadership Awards Dinner, Twelfth Anniversary Gala

Who:   Asian Women in Business
When:   OCTOBER 16, 2007
Where:   Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY
Website:   http://awib.org/
Description:   AWIB's annual fundraiser and a celebration of the success and contribution of Asian women in the small business and corporate world. Each year hundreds of our supporters have joined us in honoring some of the business world's best - women who have set up and run incredibly successful small businesses as well those who have risen to the top echelons of the corporate world. Often they have overcome gender, linguistic and financial hurdles on their way to the top. AWIB's honorees are Asian women from across the country who are trailblazers in business and also champions of the community, making them role models for all to emulate. AWIB is currently accepting nominations for the 2007 AWIB Corporate Leadership Award and Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. If you know someone (including yourself) who qualifies, send us their nomination so we can highlight another incredible Asian woman. The event is AWIB's annual fundraiser and proceeds from the Gala go to our 2008 programs and services. The evening will include a reception followed by a sit down dinner. As usual we will feature entertainment and an exciting Silent Auction. The 2006 Awards was attended by over 650. For more information on the 2007 Leadership Awards, including sponsorship, tickets or ads, please call us at 212.868.1368. Time: 6:00 pm reception. 7:00 pm Dinner and Awards
Asia Pacific Entertainment & Media (APEM) Summit 2007

Who:   Entertainment Asia Network
When:   October 17-18
Where:   Pacific Design Center
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.apemsummit.com/
Description:   The APEM Summit 2007, hosted by Entertainment Asia Network (EAN), is a 2-day executive-level conference and networking forum focused on discussing, analyzing and identifying critical areas of business in the entertainment industries of Asia. It was organized to bring some of Asia's most recognized, high-profile film/TV production and distribution houses, online game companies, mobile service providers, product manufacturers, legislative leaders, and more to discuss and analyze how to most effectively generate and maximize profits in the Asia regions. It is the industry’s most Asia-focused business conference that provides the opportunity to gain vital up-to-date market information, discuss business strategies and network with some of the most high-profile executives and major Asian and Western media conglomerates that do business in this rapidly growing region. Why should I attend? With the explosive growth of Asia’s economy, consumer spending on entertainment products and services in the Asia regions has risen to unprecedented heights. From the popularity of Asian movies, TV shows, online games, music and digital contents, what was once considered a niche market is now being looked upon with great envy. Western entertainment and media companies had little to fear just a few years ago, when Hollywood was easily able to dominate Asian markets and inject Western influence through pop culture. This is no longer the case. Locals now have better access to its own entertainment consumers in Asia, the fastest growing market in the world. It has become necessary for Westerners to take a more proactive approach to reaching the consumers in Asia if they want to profit significantly from the region. Asia’s entertainment and media industries are, however, very different from the West. Therefore, they are often misinterpreted by foreign companies who look to expand into the region, making it extremely challenging to do business in the space. The APEM Summit 2007 was organized to clear up much of the confusion associated with the industry and identify key opportunities in the rapidly emerging entertainment markets in Asia. It is a must-attend conference for industry members who are looking to meet some of the most important names currently working within Asian entertainment and for those who seek to expand their business into the rapidly growing region. This year's 2nd annual Asia Pacific Entertainment & Media (APEM) Summit 2007 will be held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California on October 17 & 18, 2007. Visit the website at http://www.apemsummit.com/.
Colloquium: Mei Lanfang, Peking Opera, and the Chinese Aesthetic

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Cal Performances
When:   10/19; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Led by: Joshua Goldstein, Associate Professor, History, USC Zhang Dandan, Artistic Director, Guangzhou Ballet Ban Wang, Professor, Chinese Literature, Stanford University This colloquium will will introduce the themes of Peking Opera, 20th-century Chinese dramatic arts, and the life of Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), the outstanding star of Peking Opera. Mei Lanfang is the subject of a new production by the Guangzhou Ballet Company (Oct 19-21). The ballet will be presented as part of the opening celebrations for the Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies and C. V. Starr East Asian Library.
International Short Film Festival - Independent Films on Iran

Who:   Asia Society
When:   October 19-21; 6:30 - 11:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.nyisff.com/
Description:   Join Asia Society for the “International Short Film Festival - Independent Films on Iran.” Curated by Bahman Maghsoudlou, the festival features a judged competition, short films from Afghanistan and Tajikistan, shorts by leading filmmakers of the Makhmalbaf family, and a retrospective of the renowned documentary filmmaker Kamran Shirdel. Film critic Godfrey Cheshire will lead a seminar discussion with Kamran Shirdel and Bahman Maghsoudlou. In addition, prominent filmmakers from Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Europe will be on hand for Q & A’s after screenings.
Tibetan Studies in China: Culture & Buddhism

Who:   AAARI
When:   October 19, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 100
New York NY
Description:   Tibetan Studies in China: Culture & Buddhism by Du Yong Bin, Dawa Cairen, Zhou Wei & DeJi DroMa Professors from the China Tibetology Research Center in Bejing, will share their research on various aspects of Tibetan culture and Buddhism: Du Yongbin - Tibetan Studies in Contemporary China: The Styles and Characteristics Tibetan studies is a discipline both about geography and society of Tibetan areas, and about history and today of the Tibetans. China is the hometown of Tibetan studies, and Tibetan studies in China have a long history. Entered into modern times, particularly, the term Tibetology was created by Hungary Tibetologist Cosma since 1830s,Tibetan studies had been considered as an independent discipline from humane studies, and it become a popular discipline in the world. Dawa Cairen - Present day Tibetans’ views on reincarnate lamas Tibetan reincarnate lama has already existed for more than eight hundreds years. The reincarnate lama is the highest religious practitioner in Tibetan Buddhism. An incarnate lama is someone that has gone through the process of reincarnation in order to carry on the religious status and position of the reincarnate lamas. This article relies on a combination of questionnaires and interviews in an attempt to understand present day Tibetans’ basic opinions of and attitudes towards reincarnate lamas. This study employs survey and intensive interview as its data collection methods to investigate Tibetan’s general perspective on and attitude to reincarnate lamas. reincarnate lama is a special group among Tibetan religious elite. In fact, there are at least three aspects of reincarnate lamas research: Institutional research, identification research and social impact research. The content I am going to talk to you today is basically an identification or recognition-level research. Zhou Wei - Tibetan Legislation on Tibetan language and Its Linguistic Rights and Interests Protection - A Comparative Study with European Legislation on Minority Languages China Tibetology Research Centre The legislation on Tibetan language, as an important part of Chinese legislation on minority languages, is not only closely related to the development of Tibetan society and Tibetan language status, but also to “Constitution of the People’s Republic of China”, “Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Regional National Autonomy”, “Law of the People's Republic of China on the Standard Spoken and Written Chinese Language” and Chinese policies on minority languages. The policy on Tibetan language has its own ethnic features but also represents the characters of Chinese policy on all of the other minority languages. Deji Droma - The Practice of Tibetan Buddhist Nuns In the long course of human history, each area and nation has its own different religious Life-style and their different manifestation in different times. After Buddhism entered Tibet, it had chosen its existence in the process of Tibetanization. As the religious females and women practitioners who acted as one of vehicle spreading and implementing Buddhism, they had set up their optimal value of life and religion behavioral pattern ,with distinctive individuality. The paper will illustrate the practice of the Tibetan Buddhist nuns from 3 aspects
APEX Leadership Luncheon Series with Bill Imada

Who:   Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)
When:   Saturday, October 20 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
Where:   BAR CELONA
46 East Colorado Boulevard
Old Pasadena CA
Website:   http://apexlls2.eventbrite.com/
Description:   The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is proud to introduce a new series of events to cultivate our community and champion leadership by introducing figureheads in the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. With a more intimate crowd of attendees, this is a great opportunity to build real relationships with our special guests. Each luncheon will be structured as follows: 11:00am - 11:30pm: Registration/Networking Reception 11:30pm - 12:15pm: Lunch 12:15pm - 1:00pm: Discussions with Special Guest After the lunch portion, Jason Scott Park, APEX President, will ask several opening questions so that the attending special guest will have an opportunity to share information about them. During this time, guests have an opportunity to ask questions and really pick their brain about what inspired them to pursue their goals. ** To respect all attendees, please keep in mind that discussions should focus on the topic of leadership. Any specific issues should be discussed after the event. You MUST prepay for this event. SPACE IS LIMITED. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed. The cost is ONLY $22 per person which includes lunch. All lunch selections include Bar Celona Salad or Lentil Soup, Fresh Bread, and Olive Tapenade. In addition, the cost includes a non-alcoholic beverage, decaf coffee, coffee, and tea. For this luncheon, you have a choice of the following: Ensalada de Pollo Asado al Ajillo Grilled chicken breast served on a bed of a Mixed Greens &Arugula Tossed with Red Wine Vinaigrette, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Green Apples or Salmón a la Parillada Pan Seared Wild Alaskan King Salmon on a Bed of Saffron Rice and Sautéed Spinach Garnished with an Olive and Tomato Relish You will be asked to place your order as soon as you arrive to the restaurant. Bill Imada is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the IW Group (formerly Imada Wong Communications Group), a full-service communications firm that specializes in the growing multicultural markets here in the U.S. With more than a decade of experience in marketing, public relations, advertising and training, Bill and his company have and continue to represent some of the top global brands, including Metropolitan Life, McDonald's USA, Wal-Mart Stores, Farmers Group, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Nike, Merrill Lynch, Washington Mutual, American Airlines, GlaxoSmithKline, Blue Cross/WellPoint, AT&T and many others. The IW Group also represents a number of prominent governmental agencies, including the California Department of Health Services - Tobacco Control Section, U.S. Army and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. IW Group has capabilities in 12 languages and dialects. The company has 51 employees with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. A fourth office is being opened in Texas. Bill is active on the speakers' circuit and has served as a guest lecturer and presenter at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management; UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; the USC Marshall School of Business; and, the UC Irvine Merage School of Business. Bill is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, and later graduated from the AMBEP Program at Tuck School of Business (at Dartmouth). He is also a graduate of the Coro Foundation Fellow's Program.
Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum

Who:   New York Botanical Garden
When:   Saturday, October 20 - November 18, 2007
Where:   New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
Bronx NY
Website:   http://www.nybg.org
Description:   This month-long flower show is the culmination of a cultural exchange and collaboration between Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo and the Botanical Garden, featuring distinct styles of kiku and other Japanese garden plants, including maples and bamboos, in the expansive courtyards of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the largest Victorian-style glasshouse in America. Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum will display several traditional styles of the Japanese chrysanthemum, highlighted by dramatic shapes, vibrant colors, and numerous blossoms. The “thousand bloom” plants feature hundreds—if not quite thousands—of simultaneous blossoms in massive, domed-shaped arrays, all from a single plant. Another type, single-stem plants ranging up to six feet in height, present one single perfect flower balanced atop the stem. Quantities of these are arranged in diagonal lines to form disciplined color patterns. A third type, cascades, present dramatic waterfall-like frameworks covered by small-flowered chrysanthemums. Additional programming includes an exhibition in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library gallery of works on paper illustrating the plants of Japan and a wide range of events for adults, children, home gardeners, and aficionados of Japan.
Karate Championships

Who:   JKA of New York
When:   October 21, 2007; 10 AM-4 PM
Where:   55 Lexington Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.jkanewyork.org
Description:   JKA Shotokan Karate-Do International Spectators free
Executive Diversity Career Fair

Who:   The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com and Lucas Group
When:   Tuesday, October 23 (10 A.M. – 5 P.M.)
Where:   Embassy Suites Hotel
Old Town Alexandria, VA
Website:   http://www.careerjournal.com/diversity
Description:   Candidates Wanted: Executive, managerial and professional minority candidates and women, including recent graduates of M.B.A. programs; however all candidates are welcome. Cost: The event is free of charge to candidates. Registration: On-site only. Attendees should bring multiple copies of their resume. Environment: All interviews will be conducted in private suites with company representatives. Career Assistance: Free seminars covering topics such as strategic career management and job search strategy as well as a free resume critique will be offered throughout the day. Employers: Top employers in a range of industries will attend. Among the companies participating at past events: Accenture, Blue Cross, Cardinal Health, CDW Corporation, Chase Paymentech, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Citigroup -- Smith Barney, ConAgra, Coors Brewing Company, Disney Parks and Resorts, The Dow Chemical Company, Eaton Corporation, Exelon Corporation, Fitch Ratings, General Electric, Grainger, Harris Bank N.A. / BMO Financial Services, Illinois Tool Works Inc., International Truck and Engine Corporation, Medline Industries, Merrill Lynch, Miller Brewing Company, Morgan Stanley, NAVTEQ, Schneider Electric, Smith Barney, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Target, The Timken Company, UBS, Unitrin Inc., W.W. Grainger, Zurich North American Insurance.
Asian Arts and Culture – A New Vision: Melissa Chiu

Who:   The Kai-Yin Lo Distinguished Program Series
When:   October 24; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16681
Description:   Breakout: Chinese Art Outside China is the first book to focus on China’s artistic diaspora—and to differentiate it from the artistic community inside China. Breakout assembles the work of 14 artists who left China around the time of the 1989 June Fourth Movement at Tiananmen Square. Now settled in New York, Paris, and Sydney, these artists—including Cai Guo-Qiang, Xu Bing, Wenda Gu, Zhang Huan, Huang Yong Ping, and Chen Zhen—have over the past decade become leading international figures, showing at major museums such as Tate Modern in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Author Melissa Chiu, Director and Contemporary Arts Curator of the Asia Society and Museum, will talk with artists Xu Bing and Wenda Gu regarding their work in the international art world. Followed by a book signing and reception. The Kai-Yin Lo Distinguished Program Series provides a platform for discussion the role of arts and culture in society. Previous participants have included Han Feng, Shen Wei, Douglas Chi Chiu Young, and Bright Shen.
Kai-Yin Lo Special Sale Event

When:   Saturday, October 24 - October 27, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where:   AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Don’t miss this chance to meet internationally renowned designer Kai-Yin Lo and see the largest collection of her jewelry in the U.S. Her innovative designs, many incorporating the antique jade and semi-precious stones she has collected over the years, bridge the divide between fine and fashion jewelry. Personal appearances by Kai-Yin Lo: Wednesday - Saturday, October 24 - October 27, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture

When:   October 24, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Memorial Library Rotunda
New York NY
Website:   http://www.donaldkeenecenter.org/
Description:   Poet, writer, and environmental activist Gary Snyder will deliver the annual Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture. Reservations are required for this event. Please reserve by Wednesday, October 17th by sending an email to donald-keene-center@columbia.edu, or a fax to 212-854-4019. For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture by sending email to donald-keene-center@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5036.
Assessing the Impact of the Second Inter-Korean Summit

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Thursday, October 25, 2007; 3-5 PM
Where:   950 Third Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/contemporary_issues/contemporary_issues/assessing_the_impact_of_the_second_inter-korean_summit.html?mghost=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.koreasociety.org&mgfixit=1
Description:   Assessing the Impact of the Second Inter-Korean Summit with Chung-in Moon, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea 3:00 PM-3:30 PM ♦ Registration and Reception 3:30 PM-5:00 PM ♦ Presentation and Q&A The first inter-Korean summit, in June 2000, was a watershed moment in modern Korean history. Now Kim Jong-il and Roh Moo-hyun are set to meet on October 2 in Pyongyang for a second North-South summit and their first encounter with one another. With the daunting work of reconciliation on the agenda, the nuclear crisis still looming, and with the eyes of the international community focused on the Korean Peninsula, the stakes are high for both North and South Korea – and for the United States. As one of the few South Koreans to attend both the first and second inter-Korean summits, Chung-in Moon’s analysis will be particularly relevant. On October 25, Moon will share his perspective on what the second inter-Korean summit means for both Koreas, Northeast Asia, and the United States
Colin Thubron: Along the Silk Road—Observations of a Travel Writer

Who:   Asia Society
When:   October 25; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16682
Description:   From the Tomb of the Yellow Emperor to the ancient Mediterranean port of Antioch, writer Colin Thubron traveled 7,000 miles in eight months by local bus, truck, car, donkey-cart, and camel. Setting out through Western China during the SARS epidemic, Thubron crossed Central Asia republics seething with discontent and through strife-torn Afghanistan. Thubron will discuss his latest and most challenging journey chronicled in Shadow of the Silk Road with fellow travel writer Simon Winchester (Krakatoa.) Discussion followed by a book signing and reception. “Shimmering prose.... When I reached the end, I wanted to read it all over again.”—Sunday London Times.
Dressed to Kill: Women’s Fashion and Body Politics in North Korea

Who:   The Korea Society
When:   Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 PM
Where:   950 Third Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.org/arts/gallery/dressed_to_kill_womens_fashion_and_body_politics_in_north_korea.html
Description:   Communist regimes are often described as "drab," but North Korea is highly fashion conscious-a place where style and politics go hand in hand. For decades, North Korea's political leaders have been preoccupied with designing uniforms for almost every sector of society. Fashion, especially women's fashion, is seen as a national project, meant to promote group identity and ideology. Like many authoritarian regimes, North Korean designers have been drawn to masculine, military styles that seem to embody revolutionary spirit. But women's fashion in North Korea also openly allows for a contradictory, sense of traditional femininity. Suk-Young Kim, Professor of Theater at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will discuss the purpose of state-direct fashion in North Korea, as well as the ways in which the country's dress codes affect women's body politics. About the Presenter Suk-Young Kim is an assistant professor of Theatre at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her research interests include East Asian performance, gender and nationalism, Korean cultural studies and Russian literature. She has received the International Federation for Theatre Research's New Scholar Prize (2004), the American Society for Theater Research Fellowship (2006) and the Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship (2006). Her articles have appeared in Theatre Research International, Theatre Journal and The Drama Review. She is currently working on a book project titled Illusive Utopia: Theater and Film in North Korea, which explores how propaganda performances affect everyday life in North Korea. Registration Fee: Single-Program Ticket: $5 (members) / $10 (non-members) Series Pass (for all seven monthly gallery talks): $20 (members) / $50 (non-members) buy tickets online or use the fax registration form (pdf) Exhibiting Korea, a new monthly series of presentations on the fine arts, film, fashion and architecture of the Korean Peninsula, is debuting this April. Series programs will address contemporary trends in cultural expression in Korea, and take audiences back to important movements they might have overlooked. These gallery talks, given by top experts, critics and artists, will put the colors and shapes of modern Korea on display-and explain the cultural and historical contexts behind them. Please join us.
Asian American / Asian Research Institute 2007 Annual Banquet

Who:   AAARI
When:   October 26: 6PM to 10PM
Where:   Gala Manor Banquet Hall
37-02 Main St. (Entrance on 37th Avenue)
Flushing NY
Website:   http://www.aaari.info/2007banquet.htm
Description:   Ticket Price: Student: $35 each | Member: $80 each Over 65 Years Old: $80 each Non-Member: $100 each w/ Complimentary Membership for 2008 The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) of The City University of New York will be holding its 6th Anniversary Celebration at Gala Manor Banquet Hall in Flushing, Queens, the heart of New York City’s largest Asian American community. The success of this fundraising dinner depends upon your support. Your contributions through ordering a ticket, purchasing a table or placing an advertisement in our banquet journal will enable AAARI to continue to serve friends and members of the Asian/ Asian American community. Please join us for this special event.
Concert: Tenri Chamber Players

Who:   Tenri Cultural Institute
When:   October 26, 8 PM
Where:   Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street
New York NY
Description:   The excellent acoustics and intimate gallery setting of Tenri Cultural Institute create a superb venue for listening to chamber music. Arts at Tenri offers audiences the rare opportunity to hear both traditional and contemporary music from two cultures in an atmosphere reminiscent of formal rooms at the courts and castles of both Europe and Japan. Over 300 years of tradition will be represented throughout this series. Chamber Music of the great composers of Europe will alternate with ensemble music from Japan’s Edo period written for the standard trio of shamisen, koto and shakuhachi. Contemporary and new music for both Western and Japanese instruments will be heard as well. Tickets for Arts at Tenri are $25 and $15 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling (800) 838-3006. Detailed information for each concert in the series is available on our web site at artsattenri.org. To schedule an interview or for further details please contact Michael Yuge at (212) 645-2800 or Artistic Director, Dr. Albert Lotto, at (212) 496-6345. Tenri Chamber Players Albert Lotto, Piano; Natasha Lipkina, violin; Maxine Neumann, cello Circle of Brahms and Schumann Works by Clara Schumann, Josef Joachim, Schumann, Op. 105, and Brahms, Op. (1891) Arts at TCI promotes the appreciation of international art forms in an effort to foster cultural understanding, harmony and community by presenting both performing and visual arts of the highest caliber in a supportive, intimate setting. To fulfill its mission, Arts at TCI will host a monthly series of chamber music and world music concerts, and maintain a gallery space with on-going, year-round exhibitions featuring performers and visual artists of every nationality. Audiences will experience exceptional quality in a community-based venue that values a high appreciation of the arts.
Disney’s® Martial Arts Festival

Who:   TIGER CLAW and Disney's Wide World of Sports®
When:   10-26-2007 (3 Days)
Where:   The Milkhouse at Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex near Orlando
FL
Website:   http://www.tigerclawelite.com/
Description:   The seventh annual Disney's Martial Arts Festival combines the positive atmosphere of competition with the magic of the Walt Disney World® Resort for competitors, spectators, families and volunteers. This event is open to both children and adults, from White Belt/White Sash to the Black Belt/Black Sash. Whether you are a competitor, family member or a fan there is something for you at Disney's Martial Arts Festival. TIGER CLAW and Disney's Wide World of Sports® have come together to create a new martial arts championship to showcase our elite competitors. TIGER CLAW and Disney's Wide World of Sports® started this championship so martial arts competitors from all over can come together and compete. TIGER CLAW ELITE QUALIFIER AND CHAMPIONSHIPS For more information, contact: Rob Hartman at 866-706-2900 or info@tournament.info -
Lecture: Corporate Environmentalism and the Aesthetics of Industrial Ruins in Post-Industrial Japan

Who:   Center for Japanese Studies
When:   October 26; 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Led by Tak Watanabe, Lecturer, Anthropology, Sophia University How is a mining enterprise aestheticized after centuries of industrial growth and ecological damage? This paper examines the tension between corporate environmentalism and industrial tourism in Niihama, a blue-collar city on Shikoku island widely known as the ancestral home of the Sumitomo keiretsu. The city and the corporation trace their origins to the Besshi Mine, one of Japan's richest and oldest copper mines. But with the mine exhausted and factories moving overseas, residents are faced with the economic and environmental aftereffects of the sustained development that began in the late seventeenth century. This economic decline has coincided with the promotion of industrial ruins as monuments of environmentalist triumph, thus turning earlier connotations of brutal exploitation and social discrimination into proud stigmata of ecological suffering. The paper will focus on the representation of industrial ruins in corporate literature and tourism-promotion haiku, the apotheosis of a Meiji-period corporate mogul as the father of environmentalism in a local musical, and the cynicism found in the responses of former mineworkers who live on Besshi mountain. In sum, this moral and aesthetic appraisal of modern industrialization is part of the search for meaning in a post-high-growth-era Japan.
The Alley-Level State: Residents and Neighborhood Organizations in Beijing and Taipei

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   October 26, 2007; 4 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Led by Ben Read, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Iowa Most East and Southeast Asian countries feature dense networks of organizations at the neighborhood and village level that are cultivated if not directly managed by the state. Beijing's Residents Committees (jumin weiyuanhui) and Taipei's Neighborhood Heads (lizhang) share many characteristics, yet also contrast in that the former are essentially appointed by the authorities while the latter vie for their positions in open and competitive elections. Extensive participant-observation, interviews, and surveys all shed light on the behavior of these ultra-local institutions as well as the ways in which residents perceive and interact with them. Though they differ from and even compete with the kinds of independent associations that we think of as civil society, they enjoy substantial popular support in both cases. The Taiwanese case shows that even state-fostered institutions growing out of an authoritarian past can become channels for bottom-up demands and representation. Discussant: Kevin, O'Brien, Professor, Political Science, UCB
Book Talk: The Chinese Experience on Both Sides of the Pacific

Who:   Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
When:   Saturday, October 27, 2pm
Where:   38 Ash Street
Boston MA
Description:   A Book Talk by Ruthanne *Lum McCuun*, author of /God of Luck/ In this new novel Ah Lung and his wife Bo See are separated when he like thousands of other Chinese men in the nineteenth century is kidnapped, enslaved and sent to the deadly guano mines off the shores of Peru. /Sponsored by Asian American Resource Workshop, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Chinese Historical Society of New England and Primary Source/
2008 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant

Who:   Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
When:   October 28-30, 2007
Where:   Grand Ballroom of the Hilton
Chicago IL
Description:   The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is looking for contestants to compete in the 2008 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant. The contest will be held during the Chinatown Chamber’s 25th Anniversary Fundraising Gala on Sunday, October 28th, 2007, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago.
Class: The Japanese Culinary Delights of Mitsuwa Market

Who:   Mitsuwa Market
When:   10/28, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m
Where:   Mitsuwa Market
Edgewater NJ
Website:   http://www.newschool.edu/registertoday/
Description:   One Session. Sun., 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Oct. 28. $70; includes lunch. Longtime instructor of Japanese cooking Pat Kinney Mitsuwa is a giant Japanese supermarket in Edgewater, N.J. and offers a true taste of Japan. Cooking teacher Pat Kinney is our guide to this trove of Japanese culinary delights and cultural insights. Students learn how to identify Japanese ingredients, observe a variety of specialty foods being prepared in open kitchens, and sample delicacies. The tour concludes with lunch, which includes a discussion of dining etiquette and suggestions for dishes to order in Japanese restaurants. More information or to register contact nscularts@aol.com, call 212.255.4141 or go to http://www.newschool.edu/registertoday/
Film: New Year Baby

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   October 29, 7:00 pm
Where:   Wang Theater
Stony Brook NY
Description:   New Year Baby chronicles one daughter’s search to recover her family’s past that takes her back to her birthplace in Cambodia and ends with a more profound respect and understanding of her parents, especially her father. Director Socheata Poeuv will be on hand to delve into the questions surrounding her journey. "This fine first feature is a disarming personal documentary that turns into a very moving consideration of historical genocide and individual heroism"—Variety. Co-sponsor: Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.
Reactions to China’s Control Crisis--an Analysis of Recent Incidents of Social Unrest: 中国的管制危机与对策--近年来社会骚乱事件分析

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   October 30; 4 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   Led by Yu Jianrong (于建嵘), Director, Institute of Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Lecture will be conducted in Chinese with English translation 于建嵘,男,1962年9月生,汉族,湖南省衡阳市人。2001年7月毕业于华中师范大学中国农村问题研究中心,获法学博士学位。随后进入中国社会科学院农村发展研究所博士后流动站从事博士后研究。现为中国社会科学院农村发展研究所社会问题研究中心主任、教授。兼任教育部重点研究基地华中师范大学中国农村问题研究中心博士生导师;教育部重点研究基地山东大学科学社会主义研究所学术委员会委员;河北大学中国乡村建设研究中心学术委员会主任。曾在香港中文大学、香港浸会大学、美国哈佛大学做访问学者。主要著述有《岳村政治——转型期中国乡村政治结构的变迁》,《中国工人阶级状况:安源实录》和《当代中国农民的维权抗争:湖南衡阳考察》等。 Discussant: Kevin O’Brien, Professor, Political Science, UCB
Lunch Lecture: A Chinese Scholar’s Perspective

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures
When:   October 31; 12 PM
Where:   3401 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley CA
Description:   Join this brown-bag lunch lecture, given by Bao Shixiu, Chief Expert, Marxist Military Theory Studies Program, Academy of Military Sciences, PLA.
Nomura Chairman Ujiie Charts Roadmap for Japan's Fiscal Recovery

Who:   Centennial Speakers Series
When:   Friday, 11/2/07 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1760723266&id_performance=131346602
Description:   Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made the adoption of strict structural reforms in reviving Japan's economy the linchpin of his administration. While long a supporter of these structural reform measures, Junichi Ujiie believes fiscal reform remains in its infancy. He also sees potential hurdles, including Japan's declining birthrate, aging population, and accompanying public debt, that give cause for concern over the medium- to long-term. Dr. Ujiie discusses the current state of Japan's financial and capital markets, and the challenges that remain to tackling demographic and fiscal issues by building a stable financial system for the 21st century. Agenda 12-12:30 pm Registration & reception 12:30-1 Luncheon 1-2 Lecture Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company's current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome. This event is part of the Centennial Speakers series.
Physical Therapy for Everyone, by Clarence Chan

Who:   AAARI
When:   November 2, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Description:   Did you ever wake up one morning and felt a pain in your neck? Did you ever sprain or strain yourself after an ambitious weekend of cleaning out the closet? Do you know the different between sprains vs. strains? How about that shooting pain radiating from the heel through the sole of your foot at the first step out of bed in the morning, is it arthritis, or is it fasciitis? I am sure many of us experienced these ailments and wondering what they are and what can we do about it. Seeking medical attention is certainly the most prudent thing to do. But sometime we still wish there are simple things that can be done at home that can make us feel better. There are indeed many basic physical therapy concepts and interventions that you can use at home as self-management of these conditions. From this lecture, you will learn about the basic structure of your body, the normal musculoskeletal and neurologic functions, and what happen when they are not functioning properly. You will also learn some of the basic self-management techniques to minimize or alleviate these conditions. Although there are no substitute for proper medical or therapeutic evaluation and treatment, we can all benefit from developing a better understanding and management of the body.
Symposium: Quanzhen Daoism in Modern Chinese Society and Culture

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités, CNRS-EPHE, Paris, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for the Study of Religion a
When:   Friday, November 2, 2007 to Saturday, November 3, 2007
Where:   Alumni House, Toll Room
Berkeley CA
Description:   Quanzhen Daoism in Modern Chinese Society and Culture An International Symposium 全真道與近現代中國社會和文化 國際學術研討會 Alumni House, UC Berkeley, November 2-3, 2007 Co-organized by Xun Liu, History Department, Rutgers University Vincent Goossaert, CNRS/Chinese University of Hong Kong As a very influential and distinct Chinese religious institution in both late imperial and modern China, Quanzhen Daoism has long attracted scholarly and public interest. However, the scholarship on the subject has dealt primarily with the early formative period of Quanzhen Daoism in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and concerned mainly with its doctrinal teachings, self-cultivation techniques, and other internal issues of the religious sect. Recently, scholars of modern China and Daoism have begun to focus on the Quanzhen Daoism’s close ties with and influences on modern Chinese society and culture for the past several centuries. Adopting new interpretative frameworks and strategies of social and cultural history, anthropology, and sociology, and using fresh data culled from archives, local and temple gazetteers, newly discovered epigraphic materials, literary writings, art works, and contemporary fieldwork, scholars in the field of Daoist studies and modern China have in the last decade or so produced a rich body of new research and writings focused on both the tradition and transformation of Quanzhen Daoism in modern Chinese society and culture. It is our shared belief that these recent scholarly works are not only representative of the new directions and approaches to the studies of Quanzhen Daoism, but they are also closely engaged with the most debated issues of religious studies, social history, and anthropological studies of modern China. For that reason, we are convinced that a small symposium involving the major scholars from the field will be best venue to showcase and consolidate the recent innovative research and writings, and further contribute to the field of modern Daoism and modern Chinese studies at large through close and intensive intellectual exchange and discussions among the leading scholars in the field. Friday, November 2, 2007 9:00 a.m. Welcome 9:30 a.m. Panel 1: Quanzhen Identities This panel deals with the construction of a distinct Quanzhen identity, in various contexts: the monastic culture, the Quanzhen practices among the laity, and the contemporary scholarly milieu, and literary and popular imagination. In all these cases, we ask what makes Quanzhen unique and specific, and examine what elements of Quanzhen tradition have been chosen and invested with particular significance by those people who claim a Quanzhen identity for themselves. We would also like to address to the social discourse on Quanzhen, and seek to understand how non-Quanzhen people represented Quanzhen and thought about it. Vincent Goossaert: “Quanzhen Taoists as seen by laypersons, 1700-1900” Zhang Guangbao: “On Quanzhen Studies in China Since the Early Republican Period 民国以来中国大陆全真教研究评述” Monica Esposito: “Daozang jiyao and Quanzhen Identity during the Qing Dynasty” Lai Chi-tim: “An Overview of Cantonese Quanzhen” Discussants: Terry Kleeman, Raoul Birnbaum 12:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. Panel 2: Quanzhen Material Culture, Production and Transmission This panel examines the material productions and propaganda of the Quanzhen, such as texts and works of art as well as event-productions (rituals, festivals), all considered as means by which the Quanzhen identity and teachings reach out to society at large. We are most of all interested in both the modes of production (who writes/ paints/ performs; in what media; for what audience) and the social and political contexts of such production. We would like to reach a balanced view of the Quanzhen specific contribution in the larger picture of late imperial and modern circulation of religious products such as self-cultivation manuals, morality books, religious art, temples cults and festivals, etc. Vincent Durand-Dastes: “Quanzhen Masters and Ming-Qing Vernacular Hagiographical Novels” Mei Li, “The Revival of the Longmen Lineage and the Temple Constructions on Mount Wudang during the Qing 清代武当山 龙门派的中兴与宫观建设” Stephen Eskildsen: “Late Qing and Early Republican Textual Transmission of Quanzhen Inner Alchemic Texts: the Cases of Dacheng jieyao大成捷要 and Xingming fajue mingzhi 性命法訣明指” Wu Yakui: “Quanzhen Daoist Altars in Late Qing and Early Republican China: The Case of Jueyun Altar in Shanghai 论清末民初的全真道“坛”:以海上觉云为中心” Discussants: Philip Clart, Judith Berling 4:30 p.m. Tea break 6:00 p.m. Film Presentation “Quanzhen Consecration Ceremony in 2002 at Mount Qianshan” (Patrice Fava) 7:30 p.m. Dinner Saturday, November 3, 2007 9:30 a.m. Panel 3: Quanzhen Daoism, Local Society, and Religious Culture This panel looks at how the Quanzhen institution fitted in the larger late imperial and modern Chinese religious culture and local society; it examines the particular niche that Quanzhen Daoism occupied in terms of patronage and audience, and how it competed or cooperated with other religious institutions (other Daoists, Buddhists, local cults and specialists, etc.). Special attention will be paid to the multiformity of Quanzhen, that is, the many local variations and different adaptations of the Quanzhen institutions to local religious and social contexts. Guo Wu: “Quanzhen Daoist Development and the Regional Culture in Southwestern China in Modern Times. 近现代 西南地区全真道的发展及其 与地方文化之关系” Wang Gang: “A Local Longmen Lineage in Late Ming-Early Qing Yunnan” Mori Yuria: “Yan Yonghe and the Quanzhen Daoism in Sichuan in Qing China” Fan Guangchun: “Quanzhen Daoism on White Cloud Mount in Contemporary Shaanxi” Discussants: Paul Katz, David Johnson 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Panel 4: Quanzhen Daoism, the State, Secularization, and Modernity This panel explores the processes of transformation through which Quanzhen institutions and practitioners continuously adapted to changing socio-political contexts throughout China’s late imperial, modern and contemporary periods. The Quanzhen tradition, far from conservative and insulated from social change, did actively adapt and reinvent itself during the early Qing to regain control and autonomy of many Daoist sacred places, and become a privileged actor in Chinese society and state politics. It also adapted to the changing social and political conditions of the expanding state during the late imperial and early Republican periods by creating a Daoism fitted for the new nation-state. It is now reasserting itself since the 1980s for a new and vigorous revival amidst contemporary China’s increasingly market economy and social change. All of these changes deserve to be examined as fragments of one continuous history of Quanzhen adapting to its context. Liu Xun: “Quanzhen Expands Learning全真廣學: the Xuanmiao Monastery and the Local Modern Education and Other Reforms in Late Qing and Early Republican Nanyang” Fang Ling: “Medicine, Healing and the Revival of the Quanzhen Fuxing guan on Yuhuangshan, Hangzhou” Kang Xiaofei: “Struggles in Paradise on Earth: Quanzhen Daoists and “Cultural Tourism” at China’s Ethnic Borderland” David Palmer: “Globalization and the Quanzhen Daoists” Discussants: Susan Naquin, Richard Madsen 4:00 p.m. Tea break 4:30 p.m. Special Session: Current research projects by participants 5:30 p.m. Conclusions, discussion of publication NOTE: There will not be a formal reading of papers at the conference. Discussants will read the papers before-hand, and begin the session with their comments, which will then open up to a general discussion amongst panelists. Copies of the full papers or short abstracts will be available online shortly
"Let's Talk Adoption" Conference

Who:   Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPFA)
When:   November 3, 2007; 8 AM - 4:45 PM
Where:   Rutgers University
Busch Campus Center
Piscataway, NJ
Website:   http://www.cpfanj.org
Description:   Join NJ's 26th Annual "Let's Talk Adoption" Conference. Sponsored by: Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPFA); NJ Interagency Adoption Council; Rutgers University - School of Social Work, Continuing Education Intended for: Pre- and post- adoptive parents, social workers, adoptees, birth parents, kin, teachers, guidance counselors. Keynote: Keynote Speaker: Frank R. Kunstal, Ed.D, P.C., co-author of "Troubled Transplants" presents: "Getting at the Mystery of Children's Behavior." Workshops: 36 workshops on domestic & international adoption, foster care, medical issues, adoptee experiences, parenting, school issues, and more. Exhibits: NJ licensed adoption agencies; Alphabet Soup Books -book sales on adoption-related topics for adults and children. Registration fee: Through 10/20/07 - $40 per person / $70 per couple After 10/20/07 - $45 per person / $80 per couple $25 for full time students
NYC Taoist Yoga Workshop

Who:   Temple of the Monkey and City WingTsun
When:   11-03-2007 (2 days)
Where:   NY Chinatown (380 Broadway 5th flr, New York, NY, 10013)
Website:   http://www.pauliezink.com/
Description:   The amazing Paulie Zink will be teaching a two-day Taoist Yoga workshop in NYC Chinatown. Open to all levels of practitioners, ideal for martial artist but open to non-martial artists as well. Hosted by Temple of the Monkey and City WingTsun. Call or email first for seminar details. For more information, contact: Damon Honeycutt at (860) 729-0561 or nomadyoga@hotmail.com
Asia Society Annual Dinner

Who:   Asia Society
When:   November 6, 2007; 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Where:   Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/annual_dinner
Description:   Join business, cultural and political leaders as we honor E. Neville Isdell, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (Keynote Speaker); and Japanese architect Yoshi Taniguchi at this year's Asia Society New York Annual Dinner. Dinner Chairman: Barry Diller Cost: Tables: Gala Chairman $100,000; Vice Chairman $50,000; Benefactor $25,000; Patron $15,000. Seats: Golden $5,000; Premium $2,500; Individual $1,500
Asia Society Annual Dinner

Who:   Asia Society
When:   November 6; 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Where:   Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16637
Description:   Join business, cultural and political leaders as we honor E. Neville Isdell, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (Keynote Speaker); and Japanese architect Yoshi Taniguchi at this year's Asia Society New York Annual Dinner. Dinner Chairman: Barry Diller.
Forces: Artist's Talk by Lampo Leong

Who:   Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies
When:   November 7; 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   “In the traces of the hand, Chinese calligraphy captures not merely the shape of the characters, but also the spirit of the artist. For me, the inky blacks of figural marks playing against fields of colored densities and radiant lights speak of my own fascination with the processes of creation. Reflecting both a reverence for the spirit of the Tao and the Sublime, as well as an ever-renewed wonder at the universe revealed to us by modern science, my paintings celebrate the dynamic forces that give birth to new life, new planets, and new stars; and provide glimpses into the crucible of genesis.” — Lampo Leong Renowned internationally for his abstract painting and calligraphy, Professor Lampo Leong, Ph.D.-ABD from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, is currently Art Department Chair at the University of Missouri-Columbia. To see samples of his painting and calligraphy, please visit www.LampoLeong.com.
Calligraphy Workshop by Lampo Leong

Who:   Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies
When:   November 8; 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where:   Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://www.LampoLeong.com
Description:   This workshop is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, "Forces: Paintings and Calligraphy by Lampo Leong," which is showing from September 17 - December 14, 2007 at the IEAS Gallery, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, UC Berkeley. This workshop is open to students from all levels; no Chinese language background nor prior experience in calligraphy are necessary. ****$10 material fee/class is free**** Class size is limited. To reserve a place please email ccs@berkeley.edu before October 31, 2007. Dating back more than 5000 years, Chinese calligraphy involves the use of bold, expressive strokes to portray the essence of a given word while simultaneously revealing the spirit and expression of the artist. Increasingly popular throughout America, this Eastern medium is related to, but distinct from, Western painting and calligraphy practices and its theoretical aspects have had a direct influence on modern arts, such as Abstract Expression and many post-modern approaches. Chinese Calligraphy Workshop is an introduction to the classical and contemporary concepts and techniques related to the medium, and includes a significant examination of the aesthetic and philosophy of Chinese culture and art history. Through slide-illustrated lectures, Professor Lampo Leong will introduce participants to masterpieces that illuminate the unique concepts of Daoism, meditative quality, strokes quality, rhythm, spatial treatment, and shifting perspective in composition. Five major scripts of Chinese calligraphy will be the main subjects of study (Seal, Clerical, Standard, Running & Cursive). Additionally, Professor Leong will demonstrate a wide variety of brush painting/calligraphy materials and their applications, which participants could use to experiment with different painting media. Creative approaches using brush painting and calligraphy techniques in abstract painting/calligraphy will be explored in the latter part of the course. This workshop is open to students from all levels, no Chinese language background or prior experience in calligraphy are necessary. Individual attention will be given to students with advanced background. At the end of the workshop, participants will not only have enriched their artistic vocabularies, but will have expanded their appreciation for Asian atheistic and philosophy. Lampo Leong, PhD-ABD, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; MFA, California College of the Arts; BFA, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China, is an internationally renowned master of brush painting and calligraphy whose work has been featured in more than 55 solo and 250 group exhibitions internationally at venues such as Stanford University Museum of Art, Ethan Cohen Fine Art in New York City, Taller Galeria Fort in Barcelona, and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing. In addition to three solo exhibitions this year in UC Berkeley, Minneapolis, and San Antonio, his paintings and calligraphy are featured in the First Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial in Taiwan, which will travel to other museums in Taiwan, China, Canada and the United States. Leong’s works are collected by numerous museums, among them the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Guangdong Museum of Art in China. His 26-foot-diameter calligraphy in granite, commissioned by the San Francisco Art Commission, is permanently installed in a city park. Leong’s artistic contributions have earned him more than 30 awards, and over 700 feature stories in newspapers, magazines, web, and television, including a PBS documentary and the U.S. Congressional Record. In 1999, San Francisco Mayor proclaimed November 19 to be Lampo Leong Day. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Art and the Art Department Chair at the University of Missouri–Columbia. He has also influenced thousands of students through more than 80 lectures across the United States, China and Taiwan at institutions such as the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. With his distinctive knowledge, Leong’s teaching is informative, inspiring and enlightening. To see samples of his painting and calligraphy, please visit www.LampoLeong.com.
Film: When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   November 8, 1:00 pm
Where:   Wang Theater
Stony Brook NY
Description:   Asian Film Forum with Roundtable c/o Thora Wagner Keiko, an aging geisha in the modern world, faces a life changing decision: either seek marriage or buy a bar of her own. This film chronicles the trials and tribulations of Keiko, surrounded by a wide range of men (from respectable businessmen to vicious drunks), as she struggles with the financial demands of her family, the image of her craft, and her own quiet dignity in a system where every choice has consequences. (Directed by Mikio Naruse, 1960, in Japanese with English subtitles).
Lotus Arts de Vivre

Who:   AsiaStore
When:   November 8th - November 11th; 1-4 PM
Where:   AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Personal appearance by company representative: Thursday - Sunday, November 8 - 11, 1:00 - 4:00 pm AsiaStore presents the new Om Mani Padme Hum collection by Lotus Arts de Vivre. Like much of the company's jewelry, Lotus's diamond-encrusted collection is is deeply rooted in Asian culture and history. Each product begins life in the imagination of the Von Bueren family's bustling studio in downtown Bangkok, where it is turned into a model of reality by an ensemble of highly skilled craftmen. Lotus Arts de Vivre products are individual, distinctive, and unique. Come see why Lotus Arts de Vivre is world renowned for its distinctive objects d'art.
The First Annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair

When:   November 8-12, 2007
Where:   Pier 92, West Side Piers, 12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York NY
Website:   http://www.acafny.com
Description:   ArtAsiaPacific is proud to be the media sponsor of the first annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair (ACAF) in New York. Directed by Thomas Arnold, the exhibition features 80 galleries from 10 different countries, with the majority coming from East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. $15 one-day $25 multi-day $5 student / senior citizen
Diwali

When:   November 9, 2007
Description:   This Indian festival marks the victory of good over evil. The word "Diwali" comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which means a festival of lights, to celebrate the triumph of brightness over dark.
How to Start a Small Business by Brian Yeung

Who:   AAARI
When:   [November 9, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Website:   http://www.nyssbdc.org/index.cfm
Description:   An advisor for the New York State Small Business Development Center, Prof. Brian Yeung will discuss some of the basic information future entrepreneurs need to know when starting a small business. Choosing your business structure – For liability and tax reasons Sole Proprietorship Partnership Corporation Limited Liability Company Local, state, and federal business regulations – Know the rules of the game Business Formation Business License Business Insurance Employer Identification Number Sales Tax Certificate of Authority Writing a business plan – Putting your ideas on paper Introduction Marketing Financial Management Government contracting – SBA helps to increase the small business share of government contracts Minority Business Development -8(a) Program SDB Certification Program CCR Registration Financing your business – Finding financial assistance programs Loan Guaranty Programs Loan Maturity Use of Proceeds Terms, Interest Rates and Fees Collateral Eligibility The New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC)--the premier business assistance organization in New York State--provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state. The NYS SBDC is administered by State University of New York and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host campuses.
Master Chen Zheng Lei's Workshop in New York City

When:   11/9-11/11
Where:   9 Second Ave 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10003
Website:   http://wutangpca.com/
Description:   Master Chen Zheng Lei's Workshop in New York City - Master Chen Zheng Lei, from the Chen Village, teaching a workshop "Silk-reeling" and "Lao Jia Yi Lu, Old Chen Tai Ji Form with fighting priciples and applications. Tina Zhang will be the translator for the workshop ensuring the true understanding for non-Chinese speakers. Schedule: Friday, Nov. 9, Master Chen will give a speech and demostration at YMCA Chinatown from 7pm -8pm. FREE for everyone. Sat. and Sun. Nov.10, 11. 9:30am to 5:30pm both days, A weekend workshop at Wu Tang PCA, 9 Second Ave. 3rd Floor, New York NY 10003, Cost:$225. Space is limited, please sign-up early via email Tina at tineez@aol.com For more information, contact: Wu Tang PCA at 212-533-1751/
Pacific Media Expo

When:   November 9-11, 2007
Where:   Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.pacificmediaexpo.info/2007/
Description:   The annual Pacific Media Expo is a wonderland of Asian pop culture, right down to its Twisted Tea Party (a Gothic Lolita costuming competition). This weekend extravaganza includes opportunities to meet anime superstars, dance workshops and performances from Southern California's top b-boy and hip-hop crews, as well as live performances from the Slants, LiN CLOVER, and Three Out Mods.
Flower Power!

When:   November 10
Where:   JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Website:   http://www.janm.org/
Description:   Celebrate nature by creating colorful flowers out of various materials with the help of talented artisans.
Lela Lee's Angry Little Girls Art Show

When:   November 10-13
Where:   Gallery Nucleus, 30 W. Main Street
Alhambra CA
Website:   http://www.angrylittlegirls.com
Description:   Opening night on November 10, 2007 from 7-10pm. Lela Lee will be signing; first 50 people get a giveaway. For more information contact newsletter@angrylittlegirls.com
Mako in His Last Leading Role

When:   November 10
Where:   The Aratani-Japan America Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.jaccc.org
Description:   A first ever public screening in the USA of CAGES, starring the late Asian American pioneering actor, Mako, whose 50-year career included nominations for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and Golden Globe for The Sand Pebbles(1966) and a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in Pacific Overtures (1976). Shot entirely in Singapore, Cages is a heartwarming story about a single mother who comes face-to-face with her estranged father after 20 years of non-communication. Finding common ground in her blind son, the two learn to forgive each other for the sins of their past. $5.00 General, $3.00 Students, Seniors, Veterans.
OCA Dynamic Achievers Awards Banquet

Who:   OCA Westchester and Hudson Valley
When:   Saturday, November 10 2007, 6 PM
Where:   Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY
Website:   http://www.oca-whv.org/local_events.htm
Description:   Join the OCA WESTCHESTER AND HUDSON VALLEY DYNAMIC ACHIEVERS AWARDS BANQUET. Cocktail Reception – 6pm Dinner, Program and Dance – 7pm Black Tie Preferred Tickets: OCA member - $85/person, Non-OCA member - $90/person Table of 10 - $850
A Conversation with Best-Selling Author, Lisa See

When:   November 11, 2007
Where:   Bella Mia Restaurant Ballroom, 58 First Street
San Jose CA
Website:   http://www.asiantheater.org
Description:   Contemporary Asian Theater Scene presents A Conversation with Best-selling author, Lisa See, author of the New York Times bestseller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and most recently, Peony in Love. For more information contact 408-298-2287 info@asiantheater.org
Pepero Day

When:   November 11
Description:   On Pepero Day, people give boxes of Pepero to give to their sweethearts. The date was chosen because the numerical date for November 11th (11/11) resembles four Pepero sticks. Shop windows are decorated with hearts and "Give Pepero to the special people in your life" signs.
"Holly" Movie Screening and Q&A with Producer

Who:   Asia Society
When:   November 12; 6:00 - 8:15 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=227
Description:   Patrick (Ron Livingston), an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has been "comfortably numb" in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village. The girl has been sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute. Holly’s virginity makes her a lucrative prize, and when she is sold to a child trafficker, Patrick embarks on a frantic search through both the beautiful and sordid faces of the country, in an attempt to bring her to safety. Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, Holly highlights the growing international issue of human trafficking. Guy Jacobson, writer and producer of Holly, joins for an audience Q&A after the screening. Cost: $5 Asia Society Members; $7 students with ID/NGOs; $10 nonmembers
Master Class in Chinese Cooking

Who:   THE NEW SCHOOL FOR CULINARY ARTS
When:   November 12-16; 2-5:30 PM
Where:   55 West 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York NY
Website:   http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/02a_upcomcal.htm#November
Description:   Five Sessions. Mon. thru Fri., 2:00–5:30 p.m., Nov. 12-16. $695 First Executive chef in New York’s Chinatown Henry Hugh Long-time Chinatown chef and New School instructor Henry Hugh was once the corporate chef to a major mogul who wanted only Chinese cuisine, “the world’s best,” served at his table. In this new course, students learn to prepare a large variety of dishes from the Chinese repertoire as they develop techniques and skills unique to this word-class cuisine. Students can obtain a certificate attesting to successful completion of this course. More information or to register contact nscularts@aol.com, call 212.255.4141 or go to http://www.generalstudies.newschool.edu/culinary/02a_upcomcal.htm#November
Found in Translation: An Exploration of How Asian Cuisines Becomes Part of the American Culinary Land

Who:   A/P/A INSTITUTE AT NYU
When:   November 13, 6-8pm
Where:   NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 101, 36 East 8th St
New York NY
Description:   How does ethnic cuisine move out of the margins and into America's culinary mainstream? This workshop will take a look at three cuisines and how they have been "translated" into American culture and cuisine. Chinese food has been around for over a century, but is what we eat in this country truly Chinese? The trend these days is to offer authentic Chinese-the dishes that chefs eat behind the closed doors. As Indian food becomes more fashionable and sophisticated, why do we know so little about its regional cuisines? Places like Kerala and Gujarat have rich traditions that are just beginning to make a mark here. And Filipino food, which some say is poised to be the next Asian food to be "discovered. This panel will take a look at how these three cuisines fare in the US and how Americans embrace or reject various ethnic cuisines as they influence what we eat now and will eat in the future. A reception featuring a sampling of dishes from Cendrillon follows at the Great Room lobby atrium at 19 University Place. Admission: Free
Trio con Brio Copenhagen Concert

Who:   Asia Society Texas Center and Houston Friends of Music
When:   November 13, 2007, 8-10 PM
Where:   Stude Hall, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music - MS 532, 6100 South Main Street
Houston TX
Website:   http://www.asiasource.org/events/ae_mp_03.cfm?EventID=16777
Description:   Asia Society Texas Center is proud to collaborate with Houston Friends of Music to present Trio con Brio Copenhagen. Comprised of the Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong and the Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, this stellar trio has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2005 Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, which carried with it appearances on twenty major concert stages across the USA including New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Their busy schedule now includes major concert halls in Europe, the USA, and Asia. Trio con Brio Copenhagen belongs unquestionably to the upper echelons of young chamber ensembles performing today!
THE ASTRO BOY ESSAYS

Who:   Japan Society
When:   November 14, 2007; 5:30
Where:   500 Washington Street, Suite 500
San Francisco CA
Description:   FREDERIK L. SCHODT ON OSAMU TEZUKA: THE ASTRO BOY ESSAYS Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) was the pioneering genius of manga and TV animation in Japan, and Tetsuwan Atomu, or “Mighty Atom,” known in the United States as Astro Boy, is his life’s masterwork. Tetsuwan Atomu is the enduring story about a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of its creation and production-and Tezuka’s role in it-is as much a roadmap to understanding the development of the twin powerhouse media of manga and anime in the United States, as it is the story of Tezuka’s creativity and dedication. Japan expert Frederik L. Schodt examines Tezuka’s life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact. Frederik L. Schodt was befriended by Osamu Tezuka in the late 1970s and maintained a close relationship with him until his death in 1989. Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, Fred frequently served as Tezuka’s interpreter and is the translator of several of Tezuka’s manga, including the 23-volume Astro Boy series. He is also the author of several acclaimed works on Japan and Japanese culture. Fred won the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 2000 for helping to popularize manga overseas. He lives in San Francisco. Cost: Free for Japan Society Members & Students / $5.00 Non Members
Toyota Chairman Sees Local Interaction the Path Toward Global Success

Who:   Centennial Speakers Series
When:   Wednesday, 11/14/07 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.japansociety.org/events/event_detail.cfm?id_event=1936192363&id_performance=1608545099
Description:   Three years after opening its first wholly owned U.S. automobile manufacturing facility in Kentucky, Toyota named Fujio Cho as President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in 1988. Mr. Cho assumed this role at the height of Japan's economic bubble and in an environment charged with bilateral tension over trade relations. After initially struggling to bridge the business culture gap with his American workforce, Mr. Cho ultimately gained new respect and appreciation not only for his American colleagues, but also for local people and local societies. Toyota's recent successes in the United States and specifically the importance Toyota places on being a good corporate citizen in the locales in which it operates, suggest that Mr. Cho and the firm learned these lessons well. Mr. Cho shares many of the experiences--both positive and otherwise--he had during his six-year tenure in Kentucky and discusses how this period of his career shaped his vision for the future of Toyota and for U.S.-Japan trade relations. Agenda 12-12:30 pm Registration & reception 12:30-1 Luncheon 1-2 Lecture Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company's current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome. This event is part of the Centennial Speakers series.
AAAIM Networking Event

Who:   AAAIM
When:   Thursday, November 15 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Where:   Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.aaaim.org
Description:   Calling all Asian American investment managers including those who work in: Private Equity Hedge Funds Real Estate Private Equity Pension Funds Endowments Foundations Fund of Funds The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (www.aaaim.org) along with the Asian Professional Exchange (www.apex.org) and California Community Foundation (www.calfund.org) is hosting a social networking mixer at Akwa (www.akwarestaurant.com). There is no admission fee. Please RSVP, however, so that we may plan accordingly. There will be limited appetizers, so please come early!
Asian Fortune Diversity Job Fair

Who:   Asian Fortune
When:   November 15, 10 AM-3 PM
Where:   Hilton Crystal City at Ronald Reagan National Airport
Arlington VA
Description:   There’s still time for corporations, minority businesses, and Asian Pacific American organizations to register for Asian Fortune’s Diversity Job Fair, to be held on November 15! “Asian Fortune is committed to supporting diversity recruiting among highly-skilled Asian American professionals, graduates and others,” said publisher Jay Chen. “For those looking for career opportunities, we invite you to come and join us,” he added.“Bring your family and friends.” Contact: Asian Fortune, Tel: (703) 753-8295, or email: info@asianfortune.com
Book Launch: Rafique Dossani's "India Arriving: How This Economic Powerhouse is Redefining Global Business"

Who:   Consulate General of India-NY and Confederation of Indian Industry
When:   November 15; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:   Consulate General of India, New York, 3 East 64th Street
New York NY
Description:   From the country’s thriving film industry to its burgeoning high-tech industry as well as its attempts to stabilize its economy, "India Arriving" offers a fascinating glimpse into the real India, with all of its assets and all of its faults. Dossani goes beneath the veil surrounding India and explores the many ways it has begun to emerge onto the world stage. He explores its birth as an independent nation and forces like political shifts, social reform, and education that have helped to shape a new India. Honest and revelatory, "India Arriving" provides a deeper understanding of a country that promises to be the next major player in the world economy. RSVP to Ms. Tarina Basu, Confederation of Indian Industry, E-mail: tarina.basu@cii-usa.org. Free admission.
FILM: Japanese Devils

When:   Thursday, November 15, 7pm
Where:   Hauser Hall 102, Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA
Description:   Documentary interviews of veterans of the wartime atrocities against China (including the infamous Unit 731 biological-warfare team).
Kinsmen/Svajanam: Jazz Saxophone and South Indian Classical Music

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   Thursday, November 15, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where:   Wang Center
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/kinsmen2.pdf
Description:   Two masters of the alto saxophone–one a living legend of South Indian Carnatic music and the other a fiercely innovative Indian American jazz musician–present a cross-cultural, intergenerational collaborative work. A recognized innovator, Kadri Gopalnath has introduced and adapted a relatively new western instrument to the traditions of Indian Carnatic music. Drawing on his Indian ancestry and using American jazz as his foundation, Rudresh Mahanthappa fuses a myriad of contemporary and traditional influences into his highly improvisational work. The distinction between their respective influences, training, and idiom is both complicated and enhanced by their shared South Indian heritage as well as their common vehicle of the alto saxophone. Together, they fuse a myriad of traditional and contemporary influences to create a ground-breaking artistic vision. The two are joined by the Dakshina Ensemble with violin, guitar/sitar-guitar, mridangam (barrel drum), bass, and drum-set. $10 for students and seniors; $15 general admission; $25 VIP
Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet: Cooking with Padma Lakshmi

Who:   Savory Productions
When:   November 15; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:   725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=223
Description:   Hosted by ASIA CIRCLE, Asia Society's young professionals group Spice up your evening! Join Padma Lakshmi – award-winning cookbook author, internationally renowned actress and model, and host of Bravo’s smash hit Top Chef – for a discussion devoted to one of her passions in life, cooking. Padma is no stranger to food; her first cookbook, "Easy Exotic," won the 1999 Versailles World Cookbook Fair Award for Best First Cookbook. In her latest book, "Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet," Padma draws on her culinary experiences from around the world – including, of course, Asia – to create her own unique recipes for mouth-watering dishes. As Jeffrey Steingarten, acclaimed food critic of Vogue magazine and Iron Chef judge, engages Padma in conversation, hear first hand what inspires her and how she creates those unforgettable treats. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and reception with Padma. $15 members; $25 non-members
The First Annual Korean Film Festival

Who:   KOFIC USA
When:   November 15-18
Where:   Fairfax 3 Theaters
Los Angeles CA
Website:   http://www.koffla.org
Description:   The Korean Film Council (KOFIC USA), in partnership with Korean Cinematheque, will be hosting the first annual Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA) from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18. Sponsored by the Korea Times and the Hollywood Reporter, KOFFLA will have this theme for its inaugural year: "It's Alive: Korean Film Genre Hybrids and Hollywood Remakes." In addition to the more than 15 films being screened at Fairfax 3 Theaters, KOFFLA 2007 will feature a Nov. 15 panel discussion on the viability of Korean films as potential material for Hollywood remakes. Discussing the phenomenon of importing and remaking Korean movies will be Zak Kadison, Vice President of production at Fox Atomic and a producer on the remake of "My Sassy Girl", Jonathan Kim of Dain Pictures, which produced the hit Korean films "Silmido" and "To Catch a Virgin Ghost", and Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee, who has been behind many of the recent remakes from Asia, from "The Ring" and "The Departed" to "The Lake House." The panel will be moderated by David Alpert of management and production company Circle of Confusion, and scheduled to begin at 4pm.
The Kyopo Project

Who:   The Korea Society
When:   Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 PM
Where:   950 Third Avenue
New York, NY 100022
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.org/arts/gallery/the_kyopo_project.html
Description:   Millions of Koreans live outside of Korea; many of them have never even set foot in their home country. In Korean, they're known as kyopo. And the Kyopo Project, organized by photographer Cindy Hwang, tells their story. Begun in November of 2004, the Kyopo Project is a collection of over 100 portraits-both photographic and literary-of overseas Koreans from around the world. The stories and images of these kyopo, fully integrated into countries as far afield as the U.S., Canada, Denmark and Brazil, reveal an emerging, dynamic identity that defies received wisdom on kyopo in both Korea and around the world. At an enlivening and inquisitive gallery talk, Cindy Hwang will display sections of the Kyopo Project, and discuss how today's trans-national kyopo communities are reshaping their host countries and Korea. About the Presenter Cindy Hwang is a freelance photographer in New York City. Her photos often seek to capture the inherent beauty of her subjects through traditional and interpretive portraiture. Much of her work included in the Kyopo Project focuses on capturing the collective persona of a cultural diaspora and the inherent synergies produced by subjects during the documentation process. Hwang is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. A fashion industry expert, her clients include Guess Watches, Equilend, Elle International, Angelo Filomeno and Jessica Corr. Registration Fee: Single-Program Ticket: $5 (members) / $10 (non-members) Series Pass (for all seven monthly gallery talks): $20 (members) / $50 (non-members) buy tickets online or use the fax registration form (pdf) Exhibiting Korea, a new monthly series of presentations on the fine arts, film, fashion and architecture of the Korean Peninsula, is debuting this April. Series programs will address contemporary trends in cultural expression in Korea, and take audiences back to important movements they might have overlooked. These gallery talks, given by top experts, critics and artists, will put the colors and shapes of modern Korea on display-and explain the cultural and historical contexts behind them. Please join us.
Concert: James Nyoraku Schlefer, Shakuhachi

Who:   Tenri Cultural Institute
When:   November 16, 8 PM
Where:   Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street
New York NY
Description:   Arts at Tenri Cultural Institute promotes the appreciation of international art forms in an effort to foster cultural understanding, harmony and community by presenting both performing and visual arts of the highest caliber in a supportive, intimate setting. To fulfill its mission, Arts at TCI will host a monthly series of chamber music and world music concerts, and maintain a gallery space with on-going, year-round exhibitions featuring performers and visual artists of every nationality. Audiences will experience exceptional quality in a community-based venue that values a high appreciation of the arts. The excellent acoustics and intimate gallery setting of Tenri Cultural Institute create a superb venue for listening to chamber music. Arts at Tenri offers audiences the rare opportunity to hear both traditional and contemporary music from two cultures in an atmosphere reminiscent of formal rooms at the courts and castles of both Europe and Japan. Over 300 years of tradition will be represented throughout this series. Chamber Music of the great composers of Europe will alternate with ensemble music from Japan’s Edo period written for the standard trio of shamisen, koto and shakuhachi. Contemporary and new music for both Western and Japanese instruments will be heard as well. Tickets for Arts at Tenri are $25 and $15 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling (800) 838-3006. Detailed information for each concert in the series is available on our web site at artsattenri.org. To schedule an interview or for further details please contact Michael Yuge at (212) 645-2800 or Artistic Director, Dr. Albert Lotto, at (212) 496-6345.
Conference: Latin America from the Asian Perspective

Who:   Council of the Americas
When:   November 16; 8:00 - 11:30 am
Where:   Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC
Description:   With keynote speeches by the ambassadors of Chile and China, this event explores the Asian agenda in Latin America. No charge; RSVP with name, affiliation, address, phone number required to jmerino@as-coa.org or by fax to 202-659-7755.
Film: John & Jane Toll-Free

Who:   Asia Society Northern California
When:   November 16; 9:00 - 10:30 pm
Where:   Northern California
Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.thirdi.org/festival/film/index_film.htm
Description:   Unlike any other doc on outsourcing, John & Jane Toll-Free is not so much a film as it is an experience. A surreal, captivating documentary that meanders through the nocturnal corridors of the steel-and-glass high-rises of Bombay's burgeoning economic boom, and examines the cultural and psychological impact of the American dream on six young Indian workers. General Admission: $9
From Novel to Screenplay

Who:   AAARI
When:   November 16, 2007, from 6PM to 8PM
Where:   25 W. 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues
New York NY
Description:   You're cordially invited to a talk on "From Novel to Screenplay," by Hanson Chan, on Friday, November 16, 2007, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 W. 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. Hanson Chan will discuss his experience as a screenplay writer, including during the 1990's in Hong Kong while working on screenplays such as "Swordsman II: Legend of the Invincible", and "Once Upon a Time in China", the Wong Fei Hung Series 1, 2, 3, and 4. In addition, Mr. Chan will discuss some of the easy ways to form a storyline for beginners in screenplay writing. Lastly, Mr. Chan will address the differences between writing a screenplay and a novel. Hanson Chan, writer of Chinese novels (Hua Hu Books 1 & 2) and screenplays. He grew up in Hong Kong, received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Maryland, and his Master's in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University. He was a reporter, editor, and feature columnist for Chinese newspapers in Hong Kong and New York City (deputy editor-in-chief 1977-1985, China Daily News, USA; editor-in-chief 1985-1986, The China Post, USA). Admission to this talk is $3 for non-members; and Free for members and students with valid IDs. Light refreshments will be served. For those unable to attend, live webcasting is available on our website at 6:15PM EST. Provide questions or comments live through AOL Instant Messenger or Skype. Streaming videos and audio podcast (also on iTunes) will be available after the lecture. To register for this lecture, please RSVP to this email with your contact information including zip code, or call our office at 212-869-0182. For details on this and all our upcoming activities, please visit our website @ www.aaari.info. Sincerely, Antony Wong Office Manager Asian American / Asian Research Institute The City University of New York
From Screenplay to Novel

Who:   AAARI
When:   November 16, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Website:   http://www.hansonchan.com
Description:   Hanson Chan will discuss his experience as a screenplay writer, including during the 1990’s in Hong Kong while working on screenplays such as "Swordsman II: Legend of the Invincible", and "Once Upon a Time in China", the Wong Fei Hung Series 1, 2, 3, and 4. In addition, Mr. Chan will discuss some of the easy ways to form a storyline for beginners in screenplay writing. Lastly, Mr. Chan will address the differences between writing a screenplay and a novel.
Lecture: Chinese Wit and Humor in Chinese Culture

When:   Friday, November 16, 4-5:30pm
Where:   CGIS South Building, Room S153, 1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA
Description:   Jan Walls, Director, David Lam Centre for International Communication, Simon Fraser University
LGBT Night at Asia Society’s Leo Bar

When:   November 16; 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, LeoBar (Garden Court), 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Asia Society’s networking and cocktails night for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Free exhibition tours at 7:15 pm and 7:45 pm. $5 martinis, 6:00–7:00 pm. Free admission. Cash bar. No reservations required.
Zombie Lending and Depressed Restructuring in Japan

Who:   Center for Japanese Studies
When:   Friday, November 16, 2007
Where:   IEAS Conference Room
2223 Fulton Street, 6F
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events
Description:   CJS Colloquium on: Zombie Lending and Depressed Restructuring in Japan By Takeo Hoshi, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego The talk is based on the following two recent papers by Professor Hoshi. “Economics of the Living Dead” Japanese Economic Review, 57:1, 30-49, March 2006. Zombie firms are those firms that are insolvent and have little hope of recovery but avoid failure thanks to support from their banks. This paper identifies zombie firms in Japan, and compares the characteristics of zombies to other firms. Zombie firms are found to be less profitable, more indebted, more dependent on their main banks, more likely to be found in non-manufacturing industries and more often located outside large metropolitan areas. Zombie firms tend to increase employment by more (but do not reduce employment by more) than non-zombies. Finally, when the proportion of zombie firms in an industry increases, job creation declines and job destruction increases, and the effects are stronger for non-zombies. “Zombie Lending and Depressed Restructuring in Japan” (Joint with Ricardo Caballero and Anil Kashyap), NBER Working Paper 12129. This paper starts with the well-known observation that most large Japanese banks were only able to comply with capital standards because regulators were lax in their inspections. To facilitate this forbearance the banks often engaged in sham loan restructurings that kept credit flowing to otherwise insolvent borrowers (called zombies). Thus, the normal competitive outcome whereby the zombies would shed workers and lose market share was thwarted. The model in this paper highlights the restructuring implications of the zombie problem. The counterpart of the congestion created by the zombies is a reduction of the profits for healthy firms, which discourages their entry and investment. Empirical analysis confirms the model's key predictions that zombie dominated industries exhibit more depressed job creation and destruction, and lower productivity. The paper presents firm-level regressions showing that the increase in zombies depressed the investment and employment growth of non-zombies and widened the productivity gap between zombies and non-zombies. This event is free and open to the public
70's vs 80's Party!!!

Who:   Fundraiser for the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference
When:   Saturday, November 17 (6:00pm)
Where:   1385 NE Village Street
Fairview OR
Description:   Journey back to the days of Saturday Night Live Fever and Back to the Future!!! Join us for an evening of reminiscing, dancing and debating??? What was better? The 70's or the 80's??? Please join us and 100 old and new friends for an evening of music flashbacks, dancing, great food, 70's and 80's Trivia, retro prizes and Twister at the Blue Dragon Fly! Due to the size of this venue, we need to limit attendance to the first 100 RSVPs. Please feel free to invite friends while you can still RSVP! Please RSVP and mail checks by October 27, 2007. Make checks payable to Tracey Lam, subject line ORIENTED.COM: 70's vs. 80's Party, 1385 NE Village Street, Fairview, OR 97204 For questions, please e-mail gloria@oriented.com If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to contribute to the AAYLC, please write your donation check payable to AAYLC and send to Tracey. All proceeds will be presented to the AAYLC the evening of the event! We look forward to seeing you on November 17!
Asian American Leadership Workshop

Who:   Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)
When:   November 17th; 9 AM
Where:   New York University
New York NY
Website:   http://www.leap.org
Description:   Realize your full leadership potential with a day of training from renowned leaders representing the public and private sectors. Organized by Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP), in association with Asia Society. $10 students; $25 members/NGOs; $50 nonmembers. Includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. For information or to register, contact Sedora Tantraphol, LEAP Program Coordinator, at (213) 485-1422, x4109 or stantraphol@leap.org or visit www.leap.org
Bus Tours of Historic Filipinotown

When:   Saturday, November 17
Where:   Filipino American Library, 135 N. Park View St.
Los Angeles CA
Description:   What is Filipino about Historic Filipinotown? In Filipino American Library's Bus Tours of Historic Filipinotown, guides narrate the significance of particular sites, events, and individuals in and around Historic Filipinotown to present an historical overview of Filipinos in Los Angeles. Four one-hour tours leaving at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm. Begins and ends at the Filipino American Library. Free Admission Food and drinks provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007. filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net http://www.filipinoamericanlibrary.org/
Experience Chinatown Walking Tours

Who:   MoCA
When:   Sat, Nov 17, 2007 @ 1:00pm
Where:   70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
New York NY
Website:   http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/experience_chinatown
Description:   Get the inside look at what life was and is currently like in the area as MOCA docents guide you around the neighborhood’s historic streets. Fee: $12/Adult; $10/Student and Senior; $6/MOCA members; free/Children 5 and under. Advanced reservations required. Call (212) 619-4785 or email info@mocanyc.org. Please include the number and name of guests; date of tour; and contact phone number.
Film Screening: American Pastime

Who:   JCCCNC
When:   Saturday, November 17, 2007, 2:00 p.
Where:   1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.jcccnc.org/events/documents/flyer.pdf
Description:   American Pastime takes viewers into the lives of the Japanese American community at a time when their very foundations were shaken to the core. Adding elements of humor, romance and action, the film is based on the true events of World War II’s U.S. home front, where nearly a quarter of a million Japanese Americans, though citizens of this country, were uprooted from their homes and placed in remote internment camps because of a perceived security threat. The film’s story centers around one family in Utah’s Topaz camp where the interned community ironically uses baseball, for decades a part of the Japanese American fabric, as a way to rise above their daily hardships and adversity. Q & A with Kerry Nakagawa to follow Special pre-order DVD pricing: $13 JCCCNC members/$15 general/$16 at event Location: JCCCNC Fees: Free and open to the public Call us at 415-567-5505, email programsevents@jcccnc.org to reserve your seat or to pre-order a DVD.
Inspiring Across Generations: Leadership Conference

Who:   ASCEND
When:   November 17; 1-6 PM
Where:   Pier 60, Chelsea Piers West Side Highway & W 21st Street
New York NY
Website:   http://www.naasa.org
Description:   This conference offers a day of networking, mentoring and leadership development, especially for Asians in accounting and finance. Speakers include Dr. Lois Frankel, author of "Stop Sabotaging Your Career". To learn more about this event visit www.naasa.org or email naasametrony@naasa.org. Cost: Professionals: $95. Students: $50
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development's Annual Fundraiser: Kimchee Bowl III

When:   Saturday, November 17, 2007, 7-10pm
Where:   North Star Fund, 520 Eighth Avenue, Floor 22
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiansinamerica.org/www.nodutdol.org
Description:   List of Performers: Hanool Poongmul Pae- NYC Korean Drumming Godparents! Mystery Family - Brooklyn Indie Rock Juggernaut! 3 Bak Ja Line- The next K-Pop sensation from Q-boro! Plus!!! The World Premier of Nodutdol Youth Crew documentary film 'Outside the Gates' !! On the Ground photography from Anti-Neoliberalism Street Actions!!! Raffled prizes + more! Tickets: Requested $20+ Admission includes program & food.
Wayang Sutasoma: Traditional Balinese Wayang (Shadow Puppet) Theater

Who:   GAMELAN DHARMA SWARA
When:   November 17, 8-10pm
Where:   Indonesian Consulate, 5 East 68th St.
New York NY
Description:   Balinese dalang (master shadow puppeteer) I Gusti Putu Sudarta presents an evening of traditional Balinese shadow theater accompanied by live Balinese gamelan gender wayang music. Admission: $15 suggested donation RSVP: email Info@dharmaswara.org
Film: View from a Grain of Sand

Who:   Asia Society Northern California
When:   November 18; 12:00 - 1:20 pm
Where:   Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.thirdi.org/festival/film/index_film.htm
Description:   Three remarkable Afghan refugee women consider the effects of the past 30 years of Afghan. Since 2001, media interest in Afghani women living under the Taliban has fallen, and with it, public knowledge of the current situation they face. What are their lives like now? Have they gained any real rights, or do they still live in fear and repression? General Admission: $9
Affordability of Health Care in India and the US: Is Privatization A Problem Or A Solution?

Who:   Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
When:   November 19; 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=200
Description:   Both India and the U.S. are struggling to address crises in their health care systems and make health care more affordable and available to all. Paradoxically, while many in the U.S. are beginning to advocate for a stronger government role in health care, leading voices in India are calling for greater privatization. Join top experts from India and the U.S. for a lively discussion of these issues. A panel discussion will follow the featured address by Dr. Arnold Relman, Professor Emeritus of Harvard Medical School, former Editor-in-Chief of the New Englad Journal of Medicine, and author of the groundbreaking "A Second Opinion: Rescuing America's Health Care."
Business Networking Event at The Park Avenue Bank

Who:   Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
When:   November 19; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where:   Park Avenue Bank
New York NY
Website:   http://www.manhattancc.org/marketplace/events/Eventdetail.cfm?QID=13992&ClientID=11001
Description:   The Park Avenue Bank cordially invites all Chamber members to a networking reception and for a viewing of the following exhibit: MEET A MUSEUM exhibition program at The Gallery at The Park Avenue Bank presents Harmony and Refinement: Chinese Paintings from the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Don't miss this great opportunity to share this exhibit with fellow entrepreneurs, business owners and representatives. Space is limited, RSVP required. To register, please click on the button below, send an email to events@manhattancc.org or call 212-473-7805.
Langar: An Evening of Free Indian Food

Who:   United Sikh Association (USA)
When:   November 21; 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where:   Kimmel Center Room 914
New York NY
Description:   A 'langar' literally means "free-kitchen" where everyone is served free, homemade, vegetarian food regardless of their caste, color, religion, status, etc. 'Langar' is enjoyed traditionally by sitting on the floor to symbolize the equality of all. A 'langar' system emphasizes brotherhood, equality, hospitality, community service, and selfless-service. At this event, United Sikh Association (USA) at NYU will serve an authentic Indian meal to all attendees. This is our third annual langar event which has been brought back today after last year's huge success.
5th Annual Ginoong Pilipinas-USA --- Mr. Philippines-USA Pageant

When:   November 24, 2007
Where:   447 Sutter Street, Suite 706 San Francisco, CA 94108
Website:   http://www.ginooUSA.org
Description:   Ginoong Pilipinas-USA is America's search for the Best Filipino Male Model. Established in 2003, the pageant promotes Filipino culture and heritage. It helps young Filipino men pursue a career in modeling. Previous winners participated in and won special awards from international modeling competitions abroad - Korea, China, The Philippines and this year, Singapore and India. The titleholders become youth ambassadors for various civic causes and charitable projects benefiting the less fortunate in the Philippines. This year's pageant is taking place on Nov. 24 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.
Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine 1626 to 2006

Who:   AIMC Berkeley
When:   November 26, 2007 6–8pm
Where:   AIMC Berkeley 2550 Shattuck Ave & Blake St.
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://www.aimc.edu/events/index.html.
Description:   AIMC Berkeley Presents Dr. Volker Scheid’s Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine 1626 to 2006: Lecture and Book Signing November 26, 2007 6–8pm AIMC Berkeley is proud to co-host with Andy Pham, coauthor of “Enhancing the Practitioner’s Sense of Time, Place, and Practice: The History of Chinese Medicine for Practitioners Workshop, ICTAM VI” a lecture by Dr. Volker Scheid, author of Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis. Dr. Scheid will discuss the semantics of "tradition" referring to the 'other' of modernity in Chinese Medicine, posing that one solution may be to redefine the notion of tradition in an effort to accord it value in and of itself. Dr. Scheid draws upon themes from his new book this year, Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine 1626 to 2006, chronicling a highly influential medical lineage and its many branches. Cost: Regular $20 Students $10 Alumni $15
Empty Buildings, Crowded Shelters

When:   November 26, 2007 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House
New York NY
Website:   http://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/get.php?vt=detail&id=18583&con=embedded&br=ais
Description:   Vacant buildings and lots represent a massive opportunity for large scale low-income housing development and neighborhood stabilization throughout the five boroughs. Join us to learn about new strategies to tackle housing, homelessness, displacement and job creation. Featured speakers include: * Prof. Peter Marcuse, Columbia University * Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition * Leaders of the Housing Campaign at Picture the Homeless Introduction by Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology and Director of The Charles H. Revson Fellowship Program. Sponsored by The Charles H. Revson Fellowship, A Program on the Future of the City of New York at Columbia University and Picture the Homeless.
IRI Seminar: Design and Experience of Adaptive Farming in a High Climate Risk Region of South India

When:   November 26, 2007 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where:   Columbia University,
Lamont Campus,
Monell Building,
Room 137
New York NY
Website:   http://iri.columbia.edu
Description:   The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society Seminar Series presents "Design and Experience of Adaptive Farming in a High Risk Region of South India," with Shesagiri Rao, Chennakeshava Trust, Karnataka, India. Open to the public. For more information on IRI visit iri.columbia.edu For more information on the Earth Institute visit www.earth.columbia.edu
Inside the MBA in Portland

Who:   Portland State University's Graduate Business Programs
When:   November 27, 6:30-8:30
Where:   Hilton Portland, 921 SW 6th Avenue
Portland OR
Description:   At each event, admissions representatives from member schools, in a panel discussion format, will provide an overview of MBA education and career opportunities, how to choose the right MBA program for you and then provide tips and insights into the MBA admissions process. A general Q&A follows the panel discussion and later attendees will have the chance to talk with school representatives and alumni to ask school-specific questions.
Meet the Author: Hiroshi Tasaka

When:   Tuesday, November 27, 12:30-1:30
Where:   Stacey’s Bookstore
581 Market St.
San Francisco CA
Description:   Join us for a lunchtime lecture and book signing with Hiroshi Tasaka, PhD, author of “To the Summit: Why Should You Embrace an Ideal in Your Heart?” After years of living in two of the richest countries on the planet, citizens of America and Japan don’t seem to be any happier by the measurement of most psychologists today. Famous Japanese philosopher/entrepreneur Hiroshi Tasaka calls this the “Happiness Gap,” and says it is the most important personal crisis that we all face. What good are the proceeds of our work if they do not make us any happier? Using a compelling mixture of Zen Buddhist philosophy and the teachings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre, Tasaka makes a logical argument for the adoption of a purpose in our lives, and the importance of combining social awareness with corporate goals. Hiroshi Tasaka graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1981 with a PhD in nuclear engineering. He worked as a researcher in different capacities around the world until 2000, when he founded SophiaBank, a think tank that fosters and supports social entrepreneurs in order to propose new visions, policies and strategies that will bring about change in Japanese society. Tasaka is a philosopher who has put forward new ideas about the philosophy of life and work; business and management styles; marketing and industrial strategies; social and government strategies; and visions of the Internet revolution and the knowledge society. He has written over 40 books on these topics, all in an effort to help society grow towards a peaceful, productive and purpose-driven harmony. Cost: Free and open to the public
A Conversation with Erica Jong

When:   November 28, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1501, The Kellogg Center
New York NY
Website:   http://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/get.php?vt=detail&id=15377&con=embedded&br=ais#
Description:   The Friends of the Columbia Libraries hosts an evening with writer Erica Jong in conversation with Jay Parini.
AWIB M/WBE Certification Workshop

Who:   Asian Women in Business
When:   NOVEMBER 28
Where:   Asian Women In Business, 358 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 34th Street), Suite 504
New York NY
Website:   http://www.awib.org/content_frames/MWBECertificationReg2007.pdf
Description:   AWIB will hold a workshop on getting certifed as a Minority/Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE). The workshop will walk you through the New York City certification requirements and how to gain valuable access to City contracting opportunities. You can even start the process of getting certified right at the workshop. If you know another business owner interested in becoming certified, please feel free to bring her/him as your guest. To qualify for M/WBE status, business owners mus be in operations for at least one year. The workshop is being conducted as part of AWIB's role as Community Outreach Partner for New York City Small Business Services to help Asian-owned businesses get M/WBE certification and access to City contracts. Time: Session #1: 12:30pm - 2:00 pm or Session #2: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Cost: Free but you must RSVP by November 26th.
Film: The Last Atomic Bomb: A Survivor’s Story

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
When:   November 28, 5:30 pm
Where:   Wang Theater
Stony Brook NY
Description:   Sakue Shimohira is Hibakusha, a survivor of the 1945 atomic blasts that ended World War II. This Nagasaki survivor dedicated her life as an activist working on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. This documentary follows Sakue as she journeys to rallies, school campuses, and political capitals interweaving her personal past and experiences with rarely seen archival footage, coverage of U.S. censorship of the bombs and life for survivors after the blasts, and interviews of other Nagasaki survivors. (Directed by Robert Richter, 2006, English). Sponsored by the Japan Center. "It's impossible to remain detached...an emotional sledge hammer but not a diatribe...Deeply affecting..." —New York Times
KIOKU at Issue Project Room

When:   November 28, 8-10:30pm
Where:   Issue Project Room, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York NY
Description:   KIOKU (taiko, live electronics, and saxophone) performs with Jason Kao Hwang and Sang Won Park.
One-on-One: An In-Depth Chat with Serial Entrepreneur, Bill Nguyen

Who:   Chinese Software Professionals Association (CSPA)
When:   Wednesday, November 28 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Where:   San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20071128
Description:   As one journal article has billed him, Bill Nguyen is Mr. Do-It-All. Bill is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur, and one of the few in the Valley, who truly deserves the term serial entrepreneur. He has founded or played a critical role in an amazing 7 startups. Bill has taken on the world of messaging with OneBox.com, which he founded and sold to what is now Openwave for $850 million. He has taken on the world of telecommunications with Seven Networks, whose goal is to make mobile email available on every mobile phone at an affordable price, and whose mobile email software is now deployed with 115 of the world's largest mobile operators, and works on 240+ handsets. Now Bill is taking on the world of music with his current startup, Lala.com. Bill's startups typically aim at nothing less than revolutionary changes at each industry he takes on. In this engaging one-on-one setting, we will chat with Bill about his passion for startups (i.e., What makes him tick?), the driving factors for his many successes (i.e., How does he do it?), and his advice to the budding entrepreneur in the audience (i.e., How can the rest of us do it?). Join us for an insightful evening with Bill, and network with others from the CSPA as well as the VSVN communities. This event is hosted jointly with the Vietnamese Strategic Ventures Network. Drinks and light food will be served.
Pappa Tarahumara's Ship In A View

Who:   JAPAN SOCIETY
When:   November 28-December 1, 7:30pm
Where:   Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Description:   Japanese dance-theater troupe Pappa Tarahumara creates expressive and poignant visual spectacles. Drawing on dreams and memories of his seaside Japanese home, artistic director Hiroshi Koike conjures images at once hallucinatory and disturbing in Ship in a View. Admission: $20/$30/$35/$45 general
Beyond Web 2.0: How the Next Tech Revolution will Change the World

When:   November 29, 6-8 PM
Where:   New School, Conference room 510, 66 West 12th Street.
New York NY
Website:   http://www.imaginingglobalasia.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/register&id=2&reset=1
Description:   Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka, Professor at Tama University in Tokyo and President of Thinktank SophiaBank, has authored numerous books on the philosophy of working, management theory, business strategy, the Internet revolution and knowledge society, as well as paradigm shifts in human society. A specialist in complexity systems, Dr. Tasaka explores how the next technology revolution will further empower the individual, blending the monetary and voluntary economies to create a new system of capitalism. Dr. Tasaka will also discuss ways in which technology will help build bridges between the U.S. and Japan, as well as among countries in Asia in the emerging post-knowledge society. Introduction by Eiko Ikegami, Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research. Followed by a reception. Free admission. This event is free on first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. To register, please visit http://www.imaginingglobalasia.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/register&id=2&reset=1 For further information, call (267) 266-9209.
Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea’s Prisons

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Thursday, November 29, 2007; 6-8:30 PM
Where:   950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/contemporary_issues/contemporary_issues/brother_one_cell_an_american_coming_of_age_in_south_koreas_prisons.html
Description:   The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor, New York City (Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street) In 1993, Cullen Thomas was a young man who wanted to see the world and South Korea was one of his first stops. Convicted of smuggling hashish and sentenced to 3 ½ years in Korean prison, the world he ended up seeing—one in which the Confucian customs of Korean society take on a harsh character—wasn’t the one he expected. Reading from his new memoir Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea’s Prisons (published by Viking in March 2007) and taking questions, Thomas will share the gritty reality of an American’s life in a foreign prison: its unforgettable pains and its unexpected and beautiful lessons.
Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike - A Book Talk

Who:   The Donald Keene Center
When:   November 29; 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where:   403 Kent Hall, Columbia University (116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.)
New York NY
Description:   After The Tale of Genji, the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is arguably the fourteenth-century historical narrative, The Tale of the Heike. To date, however, most English-language scholarship on The Tale of the Heike has tended to focus on one well-known variant of the work, resulting in an incomplete view of the tale's narrative world. This lecture will highlight some of the major themes in David Bialock's recent book, Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories, which open up fresh perspectives on medieval Heike narrative by connecting it to a range of problems centered on narrative, ritual, space, and Japan's changing views of China from the Nara to the early medieval periods. Free and open to the public.
From Local Knowledge to Global Solutions: A World AIDS Day Program

When:   November 29; 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Where:   San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street at Grove (use Grove entrance)
San Francisco CA
Description:   A World AIDS Day program focused on the global exchange of experience and best practices in the development of successful HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. Panelists will describe successful local strategies for bringing individuals from marginalized groups into care and discuss how lessons learned in these diverse settings can be applied more broadly around the world. (Registration available via the phone number below or by e-mailing HIVision@sfaf.org)
H.T. Dance Company presents newsteps

When:   11/29-12/1: 7:30pm
Where:   Mulberry St Theater
70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor
New York NY
Description:   If you are looking to find the cutting-edge of downtown, modern dance, the Newsteps emerging choreographers series at the Mulberry St Theater in Chinatown is the place to find it! The only Chinatown dance series of its kind, Newsteps has presented more than 100 young artist since 1994, and its reputation has grown as a place to find innovative and risk taking dance. Each season showcases several talented, emerging artists and attracts a wide audience, so book your tickets in advance! Prices: $12 general, $10 seniors, $9 students w. ID Subways: 6/N/R/W/Q/M/J to Canal St.
MoCA EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH

Who:   Museum of Chinese in the Americas
When:   11.29.07 6:30 PM
Where:   250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA
Description:   Walkthrough of COSIMA VON BONIN: ROGER AND OUT with MOCA Associate Curator and catalogue essayist Bennett Simpson. INFO 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org FREE These informal discussions뾣eaturing artists, curators, critics, and writers, among others뾞re FREE with museum admission and open to the public. INFO 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
Scholars' Rocks

Who:   AsiaStore
When:   November 29th - December 2nd; 1-4 PM
Where:   AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Personal appearance by author Kemin Hu, Thursday-Sunday, November 29 - December 2, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Delight in this expanded selection of newly acquired scholars' rocks from the collection of Kemin Hu. Scholars' rocks, or "spirit stones," have been cherished by the Chinese for generations and are gaining appreciation in the West for their beauty and spiritual meaning. Kemin Hu's books "Spirit of Gongshi, Scholar's Rocks in Ancient China" and "Scholars' Rocks: A Guide for Collectors" are available for signing.
The ROK-US Relationship and the KORUS FTA in the 21st Century

Who:   Korea Society
When:   Thursday, November 29, 2007; 11:30-2
Where:   950 Third Ave, 8th Flr
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/corporate_affairs/corporate_affairs/the_rok-us_relationship_and_the_korus_fta_in_the_21st_century.html?mghost=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.koreasociety.org&mgfixit=1
Description:   Lee Tae-sik Ambassador to the United States Republic of Korea Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ♦ Registration and Reception 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ♦ Luncheon and Presentation The relationship between the Republic of Korea and the United States, forged in the middle of the 20th century, has grown from a classic client state-superpower alliance to a broad political and economic partnership based on shared values. Now, as the 21st century dawns, the two countries are preparing to transform their ties further by putting a landmark free trade agreement in place. Ambassador Lee Tae-sik, the Republic of Korea’s top diplomat in the United States, will talk about how the new dynamics the free trade deal will bring to the ROK–U.S. relationship at The Korea Society on November 29.
Chinese Adolescents' Adaptation in New York City

Who:   AAARI
When:   November 30, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Description:   Lecture by by Uwe Gielen & Ting Lei This presentation is a preliminary report of our ongoing research project on the adaptation of 150 Chinese-American youths to the living environment in New York City. Following Sung’s (1987) groundbreaking study, we have attempted to address similar issues with a focus on the psychological factors that mediate sociocultural and behavioral variables. To serve this purpose, new research instruments were developed, including a Background Questionnaire for collecting basic information about the participants, a semi-projective Sentence Completion Test, and a semi-structured Qualitative Interview composed of 41 open-ended questions about the interviewees' self-image, their identities as Chinese Americans, their family situation, their view of gender roles, attitudes toward family, peers, friends, school, and teachers, extracurricular activities, homework, and dating practices. Participants’ responses gathered so far suggest that 1) in spite of the relatively low socioeconomic status and frequent English language problems in their families, many Chinatown youths have fought against all odds to become academically successful; 2) Chinatown youths’ success can be attributed to a large extent to the core cultural emphasis on education which is deeply rooted in Confucianism as well as a perennial sense of predicament; 3) due to the difficulty of adjusting to the American-dominated system, a considerable number of Chinatown youth made different life-course decisions to drop out of school and turn toward various forms of underground business. The participants report that many of their parents are following relatively traditional childrearing practices, such as emphasizing children’s obligations toward their family together with sustained efforts to succeed academically. The parents rarely employ positive reinforcement vis-à-vis their children and typically do not display overt signs of affection. Many youths indicate a deep sense of indebtedness toward their parents who work very long hours and have made numerous sacrifices to ensure the well being and positive future of their children. We conclude that Chinatown youths are traditional in the sense of maintaining the living (and functional) faith of their ancestors but that they refuse to endorse the more barren and non-adaptive forms of Chinese traditionalism.
Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit Opening Reception

When:   Nov. 30th. 6-8pm
Where:   217 Center St., 2nd. Fl. (Btw. Grand & Hester)
New York NY
Description:   Opening reception on Friday Nov. 30th. 6-8pm. Chinese Calligraphy exhibit by Philip Heckscher. Works will be on display until Dec. 14th. at Sahn Hoa Long Acupuncture clinic, located at: 217 Center St., 2nd. Fl. (Btw. Grand & Hester) N/R/Q/6 to Canal St. Any questions, please contact: shokutaku@hotmail.com
Chinese Language Conference: How to develop Chinese language programs for students and adult learners

Who:   Primary Source, with the Maine Department of Education and Colby College
When:   Friday, November 30, 9:00am-4:30pm
Where:   Colby College
Waterville ME
Website:   http://www.primarysource.org/maine/default.php
Description:   This conference is for school leaders, world languages faculty, and community members Fee: $100 including lunch and a copy of "Creating a Chinese Language Program in Your School" To register: http://primarysource.kintera.org/maineprograms0708 Contact: Primary Source Maine Programs Office, maine@primarysource.org, (207) 942-7146
Ethnic Media Roundtable: Education Discussion

Who:   New America Media (NAM)
When:   November 30th, from 12-2pm
Where:   UCLA
Los Angeles CA
Description:   Please join us for an intimate luncheon at UCLA on November 30th, from 12-2pm. The lunch is an opportunity for education advocates and ethnic media journalists representing Asian, Black and Latino media from the L.A. area to come together and talk about concerns, issues, and story ideas regarding two issues: parent involvement and English language learners. The lunch is being co-hosted by New America Media (NAM) www.newamericamedia.org and IDEA/UCLA http://www.idea.gseis.ucla.edu/ The purpose of the luncheon is to promote dialogue and communication between advocates and ethnic media who are looking at education issues in the Latino, Black and Asian communities; help the advocates develop relationships and strategies regarding ethnic media; and to help the ethnic media develop contacts and find stories they can pursue related to these two topics.
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) 19th Annual Banquet

When:   Friday, November 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm
Where:   The Regency Center, 1290 Sutter Street (at Van Ness)
San Francisco CA
Description:   GAY ASIAN PACIFIC ALLIANCE (GAPA)19th ANNUAL BANQUET CELEBRATION! WHAT: GAPA 19th Annual Banquet WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm, dinner starts at 7:00 pm WHERE: The Regency Center, 1290 Sutter Street (at Van Ness), San Francisco, California TICKETS: $70.00 (General) CONTACT: Please e-mail Alex at: alex@gapa.org or Tony at: tony@gapa.org ABOUT THE EVENT: One of the yearly highlights in the San Francisco LGBT community, the GAPA Annual Banquet brings together a diverse collection of community and civic leaders, as well as professionals and executives from private and non-profit organizations. Performances showcasing GAPA members’ artistic talents, ethnic food, and a great cause add to making this event so memorable. Last year's keynote speaker was television's George Takei, who played "Mr. Sulu" in classic Star Trek. Guest emcees included State Assemblyman Mark Leno and TV news anchor John Sasaki (KTVU-2). ABOUT GAPA: Founded in 1988, the San Francisco Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the interests of gay & bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, by developing a positive collective identity and by establishing a supportive community. GAPA was formed from the need for an organization to address, through a democratic process, social, cultural and political issues affecting the gay & bisexual Asian/Pacific Islander community. Web site: http://www.gapa.org/
Turning Things Around: Daughters and Their Natal Families in Qing China

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   November 30, 2007, 4 pm
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   By Maram Epstein, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon The traditional Chinese saying that daughters are born “facing out” is part of the patrilineal culture that expected women to switch loyalties to their husband’s family after marriage. As has been well documented, this expectation intensified during the Ming and Qing when many chaste maidens threw in their lot with their future husband’s family after betrothal. These chaste widows and maidens became important symbols of local virtue. However, even as female virtue became more narrowly identified with chastity and loyalty to the marital family, natal families became more invested in their daughters’ symbolic value as icons of virtue. Historians of women’s culture have paid relatively little attention to changes in women’s relationships with their natal families. My presentation will discuss how the filial devotions of daughters to their natal families became a popular theme in eighteenth and nineteenth-century fiction. This increased interest in daughters’ relationships with their natal families is also reflected in certain local gazetteers that recognized chastity daughters, girls who refused to marry in order to serve their parents. My presentation argues that the universal fascination with women as virtuous agents during the late-imperial period invested women’s filial loyalties to their natal families with a renewed moral validity. Discussant: Sophie Volpp, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Family Day: Puppet Planet

Who:   Coca-Cola Company
When:   December 1; 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium and 8th floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Be a puppeteer for an afternoon! Learn about Asia’s many puppet traditions, including shadow puppets and Bunraku. Create a puppet and perform in a puppet show. Free with Gallery admission. Under 16 free.
Film Screening: A Man Vanishes

When:   Saturday, December 1, 9:30pm
Where:   Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA
Description:   Rarely have films mixed fiction and documentary with the impact achieved by A Man Vanishes, which began as a documentary about the rising number of missing persons in Japan. The film presents one such case, that of a young man who disappeared while on a business trip. Imamura hired an actor to play an investigator who interacts with the missing man's fianc??e. The result is a fascinating mixture of fact and fiction that builds through a series of revelations to a dizzying finale.
Film Screening: Vengeance Is Mine

When:   Saturday, December 1, 7pm
Where:   Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA
Description:   Ken Ogata delivers a chilling performance as Iwao Enokizu, the anti-hero who graduates from fraud to murder in this gripping thriller. Vengeance Is Mine represents Imamura's return to feature filmmaking after a decade making documentaries, largely for television, an experience revealed by the film's sober authenticity. Imamura tells his story in jigsaw-puzzle fashion, opening with the killer's capture, turning the film from a straight crime story to a rich character study.
Jiu Jitsu Seminar by the Martial Arts Club

When:   December 1; 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where:   60 Washington Square South, Kimmel Center, Rm 804-805
New York NY
Description:   An instructor from NY Jiu Jitsu will be teaching the basics of Jiu Jitsu as well as some self-defense techniques applicable to real-life situations. There will be practice drills that attendants can participate in, so they can have a good feel, not just see, how the techniques are performed. This event is opened to ANYONE (NYU and non-NYU personel). To enter Kimmel Center: - for NYU staff and students: swipe w/ NYU ID - for non-NYU attendants: tell the guard that you are attending the Martial Arts Seminar What to bring/wear: - wear clothes that are decent for working out (shorts/sweat pants/shirt) - if you want, you can bring a drink
Asian Arts Holiday Celebration !

When:   2nd December 2007 (Sunday) Starts : 12:30
Where:   4391 Granite Drive
Rocklin CA
Description:   Theme: Asian Dreams Furniture sponsors "The Asian Arts Holiday Celebration". All of the Public is invited...To experience and enjoy the sights , sounds, and tastes of Asia ! Which is absolutely free to all ! When: 2nd December 2007 (Sunday) Starts : 12:30 Where: The Asian Dreams Handmade Asian Furniture Showroom 4391 Granite Drive , Rocklin, Ca. 95677 (916) 652 7773 sales@asiandreamsfurniture.com Venue: 12:30 to 3:30 2nd December 2007 (Sunday) 12:30 - 20 Piece Chinese Orchestra Playing Traditional Chinese Instruments Asian Artist Exhibition of Silk Paintings Peruse the exquisite and extraordinary Asian Art of Silk Paintings on Exhibition by the World renowned... Ywing Ming Jyang Her works have been shown in juried exhibitions and private galleries in the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. website: http://www.ywing-ming-jyang.com Meet the Artist... while enjoying the sounds of Asia Performed Live... 1:15 Tai Chi Introduction and exhibition by Si-Fu Michael Jennings Sign up for afternoon classes 1:45 - 20 Piece Chinese Orchestra 2:15 - Afternoon Tea with Free Chinese Dim Sum Horsdoeuvres & Chinese Tea 3:15 Tai Chi Introduction and exhibition by Si-Fu Michael Jennings Starting Introductory Class with signed-up Participants Sponsored by ASIAN DREAMS China FAMILY FACTORY Providing the Arts of Handmade Elegant Asian Furniture website: http://www.asiandreamsfurniture.com Additional Info Call: 1-888-338 7778 or 916 652 7773
Film Screening: The Profound Desire of the Gods

When:   Sunday, December 2, 3pm
Where:   Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA
Description:   Imamura as anthropologist comes to the fore in this epic tale of the primal past subsisting within the modern world. An engineer from Tokyo is sent to a tropical island where he encounters a strange family ostracized for its incestuous practices. Although life on the island seems primitive to the engineer, he also finds it strangely alluring. The film imagines a confrontation between technology and tradition in which technology only appears to win, with the irrational always close at hand as a counterweight to progress.
Melody for Dialogue Among Civilization Association

When:   December 3, 7:30pm
Where:   Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
(Columbus Ave at 65th St)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.lincolncenter.org/auto_choose_ba.asp?area=1377
Description:   The concert will begin with a new interpretation of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor including a movement for violin and Chinese erhu, played by Min Xiao-Fen. The concert will continue with a semi-staged performance of Rossini's opera L'Italiana in Algeri. The concert features the Orchestra of St. Luke's, violin soloist Chee-Yun, described as "... utterly magical" by Gramophone, and 20 traditional musicians from 15 countries including Min Xiao-Fen (pipa, China), Ismail Isik (Baglama, Turkey), Shyamal Maitra (tablas, India), Ara (talking drum, Nigeria), Kang Hyo-Sun (piri, Korea), Yacouba Sissoko (kora, Mali), Fawzi Al Langawi (Oud, Kuwait) in an effort to promote respect for cultural diversity and encourage a dialogue among civilizations.
Unheard Notes: A Piano Concert for the Differently-Able

When:   December 3rd at 6pm and December 5th at 1pm & 7pm
Where:   Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall
New York NY
Description:   Celebrating the musical gifts that physically impaired men and women possess, Unheard Notes “Differently – Able” Pianists, is a night of special music and possibilities as part of the Piano Paralympics, an international piano music festival that originated in Japan. In its New York debut, world-class disabled pianists from eight different countries will perform as part of a demonstration concert to make people aware of the next Piano Paralympics in 2009. Hosted by Japan’s Institute of Piano Teachers & Disabled Research Association (IPD), the Piano Paralympics, which first took place in Yokohama, Japan, in 2005, with the goals of researching better methods to teach the disabled and educating piano teachers to help teach them were first established by Japanese. Not just for the handicapped, the concert allows anyone with a physical disability to enter the competition and perform. Another important goal of the festival is to give these endowed musicians the chance to share their gifts and establish their talents while showing people that you can overcome great challenges. With two concert performances, one being on December 3rd, at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium as part of the U.N.’s International Day of Disabled Persons and the other on December 5th, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, this demonstration concert will undoubtedly show the great abilities that these disabled musicians possess, but also shed light on this fantastic music festival that features some great performers in their own right.
Vanishing Points: Harvard Film Archive Shohei Imamura Film Series

When:   Monday, December 3, 7pm
Where:   Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA
Website:   http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2007novedec/imamura.html
Description:   Monday, December 3, 7pm Film Screening /The Pornographers (Jinruigaku nyumon)/, (Imamura, 1966). * In this wicked black comedy, harried pornographer Ogata lives with a widow vowed to chastity by the dead husband who she believes has been reincarnated as the voyeuristic carp in her aquarium. While Ogata lusts after the widow's daughter, the widow showers affection on her son. Imamura's camera peeps through windows and around screens as the film proliferates points of view, most famously that of the carp in its tank. *Monday, December 3, 9:30pm Film Screening /Karayuki-San, The Making of a Prostitute (Karayuki-san)/, (Imamura, 1970).* Imamura travels to Malaysia to interview a karayuki-san, one of the many Japanese women forced into sexual slavery by the military government. Like many of the karayuki-san, Kikuyo Zendo, now toothless at 74 and the widow of an Indian shopkeeper, chose not to return to Japan after the war. Imamura probes Zendo's past and her horrifying wartime experience.
WEAI: China's Fifth Generation Trajectory for the Future

Who:   Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI)
When:   December 03, 2007 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
New York NY
Description:   The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Cheng Li, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Foreign Policy Studies and a Director of the National Committee on U.S. - China Relations entitled, "China's Fifth Generation: Trajectory for the Future." For further information regarding this event, please contact Caroline Batten by sending email to cb2469@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6916.
DC Nonprofit Networking Event

Who:   OneWorld United States
When:   December 5, 2007; 5:30-7:30
Where:   3201 New Mexico Avenue, Suite 395
Washington DC
Description:   Share ideas, meet cool new people, and have a great time at the Nonprofit Networking Event! FEATURED TOPIC: Gifts That Make a Difference GlobalGiving Marketing & Business Development Interns Johanna Womer Benjamin and Robert Dubois will discuss how GlobalGiving provides ways for you to give gifts that make a difference this holiday season. Date: Wed., Dec. 5 Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm Location: Teaism at Penn Quarter 400 8th Street NW (202) 638-6010 Click here to RSVP. This event is co-hosted by OneWorld.net & GlobalGiving. Don't forget to bring information to share about your organization--brochures, business cards, upcoming events announcements, etc.! You can also bring items for the free raffle--books, bags, etc.! To find out about the next networking event and other local events, to subscribe to the OneWorld DC list, visit http://lists.us.oneworld.net/lists/info/owdc. For more information, email uspartnership[at]oneworld[dot]net.
Discussion: Across the Tibetan Plateau: Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation

Who:   Asia Society Northern California and the Asia Foundation
When:   December 5; 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where:   The Asia Foundation's Haydn Williams Conference Room, 465 California Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco CA
Description:   "Across the Tibetan Plateau: Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation," an exquisite book of photographs, tells the story of how its people are conserving it for future generations. The book is the product of many years’ work by natural historians, Tibet experts, and a diverse team of photographers. Free and open to the public.
Global Climate Change: Economic Implications & Opportunities for the U.S. and Japan

When:   December 5; 12 - 2:30 pm
Where:   333 East 47th Street
New York NY
Description:   Panelists J. Patrick Adcock, Senior Vice President for Environmental Markets, World Energy Solutions, Inc. Kevin Butt, General Manager and Chief Environmental Officer, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. Takamitsu Sawa, Professor, Kyoto University & Ritsumeikan University Moderator Joshua Giordano, President, Energistics LLC Global climate change began gradually attracting the world’s attention only in the late 1980s, but today it is recognized as an issue of vital economic and humanitarian importance. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in February 2007 citing human activities as the primary cause of global warming and warned of a future marked by droughts, floods and hurricanes, more intense and devastating than in the past, as well as food and water shortages. The international community, including the U.S. and Japan, has launched discussions to create a post-Kyoto Protocol international framework to tackle climate change, but proactive cooperation from industry specifically is essential to this process. Our panel of experts explores business solutions that will confront global warming issues while providing for sustainable economic development and examines how industry in the U.S and Japan is responding to consumer demand for eco-friendly manufacturing methods and products. Agenda 12 - 12:30 pm Registration & reception 12:30 - 1 Luncheon 1 - 2:30 Panel presentations Admission: This is a free event open to the public, but you must pre-register for the program online below or by emailing register@japansociety.org. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, please call Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247.
Moment in Time Becomes Eternal:Paintings by Koharu, photographs by Max Fujishima

Who:   The Nippon Gallery
When:   December 5-11
Where:   145 W. 57th St
New York NY
Description:   Though they utilize different mediums and express themselves differently through their work, Koharu and Max Fujishima share the same view of the universe. Both seize the moments that touch their minds. Expressing those moments through their art, they seek to eternally touch the hearts and minds of those who view their work. Fee: Free Info: 212-581-2223 or info@nipponclub.org
Shaolin Business Executive: A Modern Day Warrior With an Ancient Art

Who:   Cosmos Press and Shaolin Wahnam Institute
When:   December 5; 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=216
Description:   What do emperors/generals of ancient China and some modern day business executives have in common? Apart from demanding occupations, both have realized the benefits of practicing Shaolin Chi Kung, the ancient art of developing one’s vital organs. Originating more than 2,000 years ago, this once ‘secret’ of the elite (sometimes referred to as Qigong) has been known to develop tremendous internal power. It has not only aided in the general health of keeping the practitioner healthy and stress free by clearing and calming the mind, it has also been said to expand the mind to limitless resources of the universe and realize spiritual joy. All of these benefits are of the utmost importance as increased pressure, demands and decisions, both in and out of the office, are placed on business executives. Please join us as Ti-Hua Chang from WCBS-TV engages the world-renowned Shaolin Gradmaster, Wong Kiew Kit, in an interview as he shares with us how the ancient art of Shaolin Chi Kung can help improve today’s fast paced corporate world. This interview will also be followed by an amazing demonstration of Shaolin Chi Kung, as well as book signing of Master Wong’s latest book and a reception. (Grandmaster Wong has been awarded a “Qigong Master of the Year Award” at the World Qigong Congress in San Francisco, and has been sought by many business executives, doctors, surgeons, country officials and presidents throughout the world.) Members and students $15, nonmembers $30
Unheard Notes: A Piano Concert for the Differently-Able

When:   December 3rd at 6pm and December 5th at 1pm & 7pm
Where:   Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall
New York NY
Description:   Celebrating the musical gifts that physically impaired men and women possess, Unheard Notes “Differently – Able” Pianists, is a night of special music and possibilities as part of the Piano Paralympics, an international piano music festival that originated in Japan. In its New York debut, world-class disabled pianists from eight different countries will perform as part of a demonstration concert to make people aware of the next Piano Paralympics in 2009. Hosted by Japan’s Institute of Piano Teachers & Disabled Research Association (IPD), the Piano Paralympics, which first took place in Yokohama, Japan, in 2005, with the goals of researching better methods to teach the disabled and educating piano teachers to help teach them were first established by Japanese. Not just for the handicapped, the concert allows anyone with a physical disability to enter the competition and perform. Another important goal of the festival is to give these endowed musicians the chance to share their gifts and establish their talents while showing people that you can overcome great challenges. With two concert performances, one being on December 3rd, at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium as part of the U.N.’s International Day of Disabled Persons and the other on December 5th, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, this demonstration concert will undoubtedly show the great abilities that these disabled musicians possess, but also shed light on this fantastic music festival that features some great performers in their own right.
Celebrating 35: Kearny Street Workshop's Annual Party and Art Auction

When:   12/6: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Where:   KSW's space180, 180 capp street, @ 17th street
San Francisco CA
Description:   oin Kearny Street Workshop on Thursday, December 6th, to celebrate 35 years of art and community at our annual holiday party & art auction, at KSW's SF Mission District home, space180. Gather with familiar and new faces, enjoy some food and drink, and view and bid on the original artwork on display by some of our most talented community members. The silent auction features artwork by Binh Danh, Betty Kano, Favianna Rodriguez, Nancy Hom, Bob Hsiang, Choppy Oshiro, Truong Tran, Kevin B. Chen, Sharon Hing, Stephanie Lie, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Susanna Kwan , and others. In addition to the silent auction, there will also be live drawing by Lawrence Yang, Iranshid Ghadimi, and others, whose work will be available for bidding, and musical and literary performances. Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2007 Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm (silent auction bidding closes at 9pm) Location: KSW's space180, 180 capp street, @ 17th street, San Francisco Cost: $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Auction registration: FREE with admission Kearny Street Workshop is a community-based arts nonprofit based in San Francisco. Founded in 1972, KSW's mission is to produce and present art that enriches and empowers Asian Pacific American communities. Our vision is to achieve a more just society by connecting APA artists to community members to give voice to our cultural, historical, and contemporary issues. KSW offers workshops, visual exhibitions, readings, artist salons and panel discussions, an annual arts festival, and more. For more information, please visit www.kearnystreet.org
Conference: Korea and Its Neighbors: Securing Regional Stability

Who:   Korea Society
When:   December 6; 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=233
Description:   Half-day Conference Keynote Speakers: - His Excellency Lee Tae-sik, Ambassador of Korea to the United States - Alex Arvizu, Deputy Assistant Secretary, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, United States Department of State (invited) Session I: After the Summit: Toward Reconciliation? - Charles Armstrong, Professor of History, Columbia University - Victor Cha, Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University (invited) - Jonathan Park, Director, Korea Working Group, USIP - L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (moderator) Session II; Korea at a Crossroads: Domestic Leadership and Regional Stability - Haeran Lim, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution - Scott Snyder, Senior Associate, International Relations, The Asia Foundation - J.J. Suh, Associate Professor and Director of the Korea Studies Program, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University - Charles Pritchard, President, Korea Economic Institute (moderator) (invited) 2007 was a year of much activity on the peninsula. In early-February the six-party talks resulted in an agreement to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula. In October, the Presidents of the two Koreas met for the first time at the second inter-Korean Summit. In addition, South Korea has elections on the horizon, which have the potential to change the political landscape at home and abroad. Please join us for a discussion of these and other pressing issues.
Frank Ames: From Mughal Whimsicality to Sikh Flamboyancy: The Kashmir Shawl Style

Who:   Asia Society
When:   December 6, 2007, 6:30-7:30 PM
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Description:   Frank Ames is a textile and oriental carpet expert and has specialized in the Kashmir shawl for the past 30 years. His book "The Kashmir Shawl and its Indo-French Influence" has become the standard reference work on the subject, and he is currently completing a new book on the Sikh period of the Kashmir shawl. He is one of the co-curators and co-authors of the current exhibition and catalogue "The Arts of Kashmir."
From Mughal Whimsicality to Sikh Flamboyancy: The Kashmir Shawl Style

Who:   Asia Society
When:   December 6; 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Where:   725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/arts/kashmir/
Description:   Hear from textile and oriental carpet expert Frank Ames, a specialist in the Kashmir shawl for the past 30 years. His book "The Kashmir Shawl and its Indo-French Influence" has become the standard reference work on the subject. Ames is co-author of the exhibition catalogue "The Arts of Kashmir" and an exhibition advisor. Books available at AsiaStore and www.AsiaStore.org.
James Shigeta Film Festival — "The Crimson Kimono"

When:   December 6; 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where:   Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street
Theater 200
New York NY
Description:   This James Shigeta film festival features the actor who gave hope for Asian males to cross into lead actor roles in the Hollywood studio. Two of the three films presented in these 2 evenings of programs discussed taboo issues of interracial relationships at a time when Asian leads were few to non-existent on the silver screen. Shigeta’s role in tonight's screening of Samuel Fuller’s 1959 noir “The Crimson Kimono” featured the actor as detective Joe Kojaku in a rare mixed-race on-screen kiss between an Asian male actor (Shigeta) and lead Caucasian actress (Christine Downs). The film that follows, “Bridge to the Sun,” tells of the struggles of a Caucasian Gwen Terasaki (Carroll Baker), married to Japanese diplomat Hidenari Terasaki (Shigeta) during WWII. Released in 1961, “Bridge to the Sun” is also the actor’s favorite film. The final film in the festival is the 1960’s Western “Walk Like A Dragon,” starring Shigeta as Cheng Lu opposite actress Nobu McCarthy, and is not to be missed. Among Shigeta’s other well-known films includes the musical “Flower Drum Song.” A Q&A with James Shigeta follows the screening of “The Crimson Kimono” moderated by Sukhdev Sandhu, Assistant Professor of English and Asian/Pacific/American Studies at NYU and the chief film critic for the London Daily Telegraph. Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 4th Co-sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum; Tisch School of the Arts, The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, the Directors Series; the Japanese American Citizen’s League, Asian Cinevision and series co-sponsor NYU Center for Media, Culture and History/Center for Religion and Media.
Publishing in China Quarterly

Who:   Center for Chinese Studies
When:   December 6, 2007, 4 PM
Where:   IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley CA
Description:   By Julia Straus, Senior Lecturer, Political Studies, SOAS; Editor, The China Quarterly This talk will be on The China Quarterly - its operations, standards, processes, what to expect when submitting articles for publication, and how to make things go smoother with the review process...
WEAI: Current Issues in Central-Local Relations and Policy Choice in China

Who:   Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI)
When:   December 06, 2007 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where:   Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
New York NY
Description:   The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) presents a Brown Bag Lecture with Zhang Guilin, Vice President of China University of Political Science and Law for Teaching and Academic Affairs, Dean of the School of Politics and Public Administration, and Professor of Political Science entitled, "Current Issues in Central-Local Relations and Policy Choice in China." For further information regarding this event, please contact Caroline Batten by sending email to cb2469@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6916.
Asia: The Next Powerhouse for Renewable Energy?

Who:   IBM
When:   December 7; 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, 8th Floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=235
Description:   Volatile fuel costs, energy security, scarce commodities, increased focus on climate change, and intense demand growth—particularly in China and India—are driving the need to look beyond coal and fossil fuel and harness the power of renewable energy sources. Consumers have begun to question why they don’t have more control over their personal energy experience – the act of consuming power plus the satisfaction of cost, environmental, availability, and other goals that are implicit in the transaction. Evidence of this shift can be seen in the U.S. and in Asia, where individual customers and savvy companies are deploying new, cleaner generating technologies in the first steps of what could grow to be a mass movement “off the grid.” The spirit of consumer empowerment that the Digital Age has brought to consumers in other industries, such as media and communications, is migrating irreversibly to the power industry. How is Asia leading the way? $50 members; $75 non-members; $50 students w/ID
China's Environment: What do we know and how do we know it?

Who:   Berkeley China Initiative
When:   Friday-Saturday, December 7-8
Where:   Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
Berkeley CA
Website:   http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2007.12.07w.html
Description:   China's environment has become a subject of great domestic and international interest and importance. Pollution of the air, water and soil; climate change; deforestation; desertification; water shortage; animal and plant species extinction; public health concerns--the list of topics is extensive and growing. The Chinese leadership has given high priority and publicity to environmental cleanup and sustainable development. The international community-­government agencies, scientists, universities, think tanks, businesses, non-governmental organizations, media--on their own and in collaboration with Chinese counterparts, have undertaken wide-ranging research and published numerous reports calling attention to the internal and global impact of China's environmental problems. Given China's size and complexity, as well as complicated and at times conflictual relations between the center and localities, many experts have raised questions about the reliability and validity of the data that have comprised the basis for our understanding of China's environment and the formulation of policies to address problems, as well as the extent to which policies have actually been implemented as reported. On December 7-8, 2007, the Berkeley China Initiative will host a conference at the University of California, Berkeley, on the theme, "China's Environment: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?" Acknowledging that the problem has scientific as well as social, political, economic, public health and cultural aspects, the BCI will bring together an international lineup of experts from a diverse range of fields--science, media, policy, business, NGOs, social science, humanities--to share data on China's environment, as well as reflect on how the data are collected, verified, disseminated, and utilized. The format includes 4 keynote speakers and 6 panels which bring together experts from different fields who may not ordinarily converse with each other. The goal is to generate fresh and unexpected questions, connections, insights and recommendations. The conference will be webcast and a report prepared for wide dissemination. This conference is funded by a generous grant from the Luce Foundation as part of BCI's 3-part series on "The Production of Knowledge About China."
New York Anime Festival

When:   December 7-9
Where:   Jacob K. Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street
New York NY
Website:   http://www.newyorkanimefestival.com/
Description:   The inaugural New York Anime Festival is a celebration of classic and cutting-edge anime, manga, and Japanese culture taking place December 7-9 in the heart of New York City!
Transforming China's Post-Secondary Education in the Context of Rapid Economic and Social Changes

When:   December 7, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Description:   Given by Don Watkins. The recent convergence of several economic and social changes has led to widespread transformation of China's post-secondary education to meet changing labor market and social needs and simultaneously to develop a corps of world-class universities assumed to be needed for China's growing importance as a major leader in world affairs. The presentation will consider some features of the transformation, including consequent tensions related to this two-fold priority.
Appreciating Chinese Characters: Special Workshop

When:   December 8th from 10am-11:30am
Where:   Doelger Center, Westlake Park, 101 Lake Merced Blvd.
Daly City CA
Description:   Highlights of the 5-week class. This one and a half hour classsession will be intensive. Great for review and/or those with scheduling conflicts. Pre-register in room 9 at Daly City Park & Rec Office in Westlake Park, or call 650 991 8001 to register and charge the fee to a credit card. Instructor: Lucy Shih Fee: $15 Daly City Resident/$19 non-resident. Time: December 8th from 10am-11:30am in room 4. For a seperate fee, another class is held on December 15th. Classes are held at Doelger Center, Westlake Park, 101 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City, plenty of free parking and handicapped accessible.
Asian American Singles Christmas Dance Party

When:   12/8: 7PM-12AM
Where:   260 South California Avenue
Palo Alto CA
Description:   Let us dance the night away with fun professionals. Even a progressive dinner can be your choice by calling Rich at 415-507-9962. Place: Illusions, 260 South California Avenue, Palo Alto 94306 Time: 7PM-12AM Cost: Pre-register on the website $15 At the door: $20 First 30 Ladies arriving the first 1/2 hour with Christmas color dress will get in for $10. There will be a surprise gift for the 10 ladies who are voted best dressed. Please feel free to check out our website: www.yourasianconnection.com/events/calendar.php or call Your Asian Connection at 408-557-8885.
Deepening Meditation with a Focus on Loving Kindness

Who:   Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook
When:   Saturday, December 8, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m
Where:   Wang Center, Room 301
Stony Brook NY
Website:   http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/BSPG%20Flyerdec.pdf
Description:   Led by Dr. JoAnn Rosen, Assistant Director for Consultation and Outreach, University Counseling Center, and Dr. Cheryl Kurash, Clinical Psychologist, University Counseling Center. This workshop will offer traditional Mindfulness Meditation instruction, principles and practices, with a particular focus on developing Loving Kindness towards oneself and others. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a cushion, towel, socks, and sweater. Free for students. Suggested donation for non-students $20. To register, please e-mail asriversflow@yahoo.com or haideelee@yahoo.com. Sponsored by the Buddhism Study & Practice Group.
Gamelan Dharma Swara: Music, Dance & Shadow Theatre of Bali

When:   12/8-12/9
Where:   Indonesia Consulate
5 East 68th St.
New York NY
Description:   Gamelan Dharma Swara presents a concert of traditional Balinese music, dance and shadow theater.The two-day event will feature an experimental shadow play combining traditional wayang puppets and kinetic imaging, and a premiere of Legong Jobog, a dance narrative of the Sugriwa-Subali story from the Ramayana epic. Sunday performances features a Balinese shadow puppet play (great for kids!), as well as the Barong dragon dance, and Topeng masked-dance repertoire. Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm Prices: $15 general, $10 students/seniors/children (suggested donations)
JACL Annual Holiday Luncheon Honoring Jimmy Mirikitani

Who:   Japanese American Citizens' League
When:   December 8th between noon and 3 p.m.
Where:   Peking Park Restaurant, which is located in Midtown Manhattan at 100 Park Avenue (near 40th Street),
New York NY
Description:   The New York Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens' League is honoring artist Jimmy Mirikitani at its annual winter holiday luncheon on Saturday, December 8th. Jimmy Mirikitani is the star of the documentary film, "Cats of Mirikitani". The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 and subsequently aired on the PBS series “Independent Lens” in 2007. “Cats of Mirikitani” relates how Linda Hattendorf, the film's director and co-producer, encountered a homeless Mirikitani on the streets of Lower Manhattan in 2001 and, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, helped him find housing and work and reestablish contact with his family. Mirikitani examines his past experiences in an American concentration camp during the Second World War, as a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and as a homeless person. Jimmy Mirikitani, Linda Hattendorf, and film co-producer Masa Yoshikawa are expected to attend the luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Peking Park Restaurant, which is located in Midtown Manhattan at 100 Park Avenue (near 40th Street), on December 8th between noon and 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For reservations or more information, please telephone either Aileen Yamaguchi at 212-873-4170 or Lillian Kimura at 973-680-1441. Please RSVP no later than Sunday, November 25, 2007.
Sushi Making Class - Bring Sake and a Date for Hands On Class

When:   12/8/07 2pm-5pm and 1/26/08 7pm-10pm and 3/28/07 7pm-10pm
Where:   2366 PELHAM AVENUE
Los Angeles CA
Description:   You will learn how to buy the freshest, most delicious fish, and how to cut and prepare it properly for all of the dishes we will be making. Learn the creative art of sushi making as we design an Asian meal for you and your friends. We will show you how to make Sushi Rice, a variety of Sushi Rolls (Nori), Sushi on Rice (Nigiri), Spicy Sushi, and how to display and serve them decoratively with the garnishes and sauces that we will be making. Add some home made Pickled Cucumbers, Pickled Ginger, Teriyaki Sauce and Sibiu Sauce to the mix for a flavorful array. We’ll also make authentic Vegetable Tempura with Daishi and Ginger Dipping Sauce and Hot and Sour Soup to balance out your meal. CHEF ERIC will show you how to cut Oranges to finish off your fabulous Sushi experience. WELCOME TO CHEF ERIC’S CULINARY CLASSROOM Offering professional and recreational cooking classes and cooking instruction for every level of student. Whether your desire is to take a single recreational class, or our professional-level, multi-week Culinary Chef and Culinary Baking Programs, we provide the service, ingredients and equipment you need to learn while making new friends and having fun. You will learn all you need to succeed in today's restaurant kitchens, as well as master techniques that you can use at home. Classes encompass current cooking techniques and recipes to rival the finest dining establishments and culinary publications so that your meals taste fantastic. The CULINARY CLASSROOM is a great place for connections to future employment using the postings on our active job board. We also assist in career guidance and job placement as we have many past students who have successful restaurants, bakeries and catering operations. We invite you to stop by and see why people from Catalina Island, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and even Colorado and Hawaii take the time to learn from CHEF ERIC at CHEF ERIC'S CULINARY CLASSROOM. WHY THE CULINARY CLASSROOM? • Professional Commercial Kitchen and Equipment – Wolf Ranges • CHEF ERIC’s Credentials, Experience and Culinary Wisdom • Culinary Chef I Certification Program • Culinary Chef II - Certification Program • Culinary Baking I Certification Program • Culinary Baking II Certification Program • Culinary Basics – Home Ec Revitalized • Lots of Recreational Classes – Cooking and Baking - All Hands-On/Special Couples Nights • Team Building Events for Corporations • Private Cooking Parties for Groups • Children/Teen Culinary Academy/Summer Camp • Chef Eric limits Class Size to 12 Students for more One-on-One Instruction • Student Testimonials confirm the food is fantastic! • Great Location/Convenient Parking Maintaining student and client satisfaction is our primary goal at Chef Eric’s CULINARY CLASSROOM We look forward to seeing you here - Until then, eat well and be well! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE – THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION Call, e-Mail or Register On-Line 24 Hours a Day Sign up for our Newsletter – we’ll send you Class Listings and Seasonal Recipes! 1 Block East of Overland, Just North of Pico - Convenient Parking Just North on Overland 2366 PELHAM AVENUE - LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 PHONE: 310-470-2640 - FAX: 310-470-2642 CHEFERIC@CULINARYCLASSROOM.COM WWW.CULINARYCLASSROOM.COM
Vanishing Points: Harvard Film Archive Shohei Imamura Film Series

When:   December 8 and 9
Where:   Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA
Website:   http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2007novedec/imamura.html
Description:   *Saturday, December 8, 7pm Film Screening /Pigs and Battleships (Buta to gunkan)/, (Imamura, 1961). * This absurdist depiction of a postwar Japan supposedly imbibing democracy while prospering from the presence of the U.S. military is generally considered to be Imamura's first masterpiece. The pimping gangsters in Yokusaka port contrive a plan to raise pigs for the black market, feeding the swine with kitchen scraps from the U.S. Navy. Young Haruko tries to steer her teen hood boyfriend away the scheme but lands in trouble herself. In a film crowded with energy and camera movement, the climax is a standout: an anarchic shoot-out amidst a melee of stampeding pigs. *Saturday, December 8, 9:15pm Film Screening /The Insect Woman (Nippon konchuki)/, (Imamura, 1963). * In a brilliant film that bears comparison to Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun, two generations of brash, no-nonsense Imamurian women survive cataclysmic misfortunes and betrayals by relying on their "entomological" instincts for self-preservation at any cost. After the death of her lovers, the illegitimate Tome leaves her village to work in a brothel that she will eventually usurp from its madam. In time, Tome's own illegitimate daughter will grow to repeat this cycle... Imamura uses the grotesque to explode the sentimental connection between femininity and family values and to mock masculine pretensions of strength and reliability. *Sunday, December 9, 3pm Film Screening /Lights of Night (Nishi Ginza eki-mae)/, (Imamura, 1958). * For his second film, Imamura was assigned by the studio Nikkatsu to direct this vehicle for singer-comedian Frank Nagai. The result is a comedy about a hen-pecked drugstore owner who spends his days reminiscing about a wartime romance in the tropics. Even in this studio exercise, Imamura uses the feminine and the pre-modern as markers of a soulfulness lacking in contemporary Japan. *Film Screening My /Second Brother (Nianchan)/, (Imamura, 1959).* This studio assignment finds Imamura venturing into the kind of realism he would later use as a launching pad for his own obsessions. The film is based on a true story, adapted from the diary by a real little girl of Korean descent, one of four siblings in a working-class family. When their father dies, the children are left to fend for themselves. While not a typical Imamura film, My Second Brother looks forward to the filmmaker's future investment in the vitality of the impoverished social outcasts. *Sunday, December 9, 7pm Film Screening /Stolen Desire (Nusumareta Yukujo)/, (Imamura, 1958). * Stolen Desire, Imamura's film debut, can be seen as a ribald, contrarian reworking of Ozu's A Story of Floating Weeds. An idealistic director quits school to join a traveling theater troupe and finds himself trapped in a love triangle between the leading player's wife and her younger sister. Imamura has claimed the disillusioned protagonist was modeled after himself. *Sunday, December 9, 9pm Film Screening /Endless Desire (Hateshi naki Yukujo)/, (Imamura, 1958). * On the tenth anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender, a motley group of five gathers in the basement of a butcher shop to dig up a cache of morphine buried during the war. Imamura initiates a grimly humorous tale of twisted relationships, prefiguring similar entanglements to come in his later films.
AWIB 12th Annual Holiday Party

Who:   Asian Women in Business
When:   DECEMBER 11, 6 PM
Where:   12 West 18th Street, #3E, (btw 5th & 6th)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.awib.org/content_frames/EventsRegistrationG.html
Description:   Join AWIB as we toast the season at our Annual Holiday Party - a time to make new friends and catch up with old ones. As always there will be a buffet dinner, an open beer & wine bar and raffles with a dazzling array of prizes to be won. Click here to view our party invitation. Cost: AWIB Member: $20 Non-Members: $40. At the door: $45. Includes food and open wine & beer bar. Registration: RSVP with payment by Dec 7 or register online. For more information, call 212.868.1368 or email info@awib.org
Go/Baduk/Weiqi at Intelligentsia Coffee

When:   6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday of each week
Where:   Intelligentsia Coffee, 3123 N. Broadway Street
Chicago IL
Description:   We meet every Tuesday and have players of all strengths come out, beginners are welcome as well.
Japanese Caligraphy -shodo- workshop

When:   12/11; 6:30 PM
Where:   KAMPO CULTURAL CENTER
31 Bond Street (bet.Lafayette St. and Bowery St.)
New York NY
Description:   The Japanese Culture and Language Group (www.japanese.meetup.com/407) will run an exclusive Caligraphy (shodo) class in Dec 11th. Will be taught by Mr. Tsuyoshi Takemori (Takemori-sensei) , a fifth rank instructor in shodo (calligraphy) who received his degree from Japan's premiere calligraphy academy, the Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation. Takemori-sensei has over twenty five years of experience in this field and has taught at the University of Rochester and at the Gannet School of Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. He has also demonstrated calligraphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society in New York and throughout the United States. The fee includes all the material that you can borrow for the workshop and special HANSHI papers, lesson fee, studio rental fee. THIS IS OUR GROUP'S EXCLUSIVE EVENT- IF YOU SAY "YES", PLEASE COME TO THE EVENT BY ALL MEANS. WE ASKED THE SENSEI FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT BASED ON TRUST & GOOD WILL, WHICH I DO NOT WISH TO RUIN- PLEASE KINDLY UNDERSTAND AND BE ATTENTIVE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. NOTE: THE CHECK $30 FOR THE EVENT TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO SENSEI ON SITE. Please make checks payable to J.C.C.I. (JAPAN CALLIGRAPHY CENTER INTERNATIONAL, INC.) The class begins at 6:30 PM sharp. Please don't come late; otherwise, you'd miss the important stroke! KAMPO CULTURAL CENTER is located 31 Bond Street (bet.Lafayette St. and Bowery St.) , if you take Subway, take #6 at Bleeker Street or # FVQD at Broaddway and Lafayette For going through the intricate technique, the size of class is very limited. Shodo is meditating and soothing- must be ideal around this hectic time of the year. Please join us and have a wonderful experience with Takmori-sensei in mid December!
AWIB M/WBE Certification Workshop

Who:   Asian Women in Business
When:   December 12
Where:   Asian Women In Business, 358 Fifth Avenue (between Fifth Avenue and 34th Street), Suite 504
New York NY
Website:   http://www.awib.org/content_frames/MWBECertificationReg2007.pdf
Description:   AWIB will hold a workshop on getting certifed as a Minority/Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE). The workshop will walk you through the New York City certification requirements and how to gain valuable access to City contracting opportunities. You can even start the process of getting certified right at the workshop. If you know another business owner interested in becoming certified, please feel free to bring her/him as your guest. To qualify for M/WBE status, business owners mus be in operations for at least one year. The workshop is being conducted as part of AWIB's role as Community Outreach Partner for New York City Small Business Services to help Asian-owned businesses get M/WBE certification and access to City contracts. Time: Session #1: 12:30pm - 2:00 pm or Session #2: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Cost: Free but you must RSVP by December 10th.
Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia

Who:   Japan Society
When:   Wednesday, December 12, 6 PM
Where:   333 East 47th Street
New York NY
Description:   Speaker Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science; Director of the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Presider George R. Packard, President, United States-Japan Foundation For the past sixty years, the U.S. government has assumed that Japan's security policies would reinforce American interests in Asia. The political and military profile of Asia is changing rapidly, however. Korea's nuclear program, China's rise, and the relative decline of U.S. power have prompted strategic review in both Tokyo and Washington. What does the future hold for Japan's security policy? Will confluence with U.S. interests--and the alliance--survive intact? Or will Japan become more autonomous? Professor and author Richard J. Samuels demonstrates that over the last decade, revisionist policymakers have consolidated power in Japan, and as reflected in the policies of the Koizumi administration, have taken bold steps to position Japan's military to play a global security role. Successor administrations have continued to further define and legitimate Japan's new grand strategy, sparking vigorous debate both at home and in the region. Agenda 6 - 6:30 Registration 6:30 - 7:30 Lecture and Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 Reception and book signing Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $10 for the panel discussion. Nonmember admission is $15. The academic and government admission rate is $10. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.
Technology's Middle Kingdom: China's Influence in Asia and the West

Who:   AAMA CONNECT 2007 Conference
When:   Wednesday, December 12th
Where:   Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel in California
Website:   http://www.aamasv.com
Description:   Dear Friends of AAMA, We are delighted to announce this year's AAMA CONNECT conference to be held at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel in California on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007. For years the annual Connect Conference has been facilitating meetings between thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and high-level executives. This event lays the groundwork for many multimillion-dollar deals every year. Given the current state of China's booming economy, and the changes and development taking place in the Asia Pacific Rim, 2007 is sure to be the most promising and invigorating conference to date. So save the date and stay tuned for more conference details! We encourage you to learn more about AAMA Membership or become a member today. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.aamasv.com. Contact Information Name: Angel Huang AAMA Program Associate Email: aama@aamasv.com Phone: 650.738.1480
A/P/A Annual Holiday Party!

Who:   A/P/A Institute
When:   13 Dec; 6-9 PM
Where:   Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
Rooms 405 & 406
New York NY
Website:   http://www.apa.nyu.edu/
Description:   The annual holiday party is an A/P/A Institute tradition. Come and meet the community and celebrate the year with friends, food and music! RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 11 to apa.rsvp@nyu.edu, 212-992-9653, or online. Free and open to the public
The Sunny Jain Collective Presents TABOO

Who:   The Sunny Jain Collective
When:   Thursday, December 13, 9:30pm
Where:   425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place), adjacent to The Public Theater
New York NY
Description:   The Sunny Jain Collective presents TABOO, inspired by the ancient poetic form of ghazal and addresses topics often glossed over in the South Asian community. Taboo was created with support from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and features Sunny Jain - drums/dhol, Marc Cary - piano/keys, Steve Welsh -saxophones/effects, Gary Wang - bass, Samita Sinha - vocals, and Achyut Joshi - vocals. This event is co-sponsored by SAKHI for South Asian Women and Breakthrough. All proceeds will be donated to both organizations. Tickets: $15 By Phone: 212-967-7555 In Person: At The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm and at Joe's Pub from 6pm to 10pm (both located at 425 Lafayette St.) Table Reservations: 212-539-8778 (Purchase of tickets does not guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats.)
The Art of Chinese Theatre: When Tradition Meets Evolution

Who:   AAARI
When:   December 14, 2007
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
New York NY
Website:   http://www.chinesetheatreworks.org/
Description:   Ms. Kuang-Yu Fong will share her story of why she chose to perform Chinese theater in the United States. The mission of her company, Chinese Theatre Works, is to "preserve and promote classic Chinese theater through performance, research and teaching; and to create new works that fuse Chinese theatrical aesthetics with contemporary western performance methods and social concerns." This statement indicates Ms. Fong’s two major artistic concerns, which are to hold onto and nurture tradition while allowing for its growth and evolution in the new social environment of the United States. Ms. Fong will illustrate this with examples from some of Chinese Theatre Works' projects from the last decade, and will also talk some about the process and difficulties of creating this kind of theatre with a small, non-profit company.
Highlights from Traditional Peking Operas

Who:   RENAISSANCE CHINESE OPERA SOCIETY
When:   December 16, 2-4:30pm
Where:   Queens Library (Flushing), 41-17 Main St.
Flushing NY
Description:   Full-costumed Chinese opera highlights from four traditional Peking operas. A preeminent position as the foremost exponent in America of Chinese classical opera, the traditional Peking drama, the most important and highly regarded type of performing art of China. FREE Admission.
Hindi Urdu Poetry Night

When:   December 16, 2007 , 5:30pm
Where:   White Hall Room: 208
Emory
Atlanta GA
Description:   "Hindi Urdu Sanjhe Bol." An evening dedicated to Poetry/Ghazals. Dinner provided. For more information contact, Manju Tiwari at mtiwar2@emory.edu.
Taikoza: Winter Solstice with Taiko drums

When:   December 16, 7-9pm
Where:   Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St)
New York NY
Website:   http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=411&pid=6066862
Description:   Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement. The Taiko is a large, barrel-like drum that can fill the air with the sounds of rolling thunder. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional instruments. In addition to drums, Taikoza incorporates the shakuhachi, the fue (both bamboo flutes), and the Koto (a 13-string instrument). Members of Ondekoza (the group started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the 60s) created Taikoza in 1995. Admission: $32 general, $22 students/seniors, $18 children Venue: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St) NYC
China Humanities Seminar: Lost Secrets of the Tongcheng Masters

Who:   Fairbank Center
When:   Monday, December 17, 2007 4:00pm
Where:   Common Room
2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA
Description:   Given by Alexander Des Forges, UMASS Boston. For more information email: *vleung@fas.harvard.edu*
China Study Seminar: The Pathway to Further Reform in China

When:   Monday, 17 December 2007, 4:00pm
Where:   1730 Cambridge St., CGIS South, Room S050
Cambridge MA
Description:   Chang Xinxin, Visiting Scholar, Fairbank Center; Discussant: Ji Humin, Cambridge Center for Chinese Culture; Chair: Zheng Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center. For more information email: xchang@fas.harvard.edu /**Please note: the working language will be Chinese.//*
Go/Baduk/Weiqi at Intelligentsia Coffee

When:   6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday of each week
Where:   Intelligentsia Coffee, 3123 N. Broadway Street
Chicago IL
Description:   We meet every Tuesday and have players of all strengths come out, beginners are welcome as well.
Holiday Wonders

Who:   New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV)
When:   7:30 PM, December 18-26, 2007
Where:   Beacon Theatre, 2124 Boradway (btwn 74th and 75th)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.holidaywonders.net/index.php
Description:   Now in its 5th year, New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) and its producing partner Divine Performing Arts are proud to return to New York this holiday season with HOLIDAY WONDERS, performed live at the Beacon Theatre (Broadway and 74th Street) December 18-26, 2007. Blending the divine charm of the East with the holiday spirit of the West, HOLIDAY WONDERS presents performances that range from classic European ballet to theatrical Chinese dances, all of which are introduced to you in both English and Chinese. This celebration of our shared values truly brings the spirit of the season to life. Grand performances by 100+ artists. World-class dancers and musicians. Live orchestra with original scores. Tickets: $48, $68, $98, $128, and VIP tickets.
Korea Society's Year-End Party

Who:   Korea Society
When:   December 18, 2007; 6:30-9
Where:   950 Third Avenue
Eighth Floor
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreasociety.rsvp1.com/s1bf3233LEv
Description:   In the year of the golden pig and our 50th anniversary, we have had much to celebrate, and there's a lot more to come! As a valued friend of The Korea Society, we invite you to join us in our newly renovated offices to celebrate the holidays and another eventful year with other supporters, members, old friends and new acquaintances. Please RSVP by December 7 to Jiyoung Suh by phone at 212-759-7525 x 311, by email to jiyoung.ny@koreasociety.org or by website below.
FILM: Secret Sunshine (Miryang) / Lee Chang-dong

Who:   Korean Cultural Service
When:   December 19: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium & Garden Court, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.koreanculture.org/
Description:   The latest feature film from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, (Green Fish, Peppermint Candy, and Oasis) is a compelling contemporary drama. Lee Shin-ae (Jeon Do-yeon) a young widow leaves Seoul with her young son, Jun (Seon Jeong-yeob), to make a new life in the small town of Miryang (literally meaning "Secret Sunshine"). As she tries to come to terms with life in her husband’s hometown, another tragic event takes over and the film veers into suspenseful mystery. Jeon Do-yeon won Best Actress at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, only the second Asian actress to receive this honor. Director Lee Chang-dong previously served as Minister of Culture and Tourism in 2003-4. His previous credits include a Special Director’s Award at the Venice Film Festival and Best Film nominations in Venice and at The Independent Spirit Awards. Followed by discussion with director Lee Chang-dong and Richard Pena, Film Society of Lincoln Center, moderated by Helen Hyung-In Koh, Asia Society, and a reception. $10 members, students w/ID, and seniors; $12 nonmembers
The annual AAJA-NY Holiday Party!

Who:   AAJA-NY
When:   Tuesday, December 19 @ 8 p.m. - 11 p.m
Where:   Blue Chili: (http://www.bluechilinyc.com)
251 W. 51st Street (@ 8th Ave. and Broadway)
New York NY
Description:   Cost: $15 for members/$20 for non-members (CASH AT THE DOOR) RSVP to rebecca@nalstudio.com with AAJA HOLIDAY PARTY in the subject line.
24 Hours After South Korea's Presidential Election: An Assessment

When:   Thursday, December 20, 2007
Where:   The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor
New York NY
Description:   11:30 PM - 12:15 PM ♦ Registration/Lunch 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM ♦ Discussion The upcoming presidential election in South Korea on December 19 could mark a critical turning point in U.S.-ROK relations and the ongoing negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear programs. At stake are potential realignments in economic, political and military relationships that will have a significant impact on all the countries of the Northeast Asian region, including China and Japan. The outcome of this pivotal election will be analyzed in an informal discussion led by leading experts on Korea and the region, including Donald P. Gregg and Evans J.R. Revere, the chairman and president of The Korea Society; Don Zagoria, project director, Northeast Asia Projects, National Committee on American Foreign Policy; and Leon Sigal, director, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, the Social Science Research Council. Come join us for this timely event on Thursday, December 20 at 12:00 PM, just 24 hours after the election. This program is free, but RSVP is required before the end of the business day on Wednesday, December 19. Registration, questions or concerns? Contact Samuel Jamier by mailing samuel.ny@koreasociety.org with the subject: S Korea Presidential Elections 12/20 Tel: 212-759-7525 ext. 358, Fax: 212-759-7530
5000 Years of Chinese Ceramics from the Richmond Collection

Who:   Crow Collection of Asian Art
When:   Today Until January 6, 2008
Where:   2010 Flora Street
(Between Harwood & Olive)
Dallas TX
Description:   China has one of the most glorious ceramic traditions in the world. This exhibition of over one hundred works from the collection of Robin and R. Randolph Richmond Jr. celebrates the great artistic quality and technical virtuosity of Chinese potters from the Neolithic era through the Yuan dynasty (approximately 4000 B.C. through the fourteenth century). Featuring works from the major traditions and kilns, the exhibition showcases the extraordinary achievements of Chinese potters in both earthenware and stoneware, and in ceramics made for use in this world as well as in the afterlife. This exhibition traces the development of Chinese ceramics through a chronological presentation that ranges from the sculptural forms and bold painted decoration of Neolithic and early dynastic wares, to the engaging tomb ceramics of the Han through Five Dynasties era (220 B.C.–A.D.970), concluding with the subtle monochromes and exuberantly decorated wares produced during the Song (960–1279) and Yuan eras (1279–1368).
YELLOW FACE

When:   Until 12/23
Where:   The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St. (at Astor Place)
New York NY
Website:   http://aaartsalliance.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=EHG1FgBNAAcAAAGgAAGOSw
Description:   Catch YELLOW FACE, a backstage comedy from the Tony Award-winning author of M. Butterfly that is definitely, sort of, not entirely autobiographical. Prices: $50 general, $25 students Buy Tickets | Call 212-967-7555 Subway: 6 train to Astor Place
The 15th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

When:   Dec 22-25
Where:   New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave
San Francisco CA
Website:   http://www.koshercomedy.com
Description:   The 15th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy -- Jewish comedy on Xmas in a Chinese restaurant (in Chinatown) Dec 22-25 New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave, SF's Chinatown Click here for all the details including tix: http://www.koshercomedy.com Come alone or with a group. There are 10 people to a table. If you go alone, you won't be or feel alone! We're THE event for: Jews who don't do Xmas, Xmas orphans, people far from home, in interfaith relationships, everyone! The audience is straight, gay, singles, couples, families, teens, people in their 80's... Dinner Shows: $60 / Cocktail Shows: $40 Headliner: Shelley Berman (Larry David's dad on Curb Your Enthusiasm; comic since 1957). Also featuring Scott Blakeman (New York's premiere Jewish comic), Esther Paik Goodhart (a Korean Jewish comic), and Lisa Geduldig (Your hostess). Tix: http://www.koshercomedy.com and 925-275-9005
BOOK OFF: THE BIG CHIRISTMAS SALE

Who:   Book Off
When:   December 24th to 30th
Where:   14 E. 41st St
New York NY
Description:   The famous Japanese second hand bookstore, Book Off will offer a great Christmas Sale. Selected English books will be on sale 30% off from December 24th to 30th, and selected Japanese books will be 30 % off on December 24th and 25th. It would be a great surprise to find your favorite books at such reasonable prices. The selection is very diverse, having many categories. Book Off also has a large DVD and video selection as well. A paradise for booklovers, it’s open 7 days a week, from 10am to 8pm.
Chopshticks- An Evening of Comedy and Chinese Food

Who:   Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center
When:   Dec. 24 at 7pm and Dec. 25, 2007 at 6 pm
Where:   Ming's Restaurant
1700 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto CA
Website:   http://www.paloaltojcc.org
Description:   The ALSJCC's much-anticipated "Chopshticks" is an annual local tradition of great Comedy and fabulous Chinese Food. It's a yearly sell-out and tickets must be purchased in advance. This year's program features two rising and very funny comics from the East Coast: Lenny Marcus and Brad Zimmerman. Lenny abandoned the life of a computer programmer for the security and benefits of doing standup! Since he began his second career, he's performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, Aspen Comedy Festival and has on NBC's Friday Night and Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson. He's also been featured in commercials and short films. He has a full calendar of comedy showcases at top venues around the country. This funny guy hails from Oceanside, Long Island. Brad is well-known for his acting, writing and stand up talents. He has opened for many famous comedians like George Carlin and Joan Rivers in Las Vegas and other major comedy venues. His one-man show "Atta Boy Zimmy" recently ran at The Flea Theatre in New York that showcases his gifted storytelling skills. He's had a number of tv and movie roles, including playing Johnny Sack's lawyer in the award-winning Sopranos series on HBO. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet vegetarian (and fish) dinner at Mings, a beautiful Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto noted for its fine dining and upscale atmosphere. DATE & TIME: Dec. 24 at 7pm and Dec. 25, 2007 at 6 pm LOCATION: Ming's Restaurant 1700 Embarcadero Rd Palo Alto, CA, 94303 650-855-9479 http://www.mings.com COST & REGISTRATION: $70 each or $700 for tables of 10. http://www.paloaltojcc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=profile&id=151696&category=Chopshtick MORE INFO: Website: http://www.paloaltojcc.org Email: jhantgan@paloaltojcc.org Phone: 650-852-3512 Contact: Jacqueline Hantgan About Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center: The ALSJCC serves Jewish and non-Jewish individuals of all ages through educational, social, recreational, wellness and cultural programs.
FREE 48th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

When:   December 24 at 3:00-9:00 p.m
Where:   Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center
Los Angeles CA
Description:   Choirs, music ensembles, and dance companies reflecting the vibrant spectrum of cultures found in southern California express the joy of the season in the 48th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration from 3:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24 in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center. The show is a gift from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to the community at large. Admission is FREE, as is the parking under the Music Center. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, producer of the L.A. County Holiday Celebration, scouts the regions talent for the show each year. The 2007 edition features around 45 performing groups. Highlights include Persian music from the Lian Ensemble, Mexican folkloric dance from Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, a combination of Chinese traditional dance and tango from Mandarin Orange, klezmer music from Klezmer Juice, choral selections from the Colburn School Children's Chorus, Filipino music and dance from Kultura Philippine Folk Arts and Ladino music from Stefani Valadez. Please scroll down for a complete list of groups scheduled to perform this year. Complete program information will be available after December 7 at www.holidaycelebration.org and 213-972-3099. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Patrons may come and go throughout the six hour performance. Reservations for tickets to the show or parking are not necessary. Those who cant make it to the Music Center can watch the live broadcast of Holiday Celebration on KCET.
Go/Baduk/Weiqi at Intelligentsia Coffee

When:   6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday of each week
Where:   Intelligentsia Coffee, 3123 N. Broadway Street
Chicago IL
Description:   We meet every Tuesday and have players of all strengths come out, beginners are welcome as well.
Arts of Japan: The John C. Weber Collection

When:   Through Sunday, January 13
Where:   Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA
Website:   http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/sub.asp?key=15&subkey=3859
Description:   One of the finest private holdings of Japanese art outside Japan, Dr. John C. Weber's collection has been formed over the last decade, a period during which the bursting of the economic bubble has forced several private museums and collectors to part with some of their most treasured possessions. The largest loan of its kind ever shown at the MFA, "Arts of Japan: The John C. Weber Collection" will give Bostonians the chance to experience aspects of classic Japanese art not usually accessible to American museum-goers. This exhibition of around eighty masterworks ranges in date from the early twelfth to the mid-twentieth century and encompasses paintings in both scroll and screen format, lacquers, textiles, and ceramics. In certain areas, notably paintings of beauties from the "Floating World" of the pleasure quarters, the Weber Collection overlaps with that of the MFA. In others, such as men's and women's garments, sacred and secular calligraphy, tea ceramics and lacquers from the years around 1600, and earlier red-lacquered vessels for use in Zen temples, the differences between Dr. Weber's taste and that of the early Boston collectors is clearly apparent.
Exhibit -- Window on a Community: Nikkei Farmers of the Hood River Area

When:   Through January 8, 2008
Where:   Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
121 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland OR
Website:   http://www.oregonnikkei.org
Description:   ONLC will host Window on a Community, a new exhibit presenting and celebrating the early history of the first generation Japanese settlers in the Hood River area. The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 26, with a public reception from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The show will remain on view until January 6, 2008. The Nikkei community of Hood River was one of the largest and earliest established Japanese communities in the state of Oregon outside of Portland. Agriculture was a significant occupation for many area residents, and that proud tradition is still carried on today by many families. This new exhibit gives insight into how the Hood River area Issei got started, struggled, and persevered in the growth of a community. Japanese immigrants began to arrive in the Hood River area by 1900. Hopes and dreams brought them to this verdant valley along the Columbia River, with the promise of a better life and good fortune in America, adventure, and new opportunities. The Issei, the first generation, exuded courage and determination in common. They traveled from many parts of Japan, settling in the Pacific Northwest and building a strong, vibrant community in Oregon's Hood River area. Shinbo - the Japanese principle of patience, endurance and perseverance - guided their paths. The Nikkei community of Hood River was one of the largest and earliest established Japanese communities in the state of Oregon outside of Portland. Agriculture, including vegetable growing and fruit orchards, was a significant occupation for many area residents, and that proud tradition is still carried on today by many families. Visitors to the exhibit will learn about how the Hood River area Issei got started in early occupations, early starts in orchards, and the growth of the community. U.S. immigration policy and land laws affected the lives of the Issei, before and during World War II. The entire community was removed to U.S. concentration camps on or before May 13, 1942. These events, and rebuilding their lives after World War II, are disucssed. Many wonderful, previously unpublished photographs are included. Window on a Community is curated by the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and has been funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Men at Dance -- from Noh to Butoh

When:   Through January 8, 2008
Where:   Plaza Lobby and Steinberg Room Gallery
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York NY
Website:   http://www.nypl.org/research/calendar/exhib/lpa/lpaexhibdesc.cfm?id=474
Description:   Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri: 11 to 6; Mon, Thurs: 12 to 8; Sat: 10 to 6 Men at Dance–from Noh to Butoh, a photography exhibition by Miro Ito, is a visual representation of the dichotomy that characterizes Japanese performing arts of the past and present. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from The Japan Foundation and The Consulate General of Japan in New York. Ito’s work focuses on two distinct forms of Japanese dance – Noh and Butoh – capturing the intrinsic qualities of each form, establishing a unique relationship between them. Noh, a traditional dance form, began in the 14th Century, whereas Butoh is a modern form, characterized by a subversion of conventional notions of dance. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the 2007 New York Butoh Festival. Miro Ito searches for a way to express the synergy that exists within the dichotomy of two forms that are separated by 600 years of history and development. Despite obvious aesthetic differences, both Noh and Butoh share certain common features, and the photographer seeks to use each dancer’s body as a bridge between the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the intangible, movement and meaning. The exhibition will display fifty images, each a portrayal of one of Japan’s most distinguished Noh or Butoh performers. Using specialized techniques of studio photography, Miro Ito seeks to portray each performer as if his/her body itself is the performance. A display of fifty photographs, "Men at Dance–from Noh to Butoh,” will introduce viewers to the forms, lines, and images that characterize the two traditional performing arts styles, Noh and Butoh. Presenting the photographer’s vision of these forms, the exhibition explores the impact of the history and origin of each style, focusing on the juxtaposition of past and present. The photographs depict both continuity and contrast existing within the distinct styles. Noh, a traditional Japanese dance form, developed from a shamanistic tradition and offerings to deities. Traditionally performed by patriarchs/men, this dance form originally derived from Buddhist rituals, such as Shunie, which was performed annually by monks beginning in the 7th Century. The Noh art form eventually shifted from a purely religious form to an “art of drama,” however, it is often performed in temples in Japan’s ancient, former capital, Nara, incorporating dance, recitations, music, masks, and costumes into the representative traditional performing art form in Japan. Butoh, conceived in the 1950s, is the foremost contemporary performing art form in Japan, overwhelmingly expressionistic in contrast to the hyper-stylized aesthetics of Noh. Butoh is regarded as reflecting the traditional perception of the body, wherein the body performance serves as a portal connected to the universal spirit of a particular aesthetic training and tradition. The renowned performers documented in the exhibition are Butoh Performers: Ko MUROBUSHI (Butoh Dancer and Choreographer); Sal Vanilla (Butoh troupe) – Giga HIZUME, KIK_07, et al.; and Noh Masters: Yukifusa TAKEDA, Tomoyuki TAKEDA, Fumiyuki TAKEDA (Kanze School), Hodaka KOMPARU (Komparu School. For additional information on the Butoh Festival, please contact http://nybf.caveart.org
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

When:   Through January 4
Where:   Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland OR
Website:   http://www.ohs.org
Description:   The Japanese word gaman means "enduring what seems unbearable with patience and dignity." In this spirit, 120,000 Japanese Americans -- including men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm -- survived the internment camps of World War II. Despite these hardships, they whittled and carved, painted and etched, stitched and crocheted—fashioning furniture from scrap lumber, carving teapots from slate, and making pendants from toothbrush handles -- to add beauty to the bleak surroundings and purpose to their daily life. What they created is a celebration of the nobility of the human spirit in adversity. This exhibition shows the amazing range of their creativity. Based on the book The Art of Gaman, by Delphine Hirasuna, the exhibition originated and was first shown at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco.
Asian American Sketch Comedy Revue

When:   December 29; January 5, 12, 19, 26
Where:   Second City (1608 N. Wells Street, 4th floor)
Chicago IL
Website:   http://www.stirfridaynight.org
Description:   Stir-Friday Night!--Chicago's premier Asian American sketch comedy and improv troupe--presents its new revue, "Buddha Call," from December 22, 2007, through January 26, 2008. Performances will take place on Saturdays at 7:30 pm at Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City (1608 N. Wells Street, 4th floor, Chicago). For tickets, see www.secondcity.com, or call 312/337-3992. In its more than 10 years of existence, Stir-Friday Night! has provided an opportunity for Asian American artists to work together to create original comedic works that educate a broad spectrum of audiences about the Asian American and the human experience.
Asian American Singles New Year's Eve Dance Party

When:   12/31: 8:30PM-1:00AM
Where:   CPAA Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road
West San Jose CA
Description:   We always have a nice, good-sized crowd each year. Join over 300 plus fun singles for a nice dance party on beutiful hardwood dance floor. Included will be buffet, singles game, live countdown, karaoke, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and lots of dancing and fun. Place: CPAA Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, West San Jose 95129 Time: 8:30PM-1:00AM Cost: Advance ticket purchase on website: Members $25 Sina Members: $30 Non-Members $35 At the door prices: Members $30 Sina Members $35 Non-Members $40 Please feel free to check out our website: www.yourasianconnection.com/events/calendar.php or call Your Asian Connection at 408-557-8885.
New Year's Eve Party at Wakatay Restaurant

When:   December 31, 2007; 8 PM-2 AM
Where:   Wakatay Restaurant
1630 W. Redondo Beach Bl. # 9
Gardena CA
Description:   New Year's Eve Party at Wakatay Restaurant specializing in Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine December 31, 2007 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. You are specially invited to Wakatay's New Year’s Eve celebration. Please R.S.V.P (limited space) to (310) 329-6033. $40 dollars include: Entrance, Dinner, and New Year’s Party Kits Dress code: formal Wakatay Restaurant 1630 W. Redondo Beach Bl. # 9 Gardena , Ca 90247 (310) 329-6033
Go/Baduk/Weiqi at Intelligentsia Coffee

When:   6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday of each week
Where:   Intelligentsia Coffee, 3123 N. Broadway Street
Chicago IL
Description:   We meet every Tuesday and have players of all strengths come out, beginners are welcome as well.
Japanese New Year

When:   January 1-7
Website:   http://www.123newyear.com/japanese-new-year/
Description:   Japanese New Year, or 正月 (Shōgatsu), or お正月 (Oshōgatsu), is one of the most important annual Japanese festivals.
AsiaStore's Annual Winter Sale

When:   Wednesday, Jan. 2 - Sunday, Jan. 20, Monday
Where:   AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://AsiaStoreBlog.Blogspot.com
Description:   Enjoy 20-50% savings on select merchandise including holiday ornaments, calendars, books, CD’s, textiles, home accessories, and decor! For more information on store events, visit the new AsiaStore Blog at AsiaStoreBlog.Blogspot.com (URL below).
2008 NTDTV Chinese New Year Spectacular

Who:   Greater Philadelphia Asian Culture Center
When:   January 4-6
Where:   The Merriam Theater at the University of the Arts, 250 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia PA
Website:   http://merriamtheater.org/visitors.php
Description:   Experience the largest celebration of Chinese culture in the world when Chinese New Year Spectacular kicks off its international tour at the Merriam Theater! Be transported across oceans and centuries to experience China’s 5,000 years of history, traditions and wisdom. Creating one of the most visually stunning experiences on stage, the Spectacular will feature magnificent choreography, amazing costumes and inspiring sets. Join in the celebration as some of the greatest names in Chinese performing arts come together for a magnificent show of epic proportions. Ticket Info: Ticketmaster: 215-336-1234, www.ticketmaster.com We look forward to seeing you at the Spectacular!
2008 Twilight Cinema Series

Who:   AAARI
When:   January, 4, 11, 18 & 25, 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
New York NY
Description:   Free Admission Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 40 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted per session on a weekly basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than 5:40PM. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your winter evenings at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This four session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade. Series Lineup (All films shown in their native language, with English subtitles.) Movie Discussion Jan 4 The Namesake (USA) Jan 11 PTU (Hong Kong) Jan 18 The Host (South Korea) Jan 25 Rashomon (Japan) Warning: Some films may contain adult content that may be deemed objectionable. Please note this warning before registering for this workshop. Thank you.
Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement

When:   January 4, 11, 18, 25; 1:30 - 3:30pm
Where:   Oki Education Center Studio
Delray Beach Florida
Website:   http://www.morikami.org/
Description:   Flower arrangement is an art form in Japan. Sogetsu flower arrangement is taught by flower masters of the contemporary school. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Sogetsu, creating fresh flower arrangements each week, which may then be taken home to enjoy. 4-week session: January 4, 11, 18, 25 Cost: $70 (Members $60) + $32 Material Fee Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm Location: Oki Education Center Studio Instructor: Chieko Mihori Advanced Registration Required. For registration information please click here. Contact Information: For registration and additional information, call 561-495-0233 x210. Materials: Flower scissors*; shallow container (suiban), a minimum 10" diameter & 2" deep; flower pin holder (kenzan) sun/moon shape 3" diameter; 3-5" deep plastic bowl for cutting flowers in water. All materials are available for purchase in the classroom; call Chieko Mihori 561-278-3614 for more information.
Asian American Sketch Comedy Revue

When:   December 29; January 5, 12, 19, 26
Where:   Second City (1608 N. Wells Street, 4th floor)
Chicago IL
Website:   http://www.stirfridaynight.org
Description:   Stir-Friday Night!--Chicago's premier Asian American sketch comedy and improv troupe--presents its new revue, "Buddha Call," from December 22, 2007, through January 26, 2008. Performances will take place on Saturdays at 7:30 pm at Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City (1608 N. Wells Street, 4th floor, Chicago). For tickets, see www.secondcity.com, or call 312/337-3992. In its more than 10 years of existence, Stir-Friday Night! has provided an opportunity for Asian American artists to work together to create original comedic works that educate a broad spectrum of audiences about the Asian American and the human experience.
Family Day: Asian Work

Who:   The Coca Cola Company
When:   1/5; 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Where:   Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium and 8th floor, 725 Park Avenue
New York NY
Website:   http://www.asiasociety.org/visit/family_day.html
Description:   Tai Chi is not only for grown-ups. Enjoy Tai Chi, Kung-Fu, and Yoga workshops for kids and families. Free with Gallery admission. Under 16 free.
Sado Omote Senke Tea Ceremony Class

When:   January 5, 13
Where:   Seishin-an Teahouse
Delray Beach Florida
Website:   http://www.morikami.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=ED_Registration&category=Education
Description:   The Seishin-an Tea House provides an authentic environment for students learning to perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Master Soei Chieko Mihon of the Omote Senke School introduces her students to an art which is central to the Japanese culture. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. Two lessons per month: January 5, 13 Cost: $45 (Members $40) Time: Individual appointments begin at 11:00am Location: Seishin-an Teahouse Instructor: Chieko Mihori Advanced Registration Required. For registration information please click below. Contact Information: For registration and additional information, call 561-495-0233 x210
Tai Chi Retreat for beginners

When:   January 5-6
Where:   New Age Health Spa
Neversink NY
Website:   http://web.mac.com/wuwei18/iWeb/WuweiMartialArts/Welcome%20Page.html
Description:   Start the year off right by undrstanding the benfits of tai-chi and qi-gong and how to incorporate them into your healthy lifestyle. Do you want to relax and recharge your mind and body in beautiful natural surroundings after the long winter nights of hibernate? If you do, I invite you to join me next weekend for a retreat at a luxurious spa in the Catskill Mountains. I will be conducting the workshop “Traditional Chinese Healing for Today’s Body” from January 5th ,2008 through January 6 th, 2008 at the New Age Health Spa in Neversink, New York. The spa is located on 280 pristine acres in Sullivan County and is just a three-hour drive from New York City. We will use Tai Chi exercises and Qigong breathing movements to help relieve stress and strengthen the immune system. No experience is necessary because I will divide a Tai Chi form into separate exercises that are easy to learn. With its smooth flowing postures and deep breathing, Tai Chi improves flexibility and strengthens joints to alleviate pain and improve posture, balance, and coordination. We will also use the heated indoor pool for aqua Tai Chi exercises that improve overall balance and control. I encourage participants to request exercises for their own specific needs. The spa offers many healthy activities to complement the workshop. You may join a guided hike that will take you to a spectacular view of the Catskills, meditate on a solitary labyrinth walk, or enjoy the many beautiful nature trails on the property. If you want to challenge yourself to scale the fifty-foot Alpine Tower, the climbing team will provide the safety harness and climbing rope. There is also a fully equipped gym and exercise studio and even a Sweat Lodge to cleanse and purify your body, mind and spirit. For more information, contact the New Age Health Spa www.newagehealthspa.com 800-682-4348
Oshogatsu New Year Celebration

Who:   The Morikami Museum
When:   January 6, 2008
Where:   4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach FL
Website:   http://www.morikami.org/index.php?src=events&submenu=Events&srctype=profile&refno=2307
Description:   Celebrating the Year of the Mouse, Oshogatsu, the Morikami's traditional New Year celebratory festival, includes games and entertainment throughout the museum and its gardens. During the Oshogatsu festival, families are invited to ring in new beginnings Japanese-style with traditional and unique pastimes, games and customs. The indoor/outdoor event will feature: Mochitsuki, or the popular pounding of the rice and making of mochi, large, round Japanese cakes. Nengajo, New Year's card-making Kakizome, or the first calligraphy of the new year that expresses New Year’s greetings, poems or other familial phrases Omikuji, Japanese fortune telling Shishimai, or periodic performances by the lion dancer Tea ceremonies, where participants practice serenity, peace and meditation Games such as Hanetsuki, similar to badminton, Jan Ken Pon, similar to paper-rock-scissors and Fukuwarai, similar to pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey Genearal Festival Information: Admission is $5 all ages, FREE for museum members and children 6 and under (no special senior discounts) There are no advance ticket sales for this event. There is FREE on-site parking available. The Morikami's Cornell Cafe will be serving from an a la carte menu. No reservations are accepted. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Several american food vendors will be on festival grounds serving pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs. When planning your trip to Oshogatsu, please note that there are no ATM's in the park. Also, there are a numbered amount of wheelchairs on-site and will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Oshogatsu History Oshogatsu, or the New Year, is Japan’s most important yearly observance and a time of renewal for families. The Japanese make special effort in the final days of December to clear away debts and obligations so as to start the new year afresh. Before Oshogatsu arrives, typically on January 1, many Japanese will gather at locally prominent shrines and temples, where they greet the stroke of midnight with exclamations of “Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!,” or “Happy New Year!” At home, the celebrations include exchanging a ceremonial drink called otoso, a sweet kind of sake and enjoying a special dish called ozoni, which is a traditional stew. The Japanese share many other holiday customs with westerners, such as sending New Year’s greetings on post cards, preparing special meals, decorating a tree and visiting loved ones. For more information on the event, please call 561-495-0233
January 2008 Meetup at Itto Sushi

When:   Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:00 PM 20080108T010000Z
Where:   Itto Sushi Restaurant
2616 N. Halsted
Chicago IL
Website:   http://japanese.meetup.com/10/calendar/6960286/
Description:   Let's meet other members and enjoy real Japanese food! Of course, let's speak Japanese, discuss Japanese culture, and talk about anything! This is very casual, so you don't have to be able to speak Japanese. Everybody is welcome to come, and there is nothing to worry about. Some members are really into practicing Japanese, and if you only want to speak Japanese, you can sit close to native Japanese speakers there. (Also, I'm sure the head of the organizers Hiroshi will have some meetups which you can only speak Japanese.) Itto Sushi Restaurant is one of the best Japanese restaurants I know. It's a real Japanese restaurant. I mean, most of the people who work there are Japanese. It's pretty reasonable, and they have great food. You can get more info and see their here. http://www.ittosushi.... Access: They have free parking valet, so you can drive there. Also, it's close to L (Fullerton or Diversey), so you can walk a couple of blocks from those stations. I look forward to seeing you all!
Go/Baduk/Weiqi at Intelligentsia Coffee

When:   6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday of each week
Where:   Intelligentsia Coffee, 3123 N. Broadway Street
Chicago IL
Description:   We meet every Tuesday and have players of all strengths come out, beginners are welcome as well.
Haiku Workshop

Who:   The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
When:   January 8, 2008; 10:15
Where:   4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach FL
Description:   The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in partnership with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival is pleased to offer a free educational workshop on Haiku. It will be held at The Morikami on Tuesday, January 8, at 10:15 am. The Haiku workshop will feature a brief overview of how the form developed in Japan. Participants will be provided examples of classical and modern interpretations, and have the opportunity to explore haiku in the ideal setting, the beautiful and pastoral Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and taught by FIU Professor Scott Cunningham, the poetry editor of Gulfstream Magazine, a national literary journal based in Miami. Mr. Cunningham also is a contributing editor at Florida Book Review and a frequent contributor to the arts section of Miami New Times. *Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. RSVP to Dr. Blaise Allen at drblaiseallen@aol.com or call 561.868.2063. Please do not call The Morikami as the museum staff is unable to register participants.
Celebrate the beginning of Year of the Mouse with Taishi at RA Sushi

When:   January 10, 2008; 6-8 PM
Where:   RA Sushi is located at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue (next door to the Yard House).
Delray Beach FL
Website:   http://www.morikami.org/index.php?src=events&submenu=Events&srctype=profile&refno=2296
Description:   Young Professionals: Celebrate the beginning of Year of the Mouse with Taishi at RA Sushi On Thursday, January 10 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm join Taishi, the young professionals from The Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden, and the Friends of the Palm Beach International Film Festival at RA Sushi, a stylishly edgy sushi bar and restaurant located at Downtown at the Gardens. If you've never experienced RA Sushi's lively, hip atmosphere, this is a great opportunity to check it out with old friends, and maybe meet some new ones too! Cost: is to be determined and will include a variety of appetizers. All drinks at happy hour prices Purchase tickets by January 7th, 2008 by clicking on the link above or by calling Tara McDonnell TMcDonnell@pbcgov.com
Joyce Wu's Fetish

When:   1/10-1/20
Where:   The Players Loft
115 MacDougal St (at West 3rd St)
New York NY
Website:   http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=FET
Description:   A recent posting in the dating section of craigslist.com claimed that "Asian women are the other white meat." The implication was that a white man and an Asian woman make the most common and socially acceptable interracial pairing. Fetish, a new play by Joyce Wu, depicts a couple about to get married, who must contend with how much race and ethnicity still matter to them in an era after political correctness. 1/10-1/20 Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun (1/13) 6pm, Sun (1/20) 2pm Prices: $15 general, $10 students/seniors/children
Seminar: Understanding Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides from China Using Satellite Observations

Who:   Harvard China Project
When:   2008-01-10
Where:   Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.
Cambridge MA
Website:   http://chinaproject.harvard.edu/seminars/2007-1/wang-yuxuan
Description:   Dr. WANG Yuxuan, Research Associate, Harvard China Project/Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Rescheduled from snowed out December 13) What When 2008-01-10 11:00 2008-01-10 12:00 2008-01-10 from 16:00 to 17:00 Where Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St. Add event to calendar vCal iCal For China, where high quality and routine surface measurements of air pollutants are largely absent, satellite observations provide an important new source of data offering good spatial and temporal coverage. This talk presents recent analyses of satellite observations of NO2 over China and applications of these data to improving our understanding of emissions of NOx from China. A case study will be included in which a satellite instrument was found to detect in near-real-time an abrupt, temporary drop in NOx levels over Beijing resulting from traffic restrictions during the Sino-Africa Summit in November, 2006. This was a test run of the sort of measures that would be employed during the Beijing Olympics, with another such natural policy experiment conducted in August of 2007. Geared for an interdisciplinary audience, the talk will begin with an overview of recent research carried out by atmospheric scientists of the Harvard China Project. The seminar will start promptly at 4 PM.
South Asian Speed Dating Event

When:   Thursday, January 10th 2008
Where:   Kush Lounge
191 Chrystie St (near Stanton)
New York NY
Website:   http://MiXnMingleNYC.com
Description:   Come join us for our first speed dating event on Thursday, January 10th 2008 @ Kush Lounge! Theme: 10 Six Minute Dates Age Range: 23-30 Most brown people view speed dating as one of the last resorts when looking specifically for a life partner. NOT US!! We are focused primarily on creating a light and friendly atmosphere where like-minded people can get together and have a good time. Mix n Mingle is simply creating an outlet for young, attractive, single, and laid back South Asian professionals to meet in a casual environment - with hopes of attaining whatever level of “relationship” you are looking for. Come out and enjoy plenty of good food, drinks, and fun conversations! Expect to leave with a potential partner, casual hook-up, or at the very least a handful of new friends and stories! Date / Location: Thursday, January 10th 2008 @ 7PM Kush Lounge 191 Chrystie St (near Stanton) New York, NY 10002 212-677-7328 www.KushLounge.com Cost: $30/person Registration Required before 01/05/2008 Tickets are limited!!
2008 Twilight Cinema Series

Who:   AAARI
When:   January, 4, 11, 18 & 25, 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where:   25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
New York NY
Description:   Free Admission Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 40 attendees per session. Registration will only be accepted per session on a weekly basis. Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than 5:40PM. There is no on-site admittance without prior registration. Why spend your winter evenings at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This four session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade. Series Lineup (All films shown in their native language, with English subtitles.) Movie Discussion Jan 4 The Namesake (USA) Jan 11 PTU (Hong Kong) Jan 18 The Host (South Korea) Jan 25 Rashomon (Japan) Warning: Some films may contain adult content that may be deemed objectionable. Please note this warning before registering for this workshop. Thank you.
Indian Cuisine 1- Learn to Cook Fabulous International Cuisine!

When:   1/11/08 7pm-10pm and 3/14/08 7pm-10pm
Where:   2366 PELHAM AVENUE
Los Angeles CA
Description:   In the culinary world, food from India has many Asian influences; find out what they are in this exciting class. CHEF ERIC shows you the cooking techniques and spices that make Indian food so special and flavorful. Main and side dishes include Chicken Murgh Tikka (Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Satay), Deep Fried Samosas filled with Quick Keema (Curried Beef, Lamb or Chicken in Sauce), and Aloo Gohbi Masala (Cauliflower with Potatoes). We also make Home Ma