UCO's 'China Night' Offers Evening of Culture, Food, Music

Oct. 28, 2013

Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, University Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, lhouts@uco.edu

UCO’S ‘CHINA NIGHT’ OFFERS EVENING OF CULTURE, FOOD, MUSIC

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chinese Student Association will host “China Night” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Nigh University Center’s (NUC) Constitution Hall on Central’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

“China Night” will feature performances of traditional dances, martial arts-like shaolin and wudang, folk songs, and the music of bamboo and gourd flutes, the Chinese zither and pianos. The evening will close with a meal typical of the cuisines of the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in southwestern China.

“UCO’s Chinese Student Association has been serving students from China, as well as developing friendships among students from the rest of the world, for more than two decades. ‘China Night’ is an annual cultural project that promotes Chinese culture and renews and builds friendships with both American students and international students,” said Shibo (Bruce) Wang, vice president of UCO’s International Student Council.

Wang noted that as traditions dating back thousands of years continue to blend with modern China, the country’s culture has developed into a unique and particularly interesting one.

“’China Night’ is a brief cultural summary of the glories and struggles of this old, but also new, nation,” said Wang.

Chinese students make up nearly a fifth of all international students at Central. In 2013, Central saw a rise in international enrollment of nearly eight percent.

For more information, email Wang: swang11@uco.edu.

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